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Category Archives: Stamps
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 stamps could later be traded for household goods of all kind, giving … Continue reading
As long time readers of this little blog will recall, I am quite a fan of comics-related post stamps.I’ve been collecting them for some 30 years now, and wrote about the subject quite regularly in the past. Recently, though, my attention … Continue reading
On October 9th, the US Post Office will issue its contribution to the 75th anniversary of the Caped Crusader : a limited edition set of 8 different stamps, showcasing Batman’s representation across the “ages”. A special round stamp with the … Continue reading
The Belgian Post Office has issued two exclusive stamps for the Indonesian embassy, featuring a panel from the Tintin album, Vol 714 Pour Sidney. In good Belgian tradition, they went for one stamp in French and one In Dutch. They’re not … Continue reading
Back when the US Postal Services decided to celebrate America’s classic comic strips with a set of post stamps, Mad Magazine‘s Steve Greenberg gave them a run for their money. This is what the stamps should have been like. (From … Continue reading
For this year, the Belgian Post Office is planning three comics-themed issues, it appears from an overview on philately site Philandria (try finding these on the official BPost site, though).
I’ll admit I’ve been quite monomaniacal on this blog lately, but it has just come to my attention that from next week onwards, you can get two new stamps from the Swiss Post Office, featuring the world’s favorite blue gnomes. … Continue reading