Celebrity Parents USPS to Release 'Sesame Street' Stamps for Series' 50th Anniversary — See the 16 Familiar Faces Celebrating 50 years of the beloved educational children's series, the new stamps feature several familiar faces like Big Bird, Cookie Monster and Elmo By Jen Juneau Jen Juneau Twitter Jen Juneau is a digital news writer for PEOPLE. A '90s teen and horror film connoisseur, she started at the brand in 2016, after a decade of working as a technical writer and then moonlighting as a journalist beginning in 2013. Originally from New Orleans, Jen grew up both in NOLA and Florida and eventually attended the University of Central Florida in Orlando (still her home base!), where she earned a bachelor's in English/technical communication, with a minor in magazine journalism. People Editorial Guidelines Published on March 14, 2019 12:55 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Mail carriers’ days are about to get a little bit sunnier. The U.S. Postal Service announced in a press release Tuesday that they are introducing a colorful line of stamps inspired by Sesame Street characters, designed by Art Director Derry Noyes. Celebrating 50 years of the beloved educational children’s series, the 16 new stamps feature several familiar faces from the show like Big Bird, Bert, Ernie, Cookie Monster, Oscar the Grouch, Snuffleupagus, Grover, Abby Cadabby, The Count, Rosita, Zoe — and of course, Elmo. “For the last 50 years, [Sesame Street] has provided educational programming and entertainment for generations of children throughout the country and around the world,” USPS said in the press release of their inspiration behind the new stamp series. Want all the latest pregnancy and birth announcements, plus celebrity mom blogs? Click here to get those and more in the PEOPLE Parents newsletter. Everett Tyrannosaurus Rex stamps. USPS The Original Big Bird Puppeteer Is Retiring After Almost 50 Years on Sesame Street Alongside the Sesame Street collection comes one bearing the visage of the animal kingdom’s most fearsome (albeit very extinct) member: the Tyrannosaurus rex. Designed by Art Director Greg Breeding and scientist and paleoartist Julius T. Csotonyi, the four stamps depict the many sides of the T. Rex, from its innocence in youth to its growth into a hunter and predator. The last design shows how we know the T. Rex today, outside of movies and television: in its fossil form. USPS explains in the press release that the young-dinosaur design is based on a real discovery in Montana, calling it “one of the most studied and important specimens ever found” that will soon be displayed as part of an exhibit inside the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. Spooky Silhouettes stamps. USPS RELATED VIDEO: Sesame Street Celebrates 50th Anniversary With InStyle Covers A third set of stamps, Spooky Silhouettes, features four Halloween-themed designs by Breeding and artist Tyler Lang — a cat, ghosts, a spider and bats — that “offer fun, frightful scenes that symbolize this annual celebration,” USPS says in the press release. USPS has yet to reveal when the new stamps will be available, but promises their distribution is set for this year. Sesame Street will celebrate the 50th anniversary of its first episode on Nov. 10.