BISMARCK, N.D. (KXMA) – (3/15/19) Coming soon to stamps near you: Bert, Ernie and T-Rex.
The U.S. Postal Service Tuesday announced three additional stamp subjects for 2019.
They include 16 characters from “Sesame Street,” four versions of Tyrannosaurus Rex and spooky Halloween themes.
The Postal Service honors Sesame Street as one of the most influential and beloved children’s television shows.
The stamp art features photographs of 16 Muppets from the show — 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.
One design illustrates a face-to-face encounter with a T. rex approaching through a forest clearing; another shows the same young adult T. rex with a young Triceratops — both dinosaurs shown in fossil form. The third and fourth stamps depict a newly hatched T. rex covered with downy feathers and a bare-skinned juvenile T. rex chasing a primitive mammal.
With the approach of autumn, “Spooky Silhouettes” stamps will offer fun, frightful scenes that symbolize Halloween. Four stamps feature digital illustrations in which traditional Halloween motifs are rendered as black silhouettes in eerily backlit windows.
The specific release dates for the stamps will be announced later this year.