The great Freddie stamp controversy of 1999 has been resurrected. Remember the outrage when it was noticed a miniscule Roger was drumming away in the background. Royal Mail guidelines stated that apart from living royalty only deceased people colud be printed on stamps. The happy-go-jolly Roger still breathes the air and stirs this way.
The photograph on the stamp was from a Queen concert circa 1984. Freddie was in his pomp and behind him was the aforementioned drummer and drum kit. Scientific techniques have progressed since the end of the century, including magnification. Using a powerful screen magnifier a boffin has discovered further evidence of a controversial nature.
Captured with a penetrating zoom lens Roger's personal assistant Crystal Taylor -no relation- is seen skulking by the drums. Snared beside the snare drum, clearly can be seen the presence of Crystal.