Arago: The Art of Disney: Imagination Issue

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The Art of Disney: Imagination Issue

On August 7, 2008, at Disneyland Resort, in Anaheim, California, the Postal Service issued the 42-cent The Art of Disney: Imagination commemorative stamps in four designs. David Pacheco of Burbank, California, designed the stamps.

With the help of some of Walt Disney's famous characters, these four stamps illustrate the theme of imagination. Postal Service art director Terrence McCaffrey joined with a design team that included artist Peter Emmerich and creative director David Pacheco to create four stamps that feature Mickey Mouse as Steamboat Willie; Princess Aurora and her helpers Flora, Fauna, and Merry-weather from "Sleeping Beauty;" Pongo and one of his pups from "101 Dalmatians;" and Mowgli and Baloo from "The Jungle Book."

This was the fifth stamp pane honoring the art of Disney issued by the Postal Service. The first, issued in 2004, featured the theme of Friendship. The second, issued in 2005, focused on Celebrations. The third, issued in 2006, celebrated Romance, and the fourth, issued in 2007, was on Magic.

The Art of Disney: Imagination stamps were available in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of twenty and a 13.95-dollar premium stamped postal card booklet of twenty. A total of 125 million stamps were printed in the gravure process by Avery Dennison, (ARV), Clinton, SC.

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (July 3, 2008).


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