People still like holding onto Elvis.
The Postal Service says more than 124 million of the 1993
Elvis Presley stamps have been saved by Americans. The post office
does an annual survey of ten-thousand households to determine which
stamps are most popular.
Rising into the second spot was this year's Wonders of America
set with 87.5 million stamps saved.
The post office receives stamp ideas from an estimated
50,000 people annually, with 20 to 25 suggestions making it
onto postage. The avalanche of ideas is reviewed by an independent
advisory committee which sends its recommendations to the
postmaster general for a final decision.
The 1992 Wildflowers set, Rock-and-Roll and Rhythm-and-Blues
from 1993 and this year's DC Comics Super Heroes set rounded out
the top five.