January 03, 2007

Lucille Ball Stamp Comes in at Number 25!

The 2001 commemorative stamp that features Lucille Ball has ranked as Number 25 in the all time most popular stamp. The Lucille Ball stamp ranks with over 38 million stamps collected! Elvis ranks in at #1 with 124 million collected.

Since 1988, the Postal Service has annually surveyed more than 10,000 households to determine the number and types of stamps purchased versus stamps saved.

The Postal Service receives stamp ideas from about 50,000 people every year, yet only 20 to 25 subjects make the cut. To narrow down the selection, the Postmaster General's Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee - a cross section of designers, historians and academics - reviews the suggestions and make recommendations to the Postmaster General for final approval.

The Postal Service encourages individuals with stamp ideas to submit their suggestions in writing to:

Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee
Stamp Development
U.S. Postal Service
1735 North Lynn St Rm 5013
Arlington VA 22209-6432

To view the top 25 visit the USPS Site!

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