By Jeff Pfeiffer
Woo-hoo! Starting soon, when you write those letters to Die Hard or another one of your favorite movies, you will be able to use a Simpsons stamp to send them! Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie will be commemorated on official First-Class stamps from the U.S. Postal Service personally designed by Simpsons creator Matt Groening. Out of the 50,000 stamp suggestions the USPS receives each year, about 20 are considered, and obviously FOX’s first family made the final cut at long last.
A sneak peek at what the stamps will look like will be made available on April 9 at 8am ET on the Postal Service website. At that time, it will be announced when the stamps will go on sale, and how to pre-order them. Given that we know at this point that the Simpsons stamps will be 44 cents, it can be reasoned that they likely won’t be available until on or after May 11. Yes, that’s the date when the USPS raises the price of stamps yet again, from 42 cents to 44 cents. D’oh!
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