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U.S. Postal Service celebrates Sesame Street’s 50th anniversary with new stamps

The gang from “Sesame Street” are headed to your local post office.

The U.S. Postal Service plans to release stamps featuring the “Sesame Street” characters in 2019 to honor the show’s 50th anniversary.

USPS said the show is “one of the most influential and beloved children’s television shows.”

The stamp art features photographs of 16 Muppets from 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.

“For the last 50 years, it has provided educational programming and entertainment for generations of children throughout the country and around the world,” USPS said.

Two other series of stamps will be released in 2019, Tyrannosaurus rex and spooky silhouettes.

USPS officials have not yet provided a release date for any of the stamps.

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(Photo Sesame Street Stamps/Courtesy USPS)