KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent -- Hey, is that a postmark -- or a birth mark?
The Caribbean island of St. Vincent plans to commemorate Playboy's 50th anniversary by issuing a series of stamps depicting the magazine's most memorable covers, officials said Tuesday.
The six international postage stamps issued next month will range from the magazine's 1953 cover of Marilyn Monroe to the January 2004 Gold Anniversary cover, said manager Edward Beache of the St. Vincent Philatelic Bureau, a government agency.
One of the stamps shows a woman wearing heavy lipstick licking a stamp, according to a photograph supplied by Playboy.
"We usually market events and individuals who we think can help to promote St. Vincent and the Grenadines," Beache said.
St. Vincent stamps also have honored Elvis Presley, Princess Diana and John Lennon. The stamps, which go on sale Dec. 1 to coincide with the 50th anniversary, will cost 56 cents each.