Although the 1993 Elvis stamp reigns as the most popular stamp of all time, the DC Comics Super Heroes set — issued on July 21, 2006 — ranked high on the Postal Service’s annual survey of the 25 Most Popular Commemorative Stamps.
Since 1988, the Postal Service has surveyed more than 100,000 households annually in an attempt to determine the number and types of stamps purchases versus those saved.
The DC Comics set came in at No. 5, with an estimated 73 million stamps saved. It may be a little while before they topple the King, who accounts for more than 124 million collected stamps.
Disney stamps performed well, with three sets on the list: Art of Disney: Romance (No. 8 ), Art of Disney: Celebration (No. 10), and Art of Disney: Friendship (No. 12). The 1997 Bugs Bunny stamp ranked at No. 17, while the 2005 Jim Henson: Muppets set came in at No. 20.