Saturday, January 14, 2012

R.K. Laxman cover at Indian stamp exhibition

Common Man graces special cover
TNN  Jan 14, 2012,

PUNE: A special cover of noted cartoonist R K Laxman's cartoons was released by the department of posts at the state-level philatelic exhibition 'Mahapex 2012', at the Balewadi sports complex on Friday.

Roald Dahl stamps from Royal Mail

The British Royal Mail last week issued a new series of stamps, celebrating the main characters from the books by Roald Dahl, as visualised by cartoonist and illustrator Quentin Blake.  Six stamps feature characters from Matilda, The Fantastic Mr Fox, The Twits, James And The Giant peach, The Witches and Charlie and The Chocolate Factory.

Since the series coincides with the thirtieth anniversary of the publication of Dahl's The BFG,  this book is the subject of a separate minisheet of four stamps.

The stamps were designed by Magpie Studio, who last year also created the Winnie The Pooh issue, featuring art by E.H. Sheppard.

The stamps are published in a myriad of packages and formats, such as FDCs, stamp cards, presentation packages and framed sets.  More on the Royal Mail website.

(via DesignWeek - artwork © Quentin Blake 2004, 2001, 1999, 2001, 2010, 1997, 1983 & 2012)

Monday, January 9, 2012

'Cinderella' stamp from Comic Book Marketplace

I was browsing through Comic Book Marketplace #72 from October 1999 and found this illustration for their letter column.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Disneyana on Stamps Society launches

Bill Silvester writes in:

Disneyana on Stamps Society has just become a Study Unit of the American Topical Association.

As a member of DoSS you are entitled to access to the Society's Journal Disnemation, a complete Disneyana on Stamps Checklist, access to back issues of the Disnemation newsletter and more to come. Enjoy and have a Magical New Year.

Visit fill out the membership application and send it to me and then I’ll send the access information to the Journal.

I signed up this evening and checked out the site. It's in the early stages, but should be a great resource.