- The annual youth philately issue, featuring imagery by cartoonist Karl Meersman (January)
- A Visit Belgium tourist issue, with a design by Ever Meulen (February)
- A 3D stamp commemorating the Titanic disaster, as designed by François Schuiten (April)
- A stamp celebrating 50 years of independence in Rwanda and Burundi, designed by Gert Dooreman (May)
- A stamp commemorating the Zenobé Gramme sailing vessel, with artwork by William Vance (September)
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Barbara Dale's TCDS stamp #2 went out on my Christmas cards today.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
I am in the process of starting a Disney on Stamps Study Unit with the American Topical Association. Anyone can join. Membership is free. The society will be online only. At present my Disnemation website has had a few changes made to make it the headquarters of the Disneyana on Stamps Society and once the society is functioning (hopefully by January 2012) a quarterly newsletter will be available for members only. If you are interested check out my website at http://www.disnemation.8m.com/HOME.htm. There is a membership application form on the site, fill it out and email it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and you will become a life member. No dues!
Also of interest to Cartoon collectors is the new ATA Handbook of Disney on Stamps due early next year. Every Disney stamp from 1968 to 2011 including postal cards, souvenir stamp sheets, aerograms and of course every single stamp!
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Sunday, December 4, 2011
Master of the cartoonist's pen but burdened by inner turmoil, George Feyer is a long-neglected mid-century pop culture figure.
By Kevin Plummer
Torontoist December 3 2011
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Saturday, October 8, 2011
It's been announced for quite a long time, but the new Tintin stamp is finally here. It features images from all films that have featured the quiffed one, and is available from the Belgian Post Philately Website. Earlier this year, a second comics-themed sheet was issued with artwork by a host of Belgian gag cartoonists.
Finland has a long tradition of comics-themed post stamps, with their annual Moomin issue. This year, an additional set of stamps was issued, celebrating 100 years of Finnish comics. For each of the decade from the 1910's until the 1960's, a character that first appeared in that time is presented on one of the stamps. The series was designed by cartoonist Ville Tietäväinen, and is available as a sheet of self-adhesive stamps, an FDC and a cancelled postcard. More info on the stamps and on how to order on the Finland Post Website.
Last May, The Greenland post office published a third issue in their series on Greenland comics. It features the Character Kaassassuk and is available in a myriad of formats, including a number of FDC's and a leaflet. Check the Greenland Post Website.
A first series of two stamps focusing on cartoonists from Costa Rica, features artwork by Francisco “Paco” Hernández, Noé Solano, Hugo Díaz “Lalo” and Jorge Chavarría. They are available via the Costa Rican Post website.
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
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Friday, September 16, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Also included are Nemi by Lise Myhre, Frode Överli,and Christopher Nielsen.
I need a set of these if anyone's reading up there...
See this article for more details:
Edward Gorey's Never-Before-Seen Letters and Illustrated Envelopes
by Maria Popova
Brain Pickings September 15 2011
Friday, September 2, 2011
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Los Angeles Times August 19, 2011
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Another TCdS fund-raiser!
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Sunday, April 24, 2011
STAMPED OUT: The Statue of Liberty Stamp Error and the End of America.
Friday, April 1, 2011
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Here's the previous links:
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
The tail of the stamp has "Chamudi" (the HMO's current mascot) on it. "Chamudi" is a comic-strip character created by Daniela London-Dekel and published for a long time by Ha'aretz weekly supplement. It moved to "Yedioth Achronot" newspaper about three years ago. It is also the HMO service's mascot for roughly five years now.
Here is a link to a good strip published at Ha'aretz a while back:
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Friday, January 21, 2011
John Trever did a nice Forever stamp parody which is reproduced in this article -
By Rob Tornoe
Tornoe's Caroon News January 21st, 2011