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Milestones in Stamp History


A new commemorative forever stamp honoring entertainer Elvis Presley will be issued Aug. 12 by the United States Postal Service.

Plans for the new stamp were announced in a USPS news release issued Wednesday morning, June 3.

The image of the new forever stamp has not been revealed. "The stamp image will be previewed at a later date," the Postal Service stated. The Postal Service revealed only the design for the pane's backing paper, which is similar to other panes in the Music Icon series.

The backing paper photograph shows Presley holding a six-string acoustic guitar and performing on a broadcast of The Dorsey Brothers Stage Show from March 17, 1956. The image is cropped from a photograph taken by Alfred Wertheimer. The full photograph also shows guitarist Scotty Moore and bassist Bill Black, both members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, as is Presley.

Our Officers for

President - William Matalavage

Vice President - Bruce McKinney

  2nd VP - Leon LaChance

Secretary - Astrid Swain

Treasurer - Ernest Megee III

Junior Members are encouraged to join as there are no age requirements to be a  junior club member. You must be 18 years old to hold an office and vote.



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The Sussex County Stamp Club
holds  meetings at, 7:00 to 9 p.m. the FIRST  Wednesday of each month at St. John’s Hall, The Episcopal Church of St. John the Baptist, 307 Federal St., Milton. DE .
The formal meeting starts at 7:00 pm with club news and business, followed by the program and Auction. We typically have a 50/50 drawing at each meeting (1 ticket/$2) to benefit our  programs. Visitors are encouraged to join us at 6:30 for a meet and greet with our regular members.
Presently seeking new members  the club has been active in this area since 1989. Stamp collecting is educational and fun so come visit at our next meeting.Anyone with an interest in stamp collecting is invited to join.

I hope you will consider joining one of the oldest hobbies still active as clubs throughout the United States

Why Collect Stamps?

Most individuals collect for relaxation and enjoyment although many secretly hope that they will discover a rare and elusive stamp that will make them wealthy. Some individuals collect as an investment. While the American Philatelic Society does not promote this, stamp collecting is a better investment than many other hobbies. As stamps are miniature works of art, it's nearly impossible to collect them without gaining a large amount of knowledge. Stamps also usually provide a much greater return on your investment than other hobbies. While you might not get back more than you invest, how much return can you get on your golf scorecard?

What should you collect?

Anything your heart desires. There are no restrictions on what you collect. The stamp world is vast and full of knowledgeable information. History, the arts, sports and Music the list goes on and on.  You may choose Mint or Used, Plates or full sheets, Worldwide or U.S.A. the choice is yours. One of the great benefits of being a member of a stamp club is that it costs so little.

Even the most expensive Club or society cost less than a $1 a week, with most costing considerably less.  The savings you will make on Stamps, books and accessories will more than repay the cost of joining a stamp club. Presently dues are $15 a year with the Sussex County Stamp Club..

Other Benefits included in your membership are perhaps the greatest. Which are the pleasures and friendships that you will get from joining a Philatelic Society This will last a lifetime and is quite simply priceless!

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