Postal Service to begin putting living people on stamps

    The United States Postal Service is about to make a very big change, and you can play a role.

    Once an honor only for the deceased, stamps will now feature living people. Current practice requires figures to be dead for five years before appearing on a stamp, as the Associated Press reports, and the rule used to be 10 years.

    Have a suggestion for who should be on a stamp? USPS wants you to make recommendations through Facebook, Twitter and of course, snail mail (Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee, c/o Stamp Development, Room 3300, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Washington DC 20260-3501).

    About 40,000 suggestions come in every year, and those get narrowed down to 50, so make your nomination wisely.

    Feed the Feed: What local figure(s) would you like to see on a stamp?

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