Placing a living individual on a postage stamp is not yet a reality in the
United States, but in the UK, Royal Mail is looking to honor gold
medalists in the 2012 Paralympic Games.
Royal Mail has been a long-time supporter of the British Paralympic Association, an organization dedicated to supporting participation of disabled British athletes in the Paralympic Games. This year, the games are being held in London, and Royal Mail will honor both the games and British athletes who win a gold medal on its next stamp release.
The Paralympic Games occur during the same winter and summer cycles as the Olympic Games. Approximately 4,200 disabled athletes from 160 countries around the world will compete in this year’s Paralympic Games. The highly competitive event begins August 29 in
continues through September 9.
Do you think USPS should honor gold medalists from the U.S. on a stamp?