Welcome to the new home of Elvis on Stamps, dedicated to the collection of Elvis Presley Postage Stamps aimed at Elvis fans and philatelists of all ages! The idea for these pages began several years ago after scouring the Internet in my personal hunt for Elvis Presley collectibles. An avid stamp collector since childhood, I’m also a huge Elvis fan so was thrilled to discover the sheer number of philatelic items available dedicated to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll!
Fun fact: Did you know that the very first Elvis Presley postage stamp was issued by Grenada in 1978 on the very first anniversary of his death? Elvis fans in the United States had to wait until what would have been Elvis Presley’s 58th birthday on 8th January 1993, for the release of the US Postal Service Elvis Stamp. That stamp, of course, went on to become the most profitable stamp in the entire history of the US Postal Service and is still an immensely popular piece of Elvis philatelic memorabilia today, with serious collectors aiming to acquire whole sheets of the stamp, first day of issue covers or even very special covers cancelled with the words Return to Sender, after the name of one of the King’s most famous songs.
Such is the lasting appeal of Elvis that many nations all over the world – from Antigua to Zaire – that specialise in the issue of postage stamps specifically aimed at foreign collectors, have brought out new Elvis postage stamps to mark every recent anniversary with pre-cancelled miniature sheets and commemorative issues.
- Elvis Presley 75th Anniversary StampsSome Elvis Presley postage stamp issues are adorned with art work that bears only a passing resemblance to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Not so, with this lovely mini sheet
- Elvis Presley in ‘G.I.Blues’Elvis movies on stamps! Elvis Presley made a staggering 31 movies between 1956 and 1969 – mostly musicals that critics hated, but fans loved and the box office loved even
- Dutch Elvis ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ StampsWhen the Dutch Postal Service issued its first official Elvis Presley postage stamp on 6 June 2006, appropriately it was released with a very special extra – a limited edition
- Elvis Presley 70th Anniversary StampsThis miniature sheet of 9 postage stamps of images of Elvis Presley from many different moments in his career as both an actor and a singer was issued by São Tomé and Príncipe –