14 January 2018

Sunday Stamps II - 161

1996, Canada

For International Stamp Week, this set of stamps on the 30th anniversary of Disney's first appearance of Winnie the Pooh was issued. 

Walt Disney acquired the rights in 1961 and Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree came out in 1966 (voiced by Sterling Holloway). 

Originally from White River in northern Ontario, Winnie was named after Lt Colebourne's hometown of Winnipeg.

for the letter W - 
Winnie-the-Pooh, White River, Walt Disney


  1. I also thought of Winnie the Pooh for the "W" post. Both stamps are nice and, in a way, related: bears eating!

  2. Lovely stamps! Winnie wasn't one of the things that crossed my mind for this letter actually, but gives me an idea of what to post for a future W-related post :)

  3. I would never have associated Winnie the Pooh with Disney but she fits w perfectly.

  4. Having grown up with the original illustrations I have a preference for those rather than Disney but who could not love Winnie the Pooh.

  5. I never knew the name Winnie's origine in Winnipeg!

    Cute stamps, thank you for sharing!