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Posted 01/12/2019   11:25 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Coastwatcher to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Has anyone ever submitted an idea for a stamp to the Citizen's Stamp Advisory Committee or the appropriate organization in your country? If you have, what was your idea? Do you have any ideas now for a proposed stamp?
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Posted 01/12/2019   11:32 am  Show Profile Check johnsim03's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add johnsim03 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've mentioned this before, but I would like to see a block of 4 showing the 4 USA World Chess Champions:

1. Paul Morphy
2. Robert J. Fischer (pre-wacko period, back when Bobby was okay)
3. Dr. Hans Berliner (V World Correspondence Chess Champion)
4. Dr. Vytas (Victor) Palciauskas (X World Correspondence Chess Champion)

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Posted 01/12/2019   11:35 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jamesw to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
We have a similar system here in Canada, a committee that looks at stamp proposals. As a graphic designer and illustrator, I've submitted my portfolio to them, and received a very polite 'don't call us, we'll call you' letter in response. It's a pretty exclusive club.
Canada Post did hold a stamp design contest a few years ago for their annual Mental Health stamp. It was a vote by the public kind of affair, and I submitted two designs. One of my designs rated about 43 out of over 300 submissions, but obviously I wasn't able to quit my day job. Still a dream of mine to design a stamp, but it'll probably always remain just that.
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Posted 01/12/2019   11:36 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
No, never submitted anything.

Willem Johan Kolff
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Willem_Johan_Kolff

Inventor of the dialysis machine, this man saved millions of lives. Intentionally did not patent his invention but instead willingly spread the technology so as many people as possible could be saved.

In my opinion he is far more 'stamp worthy' than the majority of US stamp subjects over the last few years.
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Posted 01/12/2019   11:42 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There is one stamp from the Netherlands..
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Posted 01/12/2019   11:57 am  Show Profile Check 51studebaker's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add 51studebaker to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
There are a number of dialysis stamps (world wide). Interesting to note that the stamp shown by perf12 is actually an error. The stamp and the series celebrates Netherland patents, Kolff never patented the dialysis machine shown (or any other)!
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Posted 01/12/2019   12:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add perf12 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
51studebaker; I saw the other thread after on dialysis stamps.
At least they put his name on the stamp...
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Posted 01/12/2019   12:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Joy Daschaudhuri to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes, I did once officially submit a proposal in 2004 to issue a commemorative postage stamp on Upendranath Brahmachari (1873-1946) who discovered and synthesized (4-aminophenyl)-(carbamoylamino)oxystibinic acid as the curative drug in the treatment of visceral leishmaniasis, which literally saved millions of lives but ultimately he was not deemed qualified enough by stupid India Post.
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Posted 01/12/2019   12:32 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Joy Daschaudhuri to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Personally I would have loved if India Post issued series of commemorative postage stamps on every person who were executed by hanging/killed or forced to commit suicide/left for death in jail in the Indian freedom struggle by the British Administration in India, based on every entry from 3 Vols of "Who's Who of Indian Martyrs" ed. PN Chopra, under the Series title "British Barbarism in India".
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Posted 01/12/2019   3:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add FitzjamesHorse to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I have ...in Ireland.
I don't think they were ever really convinced by anything I said except in the sense that my voice added to other voices produced a kinda momentum eg Martin Luther King in 2018.
No postal administration wants to be embarrassed by forgetting an important date or person in a nations history. So the composition of the committee which agrees proposals is very important. THe Irish system seems to include a historian as well as Post Office staff (and I think a representative from the Stamp Collecting community).
I strongly suspect that proposals made by organisations...eg the upcoming Organ Donation stamp ...carry more weight than proposals made by individuals.
Next year 2020 sees the centenary of the Birth of Maureen O'Hara and I fully expect there will be a stamp. But I guess a lot of people have made the proposal already. Maybe a good idea for a joint issue as she had dual Irish and American nationality.
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Posted 02/06/2019   11:15 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add waddsbadds to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I've never submitted a suggestion, but I have an idea for a stamp that has never been issued. One of my collecting areas is Denmark, including the entire run of issues from 1851 right up to the present. One of the things I like about Danish stamps is that Denmark has such a sensible stamp issuing policy. They've never issued stamps frivolously, and in huge numbers of different issues. It took them from 1851 right up until 1994 just to reach Scott #1000, and they still haven't hit 2000. Their stamps very strictly adhere to their own culture with flora, fauna, Danish art, famous buildings, cultural institutions, and famous Danish personages forming the bulk of their commemoratives, then there's the famous wavy lines and numeral of value definitive design they've been using since 1905, and you have a very sound issuing policy. But there is one famous Dane who has never been honored on a stamp. He is probably not well known to the general public, but in the field of science and in particular in bacteriology he is very well known, and in fact as a clinical microbiologist myself, there is not a day that goes by at work without me uttering his name out loud to my colleagues. His name was Hans Christian Gram, (1853-1938) and he developed a staining technique (the Gram stain) that to this day is the most important one for classifying bacteria. If I knew how to go about it I'd like to suggest that the Danish Post Office honor him.
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Posted 02/19/2019   07:58 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Swscfdc87 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I haven't submitted anything, but the complete lack of the Industrial Revolution on US stamps, I think, is an overlook.
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Posted 02/19/2019   11:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rogdcam to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I did but it was rejected for being in poor taste with too much nudity.
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Posted 02/20/2019   07:24 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Swscfdc87 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
I did but it was rejected for being in poor taste with too much nudity.


Obviously the advisory board hasn't seen too many foreign stamps!
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Posted 02/20/2019   09:28 am  Show Profile Check CanadaStamp's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add CanadaStamp to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
jameswq - there is a major difference between submitting an idea and submitting a design. And the question was really only about that former.

I've submitted - as I recall - about a dozen subjects over the last 25+ years to the Canada committee and had - again as I recall - two accepted. Each resulted in a letter - nothing more. And the accepted ideas did not even generate an invite to the launch or a free FDC.
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