The 6-cent Walt Disney commemorative stamp was first placed on sale on September 11, 1968, at Marceline, Missouri. Walt Disney (1901-1966), cartoonist and film producer, spent part of his early boyhood on a farm near Marceline, and it was here he began to draw barnyard animals, a proclivity that was to bring him renown and fortune as the creator of Mickey Mouse.
C. Robert Moore designed the stamp after a portrait by Paul E. Wenzel of Walt Disney Productions. 120 million stamps were printed by the Achrovure Division of Union-Camp Corp. in panes of fifty using the photogravure process.
Postal Bulletin (August 1, 1968).