2019 55¢ Sesame Street – Abby Cadabby
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 2006, fairy-in-training Abby Cadabby (a play on "Abracadabra") moved to Sesame Street. The daughter of the Fairy Godmother, she is an imaginative and playful three-year-old who is eager to discover new things about the world.
Abby finds magic in everyday preschool activities such as exploring the plants and bugs in her garden, reading fairy tales, and dressing up in her many outfits. What she finds truly amazing and magical is what she learns on Sesame Street, like new words that rhyme, or how to draw letters with a crayon. When she finds something really impressive, she exclaims, "That's so magical!"
Abby is excited to try new things, especially exotic foods, and she often invites her friends Elmo and Rosita along on her adventures. In her "Abby's Flying Fairy School" segments, she models problem solving and out-of-the-box thinking. She can speak Butterfly and Puppydog and is teaching Rosita Dragonfly, while Rosita teaches her Spanish.
Among Abby's magical powers are floating when she is happy, turning things into pumpkins, and "poofing" in and out of thin air. When casting a spell, she sometimes says "Zippity-zap."
Abby is a confident and creative young learner who's joy for everyday life is infectious.