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United States of America - Sheet of Elvis Presley (1935-1977)
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Country
United States of America
Type
Stamp (Sheet)
Class
Commemorative
Front Inscription
FOREVER USA
Elvis Presley
2015
Issued Price
7.84 Dollar
Issued Date
12/08/2015
Designer
Antonio Alcala
Quantity Issued
100,000,000
Gum
Self-Adhesive
Dimension
31.1 × 31.1 mm
Perforation Gauge
10¾
Perforation Type
Die-cutting
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Mint Never Hinged - Extra Fine
United States of America - Sheet of Elvis Presley (1935-1977)
Elvis Presley
Forever 49¢ | Sheet of 16

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:

“During his illustrious career, rock-and-roll superstar Elvis Presley starred in dozens of feature films, won three Grammy Awards, and recorded 18 number one singles: Heartbreak Hotel, I Want You, I Need You, I Love You, Don’t Be Cruel, Hound Dog, Love Me Tender, Too Much, All Shook Up , (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear, Jailhouse Rock, Don’t, Hard Headed Woman, A Big Hunk O’ Love, Stuck On You, It’s Now Or Never, Are You Lonesome Tonight?, Surrender, Good Luck Charm, Suspicious Minds”

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.

Made in the USA

Art Director/Designer:
Antonio Alcala, Leslie Badani, William Speer
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