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Harvey Milk Stamp Coming in 2014?

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Back in 2009, we reported on efforts to get the U.S. Postal Service to issue a Harvey Milk stamp.

Could it be happening?

The Bay Area Reporter is hopeful:

Linn's Stamp News, a weekly publication that covers the mail service, is reporting in its May 27 issue that Milk was among the special stamps chosen for next year by the Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee during its closed door meetings earlier this year.

An anonymous source sent Linn's a copy of the panel's January 31 and February 1 meeting minutes where 2014 stamps were debated and chosen. It included a notation that the minutes regarding the Milk stamp, along with a number of other choices, had been approved at an April 13 meeting.

Reporter Bill McAllister, who provided the Bay Area Reporter with a copy of the article posted to the website of the subscription-only publication May 13, cautioned in the story that "there is no certainty" that the Milk or other listed stamps would be issued in 2014. The documents McAllister was provided, nonetheless, list the Milk stamp for release in May next year.

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  1. I don't understand - it looks nothing like Sean Penn!

    Seriously, what a huge move forward to have this man's image on a US stamp. It probably means more to the "ancient generation" (like me) over 35 who grew up with the postal service as a sole means of communication with long distance friends and relatives (phones were expensive!) Let's hope it happens.

    Posted by: Steve | May 29, 2013 9:23:50 AM


  2. I don't understand - it looks nothing like Sean Penn!

    Seriously, what a huge move forward to have this man's image on a US stamp. It probably means more to the "ancient generation" (like me) over 35 who grew up with the postal service as a sole means of communication with long distance friends and relatives (phones were expensive!) Let's hope it happens.

    Posted by: Steve | May 29, 2013 9:23:51 AM


  3. I hope a Milk stamp proves to be a reality.

    I do think the graphic could be improved upon... significantly.

    Posted by: AG | May 29, 2013 10:02:02 AM


  4. I'd lick that!

    Posted by: Michael | May 29, 2013 10:03:20 AM


  5. I'd buy a few sheets both to use and to collect. I hope it happens soon.

    Posted by: Bob R | May 29, 2013 10:19:09 AM


  6. I'll take 100 stamps, thank you very much!

    Posted by: Andy | May 29, 2013 3:18:35 PM


  7. I'm sure I'm not the only one to do so, but I DID submit a proposal to the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee.

    Posted by: jimstoic | May 29, 2013 5:16:56 PM


  8. Someone needs a drawing lesson. Seriously.

    Posted by: SayTheTruth | May 29, 2013 9:46:01 PM


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