Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

This is a good example of how, once I got the first year’s Disney issue FDC on a postcard, I decided to get the subsequent ones’ too, completing the set. In this case, these are all the Mickey stamps—chronologically, Scott #3865 w/Donald, followed by 3912, 4025, 4192, and 4343). The Christmas tree on the front dates back to 1973 (Scott #1508).

Toy Tinkers (Hannah, 1949) has probably been seen more than most Chip ‘n’ Dale shorts since it gets a lot of play this time of year, with Donald undertaking a military campaign against the rodents. I’ve never been a huge fan of this era of Disney shorts—colorful, polished, and utterly bland. Oscar nomination aside, this one is no exception.

Merry Christmas everyone. May your holiday season be a safe and happy one.