Thursday, April 7, 2011

Theme : Tintin (Kuifje) - 02

Although a Belgian hero, Tintin appears on stamps in The Netherlands and France too.

The Netherlands dedicated a sheetlet to 'Tintin on the Moon'

The French postal services depicted all main characters on a sheet of 6 stamps.
Next to Tintin and Snowy (Milou in French), professor Calculus (Zonnebloem in Dutch, Tournesol (Sunflower) in French), captain Haddock, the detectives Thomson and Thompson (Jansen en Janssens - Dupont and Dupond, Bianca Castafiori 'La Castafiori' (the famous Milanese nightingale) and finally Chang, the Chinese friend of Tintin, who made his appearance in 'The blue Lotus'.

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