Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Heebee Post #1122 - Jennie Hinchcliff (USPS Mail Art Ambassador) - San Francisco, California - USA

 Jennie was kind enough to think of me by sending in this commemorative postcard regarding the momentous "First Day of Issue" of psychedelic "Music Icon" Janis Joplin. This is my favorite kind of stuff folks.

A very groovy cancellation appears over the two stamps and I am more than a little delighted to have this card in my collection. The ceremony for the release of the iconic Janis stamp (on the right) was held during the Outside Lands Festival in Golden Gate Park, SF - in Hellman Hollow. Jennie was invited as a guest by the USPS to attend. She gets all the fun duties!.

This is the official Janis Forever stamp and what a beauty it is too.

But, what is this other stamp of the beloved rocker below? As she was fond of singing: "You know you got it child, when it makes you feel good"! Who made this one? Dogfish? Hinchcliff? It sure is cool. Reminds me of an old hippie newspaper called "The Oracle" that used to come out of the Haight long, long ago.

 And get a load of the front side of the super commemorative postcard. Yeah, "Take another little piece of my mail art baby...". I love this picture of Big Brother and the Holding Co. And remember folks, Janis was really just the singer among some very talented band members, of whom, one and all performed live fantastically - even if they were more "Alchodelic than Psychedelic. Loved those guys even after they lost their singer.

One last thing of note: While at the post office today, I happen to have purchased a sheet of the wonderful Janis stamps. Did you notice that the sheet itself looks as if it is an old record album cover. Yeah, I'm smiling too!  Back side of the stamp sheet seen below.

Thank you so much Jennie, doesn't take much to turn Heebee Jeebeeland into the final bastion for the astonishing sixties. See you in the mail Ms. Ambassador! You can read more about it from the dreamy proprietress of Red Letter Day herself!


  1. That commemorative postcard is fantastic!

  2. Dennis Gergel is a creep! He is a waste of space.