It’s about time. Here is a link and snippet of text below from the news item via TheTelegraph.com. Linn’s Stamp News announced that stamps honoring Davis and French singer Edith Piaf would be issued in 2012 as part of a joint issue with French postal service, La Poste.
“This is a fitting honor,” said Lee Barham, chairman of the steering committee for the Miles Davis Jazz Celebration. “Miles Davis was one of the greatest jazz musicians and trumpet players in the world. Before Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley, there was Miles Davis.”
The Steering Committee petitioned to have the commemorative stamp issued when it heard that the Citizens Advisory Stamp Committee was considering the honor. The 12-member Stamp Advisory Committee is responsible for reviewing proposals and making recommendations to the Postmaster General on new stamps.
The stamp will be issued with the French postal service, La Poste in June.
From what I can tell from the Linns.com website, the Miles Davis stamp design looks like the cover of the Jack Johnson album.