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A Jimi Hendrix stamp from Turkmenistan

Jimi Hendrix (top row, center) is featured in a set of celebrity postage stamps from the Republic of Turkmenistan. The celebs featured on the stamps are, left to right and top to bottom: Barbra Streisand, Jimi Hendrix, Malcolm X, Marilyn Monroe, The Three Stooges, Nancy Sinatra, Jerry Garcia, Elvis Presely, and Frank Sinatra. None of these people were born in Turkmenistan. However, it's not unusual for countries to issue stamps to honor people from other regions, or in hopes of generating revenue from stamp collectors, or just for laughs. This may be the only time you'll see Jimi Hendrix and the Three Stooges lumped together in a set of anything.

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