Mar 14 2014

The U.S. Postal Service is paying tribute to one of rock and roll’s most legendary figures with the latest in its line of Forever® stamps. For a mere 49 cents, you can paste Jimi Hendrix on your next piece of mail.

With psychedelic artwork by artist Rudy Gutierrez, Hendrix is pictured with Stratocaster in hand, and donning his iconic military jacket. Beginning March 13, the Jimi Hendrix ‘Forever’ stamp is available at post offices, on the U.S. Postal Service website, and eBay.

“The honor of the stamp really comes from the lost art of letter-writing,” Hendrix Family rep Janie Hendrix told USA Today, “While Jimi was in the Army, he wrote these wonderful postcards and letters to my dad. There’s something about handwriting a letter that gives a sense of intimacy.”

Read more at Ultimate Classic Rock.

Jimi Hendrix Forever U.S. postage stamp