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"So You're on a Stamp?!"

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  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Prime Minister of Canada (1841 - 1919)
    Notes Location info: Saint-Lin (birth) Pratique le droit à Princeville et Arthabaskaville avec comme partenaire Joseph Lavergne . Postes Canada a émis trois timbres en l'honneur d...
  • Médard Chouart des Groselliers, Knight of the Garter (1618 - c.1696)
    Notes Location info: Champagne (birth), Trois-Rivières (death) Coureur des bois, Médard est un pionnier de la Nouvelle-France au Québec et nord du Lac Supérieur . Expl...
  • Pierre-Esprit Radisson (c.1636 - 1710)
    Plaque Text In 1659 the coureur de bois Pierre Radisson and his brother-in-law, Médard Chouart Des Groseilliers, left Montréal on an illicit voyage of trade and exploration north of L...
  • Étienne Brûlé (c.1592 - 1643)
    Notes Location info: Île-de-France, France (birth), Huronie (death) Pionnier de la Nouvelle-France . Arrive au Québec en 1608. Explorateur de la Huronie (aujourd'hui Ontario, Simco ...
  • Louis Gaston Hébert (c.1575 - 1627)
    Notes Location info: Île-de-France, France (birth,marriage), Québec (death) Pionnier de la Nouvelle-France en Acadie 1606-07 et 1610-13. À Québec en 1617.

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.