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Elvis Presley 1st Day Issue Stamp and Envelope
elvis presley stamp envelope


 
In 1992, the American public voted on a matter of vital national importance: young Elvis or old Elvis? The U.S. Postal Service allowing the public to select the artwork for the Elvis Presley stamp in an unprecedented move. The choice was between two portraits: a watercolor of the youthful Elvis by Mark Stutzman, or a more mature Elvis painted by John Berkey. Pre-addressed ballots were distributed in post offices around the country and in the April 13, 1992 edition of People magazine. America voted, returning nearly 1.2 million ballots to the Postal Service, with a clear choice: Over 75 percent of voters preferred young Elvis. The stamp was dedicated at Graceland just a few moments after midnight on January 8, 1993—Elvis’s 58th birthday. Across the country, reaction to the voting process was boisterous and opinionated. Members of Congress debated the worthiness of Elvis as a stamp subject, newspaper editorialists made lofty pronouncements, and presidential candidate Bill Clinton publicly voiced his support for the younger Elvis version.  Twenty seven years later, the Elvis stamp is still one of the most talked-about stamps ever issued by the Postal Service—and the most popular U.S. commemorative stamp of all time. We offer a first day of issue Elvis Presley Commemorative stamp affixed to an envelope celebrating Graceland. Issued on January 8, 1993, the King’s 58th birthday, we offer the following...
One First Day of Issue Stamp
and Envelope   $2.95
Ten for $19.50
Twenty Five for $37.50
Fifty for $59.50
One Hundred for $99.50
Our Lowest Price: $2.95


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