New Stamps on Horizon: Bergman, Newman, & Presley

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In the midst of all the Summer activity underway you may have missed some very recent announcements for these new stamps honoring: Ingrid Bergman, Paul Newman and the preview of the new Elvis Presley stamp. 

I’m already looking forward to putting these stamps on future letters to friends and family and the new pen pals I have met as a result of this blog.

Special thank you to the U.S. Postal Service (On Twitter @USPS) and (On Twitter @USPSStamps) for the fantastic job they do with their web sites being kept up-to-date with the latest information.

Below is a summary with highlights from each of those announcements including links to read further from the U.S. Postal Service.   The Elvis stamp is now accepting pre-orders (and that link is included too).

Attribution: The Ingrid Bergman Stamp will be issued jointly by the U.S. Postal Service and Sweden Post and go on sale Aug. 20, 2015. Award-winning actress Ingrid Bergman will be honored as the 19th stamp in the Legends of Hollywood series.

U.S. Postal Service and Sweden Post to Jointly Issue Ingrid Bergman Stamp

On June 25 the U.S. Postal Service and Posten AB of Sweden “announced award-winning actress Ingrid Bergman will be honored as the 19th stamp in the Legends of Hollywood series.   The stamp will be issued jointly by the Postal Service and Sweden Post and go on sale Aug. 20. Special ceremonies will be held later.  The stamp art features a circa 1940 image of Bergman taken by Laszlo Willinger …   Bergman lit up the silver screen for decades, starring in a variety of European and American films. She won three Academy Awards, two Emmy Awards, and the Tony Award for best actress. She is best remembered for her timeless portrayals of Ilsa Lund in Casablanca (1942) …  Bergman joins Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart, Alfred Hitchcock, John Wayne, Judy Garland, Audrey Hepburn and Bette Davis, among many others, with a Legends of Hollywood stamp in her honor.”


Attribution: US Postal Service Paul Newman Forever Stamp 2015. “Paul Newman photo/© Steve Schapiro/Corbis.” The stamp will go on sale September 18, 2015.

Paul Newman Forever Stamp Announced

On June 29 the U.S. Postal Service announced they will be issuing Paul Newman Forever Stamp, the dedication ceremony is Sept. 18.  ” The stamp art features photographer Steve Schapiro’s 1980 photograph of Newman accompanied by text that reads “Actor/Philanthropist.  The photo credit is Paul Newman photo/© Steve Schapiro/Corbis. Art director Derry Noyes designed the stamp.    With his blue eyes and on-screen charisma, Newman enthralled American moviegoers for six decades. Over the course of his decorated movie career, he received 10 Academy Award nominations, including eight for best actor. He won an Oscar for his role in the 1986 film “The Color of Money.” At the Oscars in 1994, Newman was presented with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award…

More than just a film icon, Newman used his success as an actor, writer, producer and director to advance his philanthropic endeavors funding charitable causes in an effort to make the world a better place. …  Newman’s SeriousFun Children’s Network has helped more than 600,000 children and families in the United States and beyond.  Perhaps Newman’s boldest action on the philanthropic stage came in 1982, when he founded the Newman’s Own food company…”


Attribution: US Postal Service Music Icons: Elvis Presley Commemorative Forever stamp 2015. The stamp dedication will be on August 12, 2015.

Preview of the Elvis Presley Forever Stamp & exclusive music CD

On July 2 the U.S. Postal Service previewed the Elvis Presley Commemorative Forever Stamp along with announcing the upcoming debut of an exclusive music CD titled ELVIS FOREVER that includes an Elvis song.  “The CD will be available online and in select Post Offices beginning August 12 — on the same day as the Elvis Presley stamp dedication ceremony.”

“The Postal Service previously honored Presley on a stamp in 1993.  The Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum calls that stamp the most popular U.S. commemorative stamp of all time.”

The Stamp image ” 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 ‘n’ Roll. Presley’s signature, in gold ink, also is featured along the right side of the stamp.

“The Postal Service is proud to announce the offering of an exclusive CD of 18 Presley hits titled, ELVIS FOREVER, which includes a new performance of Elvis’ inspiring song “If I Can Dream” as you’ve never heard it before. “If I Can Dream” has been selected from a forthcoming Fall 2015 Elvis Presley album release. Customers can get this track first by picking up a copy of ELVIS FOREVER at their local Post Office location or pre-order the stamps and the commemorative $9.99 CD now at this link for delivery shortly after August 12.”

It is going to be busy getting these new stamps when they come out, start planning now to be among the first to have them.  “Here’s looking at you, kid”.


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