The federal government printed its last postage stamps Friday.
The end to 111 years of stamp production by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) came without any public ceremony in the same 14th Street building where many of the nation’s most famous stamps have been printed.
That’s good news. The government should get out of the stamp printing business. Private business can do it better and faster. Just about the only thing the government should continue to print on its own is currency.