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Preview the Johnny Cash stamp

Written by admin on January 29, 2013 – 8:03 pm -

The United States Postal Service (USPS) has announced that Johnny Cash will appear on a stamp later this year as part of its new Music Icons series.

The stamp has a simple but striking design by Greg Breeding, making good use of a portrait of Cash taken by Frank Bez in 1963 during a photo shoot for “Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash.”

Johnny Cash stamp
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USPS representative, Mark Saunders, said:

“We get about 40,000 suggestions for stamp ideas each year but only about 20 topics make the cut. These suggestions are reviewed by the Postmaster General’s Citizens’ Stamp Advisory whose role is to narrow down that 40,000 to roughly 20 and then provide their recommendations to the Postmaster General for final approval.”

No release date has been specified for the stamp, but it has been confirmed that Cash is the first of three performers who will appear on stamps in the Music Icon series this year.

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