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In January, 2008, Apple CEO and co-founder Steve Jobs holding up the new Macbook Air.
Thomas Edison has one. So does Alexander Graham Bell. In 2015, Apple founder Steve Jobs could have his own U.S. postage stamp too.
A list of approved subjects for future stamps has been obtained by the Washington Post, and it looks like Jobs made the cut. The entrepreneur died in 2011 after battling pancreatic cancer.
After his death, a number of unauthorized “homages” — or shameless attempts to cash in on his likeness — popped up, including an action figure made in China (compete with sneakers and black turtleneck) and a 440-pound statue in Hungary. It's safe to assume that the U.S. Postal Service actually got the blessing of Apple and the Jobs estate for this project.
(For our younger readers: Stamps are small pieces of paper lined with adhesive that are often affixed to analog email, or "mail,' and then delivered by truck).
Not that the list is final, as the U.S. Postal Service told CNN. Still, Apple fan boys should be excited about shelling out $0.49 for a tiny square of Jobs memorabilia.
What else can we expect in 2015? Stamps featuring James Brown, Johnny Carson, and "letter writing."
First published February 21 2014, 12:05 PM
Keith Wagstaff is a contributing writer at NBC News. He covers technology, reporting on Internet security, mobile technology and more. He joined NBC News from The Week, where he was a staff writer covering politics. Prior to his work at The Week, he was a technology writer at TIME.
He lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.