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would not a stamp expert have 40 yrs handling stamps be of an age of 70 plus an have his picture on an stamp??? 100 percent hands on.

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Brant,

No one is more deserving, let me tell you.  But the United States Postal Service has had in place a rule that no living person shall be honored on a United States stamp.  You must be dead for at least five years before such an honor can be bestowed (or one year in the case of a United States President).  Now I can already anticipate your next question:  What about those Harry Potter stamps that are being sold in my local post office?  They prominently show a whole bunch of British subjects who are all still alive and kicking!  Its a world gone mad, Brant.  Its a world gone mad.

-Mark Leon

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Mark Leon

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I am a collector of United States postage stamps, and also a stamp dealer. I`m a member of the American Philatelic Society (APS). My principle area of interest and expertise is in United States Stamps.

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I've been selling stamps on the internet since early 1996. I maintain a stamp web page that concentrates on mint US stamps issued generally between 1890 and 2009. I'm an active seller on ebay.com since 1996, under the user id "mleon". You can find my web page at http://www.forwardedge.com/usmints.html

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I have a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, 1984.

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