Category Archives: Stamps

New prehistoric stamps for Conz, and also Smurfs

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

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Puce Stamps

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

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Dan Dare stamps

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

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New Batman Stamps from USPS

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

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Tintin in Indonesia

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

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Strips Stamps Done Right

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

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Belgian comics post stamps 2014

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).

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