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No one's perfect.

The Stamp Collecting Report, I'm Lloyd de Vries

The recent fall from grace of legendary Penn State football coach Joe Paterno is a lesson
for postal agencies on the pitfalls of honoring living people on stamps. Everyone is a
work-in-progress, and there are often potholes along the road of life.
Yesterday's political frontrunner is today's roadkill. Today's Wall Street genius is
tomorrow's failure.
Paterno was a great coach, and some day the current unpleasantness may be just a footnote
in his life. Then no one would argue if he's chosen for a stamp.
There are far worse on stamps than someone who should've, quote, done more. Some of the
people honored were racists, alcoholics, philanderers, misanthropes, misogynists…you name

With the passage of time, though, we came to appreciate their accomplishments and overlook
their failings.

 But at least with people who are already dead, we know they won't do anything ELSE that's
considered negative.

 It's something postal agencies should keep in mind.

I'm Lloyd de Vries of The Virtual Stamp Club. For more on stamps and stamp collecting,
visit virtual-stamp-club-dot-com.

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