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D’oh! Postal Service over produces millions of The Simpson stamps

US Postal Service lost millions with The Simpsons

From the Washington Post:

In a move that wasted $1.2 million in printing costs, the Postal Service produced 1 billion of “The Simpsons” stamps. It sold 318 million.

A Postal Service inspector general’s report singled out the overproduction of stamps marking the 20th anniversary of the cartoon as an example of failing to align stamp production with demand.

Pocket change for a government organization that is estimated to lose $15 BILLION this year. D’OH!

Community Comments

#1 Andrew Farago
August/23/2012
@ 2:17 pm

Why don’t they keep them in circulation and sell them with sheets of one-cent Family Guy stamps?

#2 Mike Lester
August/23/2012
@ 2:27 pm

#3 Chris Marshall
August/23/2012
@ 2:34 pm

#4 LK Mirrer
August/23/2012
@ 5:47 pm

… and when the Simpsons stamps first came out, I headed to several Post Offices to pick up a whole bunch of them.
Most didn’t have them. I eventually found some, but not as many as I would have purchased had they actually been distributed!

#5 rodd perry
August/23/2012
@ 8:24 pm

Congress created this problem…and congress can fix it!

#6 Rich Diesslin
August/24/2012
@ 10:09 am

Here’s a thought … sell them at a discount or allow them to be forever stamps (regardless of the 44¢). Since any 1¢ stamp is a loss to begin with, this saves everybody any further expense.

#7 Darryl Heine
August/24/2012
@ 12:40 pm

Are they still in circulation? I thought postage stamps are now 45 cents or FOREVER mode!

#8 Brian Powers
August/24/2012
@ 10:44 pm

just make them FOREVER stamps and they will eventually be used

#9 Marc Davidson
August/26/2012
@ 1:07 am

In other news, bipartisan cartoon stealers!
http://www.bipartisanreport.com/Cartoons.htm

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