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Stamp Announcement 17-32: Disney Villains Stamps

Disney Villians Stamps

On July 15, 2017, in Anaheim, CA, the U.S. Postal Service® will issue the Disney Villains stamps (Forever® priced at 49 cents), in ten designs, in a pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) pane of 20 stamps (Item 475400). The Disney Villains $9.80 pane of 20 stamps may not be split, and the stamps may not be sold individually. The stamps will go on sale nationwide July 15, 2017.

This issuance celebrates the rich legacy of the Walt Disney Studios Ink & Paint Department with a pane of 20 stamps showcasing 10 classic Disney villains: Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty), Honest John (Pinocchio), Cruella De Vil (One Hundred and One Dalmatians), Captain Hook (Peter Pan), the Queen of Hearts (Alice in Wonderland), Lady Tremaine (Cinderella), Ursula (The Little Mermaid), the Queen (Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs), Gaston (Beauty and the Beast), and Scar (The Lion King). The selvage area features the Queen from Snow White standing in front of an ornate background. The reverse side of the pane includes drawings of the 10 characters and a quote by each one. Art Director Derry Noyes of Washington, DC, working closely with Disney Creative Director David Pacheco and the team at the Walt Disney Studios Ink & Paint Department, designed these stamps using new art created for the issuance.

Availability to Post Offices: Item 475400, $9.80 Disney Villains (Forever priced at 49 cents) Commemorative PSA Pane of 20 Stamps

Stamp Fulfillment Services has completed an automatic push distribution to Post Offices™ of a quantity to cover approximately 30 days of sales. Distribution quantities for the automatic push distribution are available by logging on to SFS Web at Post Offices may begin ordering stamps on the first-day-of-issue through SFS Web; offices must also check the amount they received on their automatic push distribution.

Special Dedication Postmarks

Only the following pictorial postmark is permitted for Disney Villains stamps. The word “Station” or the abbreviation “STA” is required somewhere in the design, because it will be a temporary station.

Guidelines for Finalizing Disney Villains Stamps Pictorial Postmark Art

Disney Villians Stamps Pictorial Postmark Art - Filled

Disney Villians Stamps Pictorial Postmark Art - Blank

To finalize the Disney Villains stamps pictorial postmark art, insert the date, city, state, and ZIP Code™ of the physical location of your event adjacent to the stamp image. Overall dimensions of the pictorial postmark must not exceed 4 inches horizontally by 2 inches vertically. Collectors prefer the dimensions 3-1/2 inches by 1 inch.

The Postal Service™ must make all special postmarks known to collectors through advance publicity in the Postal Bulletin. Therefore, all special dedication cancellations must be reported to Stamp Services 4 weeks before the event using PS Form 413, Pictorial Postmark Announcement/Report. To get a copy of the form, go to

How to Order the First-Day-of-Issue Postmark

Customers have 60 days to obtain the first-day-of-issue postmark by mail. They may purchase new stamps at their local Post Office, at The Postal Store® website at, or by calling 800-782-6724. They must affix the stamps to envelopes of their choice, address the envelopes (to themselves or others), and place them in a larger envelope addressed to:

FDOI – Disney Villains Stamps
USPS Stamp Fulfillment Services
8300 NE Underground Drive, Suite 300
Kansas City, MO 64144-9900

After applying the first-day-of-issue postmark, the Postal Service will return the envelopes through the mail. There is no charge for the postmark up to a quantity of 50. There is a 5-cent charge for each additional postmark over 50. All orders must be postmarked by September 15, 2017.

How to Order First-Day Covers

The Postal Service also offers first-day covers for new stamp issues and Postal Service stationery items postmarked with the official first-day-of-issue cancellation. Each item has an individual catalog number and is offered in the quarterly USA Philatelic, online at, or by calling 800-782-6724. Customers may request a free issue of USA Philatelic at, by calling 800-782-6724 or writing to:

U.S. Postal Service
USA Philatelic Request
PO Box 219014
Kansas City, MO 64121-9014

Philatelic Products

Philatelic products for this stamp issue are as follows:

n 475406, Press Sheet with Die-cut, $58.80.

n 475410*, Digital Color Postmark Keepsake (random cover), $11.95.

n 475416*, First-Day Cover (set of 10), $9.30.

n 475421*, Digital Color Postmark (set of 10), $16.40.

n 475430*, Ceremony Program, $6.95.

n 475433*, Panel, $17.95.

n 475466*, Notecards (set of 20), $15.95.

Items with an asterisk (*) will use the 128 barcode from Stamp Fulfillment Services. All other philatelic products will continue to use barcode series A, with the exception of the Yearbook and the Guide Book.



Disney Villains Stamps

Item Number:


Denomination & Type of Issue:

First-Class Mail®, Forever


Pane of 20 (10 designs)



Issue Date & City:

July 15, 2017, Anaheim, CA 92803

Art Director:

Derry Noyes, Washington, DC


Derry Noyes, Washington, DC


Derry Noyes, Washington, DC


Walt Disney Studios Ink & Paint Department


Joseph Sheeran

Manufacturing Process:



Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)

Printed at:

Williamsville, NY

Press Type:

Muller A76

Stamps per Pane:


Print Quantity:

60,000,000 stamps

Paper Type:

Nonphosphored Type III, Gloss Block Tag

Adhesive Type:


Processed at:

Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU)


Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, PMS 7687C Purple

Stamp Orientation:


Image Area (w x h):

1.085 x 1.420 in/27.56 x 36.07 mm

Overall Size (w x h):

1.225 x 1.56 in/31.12 x 39.62 mm

Full Pane Size (w x h):

7.12 x 9.45 in/180.85 x 240.03 mm

Press Sheet Size (w x h):

22.235 x 19.025/564.77 x 483.24 mm

Plate Size:

120 stamps per revolution

Plate Numbers:

“P” followed by five (5) digits

Marginal Markings:


Header: DISNEY VILLAINS – from the Walt Disney Studios Ink & Paint Department


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