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Janis Joplin

Music Icons

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue August 8, 2014
Year 2014
Quantity 50,000,000
Denomination
First-Class Mail Forever
Denomination Value $0.49
Perforation or Dimension 1.23 x 1.23 in./31.12 x 31.12 mm
Series Music Icons
Series Time Span 2013 - 2018
Issue Location San Francisco CA 94188
Postal Administration United States

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Layouts

Pane of 16 (1 Design)

Quantity Produced - 3,125,000
Original Purchase Price: $7.84
SKU: 588100
Dimension: 7.00 x 7.00 in./177.80 x 177.80 mm
Printer: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)
Printed at: Williamsville, NY
Printing Process: Offset
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive adhesive
Paper: Nonphosphored Type III, Block Tag
Layout Number: none

Cancelled Full Pane

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $10.34
SKU: 588119

Press Sheet W/die Cut

Quantity Produced - 1,000
Original Purchase Price: $70.56
SKU: 588106

Press Sheet W/o Die Cut

Quantity Produced - 1,500
Original Purchase Price: $70.56
SKU: 588108

First-day Cover

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $0.93
SKU: 588116

First-day Cover Full-pane

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $10.34
SKU: 588118

Digital Color Postmark

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $1.64
SKU: 588121

Ceremony Program

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $6.95
SKU: 588130

Digital Color Postmark Keepsake

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $9.95
SKU: 588110

Framed Art

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $39.95
SKU: 588124

T-shirt W/fdc (Med-xxl)

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $17.95
SKU: 588126-588129

Stamped Deck Card

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $0.95
SKU: 588131

Stamped Deck Card W/digital Color Postmark

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Original Purchase Price: $1.99
SKU: 588132

About Stamp

On August 8, 2014, in San Francisco, CA, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the Janis Joplin stamp (Forever® First-Class Mail priced at 49 cents) in one design, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 16 stamps. This item will only be sold in full format, as a pane of 16. The stamp will go on sale nationwide August 8, 2014.

Groundbreaking singer Janis Joplin (1943-1970), an icon of the 1960s whose bluesy voice propelled her to the pinnacle of rock stardom, appears on this new stamp in the Music Icons series.

The artwork for this stamp features a photo of Janis Joplin taken by David Gahr in June 1970. The original black and white photograph is rendered in shades of blue, with Joplin’s trademark round sunglasses tinted a shade of pink. With her wild mane of hair decorated with a feathered accessory, wrists decked out in bangle bracelets, and expressive smile, it’s a joyful image of this iconic singer. The words “Janis Joplin,” along with the “Forever” denomination and “USA” appear in psychedelic-style script reminiscent of the 1960s, in shades of gold, orange, and pink. Daniel Pelavin designed the lettering. Small blue stars pop out from the stamp’s dark blue background. Text below the stamps briefly describes Joplin’s musical legacy.

Joplin broke onto the national music scene with an explosive performance at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. Known for her rebellious public persona, Joplin roared and wailed her way through uninhibited, soulful performances. Her time at the top, however, was brief. She recorded three hit albums and performed at Woodstock, but in October 1970, just three years after she became a star, she died at the age of 27 of a drug overdose. The album she was recording at the time of her death, Pearl, went on to cement her reputation as one of the greatest rock singers of all time. “Me and Bobby McGee,” written by Kris Kristofferson, became a number one hit.

*Name, image and likeness of Janis Joplin used under license.

Colors

Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow

Creators

Designer: Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA.
Art Director: Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA.
Typographer: Antonio Alcalá, Alexandria, VA.
Modeler: Joseph Sheeran.

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Reference

USPS Postal Bulletin 22394. Copyright: USPS.

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