Return of the king

Elvis Presley, who was featured on this 1993 stamp, will get a new stamp in August.

Elvis Presley, who appeared on one of the most popular stamps of all time, will be featured on a new stamp in August, the Postal Service announced June 3.

Presley will be the sixth inductee into the Music Icons series. The stamp image will be revealed later.

“Elvis is a natural addition to our Music Icons series,” said PMG Megan Brennan. “His life and talents are an incredible story. Spanning from his humble beginnings … to becoming one of the most legendary performance artists of the 20th century, Elvis Presley’s works continues to resonate with millions the world over.”

The stamp will be dedicated Aug. 12 at Graceland, Presley’s Memphis, TN, home. The ceremony will be part of the annual Elvis Week celebration.

The first Presley stamp, issued in 1993, is considered one of the most popular because people saved more than 124 million stamps.

A year before the stamps were issued, the Postal Service invited the public to vote between images of a younger or older Presley. About 1.2 million ballots were returned, with more than 75 percent preferring the younger version.

Previous Music Icons stamps featured Lydia Mendoza, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin.