Friday, May 9, 2014

Jimi Hendrix Forever Stamp by the USPS

Music Icon Series 

Made to look like a 70's album cover
Made to look like a kaleidoscope 

How I found out about the Jimi Hendrix Stamp (funny story):

So I went to the post office today to get some stamps. The clerk handed me a book of spring flowers. “Pretty!” I said. The clerk laughed. “I’ve got Jimi Hendrix, too.” He said, laughing harder. I didn’t get the joke then, but I laughed anyway. Why not?

When the clerk stopped laughing, he said he’d waited on a 75 year old woman the other day who asked for a book of stamps, and just for fun, he whipped out a book of the new Jimi Hendrix stamps and set them on the counter. The older lady looked at the stamps, then looked at the clerk and without missing a beat she shouted, “But I want something pretty!” “Well,” the clerk retorted without missing a beat as well. “I bet his Momma thought he was pretty!".  So that is how I ended up with the Jimi Hendrix pretty stamps and this blog.

How to become a Stamp

Parody of Schoolhouse Rocks - I'm Just A Bill

Bimp is short for Bimpmat (a small image)

Whew! You sure gotta climb a lot of steps to get
to Citizen’s Stamp Advisory Committee (CSAC)
But I  wonder who that sad little scrap of paper is?

I'm just a bimp. 
Yes, I'm only a bimp. 
And I'm sitting here at CSAC. 
Well, it's a long, long journey 
To become a stamp. 
It's a long, long wait 
If you are a historical event, 
Until it’s your 50th anniversary, 100th or 150th 
But that‘s not me so, maybe they‘ll let me be (a stamp).

Gee, Bimp, you certainly have a lot of patience and courage.

Well, I got this far. When I started I wasn't even a
bimp, I was just an idea. Some folks back home
decided they wanted me to be a stamp, so they looked
up the criteria on how to be a stamp. And I fit!
So they drew me up and I became a bimp.

I'm just a bimp 
Yes I'm only a bimp, 
And I got as far as the CSAC. 
Well, atleast I’m not a town, city or county
Or a hospital, library or elementary school.

Because there are too many of each to single out
So the CSAC simply wont sort through, 
But that‘s not me so, maybe they‘ll let me be.

What if you were a famous person?
Would you have more luck?

Yeah, only if you consider a ghost to be lucky.
As one must be deceased for at least 10 years.

Ten Years?

Yeah, unless you are a former President.
Then he (or she someday) can be memorialized in stamp on their first birthday after death

What if you are a politician, fraternal or charitable organization?

Then you, along with any commercial enterprise or product are not eligible.

Oh no!

Oh yes!

I'm just a bimp
Yes, I'm only a bimp 
And I’m waiting for approval from the CSAC
Well, like all other hopefuls
I must have national appeal.
And it’s almost all a must to be
Either American or American related in nature
And no religious institutes or individuals
Should be considered
But that‘s not me, so maybe they‘ll let me be 

What if you were a State?
Can a State be a stamp?

Yes, on your 50, 100, 150th year of joining the union.

If you are already a stamp, can they do a follow up on you?

No! Not unless it’s been 10 years.   Unless!!! 
You are considered a traditional theme like US First Class, Christmas or Love

Hey that’s you! You are a stamp.

 Oh yes!!!

Bimp as a stamp! 
Oh yes!!!!

Celebration of Jimi Hendrix:

Jimi Hendrix Quote in Poster:

Music is a safe
kind of high

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The Jimi Hendrix forever stamp is the fourth in the USPS Music Icons Series:

Lydia Mendoza issued May 15, 2013 
Johnny Cash issued June 5, 2013
Ray Charles issued September 23, 2013 
Jimi Hendrix issued  March 13, 2014

When the power of love
overcomes the love of power,
the world will know peace.
Jimi Hendrix

Date of Birth: November 27, 1942 
Date of Death: September 18, 1970

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More Jimi Hendrix Quotes & Song Lyrics

If I'm free, it's because I'm always running - Jimi Hendrix

I'll always touch you - Jimi Hendrix 

Are you experienced? Have you ever been experienced? - Jimi Hendrix

Excuse me while I kiss the sky - Jimi Hendrix

If the mountains fell in the sea,
Let it be, it ain't me.
Got my own world to live through
And I ain't gonna copy you. 
Now, if 6 turned up to be 9,
I don't mind, I don't mind.
If all the hippies cut off their hair,
I don't care, I don't care.
Did, 'cos I got my own world to live through
And I ain't gonna copy you.
Jimi Hendrix 

What musician would you like to see on a stamp?  Use the comment section below to pipe in!

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  1. These are all so cool! I bet it's going to be a collector's item soon.

  2. wow Great post..very cool
    Thanks for info as well.

  3. I love the parody of the School House Rocks song. I had no idea there was a Jimi Hendrix stamp though. I'll have to get some.

  4. Would love to see more of this type of stamp! Not just Elvis, etc.

  5. Too bad Jimi didn't stick to the safe kinds of highs... he was a great musician!

  6. That is a cool looking stamp. I love the colors.

    Michelle F.

  7. That is a funny story! I would definitely get those stamps!

  8. Oh, Jimi if only you could see the influence you've made... Music is indeed a safe high.

  9. It so cool that Jimi Hendrix has a stamp.

  10. Love the stamp, would definitely like to see more!

  11. I didn't realize Jimi got a stamp. Sometimes I wish I'd been a collector of all these neat ones.

  12. I love Jimi Hendrix. Now I need his stamp.

  13. Thanks for sharing the your post you do.

  14. "Hey that’s you! You are a stamp."

    I love the metaphors. Amazing lines

  15. I love the catchy lines. I am not from the US but I will definitely ask my sister to get some Jimi Hendrix stamps for me

  16. Great anecdote! And I think Jimi Hendrix definitely deserves his own stamp :)

  17. I really love the forever stamps. I buy stamps and sometimes it takes me a while to get through a book, so now I don't worry about it so much.

  18. I don't know how I missed this one... I love collecting icon stamps and this one will be top of my list too.

  19. Very cool and I enjoyed your story from the post office ;-) Thanks for linking up with Musical Monday @ I think the link on the Musical Monday link up badge is wrong it should be linked to this link: My mistake though, thanks!

  20. I love quotes in fact, I have a book that has a lot of my fav quotes in them

  21. WOW Love it! I didn't know he was on a stamp and love your tribute to him! Very thorough!

  22. I think its great that Jimi Hendrix is on a stamp. He deserve to be!

  23. cool stamps! and great quotes of yours

  24. Very clever parody!

  25. LOVE! I seriously would never have expected a Jimi Hendrix stamp. Very cool!

  26. Never knew Jimi Hendrix had a stamp. That's pretty awesome!

  27. I have a cousin who would LOVE these stamps. What a great collector's item.

  28. I always love the stamps that the postal service comes out with!!

  29. Love Jimi Hendrix lyrics you shared: "When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace." True since the world began!

  30. I want these stamps I am currently staring at my poinsettia Christmas stamps still. I might get some of those.

  31. That post office story is too funny. Honestly, I'm not sure what musician I would like on a stamp? I would love Snoopy stamps though :-)