Monday, May 4, 2009


Elvis: The King Of Stamps

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Elvis Presley has really shaken up the U.S. Postal Service in the last 16 years.

The King’s famous 1993 commemorative stamp featuring him singing into a microphone remains the most popular stamp ever sold, with 124.1 million issued since its release.

But Elvis isn’t the sole star of stamps that have really stuck. Other top commemorative postage include...

  • The 2007 “Marvel Super Heroes” with 85.5 million units moved.

  • The 2007 Star Wars stamps have sold 80.8 million.

  • The 1992 “Wildflowers” series have sold 76.1 million.

  • The “Rock And Roll” stamp sheet, first issued in 1993 with faces of music icons like Otis Redding and Buddy Holly, has sold 75.9 million.

  • And the 1995 Marilyn Monroe stamp has sold 46.4 million.

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