USPS to put living people on stamps

September 26, 2011 10:02:06 AM PDT
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.

Postal officials will consider stamps for acclaimed American musicians, sports stars, writers, artists and other nationally known figures.

You can submit suggestions through Facebook, Twitter, the U.S. postal service website, or by mail to the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee.

That committee receives as many as 40,000 suggestions for new stamps each year and narrows them down to about 50 finalists.

The postmaster general makes the final decision.

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