The stamp features a 1955 black-and-white photograph of Presley taken by William Speer. In the bottom left corner, between the words ‘Forever’ and ‘USA,’ is a small gold crown, a nod to Presley’s nickname, The King of Rock ‘n’ Roll. Presley’s signature, in gold ink, also is featured along the right side of the stamp.
Along with single stamps, a block of 16 stamps will be issued. The square stamp pane resembles a vintage 45 rpm record sleeve. One side of the pane includes 16 stamps while the image of a sliver of a record seems to peek out of the top of the sleeve.
The following text borders the block of 16 stamps:
‘During his illustrious career, rock-and-roll superstar Elvis Presley starred in dozens of feature films, won three Grammy Awards, and recorded 18 number one singles: Heartbreak Hotel, I Want You, I Need You, I Love You, Don’t Be Cruel, Hound Dog, Love Me Tender, Too Much, All Shook Up , (Let Me Be Your) Teddy Bear, Jailhouse Rock, Don’t, Hard Headed Woman, A Big Hunk O’ Love, Stuck On You, It’s Now Or Never, Are You Lonesome Tonight?, Surrender, Good Luck Charm, Suspicious Minds.’
Sony Music’s RCA/Legacy Recordings also announced the release of an exclusive music CD titled Elvis Forever that includes If I Can Dream as you’ve never heard it before. Customers can get this track first by picking up a copy of Elvis Forever at their local Post Office location or pre-order the stamps and the commemorative $9.99 CD now at this link for delivery shortly after August 12.