Marvin Gaye Stamp

  • Marvin Gaye Stamp

    Marvin Gaye Stamp

    $8.80

    ISSUED DATE:4/3/2019

    The newest stamp in the Music Icons series honors Marvin Gaye (1939–1984). Known as the “Prince of Soul,” Gaye was one of the most influential music performers of his generation.

    The stamp sheet is designed to resemble a vintage 45 rpm record sleeve. One side of the sheet includes the stamps, brief text about Gaye’s legacy, and the image of a sliver of a record seeming to peek out the top of the sleeve. Another portrait of Gaye, also inspired by historic photographs, appears on the reverse along with the Music Icons series logo

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    Description

    The newest stamp in the Music Icons series honors Marvin Gaye (1939–1984). Known as the “Prince of Soul,” Gaye was one of the most influential music performers of his generation.

    The stamp design features a portrait of Gaye inspired by historic photographs.

    The stamp sheet is designed to resemble a vintage 45 rpm record sleeve. One side of the sheet includes the stamps, brief text about Gaye’s legacy, and the image of a sliver of a record seeming to peek out the top of the sleeve. Another portrait of Gaye, also inspired by historic photographs, appears on the reverse along with the Music Icons series logo.

    With hits like “Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing,” “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” and “Too Busy Thinking About My Baby,” Gaye helped shape the buoyant sound of the Motown record label in the 1960s. In the 1970s he deepened his vocal sophistication, creating a unique technique of self-harmony while wedding the rhythms of jazz and soul.

    Additional information

    Issue Year

    2019

    Quantity

    10 through 20

    Stamp Type

    Forever 55-cents

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