On Saturday, June 22, the U.S. Postal Service will honor Sesame Street, the influential and beloved children's television show. For 50 years, the series has provided educational programming and entertainment for generations of children throughout the country and around the world.
The First-Day-Of-Issue will be held in conjunction with the Sesame Street Road Trip, a celebration of the show's golden anniversary that will be recognized in 10 cities across the United States. The stamp dedication will be at Lafayette Park in Detroit, MI.
The first Sesame Street episode aired on November 10, 1969. From the beginning, Sesame Street was like no other children's program. Human characters, often children themselves, interacted with the Muppets of Sesame Street.
Arranged in horizontal rows, the stamps showcase 16 Muppets characters that appear on Sesame Street: 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.