Saturday, July 14, 2018

PR: SCOOBY-DOO! Everyone's Favorite Great Dane is now on a U.S. Postal Service Forever Stamp

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 14, 2018

National: Carl Walton

202-268-6539

carl.a.walton@usps.gov

 

Local: Kristy Anderson

612-271-7571

Kristy.l.anderson@usps.gov

       

 

USPS18STA042A

 

SCOOBY-DOO!

Everyone's Favorite Great Dane is now on a

U.S. Postal Service Forever Stamp

 

 

BLOOMINGTON, MN — "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!" The answer: in Post Offices everywhere! The newest addition to the 2018 Forever Stamp program celebrates the beloved animated Great Dane Scooby-Doo, brought to you by the U.S. Postal Service in collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products. The Scooby-Doo! stamp was issued today during a first-day-of-issue ceremony at the Mall of America in Bloomington, MN.

 

This 12-stamp sheet features Scooby-Doo helping out by watering a blossoming plant in a flowerpot — a simple act symbolizing efforts to provide young people with tools and activities geared toward enriching the environment. News of the stamps is being shared using the hashtag #ScoobyDooStamp.

 

"As he approaches his 50th year, Scooby-Doo and his legacy represent resilience and staying power — very worthy characteristics for a stamp subject," said USPS Product Innovation Vice President Gary Reblin, who served as dedicating official at the ceremony. "It's our pleasure to commemorate this cultural icon known for his mission to help others; as an organization, we relate to it well."

 

Joining Reblin at the ceremony were Josh Hackbarth, vice president, franchise management and marketing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products; and Kiya Edwards, KARE 11 reporter, who served as emcee for the event.

 

The lovable, iconic Great Dane Scooby-Doo has solved mystery after spooky mystery since his 1969 debut. With his teenage friends — Fred, Daphne, Velma, and Shaggy — Scooby is at the heart of one of the most enduring cartoon franchises in television history. The charismatic canine has now fronted more than a dozen TV series, plus direct-to-video animated films, comic books and live-action cinematic releases.

 

In Scooby-Doo's comedy-mystery adventures, he and the Gang investigate strange plots in eerie locales as they travel in their colorful van, the Mystery Machine. Always on hand are Scooby Snacks, the tempting treats that empower Scooby to sniff out clues. Once the Mystery Inc. Gang musters courage, cooperates and persists in their dogged investigations, the spooky schemers' plots are exposed.

 

Three generations of fans have now embraced Scooby-Doo and the "meddling kids," as they are often called by the villains unmasked at the conclusion of each Scooby-Doo mystery.

 

Art director Greg Breeding of Charlottesville, VA, worked closely with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to design this stamp. Its bright, cheerfully-colored artwork features Scooby-Doo, shaded with an airbrushed look that gives dimension to his animated form. Seated against a white background, in his mouth he holds a watering can — turquoise-colored to match his collar — and waters a potted flower. On each stamp, classic "Scooby-Doo!" lettering appears above him, to the right, in a style reminiscent of the titles that opened every episode of "Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!"  

 

Customers may purchase the Scooby-Doo stamps through the Postal Store at usps.com/shop, by calling 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724) and at Post Office locations nationwide.

 

Ordering First-Day-of-Issue Postmarks

Customers have 120 days to obtain first-day-of-issue postmarks by mail. They may purchase new stamps at local Post Office facilities, at the Postal Store (usps.com/shop) or by phone at

800-STAMP-24. They must affix the stamps to envelopes of their choice, address the envelopes to themselves or others and place them in envelopes addressed to:

 

FDOI – Scooby-Doo! Stamps
USPS Stamp Fulfillment Services

8300 NE Underground Drive, Suite 300
Kansas City, MO  64144-9900

 

After applying the first-day-of-issue postmark, the Postal Service will return the envelopes through the mail. There is no charge for postmarks up to a quantity of 50. For more than 50, customers are charged 5 cents each. All orders must be postmarked by Nov. 14, 2018.

 

Ordering First-Day Covers

The Postal Service also offers first-day covers for new stamps and stationery items postmarked with the official first-day-of-issue cancellation. Each item has an individual catalog number and is offered in the USA Philatelic Publication and online at usps.com/shop.. Customers may register to receive a free USA Philatelic Publication online at usps.com/philatelic .

 

Philatelic Products

Philatelic products for this stamp issue are as follows:

565500, Scooby-Doo! Pane/12 (July 14) $6.

565506, Press Sheet $36.

565510, Keepsake (2 panes) 13.95.

565516, First-Day Cover $0.94.

565521, Digital Color Postmark $1.65.

565524, Framed Art $39.95.

565530, Ceremony Program $6.95.

 

The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations.

 

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About Warner Bros. Consumer Products

Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, extends the Studio's powerful portfolio of entertainment brands and franchises into the lives of fans around the world.  WBCP partners with best-in-class licensees globally on an award-winning range of toys, fashion, home d├ęcor, and publishing inspired by franchises and properties such as DC, the Wizarding World, Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera. The division's successful global themed entertainment business includes groundbreaking experiences such as The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi (opening 2018). With innovative global licensing and merchandising programs, retail initiatives, promotional partnerships and themed experiences, WBCP is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.

 

SCOOBY-DOO and all related characters and elements © & ™ Hanna-Barbera. (s18) 


Sunday, June 24, 2018

Scooby-Doo stamp coming in July

The Daily Cartoonist caught this story.

Scooby-Doo, where are you? On a U.S. stamp July 14

By Michael Baadke

June 22, 2018

https://www.linns.com/news/us-stamps-postal-history/2018/june/scooby-doo-where-are-you.html








Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Denmark 1957 cartoon cancellation

I found a postcard with this Copenhagen cancellation warning "loeg aldrig peng i alm breve" which Google translated as "never put money in general letters."

I'm not sure if the mailbox is meant to be seen to have grown a head and arms, or if Denmark implied that they put post office employees in mailboxes.

I'd be glad to be corrected, but I don't think the United States used a regular humorous postmark until they introduced Mr. Zip in 1962.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Disney Villains stamps come out this week

Disney Villains


Forever 49¢ | Sheet of 20

This issuance celebrates the rich legacy of the Walt Disney Studios Ink & Paint Department with a sheet of 20 stamps featuring 10 classic Disney villains.

Beginning in 1923, Disney's Ink & Paint Department helped create classic animated films. Its artists brought life to countless memorable characters, including many iconic Disney villains.

Each stamp showcases one of 10 classic Disney villains against a blue background: Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty), Honest John (Pinocchio), Cruella De Vil (One Hundred and One Dalmatians), Captain Hook (Peter Pan), the Queen of Hearts (Alice in Wonderland), Lady Tremaine (Cinderella), Ursula (The Little Mermaid), the Queen (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs), Gaston (Beauty and the Beast), and Scar (The Lion King). The words "USA" and "FOREVER" appear in the top right corner or bottom right corner of each stamp and the name of the classic villain and the movie in which the character appears runs along the left edge.

The selvage area features the Queen from Snow White standing in front of an ornate background. The reverse side of the sheet includes drawings of the 10 characters and a quote by each one:

Maleficent: "You poor simple fools! Thinking you could defeat me, me, the Mistress of All Evil!"

Honest John: "If we play our cards right, we'll be on easy street, or my name isn't Honest John!"

Cruella De Vil: "So, they thought they could outwit Cruella."

Captain Hook: "Blast that Peter Pan!"

Queen of Hearts: "Off with their heads!"

(Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs), Gaston (Beauty and the Beast), and Scar (The Lion King).

The Disney Villains stamp is being issued as a Forever® stamp. This Forever® stamp will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price.

Made in the USA.

SKUs featured on this page: 475404


Issue Date:
July 15, 2017
Art Director/Designer:
Derry Noyes
SKU:
475404