Elvis Aron Presley, 8 Jan 1935 - 16 Aug 1977 Search this
Acrylic on illustration board
Image: 16.7 x 20.8cm (6 9/16 x 8 3/16")
Board: 25.1 x 31.1cm (9 7/8 x 12 1/4")
Date issued: January 8, 1993
In 1992, the United States Postal Service held a competition to find an image of Elvis for a commemorative stamp. The USPS then chose two images from those submitted and asked Americans to vote for their favorite image of Elvis: the young rocker of the 1950s or the early 1970s-style Las Vegas and concert mega-showman. More than a million votes were counted, and the young Elvis portrait by Mark Stutzman was chosen for the stamp. The Elvis Presley commemorative issue was released on January 8, 1993-what would have been Elvis's fifty-eighth birthday-and became the most popular stamp of all time, with a printing of 500 million.