Whoa, the United States Post Office has done something very cool! They have put out stamps of famous rock ‘n rollers, and they did a great job of it. Not only are the stamps themselves beautiful pieces of philately art, the back side looks like a 45 record jacket and features the stamp art blown up to a size that even I can appreciate without my glasses. And the stamp side has the look of the 45 “record” peaking out of the top of the sleeve. Check them out: Ray Charles, Elvis Presley and Jimi Hendrix. They also have Janis Joplin, but I’m not much of a Joplin fan so I used those ones already.
I haven’t had this much fun with stamps since I bought my Dad some Richard Nixon stamps many decades ago. My Dad hated Nixon, but he was frugal, and would never let something of value go to waste. I knew he would use them. These stamps were before the self-adhesive ones that we all use now. So I told my Dad that every time he used one of the Nixon stamps, he first had to lick Nixon’s backside. Hahaha, now that’s some sticky postal fun.
My name is Bill, and I live in the greater Philadelphia area. I love music, and I have a lot of opinions. This site is primarily focused on music, but sometimes I get off track. I hope you enjoy.