The numbers are in, and, great news, Post Office stamp sales for September showed an increase over this time last year!
In fact, stamp sales in September 2011 increased more than 3.2 percent compared to those in September 2010. The top selling stamps were the Lady Liberty and U.S. Flag coil of 100, with 322 million stamps sold, and the Liberty Bell book stamps, with 213 million stamps sold.
Top commemorative sellers were:
- Send A Hello (14 million)
- Owney the Postal Dog
- Edward Hopper (7.3 million)
- U.S. Merchant Marine
- Go Green (5.2 million)
Most best selling commemoratives, along with the month’s top selling stamps, reflect continuing customer interest in Americana, as well as patriotic and animal themes. Owney the Postal Dog is proving especially popular. Available since July 27th, the stamp honoring the mail train-riding pooch sold more than 11 million copies in its first month and more than 20 million stamps to date.
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