Published On: Wed, Aug 29th, 2012

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.

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