The United States Postal Service, or USPS, on Thursday approved the design of a collectible stamp, which will feature late Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) co-founder Steve Jobs, with the commemorative piece expected to be released in 2015.
According to a report from the Washington Post, a “secret” list of upcoming collectible stamps from the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee, or CSAC, revealed that Jobs would be one of the featured subjects in a list that includes Elvis Presley, James Brown and the comic strip, Peanuts, among others. The design of the Steve Jobs stamp is said to be in the development stage, and after its completion, the stamp is expected to be made available at USPS outlets across the country.
Although the list is not final and a comment from Susan McGowan, the USPS executive director for stamp services and corporate licensing, saying that the options “are subject to change” at any time, the Jobs stamp is still likely to become an actual product as all the required work has already been done, Apple Insider reported.
Established in 1957, CSAC receives thousands of letters from the public nominating someone to appear on a postage stamp, and an advisory committee reviews ideas for new stamps and nominates those that are “contemporary, timely, relevant, interesting and educational” to go into production.
Here is the stamp selection process, briefed by CSAC:
Stamp proposals are to be submitted in writing to the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee. This allows everyone the same opportunity to suggest a new stamp subject. Subjects should be submitted at least three years in advance of the proposed date of issue to allow sufficient time for consideration and for design and production, if the subject is approved. All eligible subjects are reviewed by the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee regardless of how they are submitted, i.e., stamped cards, letters or petitions.
Jobs, who died of pancreatic cancer in 2011, has been posthumously honored multiple times.
He received a special Grammy Merit Award in 2012, and was inducted into the Bay Area Business Hall of Fame in 2013. He won a Disney Legends Award in 2013, had a building at Pixar named after him, and was featured in an exhibit at the U.S. Patent Office Museum.