Postal regulations?

Tom Peaco tpeaco at
Wed Aug 16 10:54:12 CEST 2006

 In a message dated 8/14/2006 2:45:15 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
> wolfsong at writes:
>>I was just reading in one of the essays in Carl Barks'   Greatest 
> Stories >Vol.1 that postal regulations prohibited  Scrooge and Gyro from
> appearing in the >same stories in Uncle  Scrooge comics.  Why should the 
> Postal
> Service care >about such a  thing?

I think this topic came up once before.  If I remember correctly, the postal 
regulations did not specifically prohibit any particular characters from 
appearing together.  Rather, the postal regulations required there be 
different stories in each issue in order to receive the best (cheapest) 
shipping rate.  I'm guessing they defined different stories as ones which 
contain totally different characters.  Consequently it was most likely the 
publisher which decided not to put Gyro and Scrooge in the same stories in 
the Uncle Scrooge comics (for purely economic reasons).


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