Category Archives: Stamps

New Schuiten work

Belgian cartoonist and illustrator François Schuiten has been quite productive lately.  On January 18th, the Belgian Post Office issued a commemorative stamp on information theorist Paul Otlet (the man who wanted to classify the world, and one of the founding … Continue reading

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Le Petit Nicolas on stamps

The French Post Office announced a new set of stamps yesterday featuring illustrations from the well-loved Petit Nicolas books by author and comic writer René Goscinny and cartoonist Jean-Jacques Sempé. The stamps were launched to coincide with the premiere of … Continue reading

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Dave McKean stamps

Norvic Philatelics announces a new issue by the Royal Mail, featuring depictions of mythical creatures by none other than Dave McKean.  This set features: a unicorn, a mermaid (legends about which are very common around the UK coast and the northern … Continue reading

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New stamps from Sweden

Just in time for the new year, a package arrived with a beautiful set of stamps by the Swedish Post Office, issued in september of this year.  It features art by eight contemporary Swedish cartoonists (Martin Kellerman, Charlie Christensen, Cecilia … Continue reading

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DC Stamps

In 1980, DC wanted to make some fuzz about the extra content pages they were adding to their books. The back-up stories were supposed to feature a whole stable of regular also-rans (if you don’t count Batman and Robin), and … Continue reading

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New Belgian duostamps

While waiting to post some christmas cards, I picked up these new Duostamps from my local post office. Duostamps are typically standard value stamps that have a second stamp attached with a certain topical image. In this case, from left … Continue reading

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Saved for prosperity

In 1990 the Deutsche Post celebrated the 125th Geburtstag of seminal German comic heroes Max Und Moritz by publishing one of the very few comic-related sets in their history. Four stamps were published, featuring scenes from the comic book by … Continue reading

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Ever Meulen on Writing

Ever Meulen has a long history of illustration related to books, reading and writing. These stamps are the latest in that line. They were issued earlier by the Belgian Post Office, and deal with all forms of writing (with the … Continue reading

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40 Part 14 – US Superhero Stamps

Used to be a time when you could find stamps with US comic characters from countries all over the world, except from the US themselves. Since 2005, the US Post Office is finally catching on. Brilliant move, although I think … Continue reading

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40 Part 8 – Stamped Hulk

More stamps. The Hulk, from Madagascar. ‘Nuff said…

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