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

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Flyin' Jenny Defense Stamp

From my friend Art Lortie:

 
Before the US Savings Bonds, there were defense stamps.

I have many of these one-panel ads, but, of course, there's no index so I just keep stumbling across them.

I'm pretty sure the artists got a tax write-off for these.

Flyin' Jenny by Russell Keaton, March 10, 1942



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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

25th Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive features Family Circus postage


An Anniversary to Collect: Letter Carriers' Charitable Event Gets Commemorative Stamp Set

/ Feb 28, 2017
http://associationsnow.com/2017/02/stamp-out-hunger-event-receives-commemorative-stamp-set/

One can buy the stamps directly at the National Association of Letter Carriers store for $25/sheet. There's also poster featuring all the previous Family Circus cartoons.
(thanks to DD Degg for the article)

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Ed Sorel's Mary Astor Cinderella stamps


From his new book, Mary Astor's Purple Diary, in which he calls for a set of stamps honoring her.