January 28, 2019

Stamps: Tiny Squares Full Of Secrets

by Every Little Thing

How do U.S. postage stamps come to be? ELT explores the secret world of the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee, the group that decides what gets stuck on America’s envelopes. Plus, Bigfoot gets his due.


Guests: Bill Gicker, manager of stamp development at USPS; Jessica, ex-CSAC member; Kam Mak, artist and stamp illustrator. Thanks to caller Elizabeth. 


“Mr. Stampman” performed by Bobby Lord, Matthew Boll, MR Daniel, and Julia Kaplan. 


See Kam's stamp here: https://twitter.com/eltshow/status/1089959537434681344

Mail your stamp idea to:


Stamp Development

Attn: Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee

475 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Room 3300

Washington, DC 20260-3501


 Remember: One idea per letter.