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Disney Characters Issue

The Postal Service issued the 37-cent, The Art of Disney: Celebration commemorative stamp, in four designs on June 30, 2005, in Anaheim, California, at the Disneyland Resort. The theme "Celebration" was selected to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the opening of Disneyland in 1955. David Pacheco of Burbank, California, designed the stamps.

This is the second stamp pane honoring the art of Disney to be issued by the US Postal Service. The first, issued in 2004, was on the theme of friendship. With the 2005 stamps, the Postal Service honored the "art" of celebration as portrayed by Walt Disney and his studio animators. Postal Service art director Terrence McCaffrey joined with a Disney team to represent on the stamps four types of celebration:

o Mickey Mouse and his faithful dog Pluto are experts when it comes to sharing cake and having good times.

o A very merry tea party hosted by the Mad Hatter gives Alice a chance to catch up on all the news in Wonderland.

o Ariel, a little mermaid, longs to enjoy life on land, but that does not stop her from enjoying music with Flounder and her other undersea friends.

o When it is time to celebrate, our best advice is to follow the lead of Snow White and Dopey and dance!

The Art of Disney: Celebration stamps were issued in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of twenty. There were 215 million stamps printed. The Banknote Corporation of America, Inc., and Sennett Security Products produced them in the offset process. The stamps were also issued in a booklet of twenty stamped cards.

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (May 26, 2005).


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