Cherry Blossoms Become a Money Tree for USPS
Stephen Kearney, executive director of USPS stamp services is quoted as saying, "Unveiled on March 24 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Tokyo’s donation of 3,000 cherry trees to Washington, USPS initially ordered 100 million stamps printed. It has ordered a reprint of 50 million, with the possibility of 50 million more."
According to Mark Saunders, a USPS spokesman, this is the third reprint for a commemorative stamp in recent memory, said . In 1997, the post office reprinted its Bugs Bunny series and then its Adopt a Shelter animal series in 2010.
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