Thursday, September 09, 2010

Stamp Fulfillment Center Stores $400 million to $600 Million Worth of Stamps

Kansas City's KCUR-FM radio reports, "You might think of caves as a natural habitat for bats. But it turns out that the environment inside the caves at the industrial complex Hunt Midwest SubTropolis is also perfect for postage stamps."

It goes on to say, "Since 1982, the United States Postal Service's Stamp Fulfillment Center has stored postage stamps for the entire country inside of these caves just north of the river near the Ameristar Casino. 10,000 postage orders a day are filled here - from businesses, individuals, and even collectors."

According to the report, $400 million to $600 million worth of stamps are stored there.

Khalid Hussein, who runs the USPS Stamp Fulfillment Center and is a collector himself, is quoted as saying that stamp collectors in general are a patriotic bunch and have "a very keen interest in the history of the nation and a very deep attachment to the art."

Click here to listen to KCUR's audio interview and report.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM