US Stamps

Meet some lesser-known U.S. stamp occupants: Linn's Buzz

June 17, 2015 05:43 PM

  • Mental Floss on June 15 compiled a list of "15 Lesser-Known People Who Got Their Own U.S. Postage Stamps."

By Joe O'Donnell

1. Who's that?

Mental Floss on June 15 published a post introducing "15 Lesser-Known People Who Got Their Own U.S. Postage Stamps."

Subjects include Harriet Quimby, the first U.S. woman to become a licensed pilot; Babe Zaharias, an Olympic track and field athlete; and Joshua Johnson, the first known professional African American painter.

Which lesser-known but important folks did they miss? Tell us in the comments.

2. Stamp crime

"A man has been charged with stealing more than $300,000 Australian (about $231,941 U.S.) worth of postage stamps from post offices across Sydney, Australia."

3. Growing the hobby

The president of the American Stamp Dealers Association would like to see more collectors and dealers involved in organized philately.

4. World Stamp Show update

"A preliminary list of theme days for the upcoming World Stamp Show-NY 2016 includes tributes to America, the United Nations, education and the armed forces."

5. Hot topics

Check out the three most-read stories of the last seven days:

  1. USPS issues rare statement against inspector general
  2. Court tells USPS 49¢ stamp not permanent
  3. Stamp subjects should be relevant to attract today’s young people