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  • Jeanne Mathilde Sauvé PC CC CMM CD (1922 - 1993)
    Jeanne Mathilde Sauvé PC CC CMM CD (née Benoît, April 26, 1922 – January 26, 1993) was a Canadian journalist, politician, and stateswoman who served as Governor General of...
  • Sir John S. D. Thompson, Prime Minister of Canada (1844 - 1894)
    Sir John Sparrow David Thompson, KCMG, PC, QC (November 10, 1845 – December 12, 1894) was a Canadian lawyer, judge, politician, and university professor, who served as the fourth Prime Ministe...
  • Herbert Baum (1912 - 1942)
    See the book, Berlin Ghetto: Herbert Baum and the Anti-Fascist Resistance , by Eric Brothers. Herbert Baum (February 10, 1912 – June 11, 1942) was a Jewish member of the German resistance agai...
  • Rt. Hon. Pierre Elliott Trudeau, 15th Prime Minister of Canada (1919 - 2000)
    Notes Affiliation politique : libéral Sources : Wikipedia Biography Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau, PC CH CC QC FSRC (/truːˈdoʊ/; French pronunciati...
  • Lester B. Pearson, Prime Minister of Canada, Nobel Peace Prize, 1957 (1897 - 1972)
    Notes Affiliation politique : libéral Sources: Wikipedia Biography Lester Bowles "Mike" Pearson, PC, OM, CC, OBE (23 April 1897 – 27 December 1972) was a Canadian professor, h...

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

Canada

See "Francophones sur timbres canadiens" project.

Israel

Australia

South Africa

New Zealand

Argentina

EUROPE

the Netherlands ~ Holland ~ Pays-Bas

Deutschland

France

Norway

United Kingdom

Osterreich

v/h Tsjecho-Slowakije

Hongarije

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

Vaticaanstad

  • Postzegelmuseum since 2007 ‧

Sweden

Suomi Finland

etc.