Friday, July 29, 2011

2012 Scouting U.S. Postage Stamp Revealed

Stamp illustrator Craig Frazier loves seeing his work in the mail — or rather, on the mail. “I never get tired of seeing my stamps on an envelope. It’s thrilling,” he says. “There’s something very ‘official’ about it.”

Therein lies a challenge for the U.S. Postal Service. As Frazier recognizes, commemoration on a stamp is a nearly universal symbol of arrival into national significance. Yet how many worthy organizations might deserve such recognition? Many. How many slots are available? Not many.

Back in the 1980s, pressure to recognize different groups grew so great that the Postal Service had to issue a blanket policy: We don’t do  . . .

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