Thursday, June 14, 2012

Gorgeous new Miles Davis & Edith Piaf stamps

New Miles Davis/Edith Piaf stamp sheet

I don't even know why I'm quite so excited about the latest new U.S. stamp release, the Miles Davis & Edith Piaf stamps. I love jazz, and although Miles Davis is not my favorite, he's certainly one of the greats. I've never been a big Edith Piaf fan. But there's something about the design of these stamps, and the theme of putting the two of them together, that has me utterly smitten.

New Miles Davis/Edith Piaf stamp sheets

Perhaps I just love it when a stamp release is done jointly with two countries: this one is also released in, of course, France, via their postal service, "La Poste." I am charmed by the idea of international collaboration on stamps.

Also, these stamps are just gorgeous! I love the design, with the highlighted image on black.

New Miles Davis/Edith Piaf stamp sheet, back


  1. Been to three post offices trying to get can they make money when they don't have the stamp people want to buy?

  2. I often buy online, to be sure of getting what I want. I'm rather amazed that my PO had them, since they often don't, but I asked before the release date and they actually had them "in the safe" ahead of time.

  3. I agree, these stamps are gorgeous! I used to play the trumpet in high school and whenever I see a trumpet somewhere I get all excited. :)

  4. My PO didn't have them either! Maybe they didn't expect them to be popular..

  5. I LOVE those stamps! ( runs to post office even though it 9 o'clock at night)...

  6. I like these stamps :) I am also eagerly awaiting the dance ones yet this year.