2 days early, collector buys sheets of new Elvis Presley stamps

Two days before the issue date of the new Elvis Presley postage stamp, a collector from Memphis managed to purchase three first-day covers from a rural West Tennessee post office.

David Saks, a lifelong philatelist who in 1993 was first in line at Graceland to pick up the U.S. Postal Service’s original Elvis stamp, bought the three 16-stamp sheets Monday from a post office in Mason. The covers, designed to look like the sleeve of a 45 rpm vinyl record, are dotted with circular cancellation marks bearing the date Aug. 10. Saks also received a receipt for his $23.52 purchase that bears the same date stamp.

Read more: 2 days early, collector buys sheets of new Elvis Presley stamps – The Commercial Appeal