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.
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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.