Friday, June 26, 2009

Michael Jackson on Stamps

The stamp collecting world mourns the passing of pop icon and music legend, Michael Jackson.

Jackson, 50, died yesterday of cardiac arrest at his home in West Los Angeles.

Jackson has appeared on the stamps of many countries around the world and was a popular topical subject.

In her book, Michael Jackson (1993), author Lisa D. Campbell writes,"In the spring of 1986, the British Virgin Islands announced plans to release postage stamps featuring Michael Jackson. Shortly before their release,in fact after a few hundred sets were already printed, the stamps were cancelled due to regulations stating that stamps bearing the likeness of living persons must be members of the the Royal Family, not the Jackson family. Stamps with Michael's likeness were subsequently issued, however by a Caribbean Island, St. Vincent."

For more facts and photos about Michael Jackson, click here.

Shown above, British Virgin Island stamps featuring Michael Jackson that were withdrawn.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM