News and Notes: Janis Joplin Arrives at Your Post Office on August 8th and May Have Some Company Later On

Janis Joplin Stamp 2014

The Janis Joplin Music Icons stamp (previously reported about by Now I’ve Heard Everything) will be arriving at your local post office on August 8th.  The first day of issue ceremony will take place that day at 1:30pm at the Panhandle Stage of the Outside Lands festival at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.  If you are going to be in San Francisco that day and wish to attend that ceremony, you must respond by July 28th.  Either call 866-268-3243, or  send an e-mail to Evelyn.Fleming@usps.gov with “JJ RSVP_Stamp Collector” as the subject line.

According to articles in The Washington Post and Linn’s Stamp News, there may be more Music Icon stamps to come.  Musicians reportedly under consideration for inclusion in the series are  Jim Morrison, Elvis Presley (it would be his second appearance on a United States stamp), James Brown, Roy Orbison, John Lennon, Bill Monroe, Sam Cooke, Tammy Wynette, Fats Waller, Freddie Fender, Sarah Vaughan and Willie Dixon.  Stamps previously issued in the series honored Jimi HendrixJohnny Cash, Ray Charles and Lydia Mendoza.

One Response to News and Notes: Janis Joplin Arrives at Your Post Office on August 8th and May Have Some Company Later On

  1. Rose Heredia says:

    Yes, I saw this at the post office, but they will probably run out of these on Day 1, I was late for the Jimi Hendrix ones they had out in June.

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