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"So You're on a Stamp?!"

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  • Teófilo Braga (1843 - 1924)
    1º Presidente da República Portuguesa Joaquim Teófilo Fernandes Braga (Ponta Delgada, 24 de Fevereiro de 1843 — Lisboa, 28 de Janeiro de 1924) foi um político, escr...
  • Georges Bernanos (1888 - 1948)
    Georges Bernanos est un écrivain français. Find A Grave Tables des états signalétiques et des services militaires de la Seine (p.4)
  • Fernando Pessoa (1888 - 1935)
    'Se depois de eu morrer, quiserem escrever a minha biografia, não há nada mais simples. Tem só duas datas - a da minha nascença e a da minha morte. Entre uma e outra todos o...
  • Vasile Alecsandri (1820 - 1890)
    Vasile Alecsandri (Romanian pronunciation: [vaˈsile aleksanˈdri]; 21 July 1821 – 22 August 1890) was a Romanian poet, playwright, politician, and diplomat. He collected Romanian fo...
  • Pierre Cécile Puvis de Chavannes (1824 - 1898)
    Pierre Puvis de Chavannes , né à Lyon le 14 décembre 1824 et mort à Paris le 24 octobre 1898, est un peintre français, considéré comme une figure majeur...

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

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.