WASHINGTON, D.C. - The United States Postal Department has begun selling the new Michael Jackson Series 44 cent postage stamp.
Their are four different stamps in the Michael Jackson Series. The first stamp shows Michael Jackson when he was singing with the Jackson Five at the age of six.
Michael is shown standing on a chair while performing at the White House in 1964.
The second stamp shows Michael at the age of ten singing the Jackson Five's big hit, "I Want You Back." Michael is shown singing on the back porch of the Jackson family home in Gary, Indiana, while on top of an ostrich.
The third stamp shows Jackson in 1982, at the age of 24, and on the stamp he is shown holding up a copy of one of the best selling albums of all time Thriller.
On that particular stamp for some reason, there was some kind of mix up, which was not caught by the print shop, because in the photo Michael is shown with blonde hair, holding an accordion, and wearing a pair of Sammy Davis Jr., boxer shorts.
And the fourth stamp shows Michael on his wedding day. Michael is shown sitting in his Rolls Royce and his wife Lisa Marie Presley is shown sitting on his lap. In the photo Michael is wearing a Comanche chief outfit and Lisa Marie is dressed like a Comanche squaw but she is wearing a pair of Daisy Duke short shorts for some unknown reason.
The stamps are available in all fifty states except for Iowa. A call was made to the Iowa state capital building. A Mrs. Connie Cozycutt answered the phone. She was asked why Michael Jackson Commemorative Stamps were not available anywhere in Iowa.
Mrs. Cozycutt hesitated at first, but then she replied that Michael Jackson Stamps were not being sold in Iowa because there are virtually no black people in Iowa except for the Tyrone Washington family in Dubuque, the Willie Jackson family in Des Moines, and the Wardell Franklin family in Waterloo.
Mrs. Cozycutt was asked to please explain what that had to do with anything? [CLICK!]
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