Costa Rican Post website.
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.