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Posted 03/30/2018   09:46 am  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add modernstamps to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Maybe someone has answered this question on the forums in the past,
but my question is:
Does the USPS pay royalties to use Disney characters or Elvis, etc. on their stamps.
I'm just curious about this.
Thanks.
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Posted 03/30/2018   09:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Petert4522 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I do not know about individual stamps, but yes, the USPS pays royalties in some cases. The flag and statue of liberty issue comes to mind, where the artist that made the statue in Las Vegas that was used on the stamp wanted to get credit.

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Posted 03/30/2018   10:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add floortrader to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Yes ,it is a token amount ,just to prevent future lawsuits .
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Posted 03/30/2018   2:43 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add modernstamps to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks for your replies. I always wondered about that.
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Posted 03/30/2018   5:06 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jkelley01938 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Might be a token amount but its still a waste of our money. And Disney gets free advertising. They should be paying us!

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Posted 03/30/2018   5:36 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jarnick to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My understanding, which may be completely wrong, is that Disney grants the license to use their characters on postage stamps without payment for the publicity received. However, when USPS sells that coffee mug with the stamp reproduced on it, Disney gets a royalty.
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