Steve Jobs to be Featured on a Postage Stamp in 2015

February 21, 2014

9:00 am

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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Ronald Barba was the previous managing editor of Tech.Co. His primary story interests include industry trends, consumer-facing apps/products, the startup lifestyle, business ethics, diversity in tech, and what-is-this-bullsh*t things. Aside from writing about startups and entrepreneurship, Ronald is interested in 'Doctor Who', Murakami, 'The Mindy Project', and fried chicken. He is currently based in New York because he mistakenly studied philosophy in college and is now a "writer". Tweet @RonaldPBarba.

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