Six First Day of Issue original United States Official Government 29 cent postage stamps. Each stamp features a caricature rendition of the artist's profile. They are all mounted on "Legends of Rock & Roll" commemorative cachets and encased in a special plastic 12" x 12" inch collectors folio, which also includes artist bios and song titles. All stamps are individually affixed to envelopes that feature a pink and blue cachet design reading: "Legends of Rock & Roll," and depicts various musical instruments. Each postmark is dated "June 16, 1993." The periphery reads "Rock & Roll" or "Rhythm & Blues." - The stamps are each cancelled "First Day of Issue Celebrations. Cleveland, OH 44101, Santa Monica, CA 90401."
The back cover of the album lists the featured artists' hit songs
Featured Artists: Buddy Holly, Bill Haley, Dinah Washington, Otis Redding, Ritchie Valens, Clyde McPhatter
Buddy Holly, known as the "Father of Rockabilly," was the lead singer of the Crickets. After tragically dying in a plane crash in 1959, he was inducted as a charter member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1985. Bill Haley was one of the founding fathers of Rock & Roll. He created his unique sound by blending country western and rhythm & blues. He was inducted posthumously into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
Dinah Washington began her career in the 1940s as a Jazz and Blues singer. Her biggest hit came in 1959 with the song "What a Diff'rence a Day Makes." She was the most popular black female singer of the 1950s, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.
Otis Redding was a pioneer of soul music and Rock & Roll. Also a victim of a plane crash, he was killed in 1967. He is widely recognized for his hits, "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay," "Respect," as well as "Satisfaction," and was inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989.
Ritchie Valens arrived on the rock scene in 1958 when he was only 17 years old. He was killed, along with Buddy Holly and Big Bopper, in a plane crash in 1959. His name is synonymous with his hits, "La Bamba" and "Donna." He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.
Clyde McPhatter was a member of the Drifters until he launched his solo career in 1954. His contribution to early rock earned him induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1986.
Shipping Material: Each collection is pre-packaged in a new Jiffy Bag, which is ready to be labeled and shipped. All of our collections are accompanied with a Free Certified Insurance Appraisal HIGH PERCEIVED VALUE!!!
This very special collection of 6 stamps sold in retail for up to $100.00!
Appraised Value for 1 album collection: $100.00
Our Price for 1 album collection: $24.95 per set
Specifications of Item
First Day of Issue:
June 16, 1993
Buddy Holly, Bill Haley, Dinah Washington, Otis Redding, Ritchie Valens, Clyde McPhatter
|Presentation Case Size - Closed:||Approximately 9" x 8.5" inches|
|Presentation Case Size - Open:||
Approximately 9" x 25" inches
|Dimensions/Size of Individual Covers:||Approximately 4" x 7.5" inches|
|Stamps in a Set:||6|
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