88 years ago, one of the most recognizable characters in the world was born: Mickey Mouse. Over the decades, Mickey has been in over 200 television shows and movies, 29 video games, and countless stuffed toys and other merchandise. What many people may not know is that Mickey has also been extremely popular on stamps.
Starting in 2004, the United States Postal Service released a series of “The Art of Disney” stamps, with themes of “Magic,” “Celebration,” “Imagination,” “Friendship,” and “Romance,” starring some of Disney’s most memorable scenes, and featuring at least one Mickey stamp with each set.
Mickey stamps were also released in Grenada, featuring scenes of Mickey and his friends playing sports, in school, and in various other settings.
Many other countries have put Mickey and his companions on stamps; Sierra Leone and St. Lucia even showed them in space!
In the Maldives, Mickey and friends help deliver the mail, while Mongolia celebrates some of Mickey’s beloved short films.
Happy birthday, Mickey Mouse, and thanks for all the magic!
(We have a number of Micky and Disney stamps and coins; please click here to see what is available.)