Elvis Presley Is Getting His Own Postage Stamp
Elvis Presley fans will soon be able to have their snail mail signed, sealed and delivered with a cool postage stamp honoring the King of Rock 'n' Roll.
The U.S. Postal Service has released a preview of their Music Icons: Elvis Presley stamp, which features a black-and-white photo of Presley, which was taken in 1955 by William Speer. A small gold crown -- a reference to Presley's nickname -- is in the bottom left corner of the stamp, and his signature is featured on the right side of the stamp.
In keeping with the musical theme, the square stamp pane resembles a vintage record sleeve, complete with a sliver of a record peeking out of the top. The other side of the pane holds 16 stamps, with a text border that touts Presley's dozens of starring movie roles, three Grammy Awards and 18 No. 1 singles.
In addition to the postage stamp itself, the USPS is partnering with Sony Music's RCA/Legacy Recordings for an exclusive 18-track CD, Elvis Forever, which will include a new performance of “If I Can Dream.”
Both the album and stamps are available for pre-order through the USPS website and will be available for purchase online and in select post offices on Aug. 12. On that day, a stamp dedication ceremony will take place at Graceland in Memphis, Tenn., at which Presley's widow Priscilla will join Postmaster General Megan Brennan in dedicating the stamp.