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  • Geraldine Doyle (1924 - 2010)
    Timeline Birth 1924 31 Jul Inkster, MI. Parents:C.J.& Augusta Hof 1924 31 Jul Third child & second daughter born Gerry with family 1928 12 Sep Age: 4 Inkster, Wayne, MI. USADonald took ph...
  • The Original "Rosie the Riveter" (1920 - 1997)
    American Folk Figure. She was the original "Rosie the Riveter" -a Kentucky native who as a young widow, rearing two daughters, went to work building B-29 bombers at Ford's Willow Run Aircraft Facto...
  • Leon Yehuda Recanati (1890 - 1945)
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  • Anne Tracy Morgan (1873 - 1952)
    [ ) Anne Tracy Morgan] (July 25, 1873 – January 29, 1952) was an American philanthropist who provided relief efforts in aid to France during and after World War I and World War II.Morgan was educated p...
  • Moishe Zakharovich (Marc) Chagall (1887 - 1985)
    Marc Chagall (English pronunciation: /ʃəˈɡɑːl/, shə-GAHL; Yiddish: מאַרק שאַגאַל; Russian: Марк Заха́рович Шага́л; 7 July 1887 – 28 March 1985), was a Belarusian (that time Russian Empire) French a...

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

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.