U.S. Postal Service Unveils New Elvis Presley Forever Stamp
Posted on August 2, 2015
The U.S. Postal Service is launching a new Elvis Presley stamp. The stamp of the singer will be available starting August 12. Priscilla Presley will join Postmaster General Megan Brennan in dedicated the stamp at a ceremony in Graceland.The new stamp features a black and white photograph of Elvis taken in 1955 by William Speer. There is a gold crown in the left corner references Elvis's nickname as The King of Rock 'n' Roll. The stamp also features Elvis's signature in gold ink on the right side.
Elvis had the most Top 40 hits of any artist during his career. He had 114 Top 40 hits. He also starred in 33 films and recorded 18 number one singles. His home in Graceland is still visited by over 600,000 people every year.
The U.S. Postal Service also issued an Evlis stamp in 1983. That stamp is the most popular U.S. commemorative stamp of all time according to the Smithsonian's National Postal Museum.
The new stamp will also be available here on usps.com. USPS is also selling the Elvis Presley Forever CD for $9.99. It contains 18 songs, including previously unreleased versions of "If I Can Dream" and "What Now My Love."
Update: Here is a video of Priscilla Presley unveiling the stamp at a ceremony in Memphis. She says the photo on the stamp shows a young boy who has "no idea" of what is in store for him. Take a look: