Postal service seeks input for stamps

Published 11:48 pm Monday, September 26, 2011

WASHINGTON — Beginning next year, Americans will see acclaimed musicians, sports stars, writers, artists and other nationally-known figures on U.S. postage stamps — while they are still alive. The Postal Service is inviting the public to use social media to submit their ideas for individuals to honor.

The Postal Service is dropping a rule that currently requires an individual to have been deceased at least five years before being honored on a stamp. Under the new guidelines, living or recently deceased individuals will be eligible for commemoration on postage stamps.

Stephen Kearney, manager, Stamp Services, said, “We are inviting our customers to submit the top five living individuals they would like to see on stamps through Facebook and Twitter.”