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EcommerceBytes-NewsFlash, Number 2641 - September 29, 2011 - ISSN 1539-5065    3 of 3

USPS Solicits Ideas for Living Figures to Honor on Stamps

By Ina Steiner
EcommerceBytes.com
September 29, 2011




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You may have noticed that the U.S. Postal Service only honors someone on a postage stamp after at least 5 years following their death. That's changing next year when the Postal Service will begin featuring on stamps acclaimed musicians, sports stars, writers, artists and other nationally-known figures who are still living.

The Postal Service is inviting the public to use social media to submit their ideas for individuals to honor. People can submit the top five living individuals they would like to see on stamps through Facebook and Twitter.

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe said in a press release, "These remarkable individuals - through their transformative achievements in their respective fields - have made enduring contributions to the United States of America. Honoring living individuals expands the interest in stamp topics and keeps our program timely, relevant and contemporary."

The USPS believes the move will expand the public's interest in stamps and stamp-collecting.

About the author:

Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.

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