Last summer, the USPS collaborated with Disney/Pixar and released a series of postage stamps in celebration of the animation studio’s 25th Anniversary. Titled “Send A Hello,” the stamps included characters from Up, Wall-E, and Ratatouille. The USPS then announced a second series of Pixar stamps, titled “Mail A Smile,” which spotlights A Bug’s Life, The Incredibles, Finding Nemo, Toy Story, and Monsters, Inc.. Take a look at the upcoming Pixar stamps after the jump!
It seems that the new series of stamps were announced by the United States Postal Service last October (via Stamp News Now), but it does not look like the announcement received as much press as the previous series.
Here is the official description:
Disney•Pixar’s unique characters remind us of our fears and foibles, challenges and victories, and make us laugh while doing so. In 2012, their familiar faces will lift our spirits once again on stamps that remind us it’s always a good time to “Mail a Smile.”
The Mail a Smile stamps feature beloved characters from five Disney•Pixar movies: A Bug’s Life (1998), Toy Story 2 (1999), Monsters, Inc. (2001), Finding Nemo (2003), and The Incredibles (2004).
This stamp pane is a follow-up to Send a Hello, a 2011 issuance featuring Disney•Pixar characters that grew out of the Art of Disney series issued from 2004 through 2008.
Since 1995, Pixar Animation Studios has won 29 Academy Awards. Responsible for almost every major breakthrough in computer animation, the company continues to reset the bar in technology with every film.
The Mail a Smile stamps are being issued as Forever® stamps. Forever stamps are always equal in value to the current First-Class Mail one-ounce rate.
The United States Postal Service has the stamps up for pre-order on its site, with an on-sale date of June 1.
If you bought a set, would you be like me, and collect them rather than use them?