USPS admits they are stuck with over $1.2 million in ‘Simpsons’ stamps
“The Simpsons” fandom appears to be lacking and the USPS may be stuck with a hefty bill.
The post office produced 1 billion “Simpsons” themed 44-cent stamps in 2009, but only 318 million were sold, the New York Times reports.
That leaves 682 million stamps that are now unlikely to sell since they now need a one-cent extra stamp for first-class postage. The post office raised its rates to 45 cents for a first-class letter in January.
The Times reports that if the stamps are destroyed, as commemorative stamps that don’t sell often are, it would amount to a waste of $1.2 million in printing costs.