Our Contract Postal Unit (CPU) is thrilled to have a supply of one of 2015’s new holiday postage stamps, A Charlie Brown Christmas. As many did, I grew up waiting for the week the Christmas specials were on TV and then planning my week (eg homework and chores) around that schedule. Now nearly fifty years old, these show is being celebrated by USPS with a fun Forever stamp.
Here’s how the post office describes this new release, “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.
On each stamp, the words “FOREVER USA” in the same font used in the Peanuts comic strip appear in the top right corner or along the left edge.
Art director Antonio Alcala designed the stamps.
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.
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At Gifts To Go CPU we’re not permitted to sell stamps online but we’re available in-store from 9a – 5p Monday through Saturday offering most USPS services at USPS prices (no upcharge). The only services we don’t provide are passports, money orders and registered mail. Additionally, we invite eBay’ers and Etsy store owners to drop their pre-paid packages off at our location to save them time and hassle. Our daily cut-off for same day postmark is 3:30pm, including Saturday. Find us at 11340 W Bell Road, Suite 128, Surprise, AZ inside The Barnaby Street Shoppes and adjacent to 5&Diner Delux on the colorful Bell Mar Plaza. Hope to see you soon!