In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Mister Rogers’ Neighbourhood, the US Postal Service has shared a mockup of what they intend to do – issue a stamp in honour of Fred Rogers’s groundbreaking PBS series. The design shows Fred Rogers, decked out in one of his trademark colorful cardigans (all of which were hand-knitted by his mom, by the way). Also pictured is the puppet character, King Friday XIII, ruler of the Neighbourhood of Make-Believe.
Though no official release date for Fred’s stamp has been given, Mister Rogers is just one of several legendary figures whose images will grace a U.S. postage stamp in 2018. Singer/activist Lena Horne will be the 41st figure to appear as part of the USPS’s Black Heritage series, while former Beatle John Lennon will be the face of the newest Music Icons collection. Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, will also be honoured.
Image source: USPS