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Roy Acuff Issue

The Postal Service issued a 37-cent Roy Acuff commemorative stamp in a pressure-sensitive adhesive pane of twenty stamps on September 13, 2003, in Nashville, Tennessee. The stamp, designed by Richard Sheaff, Scottsdale, Arizona, went on sale nationwide September 14, 2003.

This stamp honors Roy Acuff, often called the "King of Country Music." As one of country music's first true superstars, Acuff helped turn the Grand Ole Opry into the nation's foremost country music venue, and his role in the music-publishing business helped make Nashville, Tennessee, the country music capital of America.

Avery Dennison (AVR) printed 52 million stamps using the gravure process.

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (August 7, 2003).


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