Elvis Presley postage stamp to be reissued along with James Brown, Jim Morrison, Sam Cooke & many more.

Sometimes, when things leak out from the U.S. government, the news isn't good. In the case of the recent leak of future postage stamps, the result is a celebration of the music icons who will be saluted in the coming years.

The Washington Post linked to a document that they received that includes the current plans from the "Citizen's Stamp Advisory Committee." On that list are numerous upcoming commemorative stamps saluting music icons from pop, rock, R&B and country.

There is a bit of confusion over the status of an upcoming Elvis Presley release. According to the article in the Post, the post office will be reissuing the Presley stamp from 1993 which is the best selling stamp in the country's history; however, the leaked list shows it as a new issue and not in the reprint column. We'll have to wait until next year to see whether we get 50's Elvis, 70's Elvis or something in-between.

In the meantime, here are all of the artists and other music related subjects which appear on the Citizen's Stamp Advisory Committee list.


•Music Icons: Janis Joplin (currently in design development)
•Music Icons: Jimi Hendrix (in design development)


•Music Icons: Elvis Presley (in design development)
•Music Icons: James Brown (in design development)

Year To-Be-Determined

•Guitars (not yet designed)
•Hip Hop (not yet designed)
•Music Icons: Bill Monroe (not yet designed)
•Music Icons: Jim Morrison (not yet designed)
•Music Icons: Sam Cooke (not yet designed)
•Music Icons: Tammy Wynette (not yet designed)
•Music Icons: "Fats" Waller (not yet designed)
•Music Icons: Freddie Fender (not yet designed)
•Music Icons: John Lennon (not yet designed)
•Music Icons: Roy Orbison (design approved)
•Music Icons: Sarah Vaughan (in design development)
•Music Icons: Willie Dixon (not yet designed)
•Michael Jackson (not yet designed)

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