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USPS 2018 Mister Rogers stamp

  mister rogers will get his own stamp in 2018 

in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, fred rogers’s groundbreaking PBS series that the USPS says “inspired and educated young viewers with warmth, sensitivity, and honesty,” the mail service shared a mockup of what the final stamp may look like. on it, rogers—decked out in one of his trademark colorful cardigans (all of which were  hand-knitted by his mom, smiles for the camera alongside king friday XIII, ruler of the Neighborhood of Make-Believe.

though no official release date for fred’s forever stamp has been given, mister rogers is just one of many legendary figures who will grace a piece of postage in 2018.

singer/activist Lena Horne will be the 41st figure to appear as part of the USPS’s Black Heritage series, while former Beatle John Lennon will be the face of the newest Music Icons collection. Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, will also be honored.

“every man bears the whole stamp of the human condition.”

-michel de montaigne



credits: usps, mental floss, jennifer wood

38 responses »

  1. How nice. I’m still trying to get over the fact that his mother knitted his sweaters! :0 The minute you hear his name his theme song starts playing…It’s a wonderful day in the neighborhood…” LOL Great tribute. Some excellent stamps coming up.

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    • exactly the same here. as i became a kindergarten teacher, i learned more about the reasons why and how he did things. i also met a woman who worked with him for 40 years when i was at a seminar and learned he was exactly the same in everyday life. she loved him –

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      • Oh, how WONDERFUL to know that he was the same person in his private life! I always worry about that with people I look up to — that maybe behind closed doors they kick puppies and yell at their mothers. It’s reassuring to know that at least in the case of Mr. Rogers it was more than just appearances.

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