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Dead or Alive

The Stamp Collecting Report, I'm Lloyd de Vries.

We're now about a third of the way into the year, and, so far, no Living Person has been
honored by a U-S stamp, nor has one been announced.

When the change in policy was made last fall that, starting in 20-12, living people COULD
be honored on stamps.... we assumed that meant that a living person WOULD be honored on a
stamp this year. I figured the Postal Service had someone in mind, and was changing the
rule just to issue that stamp.

But so far -- nothing.

Now that doesn't mean it won't happen this year. The Postal People love to spring surprise
stamps on us, for maximum publicity.

It may also be that the plans the Postal Service had fell through. The estates of famous
people can be difficult to deal with. How much more intractable are the celebrities

Stamp collectors aren't disappointed at the delay. Most of us would just as soon wait even
longer for the first living person on a U-S stamp.

I'm Lloyd de Vries of The Virtual Stamp Club. For more on stamps and stamp collecting,
and to weigh in with who YOU think will be the first living person on a U-S stamp,
visit virtual-stamp-club-dot-com.

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