Maggie Wins by a Squeaker
Nearly 1 Million Votes Cast Rivals 1992 Elvis Vote
THE SIMPSONS stamps were issued nationwide
Votes Percentage Maggie 272,235 29.7 Homer 264,038 28.8 Bart 172,867 18.9 Marge 106,214 11.6 Lisa 101,573 11.1 ------- Total 916,927
Will the Simpsons dethrone the King?
The 916,927 votes fall short of the 1.1 million votes received in 1992 when America voted for a “younger vs. older” Elvis stamp image, with the younger winning by a three-to-one margin. The Elvis vote took place prior to the internet. Customers voted by mailing in post cards obtained at Post Offices. The younger Elvis stamp was issued in 1993.
“Elvis remains as the most popular stamp among collectors, but the response to The Simpsons indicates that the King might have some competition,” said U.S. Postal Service Executive Director, Stamp Services,
“When we take a look back at all the various extensions of The Simpsons over the past 20 years, there is a long-standing tradition of campaigns that standout as gamechangers, and this was certainly one of the best!” said
To promote The Simpsons stamps, the Postal Service issued an “
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