U.S. Postal Service to release Sesame Street, T. Rex stamps for 2019

Posted at 2:24 PM, Mar 15, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-15 17:26:04-04

(KGTV) — The child in all of us may be compelled to bust out the stationary and send an actual letter this year.

The United States Postal Service introduced three new sets of stamps for 2019, featuring characters from Sesame Street, the Tyrannosaurus rex, and "spooky silhouettes" for the fall season.

The Sesame Street stamps, designed by Derry Noyes, will feature 16 Muppets 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 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 service said.

T. rex stamps were designed with original artwork by scientist Julius T. Csotonyi. They feature a face-to-face encounter with a T. rex, a young adult T. rex with a young Triceratops, and a newly hatched T. rex covered with downy feathers and a bare-skinned juvenile T. rex chasing a primitive mammal.

"Spooky silhouette" stamps will be made available in time for the Halloween season, and feature artwork by Tyler Land and Greg Breeding.

USPS did not say when the stamps would be released to the public for purchase — so you have time to find an envelope and figure out what to write. For younger audience members, you have plenty of time to learn what a letter is.