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Date: Thu, 29 Sep 2005 04:19:11 GMT
Cc: copamail-AT-juno.com
Subject: [Puptcrit] Jim Henson/Muppet Stamps


On the way to North Hollywood Wednesday morning, I stopped at the Altadena CA post office to ask when they expected to get the new stamp sheetlets They were a bit vague, but thought they should be in by the weekend, tho Thursday is the official date for post offices. So be prepared for possible delays.

You may prefer to contact Phlatellic Centers at certain P.O.s They should also have the jumbo postcard sets ($17) which are real collector items--with images of the Muppets. They should also be available through the order department thru www.usps.com

For those unable to be at the North Hollywood event this morning, you can order First Day covers (envelopes). One method: purchase your own stamps, affix them to envelopes self adressed or addressed to friends (you can insert a letter if you wish or a blank sheet for a bit of stiffening).  Place all the stamped envelopes in a larger envelope. This outer envelope must be addressed USING ALL CAPITAL LETTERS and NO PUNCTUATION except for the hyphen in the ZIP+4 code----address to use:

JIM HENSON THE MAN BEHIND THE MUPPETS COMMEMORATIVE STAMPS

POSTMASTER

7035 N. LAUREL CANYON BLVD

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

CA 91615-9998

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The above information is from Linn's Stamp News for Sept 16, 2005. It should be available from some stamp collector store and larger news stands for a LIMITED time

The front page features a same-size photo of the stamp set in color, and much information about the First Day ceremony, which I wish I had at hand yesterday. But my local Library has long had delays receiving the publication in a timely matter. It finally appeared on the Library shelf AFTER today's ceremony.

Linn's cover price is
$2.50 U.S and $4.50 Can

Representing Jim's family today were Lisa, Bryan and Heather Henson. Representing the Muppets were Kermit & Miss Piggy

Linn's writeup included a major error or two. They neglected to mention 3 of Jim's offspring, but otherwise did pretty well

231 million stamps were printed.

And today Kermit explained the reason why there were so many changes in scheduling the release date and location. Miss Piggy insisted in posing for EACH printing of her image. So now we know.

And The Hollywood Reporter had a beautiful cover and additional images of Muppet material.

ALAN COOK





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