The Jailhouse Rock star, who died in 1977, will be honoured by the U.S. Postal Service on a new decorative stamp which makes him the first entertainer to land two of the tributes.

The double honour has previously been reserved for U.S. presidents and civil rights icon Martin Luther King, Jr.

Presley's new stamp, which features a black and white image of the King from 1955, will be released on Wednesday (12Aug15).