World's First Disney Stamp - 1968 Mint Plate Block of 4
Save Over 35% on this 1968 Mint Plate Block of 4
Issued just two years after his death, this colorful tribute to Walt Disney (1901-1966) was designed by Disney artists and was only the second U.S. stamp to be printed by the multicolored photogravure process. The unusual plate block format grouped the numbers for the five colors used around the corner of the sheet so it could be collected in a block of four.
Disney, the son of Irish immigrants, grew up on a farm in Marceline, Missouri, a small town he said was the ideal American community. In 1920, at the age of 19, he started a film company with his brother Roy and animator Ub Iwerks. His company would go on to create some of the most beloved cartoon characters in history, including Mickey Mouse, who first appeared 90 years ago this month in the animated short "Steamboat Willie". His pioneering animation efforts earned him a record 22 Academy Awards and today the company he created is the world's largest independent media conglomerate.
Add this colorful plate block honoring this enterprising visionary to your collection today and save $1.50 off our regular price! (US #1355 plate block)
1968 Disney Mint Plate Block of 4 - Regularly $4.00
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