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  • Simón Bolívar, El Libertador y 3er. Presidente de Venezuela (1783 - 1830)
    Simón José Antonio de la Santísima Trinidad Bolívar y Palacios Ponte-Andrade y Blanco, caudillo de la independencia hispanoamericana, fue el primer presidente de Bolivia, nació en Caracas, Venezuela el...
  • Carl Elis Leonard von Pfaler (1856 - 1931)
    Leonard von Pfaler (20. joulukuuta 1856 Turku – 28. helmikuuta 1931) oli suomalainen juristi, pankinjohtaja ja valtiopäiväedustaja. Von Pfalerin vanhemmat olivat lääninrahastonhoitajan apulainen Carl...
  • Sophie Mannerheim (1863 - 1928)
    Vapaaherratar Sophie Mannerheim (21. joulukuuta 1863 Helsinki – 9. tammikuuta 1928) oli sairaanhoitaja ja Helsingin kirurgisen sairaalan ylihoitaja. Hän oli Suomen marsalkka C.G.E. Mannerheimin s...
  • Touko Laaksonen ("Tom of Finland") (1920 - 1991)
    Touko Valio Laaksonen , best known by his pseudonym Tom of Finland , was a Finnish artist known for his stylized highly masculinized homoerotic fetish art, and for his influence on late twentieth centu...
  • Ludwik Lejzer Zamenhof (1859 - 1917)
    Ludwig Lazarus Zamenhof (born Leyzer Leyvi Zamengov December 15, 1859 – April 14, 1917) is the creator of Esperanto, the most successful constructed language designed for international communication. ...

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.

No personalized / custom stamps of yourself, please, in this project.

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

España

France

Hungary

Norway

United Kingdom

Osterreich

v/h Tsjecho-Slowakije

Hongarije

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

Vaticaanstad

  • Postzegelmuseum since 2007 ‧

Sweden

Suomi Finland

See Wikipedia: List of Finns on stamps

etc.