19 June 2016

Sunday Stamps II - 79

2015 Germany Asterix and Obelix
designer and engraver: Thomas Steinacker

Prior to the release of the latest book (the 34th) in October 2015, Deutsche Post issued a special series of stamps featuring the comic book heroes Asterix and Obelix. Thjis stamp is of Obelix (the big, sturdy one) with the other two stamps showing Obelix's dog, Dogmatix (or Idéfix as he is known in every other language), and Asterix (the small, cunning one).  The series was originally written by René Goscinny and illustrated by Albert Uderzo. Obelix's favourite food is wild boar.

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7 comments:

  1. Well known characters and a fine stamp.

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  2. Yay, Asterix and friends make an appearance on my post too. I like your all action stamp.

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  3. Great stamp, so much fun, just like the books.

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  4. I've not seen these characters - maybe not so popular in the US?

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