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‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ stamps dedicated

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Jean Schulz, Charles’s widow, speaks at the dedication of the stamps honoring “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”

Hundreds of “Peanuts” fans helped the Postal Service dedicate stamps honoring the classic TV special “A Charlie Brown Christmas” Oct. 1.

“We will visit millions of addresses to connect Americans to one another this holiday season, and to enable the sharing that reinforces family and friendship throughout the country,” said PMG Megan Brennan. “In so many ways, ‘A Charlie Brown Christmas’ … delivers the spirit of the holidays by bringing people and generations together to share in a beautiful and simple story.”

The stamps depict 10 scenes from the 1965 special and are sold in booklets of 20. Charlie, Linus, Lucy, Snoopy and other favorite characters are featured.

The stamps were dedicated at the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, CA, and coincide with the 65th anniversary of the comic strip’s newspaper debut. The release of the stamps also helps USPS kick off National Stamp Collecting Month.

Said Jean Schulz, Charles’s widow: “It will be a great joy to see these iconic images when I open my mailbox this holiday season.”

The stamps are available online and at Post Offices nationwide.

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