February 21, 2014
Steve Jobs is set to be honored by the United States Postal Service (USPS) with a commemorative stamp. As reported by Engadget, the late Apple cofounder and CEO is going to be featured on a postage stamp as part of the USPS' collectible series for 2015:
Stamp subjects are traditionally kept a secret until just before printing to raise public demand, however, The Washington Post outed a list of upcoming mailbox-honorees Thursday.As noted in the document, the design of Jobs' commemorative stamp is still in development. (The stamp pictured above is a composite image courtesy of Engadget.) Jobs died on Oct. 5, 2011, at the age of 56, of pancreatic cancer. Aside from the upcoming commemorative stamp, his posthumous honors so far include a Disney Legend Award, given last August, and an induction into the Bay Area Council Business Hall of Fame, carried out last November. In addition to Jobs, the USPS' 2015 collectible series includes stamps paying tribute to a few other icons: Hollywood actress Ingrid Bergman, funk music founding father James Brown, "The Tonight Show" host Johnny Carson, "the King of Rock and Roll" Elvis Presley, and African American architect Robert Robinson Taylor.