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  • Frederick Horsman Varley (1881 - 1969)
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  • J.E.H. MacDonald (1873 - 1932)
    J.E.H. MacDonald (1873 - 1932) was a Canadian Artist and founding member of the Group of Seven. His son Thoreau MacDonald was an illustrator. MacDonald was one of the best trained group members, first ...
  • Heinrich Mann (1871 - 1950)
    Luiz (Ludwig) Heinrich Mann (27 March 1871 – 11 March 1950) was a German novelist who wrote works with strong social themes. His attacks on the authoritarian and increasingly militaristic natu...
  • Franz Dahlem (1892 - 1981)
    Franz Dahlem (* 14. Januar 1892 in Rohrbach, Lothringen; † 17. Dezember 1981 in Berlin) war ein führender KPD- und SED-Funktionär, Mitglied des Politbüros des Zentralkomitee...

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


See "Francophones sur timbres canadiens" project.



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