Monday, September 15, 2008
It has taken them a while, but the Belgian Post Office's official Philately site is finally up to date, which enables us to give you an overview of comics-related releases that have been published already, or are still to come.
Early in the year, Philip Geluck's Le Chat graced the annual Red Cross stamp. One stamp, available a single and as a row, with illustrated tab.
Another annual event, the Youth Philately stamps, carried the likeness of Hermann Huppen's hero Jeremiah. Again, one stamp, available a single and as a row, with illustrated tab.
A special series of five stamps celebrated the 70th anniversary of Belgian comic character Spirou. It was only the first of three commemorative editions, followed by a stamp on the occasion of Mickey Mouse's 80th anniversary (one stamp, available a single and as a row, with illustrated tab), and, later this month, a quite nice sheet of five stamps featuring the Smurfs.
Finally, Belgian cartoonist and illustrator René Hausmann created the art for a special sheet of five stamps about Belgian predatory mammals.
No Tintin this year ;-)