New Charlie Brown Christmas stamp(s) goes on sale today

Welcome to the month of October at!

Instead of the expected ode to pumpkins today I wanted to make sure to remind each of us that today should include stopping by the Post Office – you will want to be among the first to get the new Charlie Brown Christmas stamps  that go on sale at the Post Office, October 01, 2015 is the issue date.

Back on August 20th, my blog post “Three times the stamp fun!” included “the new U.S. stamps for the remainder of 2015 and 2016 were revealed – including Charlie Brown Christmas stamps”… and went on to share “There is a great article today on  Linn’s Stamp News – “Upcoming U.S. stamps for 2015, 2016 revealed” – which lists the new U.S. stamps including confirmation with the USPS that there will be a set of 10 Christmas stamps featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas to be issued October 01.     You will want to read their article for the details – the only stamp they were showing an image of was the Charlie Brown which I’ve included. ” 

uspsstampstweetsept30Over at the @USPSStamps on Twitter yesterday there was this retweet:  “‏@USPS Don’t turn @USAToday’s page 8A before seeing our #CharlieBrownStamps. Tweet your excitement!

From the USPS site it includes

“On December 9, 1965, millions of Americans learned what Christmas is all about. That evening, A Charlie Brown Christmas, the first animated special featuring characters from Charles Schulz’s beloved comic strip Peanuts, aired on CBS. Over the years, watching the beautifully understated ode to the holiday season has become an annual tradition. The program now airs every year on ABC.

This booklet of 20 stamps features 10 still frames from A Charlie Brown Christmas (two of each design). They include: Charlie Brown holding the sapling that eventually becomes his Christmas tree, Charlie Brown and Pigpen with a snowman, Snoopy and children ice skating, the cast of the program gathering around the Christmas tree, Linus kneeling by the sparsely decorated Christmas tree, Charlie Brown checking his mailbox for a Christmas card, Charlie Brown and Linus leaning on a snowy brick wall, Charlie Brown and Linus standing by the tree, a frustrated Charlie Brown standing in front of Snoopy’s doghouse, and Charlie Brown decorating the tree in front of the prize-winning lights display on Snoopy’s doghouse.  …

A Charlie Brown Christmas is being issued as a First-Class Mail® Forever® booklet. These Forever stamps will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce price…”

Wishing you a great day today to kick-off October – who knew it could include being with Charlie Brown, Linus, and Snoopy!

Anchors Aweigh,  



Attribution & Thank you to the following who are referenced today –

Image upper left from U.S. Postal Service A Charlie Brown Christmas stamps @USPSstamps  @USPS

Image above from @USPSStamps September 30, 2015:  “@USPS Don’t turn @USAToday’s page 8A before seeing our #CharlieBrownStamps. Tweet your excitement! August 20, 2015 blog post: “Three times the stamp fun! by Helen Rittersporn





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