Edith Piaf and Miles Davis stamps

U.S. Postal Service and La Poste France announced joint issuance of stamps with pictures of two exceptional artists, French singer Edith Piaf and American trumpeter and composer Miles Davis.

The designer Greg Breeding used a black-and-white photo of Davis from 1970 by David Gahr and an undated black-and-white photo of Piaf made by Studio Harcourt Paris.

The stamps will be available in June in self-adhesive sheets of 20 stamps (10 of each). They will be sold at a price of 45 cents each, or $9 per sheet.

The U.S. postal service previously honored Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker and John Coltrane with stamps.

Watch a TV performance of Edith Piaf from 1959, Milord.

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