Paper Money Book

Debut cards 1987 Duals

  • 3rd issue

The 1987 Dual cancels were designed to celebrate:

  • The Disney Dollar in Disneyland
  • The Introduction of the Disney dollar in Walt Disney World
  • The Epcot
  • The USPS unveiling of  the US Christmas stamp in Disneyland ceremony

The 4 types of the cards :

Type 1 and 3 – both notes issued at Disneyland (1987 and 1987A)

These type cards commemorate the tie between the two parks as Disney Dollars can now be used at both parks.

Type 2 and 4 – the top note, the 1987 first issue from Disneyland “A” and the bottom note, the 1987 first issue from Walt Disney World “D”.

Type 1 and 2 have 5 cancels :

1st cancel – the top has an unofficial commemorative cancel for the 1987 USPS Contemporary Christmas Stamp. ‘Disneyland Celebrates Christmas Fantasies’ in Oct 23, 1987 (Disneyland Station – Anaheim CA 92802) on a ½¢ Snow White Grenada Disney stamp and on a 22¢ Greetings (Christmas unofficial) US stamp.

2nd and 3rd cancels – The two cancels in the center are official First Day Cancels (“First Day of Issue”) for the USPS Christmas stamp.

4th cancel – The middle cancel is placed on the Traditional (religious) USPS stamp. This stamp was unveiled the same day as the regular contemporary Christmas stamp, but in Washington DC. The stamps on this card were flown from Washington to Disneyland on October 23 so that they could be cancelled with the contemporary Christmas stamp. Even though the Traditional stamp came out the same day, the cancels applied to on this card are considered unofficial since they are from the wrong city, but they are still first day cancels.

5th cancel – the bottom one is the First Day Cancel for the introduction of the Disney Dollar in Florida, cancelled in Oct 2, 1987 (Kissimmee, FL) on a 6¢ Walt Disney and a 17,5¢ Racing Car US stamps.

Type 3 and 4 have 3 cancels :

  • Just like type 1 and 2 but uses only 3 cancels (1st, 4th and 5th cancels). The Traditional Christmas stamp is not used.

Limited edition: 600 for $1, 400 for $5 cards.

$1 Resume

The first 26 sets are signed by Matt Mew and James Dean who was the artist of the contemporary Christmas design for the USPS.

$1 Type 1 : (5 cancels – 1987 / 1987A, both park ‘A’) – Authographed

Cup-001; ONE DISNEY DOLLAR Prefix: A1; Serial #: 845023 – SERIES 1987

Cup-003; ONE DISNEY DOLLAR Prefix: A; Serial #: 00691023; Sufix: A – SERIES 1987A


$1 Type 1 : (5 cancels – 1987 / 1987A, both park ‘A’)

Card 100

Cup-001; ONE DISNEY DOLLAR Prefix: A1; Serial #: 845100 – SERIES 1987

Cup-003; ONE DISNEY DOLLAR Prefix: A; Serial #: 00691100; Sufix: A – SERIES 1987A


$1 Type 3 : (3 cancels – 1987 / 1987A, both park ‘A’)

Card 219

Cup-001; ONE DISNEY DOLLAR Prefix: A1; Serial #: 845219 – SERIES 1987

Cup-003; ONE DISNEY DOLLAR Prefix: A; Serial #: 00691219; Sufix: A – SERIES 1987A


$1 Type 4 : (3 cancels – both 1987, park ‘A’ and ‘D’)

Card 438

Cup-001; ONE DISNEY DOLLAR Prefix: A1; Serial #: 845438 – SERIES 1987

Cup-005; ONE DISNEY DOLLAR Prefix: D; Serial #: 00008438; Sufix: A – SERIES 1987


$5 Resume

The first 26 sets are signed by Matt Mew and James Dean who was the artist of the contemporary Christmas design for the USPS.

$5 Type 1 : (5 cancels – 1987 / 1987A, both park ‘A’) – Authographed


Card 022

Cup–002; FIVE DISNEY DOLLARS Prefix: A2; Serial #: 052015 – SERIES 1987

Cup–004; FIVE DISNEY DOLLARS Prefix: A; Serial #: 00022015 ; Sufix: A – SERIES 1987

$5 Type 4 : (3 cancels – both 1987, park ‘A’ and ‘D’)

Card 100

Cup–002; FIVE DISNEY DOLLARS Prefix: A2; Serial #: 052100 – SERIES 1987

Cup–006; FIVE DISNEY DOLLARS Prefix: D; Serial #: 00005500; Sufix: A – SERIES 1987

$5 Type 3 : (3 cancels – 1987 / 1987A, both park ‘A’)

Card 219

Cup–002; FIVE DISNEY DOLLARS Prefix: A2; Serial #: 052219 – SERIES 1987

Cup–004; FIVE DISNEY DOLLARS Prefix: A; Serial #: 00022219; Sufix: A – SERIES 1987 A