Thursday, April 24, 2014

BELGIUM ~Tintin - King Ottokar's Sceptre - Hergé

The only "connection" ◔͜͡◔ to this weeks theme Books/reading/authors I could find is this post about the World famous Belgian comic strip author Hergé... Connections to the World

...Postcard showing one of Belgium's most famous comic books "The adventures of Tintin" from Hergé... this series is one of the most popular European comics of the 20th century, with translations published in more than 80 languages and more than 350 million copies of the books sold... I love the books too, I've been a big Kuifje (Tintin) fan for years.... Bedankt Johan!!

King Ottokar's Sceptre is one from the series of 24 comic albums created by Belgian cartoonist Georges Remi, who wrote under the name Hergé.

In this adventure, everything begins with a briefcase left on a park bench in Brussels. The case belongs to Professor Alembick, a sigillographer (a specialist in the study of stamps and wax seals). Doing his good deed for the day, Tintin returns the briefcase to the professor, and it is not long before he joins Alembick on a trip to Syldavia...


Stamp showing "Snowy" a new Tintin issue, which this time features a sheet of 10 self-adhesive stamps showing ten characters from Hergé’s comics series.
(Issued 22-04-2014)


  1. I didn't know about Tintin until a few years back. It's probably because only few TV stations or probably none (?) features this show in SE Asia during my childhood years. Nowadays, I enjoy being glued to the tube whenever I chance upon an episode. It's so nice you have a matching stamp for the postcard. Thanks for joining & linking up. Until next week !

  2. We had Tintin comic books in annual form when I was young. I thoroughly enjoyed them.

  3. I used to read Tintin when I was young, so I was really pleased to see this card today. Thank you for posting it!

  4. I am always jealous of Belgium issuing so many comic characters on stamps...!

    Snowy is called Milú in my language.