Thursday, December 17, 2009

New Astérix Stamps

Today the French Post Office announced a new sheet celebrating the 50th anniversary of BD hero Astérix Le Gaule. It features seven stamps with the main characters from the series created by Albert Uderzo and René Goscinny. Each of the stamps mentions France as their country of origin, but also Gaule, the country's name in the series.

The main stamp, showing Astérix himself on top of a golden "50" is also available as a solo stamp.

Additionally, an illustrated booklet was published showcasing the comic, and containing a cancelled stamp.


Anonymous said...

the illustrated Booklet does not contain a cancelled Stamp but separate sheets for every stamp of the sheet. Especally the stamp of Obelix is different to the Sheet-stamp and is listed in Michel (german stampcatalog) as type I and type II (for the stamp in the booklet). The diffenece is, that the menhir is covered with dust of granite in type I but not in type II.

Mike Rhode said...

Thanks for the info!