Archive for Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Elvis remains king of postage stamps

December 27, 2006


— Elvis is still The King.

An annual survey by the Postal Service found that some 124.1 million of the 1993 Elvis Presley stamps were saved by Americans - making it the most popular stamp in the country.

Rising into second spot was the Wonders of America set with 87.5 million stamps saved, the agency said.

The agency does an annual survey of 10,000 households to determine which stamps are most popular.

Following Elvis and the Wonders of America in popularity were Wildflowers, 1992, 76.1 million stamps saved; Rock & Roll/Rhythm & Blues, 1993, 75.9 million; and DC Comics Super Heroes, 2006, 73.0 million.

Rounding out the Top 10 were Greetings From America, 2002, 71.4 million; Insects and Spiders, 1999, 61.0 million; Art of Disney: Romance, 2006, 57.2 million; Legends of Baseball, 2000, 53.9 million; and Art of Disney: Celebration, 2005, 52.8 million.


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