The John Lennon postage stamp will go on sale September 7th.
The special series will be printed on a replica 45-RPM record sleeve.
Artwork released by the U.S. Postal Service shows 16 different color variations of a 1974 image by noted photographer Bob Gruen. The original black-and-white photograph has been treated in gradations of color. Lennon’s signature appears at the top of the stamps. “USA,” the peace symbol and the Forever denomination appear along the bottom.
A different photo appears on the back side of the panel -- a 1971 image by Peter Fordham that originally promoted John's Imagine album