Today (if you haven’t already seen or heard) the new Elvis Forever® stamp was revealed at Graceland.
Today’s blog post includes the almost 40 minute long Livestream video of the USPS Elvis Stamp Dedication Ceremony August 12, 2015.
And we are looking at the associated stamp products being made available for sale with this commemorative stamp.
Attribution: Image (upper left) US Postal Service Music Icons: Elvis Presley Commemorative Forever® stamp 2015. The stamp dedication was held today on August 12, 2015. Special thank you to the U.S. Postal Service (On Twitter @USPS) and USPSStamps.com (On Twitter@USPSStamps)
About the Ceremony
Below is the USPS Elvis Stamp Dedication Ceremony: Live from Graceland. Thank you to Livestream (On Twitter @Livestream). “Elvis will be commemorated on a USPS Forever Stamp as an inductee into the Postal Service’s Music Icon Series. Priscilla Presley will join Postmaster General Megan J. Brennan for this First-Day-of-Issue Dedication Ceremony”. And there is this link to the Celebrate Elvis Week August 8-16, 2015 in Memphis.
If you want to fast forward to 26:00 (minutes) that will take you to Priscilla Presley and includes her recalling their excitement when the name of the street was renamed in 1968 to Elvis Presley Blvd.
About the stamp
From my blog post on July 6, “New Stamps on Horizon: Bergman, Newman, & Presley”
“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 Forever Elvis Collection New limited edition folio features:
“-One mint, original Legends of American Music: Rock & Roll/Rhythm & Blues: Elvis Presley stamp (1993 issue) pulled from the U.S. Postal Service vault.
-A sheet of 16 Music Icons: Elvis Presley stamps (2015 issue).
-A 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. “
To read the entire description click here.
Other items available include:
Elvis Presley DCP Keepsake (Digital Color Postmark)
As I saw mentioned today you will want to get out your blue suede shoes and get to the Post Office (or order online).
“Thank you, Thank you very much!” for joining me for today’s blog post.