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USPS Reveals Charles Schulz Centennial Stamps

The United States Postal Service announced some new editions to their 2022 stamp program.

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Postal Service has announced several additions to the 2022 stamp program first announced last fall. All stamp designs are preliminary and subject to change. Additional details, including issue dates and locations, will be announced later.

Headlining the new additions is the Charles M. Schulz Centennial 2022.

From the USPS:

Charles M. Schulz
New stamps salute the centennial of cartoonist Charles M. Schulz (1922–2000) whose “Peanuts” characters are some of the best known and most beloved in all of American culture. For five decades, Schulz alone wrote and drew nearly 18,000 strips, the last one published the day after he died. Each character reflects Schulz’s rich imagination and great humanity. His resonant stories found humor in life’s painful realities including rejection, insecurity and unrequited love.

In a celebratory mode, characters from “Peanuts” adorn 10 designs on this pane of 20 stamps and form a frame around a 1987 photograph of Schulz.

Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamps from Schulz’s artwork and an existing photograph by Douglas Kirkland.

Sparky was born November 26, 1922.

But let’s reiterate the USPS statement:
Additional details, including issue dates and locations, will be announced later.

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#1 Jerry Brown
May/4/2022
@ 10:34 am

Poor Shermy, Violet and Patty. Forgotten again.

#2 Paul Berge
May/4/2022
@ 10:22 pm

Not to mention Roy, Rerun, 555 95472, Jose Peterson, and Crybaby Boobie.

#3 Jerry Brown
May/5/2022
@ 10:20 am

. . . and Frieda and her cat Faron.

#4 Denny Lien
May/5/2022
@ 4:32 pm

…and Charlotte Brown, and the kite-eating tree, and the sentient schoolhouse. I suppose it would be a bit hard to depict the Little Red-Haired Girl or Miss Ottmar or the Great Pumpkin or Joe Schlabotnik or king snakes or Charlie’s pencil-pan or Miss Helen Sweetstory, since we never actually saw them, but maybe the Cat Next Door, since we at least saw its claws a few times? And a few bunnies and other random birds. But I suppose they need to save some of the B- and C-teams for future panes.

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