U.S. Postal Service to allow the living to be featured on postage stamps

September 26, 2011 at 7:00 pm in INFORUM

WASHINGTON Who would you put on a stamp? Charlie Sheen? Lady Gaga? Yourself?
Hoping to boost sagging revenue, the U.S. Postal Service on Monday abandoned its longstanding rule that stamps cannot feature people who are still alive and is asking the public for suggestions.
It’s a first that means living sports stars, writers, artists and other prominent or not-so-prominent people could take their places in postal history next to the likes of George Washington, Martin Luther King Jr. and Marilyn Monroe. Continue Reading