USPS Board not so sure about living people on stamps

The New York TimesBill McAllister reports in Linn’s Stamp News that members of the USPS Board of Governors aren’t really happy about the Postmaster General’s plan to honor living persons on postage stamps. PMG Pat Donahoe announced the change in policy last September, and the USPS expected the first stamp featuring a living individual would be available sometime this year.

Linn’s says Board Chairman Thurgood Marshall wants to know more about the proposal, and notes that recently re-appointed Board member James Miller expressed opposition to the plan at his confirmation hearing. Governor James Bilbray told the magazine “Many of us have reservations about this”.

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