Sesame Street One of Three New Stamp Sets Released This Year
Maybe this is a reason to start sending stuff via the US Postal Service.
According to a press release from the USPS, they’ll be releasing three different “stamp subjects” for 2019. I really excited about two of them and the third is…cool, for October.
The Postal Service plans to release a Sesame Street, T. Rex, and Spooky Silhouettes set of stamps this year!
The Sesame Street stamp set will have 16 of the children’s show characters: Big Bird, Ernie, Bert, Cookie Monster, Rosita, The Count, Oscar the Grouch, Abby Cadabby, Herry Monster, Julia, Guy Smiley, Snuffleupagus, Elmo, Telly, Grover, and Zoe.
The USPS says in the press release,
The Postal Service honors Sesame Street as one of the most influential and beloved children’s television shows. For the last 50 years, it has provided educational programming and entertainment for generations of children throughout the country and around the world.
The T.Rex collection is cool as well, especially since they’re going through 16 different scenes, from the press release,
One design illustrates a face-to-face encounter with a T. rex approaching through a forest clearing; another shows the same young adult T. rex with a young Triceratops — both dinosaurs shown in fossil form. The third and fourth stamps depict a newly hatched T. rex covered with downy feathers and a bare-skinned juvenile T. rex chasing a primitive mammal. The “Nation’s T. rex,” the young adult depicted on two of the stamps, was discovered on federal land in Montana and is one of the most studied and important specimens ever found. Its remains will soon be on display at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.
The third is Spooky Silhouettes – which as I said will be great for Halloween time – you know, given you send out a lot of Halloween cards. Can you still use the stamp for Thanksgiving??
Details on exact dates will be released later this year, according to the USPS press release.