Hey! Why am I just now hearing that there is an Elvis Presley FOREVER stamp? It came out in August. Oh wait, I was sick for most of August, so I guess that is why! (For those outside the USA, if you buy a forever stamp you can use the stamp even if the postage rate increases. Only thing for me, I can't use it on any mail that I send to England because there is no monetary amount posted on it.)
Now, if you notice, there is a tiny gold crown in the space beside where it says "USA". This is a nod to the fact that Elvis Presley is called the king of rock and roll. Personally, I wish that they had left that out. Elvis said there was only ONE King. (King of Kings and Lord of Lords, in case you are wondering.) I know that there are many who like to belittle Elvis and the people who like him and I can only say that I always liked him and I always will!
We had a really great Elvis stamp from 1993 and if you live outside the USA, you might not know that the US Postal service actually gave the American public the choice between two: a young Elvis or an image of Elvis in his later years. As far as I know, this is the only time the Postal Service has ever done this. Well, of course, the younger Elvis was chosen. (Who comes up with these ideas? What did they think would happen?)
I liked them both but the later one made me sad since I knew he died in his early 40's. Why couldn't they have done both? And why doesn't the US Postal Service contact me about these things? You know I would tell them!
My Dad really likes Johnny Cash and so, I got some Johnny Cash Forever stamps for him.
You know, I think it is a nice thing to give stamps to people that you care about...something useful but also something that is meaningful to that person!
How about you? Would you ever think of giving someone a set of stamps? Or am I just being my usual weird self? Elvis FOREVER baby!