List of people on stamps of the United States

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This article lists people who have been featured on United States postage stamps. Since the United States Post Office issued its first stamp in 1847, over 4,000 stamps have been issued and over 800 people featured. Many of these people (especially the earlier Presidents) have been featured on multiple stamps. The following entries list the name of the person, the year they were first featured on a stamp, and a very short description of their notability.

For the purpose of this list, "featured" may mean:

  1. The likeness of a person,
  2. The name of a person, or
  3. People who have neither their likeness or name on a stamp, but are documented by the United States Postal Service as being the subject of a stamp (see reference).

This list is complete through all announced 2005 issues.

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A "coil" stamp showing John Quincy Adams (1767-1848). He was the sixth president of the United States from 1825 - 1829. His father, John Adams, was second president of the United States.

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Raoul Wallenberg Stamp, © USPS, 1997, licensed as editorial content
Raoul Wallenburg Stamp, 1997

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Guam

These were contemporary stamps of the US, with a "GUAM" overprint.

Offices in China

Quotation

  • "We cannot put the face of a person on a stamp unless said person is deceased. My suggestion, therefore, is that you drop dead." -- J. Edward Day, Postmaster General, 1962. Day was replying to a request from an individual to be honored with a stamp. The letter was never mailed.

Reference

  • United States Postal Service (2004). The Postal Service Guide to U.S. Stamps (31st ed.). Washington, D.C.: HarperResource. ISBN 0060528265.

See also