International Language of Music: Miles Davis & Edith Piaf Stamps Now Available

We are excited to announce that the new Miles Davis and Edith Piaf (Forever®) stamps—a joint issue with France’s La Poste—are now available nationwide!

These dramatic stamps capturing the two international music giants in motion will be issued at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York City at 11 a.m. The dedication will include performances of both of the musicians’ songs. Singer and actor Maria Elena Infantino will play Piaf, and musicians from the prestigious Julliard School will perform some of Davis’ hits. A host of other music industry greats will also be at the event to celebrate these two iconic performers. You won’t want to miss it!

For the first time in U.S. Postal Service history, each of the Miles Davis and Edith Piaf stamp panes will include a QR code on the back, linking users who scan the code with their cell phones to images and songs about both musicians.

The Miles Davis and Edith Piaf stamps are being issued as Forever stamps, which are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce rate.

Will you be joining us in New York today? Which Davis and Piaf songs do you hope to hear during the ceremony?

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