2019 55¢ Sesame Street
Value: 55¢ 1-ounce First-class rate (Forever)
Issue Date: June 22, 2019
First Day City: Detroit, MI
Type of Stamp: Commemorative
Printed by: Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd.
Printing Method: Offset
Format: Pane of 16
Quantity Printed: 62,000,000
In 2019, Sesame Street – everyone's favorite educational and playful children's television show – ceelbrated its 50th anniversary. To commemorate the occasion, the USPS issued 16 new Forever stamps featuring: Big Bird, Ernie and Rubber Duckie, Bert, Cookie Monster, Rosita, The Count, Oscar the Grouch and Slimey, Abby Cadabby, Herry Monster, Julia and Fluffster, Guy Smiley, Snuffleupagus, Elmo, Telly, Grover, and Zoe.
The lovable monsters and Muppets of Sesame Street are a diverse group, with each character bringing something great to the neighborhood. Some, like Bird Bird and Snuffleupagus, have been there since the very beginning. Others, like Abby Cadabby and Julia are relatively new to the neighborhood. The group of friends play, learn new things, and overcome obstacles together. When one of them is sad or angry, everyone else works as a team to help them feel better.
Sesame Street is a happy place where everybody can be themselves, find friends, and play together. Many people have asked the question "how do you get to Sesame Street?" The truth is, Sesame Street is not just one place in one city. Anywhere in the world can be Sesame Street as long as neighbors stick together, help each other, and spread love and understanding wherever they go. As Phil Donahue said, "This is Sesame Street. A place where people, birds, and monsters all live together in perfect harmony."