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More Cherry Blossom Stamps

posted Apr 12, 2012, 10:36 AM by Michael Dylan Welch
Turns out the initial print run of 100,000,000 cherry blossom stamps, the one with my cotranslation with Emiko Miyashita of a waka (tanka) on the back, has been selling out, so the post office just ordered a second printing of another 50,000,000 stamps. It has turned out to be one of the best-selling U.S. postage stamps in decades. Amazing! The Washington Post has a story about stamp sales exceeding all expectations. They may even do a third printing of another 50,000,000!