Sometimes I get excited over the smallest Disney things. I was at the Post Office mailing some packages when I looked over and noticed Mater, Buzz and some other Pixar favorites looking at me. Pixar Postage! Perfect! I of coursed asked to purchase a book but was told the stamps would not be available until August 19.

The Pixar Stamps will come in a pane of 20 and include 5 exciting designs. Lightning McQueen and Mater, Remy and Linguini, Buzz and a couple Alien friends, Carl and Dug and Wall-E. There are some great designs, but my favorite is the Toy Story themed stamp because I love everything Toy Story Alien. The Up stamp has the great detail of the house floating in the background. And I just love the colors on the Wall-E stamp.

Seeing these awesome Pixar stamps made me remember other Disney stamps I have seen or collected over the years.¬†In 2004, the USPS released the first set of 4 stamps under the “Art of Disney” lable called “Friendship”. The set included Bambi and Thumper, Simba and Mufasa, Pinocchio and Jiminy and Mickey, Donald and Goofy. Not sure about the Lion King duo, Simba and Nala might have been a better “Friendship” choice.
In 2005, Disney released the “Celebration” set. It’s a mini Disney party on each stamp. Mickey and Pluto, Mad Hatter and Alice, Snow White and Bashful and Ariel and Flounder. I really like the art design on these colorful stamps.
2006 saw the release of “Romance”. Minnie kissing Mickey, Cinderella dancing with her Prince, Belle dancing with Beast and Lady sharing a noodle with Tramp. As you can see, the Art of Postage Stamp series was nicely packaged with Tink around the border.
“Imagination” was the theme for 2007. Steamboat Willie, Jungle Book, Dalmations and Sleeping Beauty had the honor of gracing these 4 stamps.
In 2008, Disney released my favorite of the bunch, and the final until this year’s Pixar set. Sorcerer Mickey, Dumbo, Peter Pan and Tink and Aladdin and Genie are featured in this set. The art, the colors and the character selection make this a winner for me.
If you didn’t grab these when released, you can find squares of 4 on eBay for around $3-$5 and panes of 20 for under $20. Will you be running to your nearest Post Office on August 19th?

By Adam

Adam has been a fan of Disney since he was small. He runs the Disneybrit Podcast. He is also the author of several Disney books.

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