Recently, StampNews.com received a letter from a grateful philatelist and stamp collector whose story was published on our site (https://www.stampnews.com/?p=35211).
It was the story about David Saks – a stamp collector who managed to buy Elvis Presley philatelic items before the official ceremony of their issuing.
"I am most grateful to you for featuring the story on my Elvis Stamps and covers, and the early Mason Cancels of August 10th, 2015, and your wonderful "Stamp of the Day" honor.
I was very honored as the recipient of the first Elvis stamp in 1993, and once again the first cancellation on August 12th, 2015 at Graceland upon the order of Postmaster General Brennan, during the unveiling ceremony, to begin the sale of the new Elvis Forever stamp" – the devoted philatelist noted in his letter.
As a life-long stamp collector and philatelist David Sacks notes that his life is rewarded by the support of the many fine journalists, who create respect throughout the world for the hobby of philately.
Also StampNews.com would like to share the valuable information received from David Sacks. In his letter the stamp collector informed that one of the rarest editions of Elvis philatelic items owned by him is being sold on eBay (
The Elvis Presley First Day Cover is considered a remarkable philatelic gem by stamp collectors, philatelic organizations and Elvis Fans throughout the world. It is the most valuable, notable, rare and historic Elvis Presley First Day Cover in the entire world. The stamp has a 29¢ postal value, multi-colored in various shades, printed on white un-watermarked paper using the photogravure process. The stamp was issued on January 8, 1993.
The Elvis Presley Commemorative Stamp Issue of January 8, 1993, Elvis' birthday, held in Memphis, Tennessee, Elvis' home town, was the most spectacular event in postal history.
David was invited to appear on television and radio stations throughout the United States and the world, broadcasting the First Day Cover event, to speak to viewers and listeners about Elvis and stamp collecting.
This great day for Memphis and Graceland was witnessed by many thousands of Elvis fans, and stamp collectors, from all over the world who made their pilgrimage to Memphis as well as many hundreds of other towns and cities where simultaneous first day ceremonies and cancellations were taking place, including millions of viewers and listeners via television and radio.
StampNews.com recommends our readers this highly valuable philatelic item for purchasing. Hurry up while it is in high demand among the collectors worldwide. Good luck!