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Stamps of Pixar characters coming in August

Five U.S. postal stamps featuring characters from Pixar Animation Studio will be coming this summer, including Lightning McQueen and Mater from the Route 66 movie “Cars” and the upcoming “Cars 2.”

According to a U.S. Postal Service release:

The Send a Hello stamps, which go on sale Aug. 19, are a natural outgrowth of the Art of Disney stamp series issued between 2004 and 2008. Originally intended as a series of three annual issuances depicting friendship, celebration, and romance, the Art of Disney stamps proved so popular that the Postal Service expanded the series to include issuances in 2007 and 2008 to celebrate imagination and magic. […]

This pane of 20 stamps includes five different designs featuring Pixar characters: Lightning McQueen and Mater from Cars (2006); Remy the rat and Linguini from Ratatouille (2007); Buzz Lightyear and two of the green, three-eyed aliens from Toy Story (1995); Carl Fredricksen and Dug from Up (2009); and the robot WALL*E from WALL*E (2008).

Although the original “Cars” was a moderate hit by Pixar’s lofty standards, it continues to be a blockbuster money-maker with toys and other memorabilia from the film. The amount of stuff in the marketplace is just staggering.


4 thoughts on “Stamps of Pixar characters coming in August

  1. Michael Bates

    It is staggering, and I’m pretty sure my almost-five year old has almost all of it. 🙂 He was very psyched to see the Cars 2 preview on the Fantasia DVD we got for Christmas.

  2. Josh "stamperdude"

    I know I will be getting them on the 1st day of release. Maybe we can talk 4WOTR to sponsor a First Day of Sale postmark from the USPS with an image of Tow Tater.

    1. Josh "stamperdude"

      I’ve read in the past that it more than likely won’t happen until the 100th Anniversary in 2026 (just 15 years away), unless we can get some major support & campaigning to get a Route 66 stamp by the Stamp Advisory Board for one of the 90th or 95th anniversaries. I know they tried to get one for the 75 anniversary and couldn’t get it passed. I think that all Route 66’ers (AAAAA’s, tourism bureaus, local business chambers, etc.) need to petition all their government appointed representatives in an orchestrated effort.

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