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Jim Henson, Muppets, get stamps of approval

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Jim Henson and his beloved Muppets were immortalized on United States postage stamps today in Los Angeles at the Academy of the Television Arts and Sciences, the same organization that bestowed several Emmy Awards upon the extraordinary artist and visionary, and also inducted him into the Television Academy Hall of Fame.

The first-day-of-issue dedication ceremony for the Jim Henson: The Man Behind the Muppets commemorative stamp sheet coincides with the 50th anniversary of Henson's most famous Muppet, Kermit the Frog, who emceed the event. The 11 stamp pane of 37-cent First-Class stamps is available in North Hollywood, CA, today and nationwide tomorrow.

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