Steve Jobs to be commemorated with collectible USPS stamp in 2015

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in General Discussion edited February 2014
The U.S. Postal Service has given the go-ahead to design a collectible stamp that will feature Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, with the commemorative piece slated for release in 2015.

Jobs Stamp
Source: USPS via The Washington Post


A "secret" list of upcoming collectible stamps from the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee (CSAC) reveals Jobs to be one of the featured subjects of an upcoming collectible set to debut in 2015, reports The Washington Post. Jobs is joined by other other pop culture icons like Johnny Carson and the comic strip Peanuts.

According to its charter, the CSAC was established in 1957 to portray the American experience to a world audience through postage stamps and postal stationery. Every year, thousands of letters proposing new stamp ideas are sent to USPS, the CSAC's job is to evaluate the merits of each on behalf of the Postmaster General.

While not assigned to any specific series, such as "Music Icons" or "Legends of Hollywood," the Jobs stamp is said to be in the design development stage. Following completion of the design, the stamp must then be approved before it hits USPS outlets nationwide.

The list is not final, however, as USPS executive director for stamp services and corporate licensing Susan McGowan notes, saying the options "are subject to change" at any time. With work already being done on the Jobs' stamp, however, the chances of it becoming an actual product are somewhat higher compared to those not yet in the design phase.

Along with the usual USPS hallmark series portraying historical figures and sites, the Postal Service will continuing a slightly controversial initiative of featuring more modern subjects in a bid to garner interest from younger philatelists.
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  • Reply 1 of 28
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 6,782member
    It%u2019s really sad that the Apple hater%u2019s blindness won%u2019t allow them to accept the importance of Steve Jobs to American culture and business. Everybody else does, apparently.

    update: I can’t believe how screwed up this forum software is. AI should be ashamed of itself.
  • Reply 2 of 28
    emesemes Posts: 239member
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by lkrupp View Post



    It's really sad that the Apple hater's blindness won't allow them to accept the importance of Steve Jobs to American culture and business. Everybody else does, apparently.

    FTFY

  • Reply 3 of 28
    gtrgtr Posts: 3,231member
    Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011.

    Steve Job's Legacy 1955 -
  • Reply 4 of 28
    dasanman69dasanman69 Posts: 12,976member
    lkrupp wrote: »
    It%u2019s really sad that the Apple hater%u2019s blindness won%u2019t allow them to accept the importance of Steve Jobs to American culture and business. Everybody else does, apparently.

    Hate begets hate. Instead of being congratulatory, and happy for such a honor your attention can't be diverted from being hateful. That's quite sad. I on the other hand applaud the USPS for honoring a true American genius.
  • Reply 5 of 28

    USPS does itself proud.

  • Reply 6 of 28
    Steve never like looking back...this is a laugh..I can hear him..what's a stamp for.
  • Reply 7 of 28
    gtr wrote: »
    Steve Jobs 1955 - 2011.

    Steve Job's Legacy 1955 -

    Steve Jobs. R.I.P.
  • Reply 8 of 28
    mstonemstone Posts: 11,510member

    I hope it will be a Forever stamp.

  • Reply 9 of 28
    froodfrood Posts: 771member

    As a tribute to Steve, this stamp should cost 30% more than other stamps and the post office should be forced to give that 30% extra to Apple. 

     

    I kid, I kid!   Steve absolutely deserves his own stamp, but the post office must be issuing it with some chagrin...  

     

    "Thanks for making such a popular phone Steve, so now people can just immediately message each other even easier than emailing without having to, you know, write a letter that requires a *stamp*   Thanks for helping kill our business, here's to you."

     

    I don't know why it took me by surprise, but really psyched to see Johnny Carson on the list.

  • Reply 10 of 28
    tylerk36tylerk36 Posts: 1,037member

    awesome!!  Maybe a collectors item some day?  Like in about 50 years?

  • Reply 11 of 28
    realisticrealistic Posts: 1,131member

    It would be fitting if the Steve Jobs stamp was a 'Forever Stamp' because of the impact on society his vision has had.

  • Reply 12 of 28
    comleycomley Posts: 139member
    I want one and live in the UK so have to pay double i'll be happy to do so . How would I go about getting Americans stamp ? Any beautiful Americans Who could send me hey Steve jobs stamp .? it will be very collectable
  • Reply 13 of 28
    dnd0psdnd0ps Posts: 253member
    "Those bozos can't even get the color right"
  • Reply 14 of 28
    marvfoxmarvfox Posts: 2,275member

    Could be less than 50 years.

  • Reply 15 of 28
    asciiascii Posts: 5,941member

    As a tech geek I am glad to see him get a stamp.

  • Reply 16 of 28
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by lkrupp View Post



    It%u2019s really sad that the Apple hater%u2019s blindness won%u2019t allow them to accept the importance of Steve Jobs to American culture and business. Everybody else does, apparently.



    update: I can’t believe how screwed up this forum software is. AI should be ashamed of itself.

    Correction: With the exception of losers at google and samsung, the whole world has accepted the important of Steve Jobs.

  • Reply 17 of 28
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    Originally Posted by dasanman69 View Post





    Hate begets hate. Instead of being congratulatory, and happy for such a honor your attention can't be diverted from being hateful. That's quite sad. I on the other hand applaud the USPS for honoring a true American genius.

     

    That should apply to everyone, even the people here.  Blind hatred shouldn't get in the way of acknowledging the successful and positive things that guys like Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, and Scott McNealy have done. 

  • Reply 18 of 28
    tylerk36 wrote: »
    awesome!!  Maybe a collectors item some day?  Like in about 50 years?

    I'd expect ALL stamps to be collectors items in 50 years.

    comley wrote: »
    I want one and live in the UK so have to pay double i'll be happy to do so . How would I go about getting Americans stamp ? Any beautiful Americans Who could send me hey Steve jobs stamp .? it will be very collectable
    I've never done it, but I'd expect you could just order them from www.usps.com
  • Reply 19 of 28
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Frood View Post

    As a tribute to Steve, this stamp should cost 30% more than other stamps and the post office should be forced to give that 30% extra to Apple. 

    I kid, I kid!   Steve absolutely deserves his own stamp, but the post office must be issuing it with some chagrin...  

    "Thanks for making such a popular phone Steve, so now people can just immediately message each other even easier than emailing without having to, you know, write a letter that requires a *stamp*   Thanks for helping kill our business, here's to you."

    I don't know why it took me by surprise, but really psyched to see Johnny Carson on the list.

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    It is true that email has taken away a lot of USPS business over the years. However, the iPhone has made it possible for a lot of impulse purchases to be made on the fly. And that stuff has to be shipped (often through USPS). When buyer's remorse kicks in, the stuff can be shipped back (again through USPS).

  • Reply 20 of 28
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    Originally Posted by Fast Fred View Post



    Steve never like looking back...this is a laugh..I can hear him..what's a stamp for.

    Excellent point. At least it's not a stylus.

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