Tintin on Stamps

The wealth of stamps depicting the character Tintin, drawn by Belgian cartoonist Hergé is very appealing to the stamp collector. However, not all items are readily available. The popularity of Tintin caused also the issue of numerous Cinderella issues.

Herge_with_bust_of_Tintin.pngHergé (the pen name of Georges Prosper Remi, 1907-1983), is the author among others of the very successful Tintin comics. They were published as installments between 1929 and 1986 (the last one posthumously, and unfinished). They chronicle the travels and adventures of a young reporter called Tintin, accompanied everywhere by his dog Snowy (Milou in the original French). Alongside Tintin, various recurrent and memorable characters appear, such as Captain Haddock (French: Capitaine Archibald Haddock),  Professor Calculus (French: Professeur Tryphon Tournesol); detectives Thompson and Thompson (French: Dupont et Dupont), or Bianca Castafiore. All of them have been immortalized on the ensuing Tintin-themed stamps.

Below you will find most of the Tintin stamps, including some Cinderella issues.


Abkhazia

Abkhazia is a disputed Georgian territory, recognized as independent by South Ossetia, Transnistria, or Republic of Artsakh – themselves disputed territories. Russia and Nicaragua, as well as Vanuatu and Tuvalu range among the real countries that recognize the independence of Abkhazia. While it is a matter of debate why Tintin on Abkhazia stamps, the collector can be happy to add as many as 40 designs of Tintin stamps to their collection, issued in 4×2 sheet format. The year of issue is unknown. Abkhaz Post does not exist.

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