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Published: 2014/02/21

USPS Planning Stamps for Hendrix, Joplin, Lennon, Morrison and More

The United State Postal Service will begin priniting a number of celebrity postage stamps over the course of the next few years, including a few that will feature the likenesses of a variety of iconic musicians. This year will see the creation of Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin stamps, while John Lennon, Sam Cooke, Jim Morrison, Bill Monroe, Roy Orbison, Willie Dixon, Tammy Wynette, Freddie Fender, Fats Waller and Sarah Vaughn are all set to get their own stamps some time in the future as part of the USPS’ Music Icons series. Michael Jackson will also be getting a stamp, though it will not be part of the series.

As previously reported, last year saw the printing of stamps honoring Johnny Cash and Ray Charles.

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Ryt Orbison February 21, 2014, 18:47:22

Ryt is my favorite!

Dubz February 21, 2014, 21:52:45

wtf, no Jerry?

Ebo Tebo February 22, 2014, 02:35:31

NO JERRY???????

Joanne Glasspoole February 22, 2014, 06:51:14

The post office, which is losing money, must think stamp collecting will become a way to generate revenue. Can’t wait to see the Jim Morrison stamp! I hope you don’t mind, but I reprinted your piece on http://www.jimmorrisonproject.com/entry/2014/02/usps-planning-stamps-for-hendrix-joplin-lennon-morrison-and-more

Colin February 22, 2014, 11:15:41

Fantastic to honour Tammy in this way.

Clive Bigsby February 22, 2014, 12:49:28

I agree with Dubz and Ebo Tebo, why no love for Jerry Garcia?

Jill February 22, 2014, 14:03:22

What no Jerry Garcia ? Give the people what they want!

Kathy February 22, 2014, 14:23:42

They need something for Jerry’s kids.

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