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Elvis on Stamps
Elvis - King of Stamps
The most collected and possibly most controversial postage stamp ever issued by the US Postal Service is its Elvis Presley stamp.
The USPS printed 500 million of them - three times the usual print run for a commemorative stamp - and it has become the biggest selling commemorative postage stamp of all time.
First issued on 8th January, 1993 on what would have been Elvis' 58th birthday, by the end of that year alone it had already become the most profitable stamp in the history of the US Postal Service. Consequently the stamp isn't of great monetary value as a collectible item although it remains a must have for any serious Elvis fan or collector of Elvis memorabilia.
Harder to find items such as whole sheets of stamps, first day covers and even covers cancelled with the words Return to Sender are particularly sought after!
The United States, however, is not the only country to have issued Elvis Stamps. In fact, Elvis first appeared on a postage stamp issued in Grenada on the first anniversary of his death in 1978 and has since been featured on international stamps everywhere from Antigua to Zaire.
The Elvis Stamp Ballot
The image of the young rock 'n' roll Elvis circa 1956 was chosen after a public ballot which saw almost 1.2 million votes cast!
75% of the vote went to choice 'A' the 'young Elvis' water colour by Mark Stutzman beating John Berkey's 1970s jumpsuit era 'old Elvis', choice 'B'. Even Bill Clinton, a huge Elvis fan, publicly endorsed the younger image!
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Lisa Marie Presley at Graceland to receive US Elvis Presley postage stamps - 8 January, 1993
For Elvis' birthday in 1993, he received his own postage stamp. His former wife Priscilla Presley introduces their daughter Lisa Marie, who accepts the award of behalf of Elvis. This was Lisa's first public appearance.
Elvis Presley Stamp Cufflinks - An unusual gift for an Elvis fan!
Approx. 3/4" by 1/4"
Authentic US Postal Stamp
Rhodium Plated Silver
Bullet Back Closure
Dutch Elvis Postage Stamp - Issued on 6 June 2006
When the Dutch Postal Service issued its first official Elvis stamp a promo CD titled Heartbreak Hotel Collector's Edition was also released at the same time.
Only 500 copies were pressed and the special presentation pack also included four of the Dutch Elvis Stamps - a must have for Elvis fans although limited in number and not easy to track down now!
The CD contains mostly spoken content with Elvis answering a series of questions as well as candid excerpts from studio sessions.
Tracklisting as follows:
1 - Intro 'Heartbreak Hotel'
2-9 - Elvis answers
10 - Behind closed doors / The studio session excerpts - part 1
11-16 - Elvis answers
17 - Behind closed doors / The studio session excerpts - part 2
18-22 - Elvis answers
23 - Behind closed doors / The studio session excerpts - part 3
24-32 - Elvis answers
33 - Softly As I Leave You (spoken live version)
34 - Softly As I Leave You (rehearsal)
35-37 - Elvis Answers
38 - June Carter Talks About Elvis / Elvis Poem (June 4, 1960)
39 - Goodbye
40 - Complete Robert Carlton Brown interview (March 24, 1956)
41 - Complete New York press conference (June 9, 1972).
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Elvis Expo and Postal Tribute at the 1998 California State Fair - The opening ceremony featured the unveiling of an Elvis postage stamp sheet issued by the nati
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Collect Elvis Presley postage stamps from around the world - a fun and interesting hobby for Elvis fans and philatelists of all ages!
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