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Category Archives: Stamps
In 2022 we celebrate the 100th birthday of Flemish cartoonist (and bonafide legend) Marc Sleen, as well as the 75th of his most famous creation, Nero. Two very good reasons for the Belgian Post Office to issue two stamps commemorating … Continue reading
I’ve writtten before (quite a lot, actually) about collecting stamps about comics, and I’ve written about counterfeit stamps, fake stamps, satirical stamps and collectibles looking like stamps, but this is going one step further. Turns out in 1964 comic artist … Continue reading
I recently came across two sets of stamps dedicated to German comics pioneer Wilhelm Busch. I already knew, of course, of the numerous issues that the German post office made about this author. They started with what must be the … Continue reading
It doesn’t take a much to create a good comics-themed postage stamp. Guernsey celebrated the centennial of the celebrated Rupert Bear comic in 2020 by issuing a very toned down, yellow-themed sheetlet with a stamp featuring a classic depiction of … Continue reading
Belgian’s post office BPost always excels itself in its confusing communication style. If you want to know what the stamps they have planned for 2021 look like, you need to either watch a YouTube slide show or buy a 6.50 … Continue reading
Britain’s Royal Mail has announced the issue of a series of Marvel-themed stamps with a British slant, to be released in March 2019. A total of ten stamps will be published featuring the heroes of the day (i.e. the ones … Continue reading
There seems to be inherently nerdy about stamps and stamp collecting, and back in the 1960, when the world was strictly divided into jocks and nerds, stamps were lumped together with comics and science into the nerd corner. The ultimate … Continue reading
Flemish cartoonist Conz (pseudonym for Constantijn Van Cauwenberge) is turning into the go-to guy for the Belgian postal services when it comes to designs about prehistoric fauna and flora. After his dinosaur series from 2014, Conz recently announced on his … Continue reading
In 1962, Pogo cartoonist Walt Kelly made fun of the practice popularised by US supermarket chain Sperry & Hutchinson of giving out bonus stamps with each purchase. These green stampsÂ could later be traded for household goods of all kind, giving … Continue reading