Friday, August 17, 2007

Speaking of Disney...

The new 41-cent Art of Disney: Magic stamps were dedicated yesterday at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.

According the USPS News Link, the Disney relationship with USPS began in the summer of 1918, when Walt Disney sorted and delivered mail in the Chicago Post Office. Mickey Mouse worked for the Post Office when he starred in the 1933 animated short, “Mail Pilot.”

USPS first saluted the achievements of Walt Disney on a stamp in 1968. As mentioned in my previous post, the stamp featured a parade of children, hand-in-hand, appearing from a tiny castle to surround a portrait of Disney.

The “Magic” stamp pane is the fourth honoring the art of Disney.

The first, issued in 2004, was on the theme of friendship. The second, issued in 2005, focused on celebrations. The third, issued in 2006, recognized the art of romance. Each time, USPS art director Terry McCaffrey collaborated with the Disney team to design the stamps.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM