USPS deletes talk of honoring living persons on stamps from its web site

Linn’s Stamp News reporter Bill McAllister reports that the US Postal Service has deleted a statement on its web site that said that it would be honoring living persons on future stamps. The Postmaster General had announced last September that the USPS was changing its policy of only honoring individuals who had been dead for at least five years.

The change apparently didn’t sit well with members of the USPS Board of Governors- Linn’s reported last month that at least one BOG member, James Miller, opposed the idea, and that questions had been raised by two other members.