Thursday, September 29, 2011

Obamas, Oprah, Morgan Freeman, Jay-Z, Mumia Can Get Their Own Postage Stamps Now; USPS Changes Rules to Make Room for the Living


Racist cop-killer Wesley Cook/Mumia Abu-Jamal: Due to get his own stamp while still living?

U.S. Post Office changes rules: Living people eligible to appear on stamps
By Anonymous
Associated Press/Tennessean
9:22 AM, Sep. 26, 2011 |

WASHINGTON — For the first time, living people will be eligible to be honored on U.S. postage stamps.

The U.S. Postal Service announced Monday that it is ending its longstanding rule that stamps cannot feature people who are still alive and it's asking the public to offer suggestions on who should be first.

Since Jan. 1, 2007, the requirement has been that a person must have been deceased five years before appearing on a stamp.

Before that, the rule was 10 years. (By tradition, though, former presidents are remembered on a stamp in the year following their deaths.).

The post office announced that it will consider stamps for acclaimed American musicians, sports stars, writers, artists and other nationally known figures.

"This change will enable us to pay tribute to individuals for their achievements while they are still alive to enjoy the honor," Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said in a statement.

Stamp Services manager Stephen Kearney said, "Engaging the public to offer their ideas is an innovative way to expand interest in stamps and the popular hobby of collecting them."

The advisory committee receives as many as 40,000 suggestions for new stamps each year and culls them down to about 50 finalists, which are sent to the postmaster general for a final decision.

The post office has been facing severe financial problems and increasing in interest in stamp collecting could help boost income, since stamps that are collected rather than used for postage provide an added source of income.

People can view upcoming stamps on Facebook at, through Twitter(at)USPSstamps or on the website Beyond the Perf is the Postal Service's online site for upcoming stamp subjects, first-day-of-issue events and other philatelic news.


rjp said...

Stamp collecting is never going to be a black hobby no matter how fast they get a Barry Soetoro stamp out there.

Stamp collecting also requires something most black people can't grasp. Delayed gratification.

Truth be told, while there are a lot of collectible stamps released, they are shitty slick cheaply made commercially printed pieces of crap in comparison to stanps as they were made in the past.

Anonymous said...

A stamp? I wish that was all Obama ever gets. After all the post office is broke. Just think of all the things that are going to be named Barack Hussein Obama. Ships, buildings, parks, highways, roads, bridges, planes, kids, ad infinitude. It will be a million times worse than Martin Luther King Jr. street, the place to go if you enjoy getting shot in almost any city in the US. It's sort of a black thing.
And Barack Hussein Obama is not even his real name, but then Martin Luther King Jr. was not King's real name either. Obama has never even forged up a document showing he changed his name. A Barack Hussein Obama stamp will be just as fraudulent as Obama is.
The post office will ensure you get a stamp issued with your face on it for a donation to the post office, I'm sure, if the donation is large enough. You can count on that. We'll even have foreigners on US stamps, like a few oil sheiks.