Batman stamp series upsets traditional collectors

Traditional stamp collectors are upset with the recent release of the Batman 75 anniversary series by the United States Postal Service (USPS).

According to Businessweek, traditionalists in the stamp collecting community are upset with recent efforts to attract younger audiences to stamp collecting.

“They have really ruined the stamp program,” explains former U.S. Postmaster General Benjamin Bailar, who resigned from the Citizens Stamp Advisory Committee in August because of his opposition to stamps like the Batman series. “They have prostituted it in an effort to make money.”

The Batman series is part of the U.S. Postal Service’s ongoing efforts to attract younger audiences to stamp collecting, which represents almost pure profit for the cash-strapped agency. “You’ve got people who are fans of an icon that collect Batman memorabilia,” USPS spokesman Mark Saunders told Businessweek. “It’s a great opportunity to reach out to younger audiences, more people, to make stamps more relevant to everyone.”

To read the complete story from BusinessWeek, click here.

 

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