The 'Forever Elvis' Collection + 'Forever Elvis' First Day Cover.
Elvis fans and stamp enthusiasts: Dust off your blue suede shoes, put on a vinyl record, and celebrate The King of Rock and Roll™ with this new limited edition folio, which features:
1 x One mint, original Legends of American Music: Rock & Roll/Rhythm & Blues: Elvis Presley stamp (1993 issue) pulled from the U.S. Postal Service vault.
1 x sheet of 16 Music Icons: Elvis Presley stamps (2015 issue).
1 x bold 8 x 8-inch cachet (unique to this collection) with an affixed 2015 Elvis Presley stamp and exclusive postmark printed in metallic gold and black inks.
The 'Forever Elvis' Collection collectibles are housed in a handsome six-panel folio with a die-cut slipcase. The folio panels contain photographs of Elvis shot by Alfred Wertheimer during 1956, as well as a narrative on the 1993 stamp, the 2015 stamp, and the life and music of The King himself.
About this release
The U.S. Postal Service will issue the Music Icons: Elvis Presley Commemorative Forever stamp and together with Sony Music’s RCA/Legacy Recordings an exclusive music CD titled 'ELVIS FOREVER' that includes an Elvis song, as you’ve never heard it before. The CD will be available in select Post Offices beginning August 12 on the same day as the Elvis Presley stamp dedication ceremony.
With this stamp in the Music Icons series, the U.S. Postal Service® honors Elvis Presley (1935-1977), the singer, guitarist, musician, and actor who became one of the first true stars of rock-and-roll.
This stamp features a 1955 black-and-white photograph of Presley taken by William Speer. In the bottom left corner, between the words 'Forever' and 'USA', is a small gold crown, a nod to Presley's nickname, The King of Rock and Roll™. Presley's signature, in gold ink, is also featured along the right side.
The square stamp sheet resembles a vintage 45 rpm record sleeve. One side of the sheet includes the stamps and the image of a sliver of a record seeming to peek out of the top of the sleeve. The following text borders the block of stamps: 'The Elvis Presley stamp is being issued as a Forever® stamp. This Forever stamp will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price'.
An image of Presley shot by photographer Alfred Wertheimer and the logo for the Music Icons series appear on the reverse side. Antonio Alcalá served as the art director and designed the stamp sheet with Leslie Badani.
The Elvis Presley stamp is being issued as a Forever® stamp. This Forever stamp will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price.