PCA Stamp Out of Circulation

Prostate Cancer Awareness Week (pcaw.org) notes that the PCAW stamp has been taken off the market.

Prostate Cancer Awareness Stamp Taken Off the Market

As of this Monday, July 16, 2001 there were 24.3 million Prostate Cancer Awareness stamps in inventory (of 78.1 million originally issued May 28, 1999.) As of September 30, 2001, it will be withdrawn from sale through the USA Philatelic mail order catalog and no longer be available. Some of the larger post offices that have Philatelic Centers for collectors may still have a very limited inventory of this stamp. Of course, non-postal stamp dealers and collectors will have some for sale.

Here's the latest information on sales of the Breast Cancer Research semipostal stamp. As of June 15, 2001, the U.S Postal Service sold 305 million of the stamps (40 cents each for a total gross revenue of $122 million), raising $21 million for research. 415 million total stamps have been printed. The stamp was first issued on July 29, 1998.

Comparison: PCA stamps sold at 32 cents each - 53.8 million. BCA stamps sold at 40 cents each - 305.0 million.
Source: Don Smeraldi, U.S. Postal Service, 202.268.6524

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 One PCA stamp was sold for every six BCA stamps. Makes me wonder where the men are.

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