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Are There Any Living People On US Stamps Yet?

 
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Posted 07/30/2013   5:34 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add I Brake For Stamps to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I don't collect modern US stamps so I would not know the answer to this. In 2011 it was proposed that, to be on a stamp, you no longer had to croak first. There were a couple of posts about it back then. I was wondering if enough time had passed to where people still living have appeared on US stamps (or are going to) and who has?

Was this just discussed in 2011 but never happened?

...Or, if anyone has any US releases, lets see your scans.



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Posted 07/30/2013   5:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
No, it never happened. It was rejected by the USPS Board of Governors who was opposed to the idea. There was a previous intention that there would be a Medal of Honor Stamp slated for later this year that would have depicted the images and names of living MOH recipients on the selvage, but that, too, has been withdrawn from consideration.

Of course, we have had a previous thread about US stamps that (intentionally or not) had living people depicted on them, although not by name. You can checkout this previous thread for more information:

http://goscf.com/t/19673
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Posted 07/30/2013   5:57 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mobilman44 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Without reading the previous thread on the topic............
Seems to me it would be a big risk putting a living person on a stamp, and then finding out they are not so worthy later on..........

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Posted 07/30/2013   6:25 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add wt1 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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Seems to me it would be a big risk putting a living person on a stamp, and then finding out they are not so worthy later on..........


That's exactly the problem with the entire concept. It was mentioned in the previous link about what an embarrassment would have occurred had some questionable personalities who were highly regarded at one point in their career but were later found to be less than stellar citizens were depicted on a stamp. Just imagine the likes of a stamp that may have featured OJ Simpson or Joe Paterno or Lance Armstrong, among others.
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Posted 07/30/2013   6:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add guykickinit to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
meh, leave that to other countries to idolize the living. How many countries have already portrayed obama on a stamp.
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Posted 07/30/2013   7:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ausfoo to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Imagine if Lance Armstrong was already featured on a USA stamp! Hahaha
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Posted 07/30/2013   7:35 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add kehess to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

USPS learned their lesson when they depicted Homer Simpson on a stamp.
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Posted 08/07/2013   2:33 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sprtsracer to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
But isn't Homer Simpson a living person? ;)
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Posted 08/07/2013   4:46 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add raywrio to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
But isn't Homer Simpson a living person? ;)

Good one. But maybe the voice is but nothing else!
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Posted 08/07/2013   8:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add guykickinit to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I may have to get a set for that album page...lol
Should be what....60% of face??
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Posted 08/09/2013   11:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add warrehouse to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Living people have been depicted on US stamps, but never featured!
Example the 9/11 semi postal or Iwo Jima flag raising, but the event was the focus not the people!
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