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I've just discovered that Ray Bradbury has been featured on a postage stamp!

The African nation of Djibouti issued a sheetlet of 9 stamps in 2010, featuring science fiction writers.

The writers appearing are: H. G. Wells, Jules Verne, Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Frank Herbert, Ray Bradbury, William Gibson, Robert A. Heinlein, and Douglas Adams.

Here's an image:

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item...S_DJIBOUTI_2010.html
 
Posts: 649 | Location: Cape Town, South Africa | Registered: 29 December 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Yay! I think I had seen these before, but I can't remember where. Things seem to have gone quiet on the promised US series of SF writer stamps.


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According to the link below, the Citizens’ Stamps Advisory Committee has approved a set of Science Fiction Writers stamps for 2015.

The green text indicates that the designs have already been approved!

I'm totally confident that we're going to see Ray on one of them. My only regret is that the USPS nowadays issues almost exclusively self-adhesive stamps, which don't display as nicely as traditional stamps with dry, water-activated gum (individually, that is - sheets look OK).
 
Posts: 649 | Location: Cape Town, South Africa | Registered: 29 December 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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No link, douglasSP, no link!

I seem to recall recently reading that USPS have not only fixed the designs for the set due out in 2015, but have put together a second list of SF authors for a follow-up set. (I think there was a lot of concern that the first list didn't reflect the diversity of the field.)


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Posts: 5023 | Location: UK | Registered: 07 April 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Last I heard, the subject had to be deceased for ten years before appearing on a U. S. postage stamp, unless they have changed or made an exception to that rule.
 
Posts: 7133 | Location: Dayton, Washington, USA | Registered: 03 December 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Originally posted by dandelion:
Last I heard, the subject had to be deceased for ten years before appearing on a U. S. postage stamp, unless they have changed or made an exception to that rule.


They have changed that rule.


- Phil

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Posts: 5023 | Location: UK | Registered: 07 April 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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The missing link will be on a set of paleontology stamps scheduled for... oh, wait! Now I see what you mean!

Here it is:

http://laughingsquid.com/unite...-jobs-stamp-in-2015/
 
Posts: 649 | Location: Cape Town, South Africa | Registered: 29 December 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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According to the link below, the Citizens’ Stamps Advisory Committee has approved a set of Science Fiction Writers stamps for 2015.

The problem with this is that Ray wasn't a science fiction writer! The good news is that most people (including, I would suspect, the USPS) think that he was!


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That's a psittacism, Doug.

(O.E.D.'s free word of the day, a short while ago. Gotta love it.)
 
Posts: 649 | Location: Cape Town, South Africa | Registered: 29 December 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Ray considered himself more of a fantasy writer iirc, but he has really written about all types of things, especially in his short stories. Still it is a shame that he hasn't had a stamp yet. I believe they will get around to it, though, one of these days.
 
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