Elvis Presley ‘Permanently’ stamp goes on sale today


Jim Weber/ The Office Appeal via AP

Priscilla Presley greets passionate Elvis fans and newlyweds Dawn and Phillip Pratt after a dedication event for the new Elvis Forever stamp, the 2nd postal stamp for the music icon, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015, in Memphis. Mayor AC Wharton, Mayor Mark Luttrell, and Megan Brennan, the USPS Postmaster General, spoke at the unveiling.

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2015|6:40 p.m.

MEMPHIS, Tenn.– The Elvis Presley “Forever” stamp is going on sale soon at post workplaces across the country.

Priscilla Presley, ex-wife of the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, joined Postmaster General Megan Brennan at a devotion event Wednesday outside Graceland, Presley’s longtime home in Memphis. Another ceremony is planned Thursday at the Elvis Presley Birth place in Tupelo, Mississippi.

The stamp, a black-and-white image of the young Elvis accompanied by Presley’s trademark in gold ink, is part of the Postal Service’s “Music Icons” series. The Postal Service likewise is exclusively launching “Elvis Presley Forever,” a CD of 18 Presley hits.

Presley was born in Tupelo on Jan. 8, 1935, and relocated to Memphis with his parents at age 13. He was 42 when he passed away on Aug. 16, 1977, in Memphis.

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