Changes for U.S. stamps
The big stamp news out of Washington D.C. is that we'll soon see the first U.S. stamp specifically issued to honor a living person. The requirement that U.S. stamp subjects can only be honored five years after they have died has been eliminated, which means the living and recently deceased now can be featured on new U.S. stamps. Who will be the first to be honored under the new rules? Only time will tell.
This month's newsletter includes photos from two recent U.S. first-day ceremonies, for the Edward Hopper and Save Vanishing Species stamps. We also have a feature that looks at some of the most-visited U.S. tourist sites as depicted on stamps, and a peek at Canada's forthcoming Christmas stamps.
Exciting times are ahead for the stamp hobby!
Linn's Online Editor