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Disney Stamp Book For Ww II ?

 
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Posted 06/18/2022   6:12 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add hoosierboy to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
The Seattle Museum of Flight has a new exhibit opening July 9: "The Walt Disney Studios and WW II".
https://www.museumofflight.org/Exhi...Studios-WWII

" Some of the 550 items that will be on display include stamp books, advertisements, magazines and government posters promoting an array of topics, including tax payment, food recycling and rationing."

The listing of stamp books has me wondering what they were. Can someone supply details?

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Posted 06/18/2022   7:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This sounds interesting. I will probably be in that area in late July and may stop by. Thanks for the post!
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Posted 06/18/2022   7:24 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GMC89 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I am a huge Disney fan, F Gottfredson (Mouse man) Carl Barks (Duck man). Probably have 500 comics from the 60s through the 70s. Along with some posters and a small collection of WW II propaganda Disney shorts, maybe 20 or so. Never heard of Cinderellas printed. It would be appropriate if they did print them, as their version of Cinderella is what is popularly connotated as "Cinderella". Hence Cinderellas ...
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Posted 06/18/2022   7:51 pm  Show Profile Check orstampman's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add orstampman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Disney in conjunction with some newspapers (I believe San Francisco Examiner was one of them), put out booklets with War Insignia labels with Disney designed characters on them. Each booklet had 50 labels you could mount in the spaces with descriptions of each. I know of at least 3 series (1-50, 51-100, 101-150), and maybe there were more.
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Posted 06/18/2022   8:25 pm  Show Profile Check orstampman's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add orstampman to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I checked and found that I have a Vol.2, from the Detroit Times.



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Posted 06/27/2022   09:17 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hoosierboy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Update. I emailed the info email at the museum hosting this exhibit but, as yet, have not had a reply. Will advise what they say if I receive more information.
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Posted 07/05/2022   11:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hoosierboy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Update. Have had an email and phone conversation with Senior Manager of Public Relations for the museum. Hopefully he will introduce himself to our community. He collected in his youth and is interested in aviation related philately.

My son is now in the Tacoma area. Hopefully, he will take the family to see the exhibit when it opens. More soon I hope.
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Posted 09/15/2022   1:31 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hoosierboy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Update: My son has not made it to the museum, yet. He and family very busy getting settled into their new situation. However, did hear back from my contact at the museum. He enclosed an image of the same Detroit Newspaper booklet previously shown. Asked him if the stamps were produced by Disney or licensed to be reproduced by others (newspapers) along with the book.

More soon I hope. Russ
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Posted 09/15/2022   6:17 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hy-brasil to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The topic has been covered earlier on SCF. The search engine for SCF is your friend:
http://goscf.com/t/49485
stampfan9's post of 11/06/2018:
http://goscf.com/t/13703&whichpage=36#559776

and PostalCardCachet's site at:
https://www.folklib.net/fdc/wwii-co...signia.shtml

My understanding was that Disney created and donated the designs for use by various military units. The Disney poster stamp series was produced by Robert Lash Robbins/Postamp Publishing (copyrighted on the stamps) in association with the Hearst newspapers.
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Posted 09/15/2022   8:07 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GMC89 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I'll be pleasantly surprised if these Cinderellas originated at Disney Studios. In 50 years of collecting Disney I have yet to see anything w/o Walts signature that originated at his studio. "Walt Disney" is ubiquitous with all studio work. I look forward to Hoosierboy's answer to this enigma.
I also noted some Lantz animation here, that absolutely was not Disney Studio work.
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Posted 09/16/2022   3:49 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add hoosierboy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
hy-brasil and GMC89 and all,

Thanks for the links and additional information. I am forwarding this to the museum coordinator in charge of the exhibit in hopes their review of this information will add to their understanding of these items; and, possibly, bring out more information to share. The quest continues. Russ
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Posted 09/16/2022   6:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GMC89 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I am pleasantly surprised. Walt Disney had requests from various units at the beginning of the war to design insignias for units. He did set up a 5 man unit headed by Hank Porter (a renown Disney animator) and they designed over 1200 insignias for various military units. The original designs are lost as they were sent to the various units for embroidering/stitching. Donald Duck appeared in over 200 of the insignias. The Flying Tigers (Chenault), Mosquito Fleet, and the Seabees were Disney insignia designs. Obviously not copyrighted. This would be late 1941 and more 42.

How Robert Lash Robbins got his hands on the original designs to copyright the poster stamps I do not know. It's hard to believe that Walt didn't copyright them himself just to protect the images from exploitation. Walt was a business man. I would have thought that these would have come from the print side of the animation team, not as it appears the movie side. The artwork to my opinion is really not up to Disney standards, then again to my reading Disney did not do the poster stamps. There are a couple that are up to Disney, but I would think in the rush to get these out,time was not taken to get the final just right. And the poster stamps reflect that rush. All the studios contributed to the war effort. Warner's had Bugs and Daffy tormenting the Axis leaders. Walter Lantz Studios had many propaganda shorts. It was a combined effort. The opinion is mine, Disney archives provided the most information.
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Posted 10/07/2022   2:00 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add l2y to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
When I first read this I though stamp books was referring to ration books and rubber stamps used to mark out purchases or reflect purchases made.
Or they would be sort of like the Green Stamps they used where you got books full and used them as cash to buy stuff. LOL


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Posted 10/07/2022   3:37 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add GMC89 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
According to "disneydave" On the US MIlitaria Forum," These booklets were a Hearst Papers money making, circulation boosting, marketing venture. Hearst published a total of 5 insignia stamp albums. "
"The albums were sold for .15 each by the different Hearst newspapers across the United States and were imprinted on the front cover with the name of the Newspaper."
"The newspapers had an insignia column in which they reprinted black and white versions of the insignia stamps. The reader was suppose to cut these out and send them to the newspaper, who in turn would send the color, gummed stamp back to the customer".
For the most part the designs offered were created by the Disney Studio,and to a lesser degree other famous cartoonists including Walt Lantz
Pat Sullivan, and George McManus".
"Here is the breakdown of Disney designs per volume:
Volume one: 16 designs
Volume Two: all 50
Volume three: 44
Volume four: 48
Volume five: only 1"
In my opinion Disney Dave sounds a lot like Dave Smith, a renown Disney Archivist. That is just conjecture on my part.
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