Stamp Backstory | December 17, 2007 Issue - Vol. 85 Issue 51 | Chemical & Engineering News
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Issue Date: December 17, 2007

Stamp Backstory

The inner workings of the Postal Service
Department: Science & Technology, Business

Despite the public's frequent contact with the Postal Service, the agency's operations remain a bit of a mystery for many people.

One surprising fact is that most subjects that appear on U.S. stamps are suggested by the public. Each year, the agency's Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee evaluates thousands of proposals, which must be submitted in writing at least three years before the proposed date of . . .

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