us postage stamp with picture of George-Washington
Postage stamps in the United States were not issued until the mid-1800s. The first two men honored by appearing on the face of a United States postage stamp were George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, two of the most notable figures of the American Revolution. There are enough of these stamps around today that collectors are still able to find them. The first two men on stamps were followed by many other people, from Presidents like Jackson and Lincoln to Abbott and Costello, a comic team.