honored on British stamp sheets
News, Source: Brian Quinn, 6 July 2004)
Presley has been honoured by the UK's postal service with a set
of four unique Royal Mail stamp sheets.
stamps are being released to commemorate the 50th anniversary of
the birth of rock 'n' roll, which officially took place yesterday
(July 5th), which signifies the date Elvis released his first ever
single, "That's Alright", on July 5th 1954.
collection, titled "The Complete Elvis Movie Collection", bear a
total of 40 stamps and labels. 31 of the labels feature classic
images from each of the films that Elvis made and are in chronological
order, starting with "Love Me Tender" in 1956, through to his last
film "Change of Habit" in 1969.
label also bears Elvis' facsimile signature. These First Editions
are all fully approved by Elvis Presley Enterprises and are issued
in a worldwide edition of just 2,500 individually numbered sets.