The U.S. Postal Service will feature a close-up, black-and-white photograph of Harvey Milk on its commemorative stamp of the California politician and gay rights icon.
The financially strapped Postal Service is asking for a 3-cent increase in the price of a first class stamp, raising it to 49 cents. The chairman of the postal Board of Governors, Mickey Barnett, warned the agency is in a “precarious financial condition.”
The debt-ridden U.S. Postal Service wasted $1.2 million in printing costs after making a bad bet that stamps representing The Simpsons would be twice as popular as Elvis Presley.