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Johnny Cash stamp

Postby Smudger on Thu Jan 31, 2013 9:52 am
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Johnny Cash to grace new US postage stamps
By Emily Jane Fox @CNNMoney January 30, 2013: 12:48 PM ET
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Thanks to the U.S. Postal Service, your stamps just got a little more rock 'n' roll.

The agency announced that legendary crooner Johnny Cash will grace a special stamp issued this year as part of its new music icons series. The collection will feature two other musicians in 2013, who have yet to be revealed.
According to Mark Saunders, a Postal Service spokesman, the honor is not one that the agency takes lightly.

Every year, about 40,000 suggestions for what should grace the stamps are submitted to the Postmaster General's Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee. The committee selects 20 topics to appear on stamps in a given year. This year, the musicians made the cut.

"The committee selects individuals to be on stamps based on accomplishments in their fields, and Cash was a natural fit," Saunders said. "He has a huge following, and extends from country to rock 'n' roll to rhythm and blues."

The forever stamp, which will be square to resemble a 45 rpm record sleeve, is based off a photograph of the "Walk the Line" singer in 1963, as he recorded "Ring of Fire: The Best of Johnny Cash." The stamp will be released later this year and will cost the same as any other stamp -- a newly raised 46 cents.
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Re: Johnny Cash stamp

Postby brian ahern on Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:56 am
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American stamps costing a third of the price of a British stamp :cry:

Can you imagine a Brit Country Music Stamp :lol: :lol:

Don't go through an agent. Direct is a lot cheaper.
Book in bulk its saves us both money.
Don't show a picture and name, for tax reasons.
Of course we are self contained, no franking machines used.

Only joking of course :rflmao:

Johnny Cash is a great choice to honour in this way.

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Re: Johnny Cash stamp

Postby GuitarLover on Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:22 pm
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Wow! That means I might have to force my American friends to send me some postcards! Since I love letters, this is a great motiviation and reason to write me a couple :whip:
I am very curious who the other musicians might be...
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Postby Space Cowboy on Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:12 pm
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brian ahern wrote:Can you imagine a Brit Country Music Stamp :lol: :lol:

Nope, but we have had the Queen for years so putting up Freddie Mercury isn't such a big step in the right direction. :wink: :wink:
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Postby brian ahern on Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:24 pm
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Space Cowboy wrote:Nope, but we have had the Queen for years so putting up Freddie Mercury isn't such a big step in the right direction.


then sir Elton, now he wrote a country song or two :)

Can you imagine the future being The Plum Doves with "mmmmmmm Lyin Eyes...you bitch"

Well the way things are going anything is possible. I fact my grand daughter who works in The Village in Manchester tells me that country music is very popular down there :wink:

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Re: Johnny Cash stamp

Postby kev on Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:29 pm
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Of course now that stamps are self adhesive we've lost the old joke about licking the Queen's backside, haven't we? Will I be edited for that line??
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Postby Space Cowboy on Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:58 pm
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kev wrote:Of course now that stamps are self adhesive we've lost the old joke about licking the Queen's backside, haven't we? Will I be edited for that line??

Next you will remind us how to fold an old £ note and see HRH bum :lol: .
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