September 11, 1968 – Walt Disney is Honored with a U.S. Postage Stamp
“Walt Disney: Showman of the World”
On September 11, 1968, a U.S. postage stamp featuring a portrait of Walt Disney was officially issued by the U.S. Postal Service. A ceremony was held in his hometown of Marceline, Missouri, to commemorate the event, with the showing of Marry Poppins at the local theater. Walt’s wife and daughters were on hand to celebrate Walt’s life, along with over 700 dignitaries. The stamp itself featured similar designs from the popular Disneyland attraction it’s a small world, with the children circling around the smiling face of Walt Disney. There were many problems with the printing of the stamp, as there were several color issues, including missing colors and missing text; these misprinted stamps have since become collector’s items. There are seven known errors for this stamp, ranging from 35 known (black ink omitted; blue omitted) to an unknown quantity (tagging omitted).