The US Postal Service and France’s La Poste have jointly issued Miles Davis and Edith Piaf stamps. The stamps carry a QR code on the reverse side and consumers are led to a web page with an option to listen to music from Davis while viewing photographs and a timeline of both artists’ lives.
“Miles Davis was one of the great innovators in American jazz, but he was also extremely popular in France, where he performed frequently,” says US Postal Service Deputy Postmaster General Ronald Stroman. “Likewise, Edith Piaf, one of France’s best-loved singers, became an icon in the United States. These musical greats never performed alongside each other – so the United States Postal Service and France’s La Poste are now bringing them together on these new stamps.