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Surfing legend Kelly Slater on a stamp? Jennifer Aniston maybe? Who gets your stamp of approval?
Want a U.S. postage stamp with Derek Jeter on it? How about Julia Roberts or Eminem?
In the past, that wasn't possible because of U.S. Postal Service rule against having famous people on stamps before they shuffle off this mortal coil.
The USPS announced on Monday that it would drop the rule, which required someone to be dead at least five years before they could be honored on a postage stamp.
The new guidelines begin next year, said Stephen Kearney, USPS Manager, Stamp Services. And the USPS wants your suggestions on who it should slap on a stamp. It requests that you send your ideas via Facebook (facebook.com/USPSStamps) and Twitter (@USPSStamps).
Suggestions will be reviewed by the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee, which recommends stamp subjects to the Postmaster General.
Now, I'm not certain that this move will help the USPS stop bleeding red ink, but it can't hurt to have Jennifer Aniston, Tom Cruise or Tom Brady on a stamp. Personally, I am casting my vote for one of the winningest athletes of all time, ten-time Association of Surfing Professionals world champ Kelly Slater.
Who would get your stamp of approval? Use the comment field below.