Former PMG warns against “prostituting” stamp program for profit

From Linns Stamp News:

Former postmaster general Benjamin F. Bailar has resigned from the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee, questioning the value of continuing a panel that has guided United States stamp policy since 1957.

In a letter to Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe, Bailar suggested that the committee has become overly concerned about trying to raise money for the cash-poor U.S. Postal Service and less worried about what message U.S. stamps offer the world.

Linn’s obtained a copy of his July 23 letter, which Bailar had not meant to be made public.

“In my opinion the stamp program should celebrate the things that are great about the United States and serve as a medium to communicate those things to a world-wide audience,” Bailar said.

“To prostitute that goal in the pursuit of possibly illusory profits does not make sense to me.”

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