The current thread about portraying living persons on upcoming
US stamps made me curious to see if there is a thread showing
stamps of living personalities on stamps worldwide which seems
to catch on like the plague.
No rulers or leaders please, which would exclude emperors,
kings, queens, princes and the whole royal lot. Nor presidents,
Lets start with Austria which used to have a very conservative issuing
policy until about 10 years ago.
The only living person that could be displayed during Imperial times
was the Emperor and under the republic the President.
Then in 2003 the floodgates opened with
The Rolling Stones Souvenir Sheet Scott 1924
Werner Schlager ( Austrian world champion table tennis player) Scott 1935
Oscar Peterson (Canadian Jazz Pianist) Scott 1940
Riccardo Muti (Italian Conductor) Scott 1945
Seiji Ozawa (Japanese Conductor) Scott 1946
Josep Maria Carreras (Spanish Opera Tenor) Scott 1947
Joe Zawinul (Austrian - American Jazz musician) Scott 1955
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Austrian - American ctor, Gov of Calif) Scott 1961
Nikolaus Harnoncourt (Austrian Conductor) Scott 1974
Lorin Maazel (Franco - American Conductor) Scott 1976
Stephan Eberharter (Austrian World Champ & Olympic Skier) Scott 1978
Carl Djerassi (Austrian - American chemist & novelist) Scott 1990
Heidi Klum (German model, actress) Scott 2013
Niki Lauda (Austrian Formula 1 driver) Scott 2016
Mariss Jansons (Latvian Conductor) Scott 2034
Muhammad Ali (American boxer) Scott 2038
Karlheinz Böhm & wife Almaz(Austrian actor) Scott 2043
Franz Beckenbauer (German football player, manager & coach) Scott 2006
Naomi Campbell (British model) Scott 2049
This list is only up to May 2006.