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An Elvis Presley Sighting (the Stamp, That Is) With PM-Elvis Lives

January 4, 1993

PLAINVIEW, Texas (AP) _ Ruth Peoples spotted Elvis Presley last week - and she has proof.

Mrs. Peoples got a letter for her son Thursday with an Elvis stamp. It seemed a litle odd, since she’d just read a newspaper article that said the 29-cent commemorative stamps weren’t yet available. So she called the post office.

″When I told them I had just gotten a letter with an Elvis stamp on it, all they said was, ’If that’s the truth, you’ve got a mint,‴ she said.

The U.S. Postal Service is formally releasing the stamp in Memphis, Tenn., hometown of the late king of rock, at 12:01 a.m. Friday. It will be released nationwide at noon Friday.

Mrs. Peoples’ sister-in-law, Kay Peoples, bought 60 Elvis stamps at a post office in Amarillo on Wednesday.

Kay Peoples said a worker there later told her the office received the Elvis stamps that day, but it wasn’t until the next day that the letter arrived saying the stamps couldn’t yet be sold.

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