Micheal Jackson memorabilias

Micheal Jackson stamps ( souvenir sheets ) Saint Vincent & Grenadines

Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009),known world wide  as the “ King of Pop” , was an American musician and one of the most  commercially successful and influential entertainers of all time. His unique contributions to music and dance, along with a highly publicized personal life, made him a prominent figure in popular culture for  over four decades.

Michael Jackson stamps have been previously issued in other countries. One can find these stamps online by doing a Google search  or checking out  eBay to see what they look like.

Countries that issued stamps

The Jackson stamps come in a variety of designs. There is one featuring him on postage from Grenada in 1992 as part of a sheet honoring Gold Record Award winners.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is  a group of island chain in the windward islands portion of the Caribbean situated south of St. Lucia .

The country is a parliamentary democracy within the Commonwealth of Nations.

Most Vincentians are the descendants of African slaves brought to the island to work on plantations. There are also a few white descendants of English colonists, as well as some East Indians, Carib Indians, and a sizeable minority of mixed race. St Vincent has a high rate of emigration. One of the country’ major source of revenue is by selling postage stamps . The country issued several stamps with Walt Disney characters and design.

There are also stamp issues devoted to only Jackson. There’s a souvenir sheet featuring one stamp of the entertainer from Guinea-Bissau that was issued in honor of his 50th birthday. From that same country is a set of four stamps of Jackson from various phases of his life—from Thriller-era Michael to his later years. And again from St. Vincent comes a set of 8 including a souvenir sheet  in  1985 issue.

There were some countries like British Virgin Islands which issued a few hundreds of Micheal Jackson stamps in 1986 only to be withdrew in the circulation . The stamps  were canceled due to the regulations that stamps bearing the likeness of a living persons must be of the British Royal family .

Tips on how to buy Micheal Jackson stamps:

1.) Consult stamp catalogs ( Scott’s , Stanley Gibbon’s , Michel, Yvert et Tellier  ) on the current rates of the stamps ( mint and used).

In addition, the catalog publishers usually put out specialized volumes with additional details, generally by nationality: Michel has a specialized German catalog, Scott a specialized US catalog, and so forth.

Many countries have their own “national catalogs”, typically put out by a leading publisher or dealer in that country.

2.) Try to canvass prices first before buying . (  seek a friendly advice from a philatelist or a dealer )

3. ) Try to find out if these stamps are genuine ( distinguishing watermarks ) and know how much their value is on the market ( through  advance research ) . With the recent passing of the singer, there is no doubt demand could be high, which may lead the stamps to increase in value. With any stamp you are unfamiliar of ,  Caveat emptor a Latin term  for” Let the buyer beware” attitude approach beforehand in order to save time, money and efforts.

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