2019 55¢ Sesame Street – Cookie Monster
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
Cookie Monster is a cuddly blue monster who has an uncontrollable appetite for cookies. He has also been known to eat anything from plates and telephones to the Letter of the Day and the set of Sesame Street.
Cookie Monster's unique speech is relatable to children who are still discovering new aspects of language. His huge appetite has made him the perfect character to model healthy habits as he continues to learn about cooking and eating healthy foods. Cookie Monster has explained that cookies are a "sometimes food" and that it's important to eat fruits and vegetables, too.
Despite his struggle to control his impulses and delay gratification, Cookie Monster will always share his snacks with his friends like Elmo and Abby. Along with his new pal Gonger, he teaches children all about their favorite foods in his "Cookie Monster's Food Truck" segment on Sesame Street.
Sesame Street celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2019 and was honored by the USPS with a se-tenant set of 16 stamps. Now Cookie Monster can be mailed around the world on birthday cards, thank yous, and possibly even cookie recipes sent to friends!