Elvis Presley 'Forever' stamp going on sale this week

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Posted: Aug 13, 2015 2:03 AM
Elvis Presley 'Forever' stamp going on sale this week

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Elvis Presley "Forever" stamp is going on sale shortly at post offices nationwide.

Priscilla Presley, ex-wife of the King of Rock 'n' Roll, joined Postmaster General Megan Brennan at a dedication ceremony Wednesday outside Graceland, Presley's longtime home in Memphis. Another ceremony is planned Thursday at the Elvis Presley Birthplace in Tupelo, Mississippi.

The stamp, a black-and-white image of the young Elvis accompanied by Presley's signature in gold ink, is part of the Postal Service's "Music Icons" series. The Postal Service also is exclusively releasing "Elvis Presley Forever," a CD of 18 Presley hits.

Presley was born in Tupelo on Jan. 8, 1935, and moved to Memphis with his parents at age 13. He was 42 when he died on Aug. 16, 1977, in Memphis.