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Portraits on Stamps~Briefmarken~Postzegels~Timbres-poste

  • EN: People that were/are on stamps for various countries
  • FR: Personnalités figurant sur un timbre-poste, (For French stamps See dedicated Project ).
  • DE: Bekannte Leute auf Briefmarken
  • NL: Profielen met een afbeelding op postzegels in diverse landen
  • Musicians on stamps

This subject has fascinated me for years. How do people end up on a stamp? What is the process? Who picks them? Please submit any answers you can find.

1. From the article in the following link, i seems that many countries have a policy of featuring only profiles of notables who have passed on stamps. - New York Times re New Postage Stamps

The United States Postal Service announced this week that it was tossing out its rule that its stamps honor only dead individuals and will be featuring the living as well.

United States

The Complete Collection of Black American Stamps




South Africa

New Zealand



the Netherlands ~ Holland ~ Pays-Bas




United Kingdom


v/h Tsjecho-Slowakije


  • Belyegmuzeum ‧ Budapest ‧ Hársfa utca 47 ‧ District 7 ‧ 1074


  • Postzegelmuseum since 2007 ‧


Suomi Finland