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  • Edith Honecker (1909 - 1973)
    Edith Baumann (* 1. August 1909 in Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg; † 7. April 1973 in Ost-Berlin) war eine FDJ- und SED-Funktionärin in der DDR. Von 1947 bis 1953 war sie mit Erich Honecker verhe...
  • Ruth Nita Barrow (1916 - 1995)
    Dame Ruth Nita Barrow GCMG FRCN (15 November 1916 – 19 December 1995) was the first and only female Governor-General of Barbados.[1] She was a nurse and humanitarian activist from Barbados. She ...
  • Capt. James Davis, of the "Virginia" (c.1580 - 1625)
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  • Pop Warner (1871 - 1954)
    Glenn Scobey Warner (April 5, 1871 – September 7, 1954), most commonly known as Pop Warner, was an American football player and coach. He served as the head coach at the University of Georgia ...
  • Gerald Ford, Jr., 38th President of the United States (1913 - 2006)
    Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr. (July 14, 1913 – December 26, 2006) was the thirty-eighth President of the United States, serving from 1974 to 1977, and the fortieth Vice President of the United States...

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


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