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US Postal Service Unveils Mister Rogers Postage Stamp

The stamp pictures Rogers in his trademark cardigan along with King Friday XIII, a puppet character from the show's Neighborhood of Make-Believe

It's a beautiful day in your mailbox.

The U.S. Postal Service is honoring Fred Rogers, the gentle TV host who entertained and educated generations of preschoolers on "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," with a stamp. 

The release of the Mister Rogers "forever" stamp, which was unveiled Friday, coincides with the 50th anniversary of his PBS show. It pictures Rogers in his trademark cardigan along with King Friday XIII, a puppet character from the show's Neighborhood of Make-Believe. 

Postal officials held a dedication ceremony at the Pittsburgh studio where Rogers filmed his beloved PBS show, which aired between 1968 and 2001. Rogers died in 2003 at age 74. 

Among those in attendance at the ceremony were Rogers' widow, David Newell, who played Mr. McFeely, the deliveryman on "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood," and Postmaster General Megan Brennan.

The stamp also goes on sale Friday at USPS stores and online at usps.com.

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