It's one of the coolest stamps to ever grace the corner of an envelope, or the inside of a stamp collector's book for that matter--Johnny Cash. I would be honored to see Johnny Cash's face on a postal letter some day at my home. But how did it come to be?

Apparently the USPS has been printing the Music Icon series for some time now. According to the CMT story, the USPS gets a lot of candidates for the stamp, and a selection is made by a number of people within the service. The Johnny Cash selection was a bit of a 'no-brainer' this year. Truly a cultural icon, and sorely missed.

Here's the full story: Johnny Cash--Forever Stamp


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