The UK Royal Mail is issuing a set of 15 stamps celebrating one of the world’s most successful girl groups, the Spice Girls, as they mark 30 years since their formation.

Emma Bunton, Victoria Beckham, Geri Halliwell-Horner, Melanie Chisholm and Melanie Brown – otherwise known as Baby, Posh, Ginger, Sporty and Scary Spice – came together to form the band in 1994.

Ten stamps will feature images from iconic performances, such as the 1997 Brit Awards where Halliwell wore a Union Jack dress fashioned from a tea towel and their reunion for the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games.

A further five stamps are individual images of the band members.

The Spice Girls said they were “so excited to be celebrated by Royal Mail, alongside some of the most iconic and influential music legends”.

It is the first time Royal Mail has dedicated a stamp issue to a female pop group.

Royal Mail director of external affairs and policy David Gold said “the Spice Girls have been a force to be reckoned with since they formed as a group in 1994”.

“We are proud to celebrate the most successful female music group ever seen, not only for their music but their enduring influence over so many aspects of our lives.”

The stamps go on general sale on January 11.

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