February 21, 2014
Do you know what’s better than buying a new Apple product? Buying an Apple stamp…?
Back in 1995, I started a stamp collection. Three years later, during a family visit from New Jersey, the entire collection ultimately found itself all over my bedroom walls thanks to one rude, younger cousin. Needless to say, I quit my aspiration to become a renown philatelist. Some revelation from the Washington Post may help to revive that.
According to yesterday’s Post, Steve Jobs is slated to get a limited feature US postage stamp in 2015. The late Apple co-founder will be joined by the likes of Johnny Carson, Elvis Prestley, James Brown, the Peanuts gang, Madonna and Child, and yet-unnamed science fiction writers (Robert Heinlein? Ray Bradbury?? H.G. Wells???)
Usually kept a secret from the public, yesterday’s published listing could be seen as a possible attempt at boosting interest in the faltering Postal Service. The Postal Service’s stamp program usually includes many more historical, cultural, and literary figures; however, as the Post reported, “the financially strapped service is embarking on a new path now to increase revenue and attract new collectors.”
While the Steve Jobs stamp is currently listed as “in design development,” the revelation has already gotten a lot of public attention – nice one, Postal Service.
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