Stamp Subject Commemoration Calendar

Over one thousand people have been featured on United States postage stamps, and honoring the anniversaries of their births and deaths is a rich source of ideas for cachetmakers. You could, for example, celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of polar explorer Matthew Alexander Henson, or the 25th anniversary of the death of author and cartoonist Dr. Seuss.

This calendar will help you find upcoming birth and death anniversaries of U.S. stamp subjects, at intervals of 25 years. Use the arrows to scroll through the months. Click on any calendar entry to their related stamps with Scott catalogue numbers. Click on their name in the popup to visit their entry at Wikipedia.

This app works in any web browser. On a mobile device, you may find it easier to use if you rotate the device sideways (landscape mode).

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