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This is a list of postage stamps, released in Belgium and in other countries around the world, honoring The Adventures of Tintin , the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé.

<i>The Adventures of Tintin</i> comic album series

The Adventures of Tintin is a series of 24 comic albums created by Belgian cartoonist Georges Remi, who wrote under the pen name Hergé. The series was one of the most popular European comics of the 20th century. By 2007, a century after Hergé's birth in 1907, Tintin had been published in more than 70 languages with sales of more than 200 million copies, and had been adapted for radio, television, theatre, and film.

Hergé Belgian comics writer

Georges Prosper Remi, known by the pen name Hergé, was a Belgian cartoonist. He is best known for creating The Adventures of Tintin, the series of comic albums which are considered one of the most popular European comics of the 20th century. He was also responsible for two other well-known series, Quick & Flupke (1930–40) and The Adventures of Jo, Zette and Jocko (1936–57). His works were executed in his distinct ligne claire drawing style.

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In 1979, a one-off stamp was released on October 1, 1979. The stamp featured Tintin and Snowy with a magnifying glass examining a stamp depicting Captain Haddock. The stamp would be featured on the front cover of Harry Thompson's book, Tintin, Hergé and his Creation.

Tintin (character) fictional character by Belgian cartoonist Hergé

Tintin is the titular protagonist of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. He is a reporter and adventur who travels around the world with his dog Snowy. The character was created in 1929 and introduced in Le Petit Vingtième, a weekly youth supplement to the Belgian newspaper Le Vingtième Siècle. He appears as a young man, around 14 to 19 years old with a round face and quiff hairstyle. Tintin has a sharp intellect, can defend himself, and is honest, decent, compassionate, and kind. Through his investigative reporting, quick-thinking, and all-around good nature, Tintin is always able to solve the mystery and complete the adventure.

Snowy (character) companion to Tintin

Snowy is a fictional character in The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. Snowy is a white Wire Fox Terrier who is a companion to Tintin, the series' protagonist. Snowy debuted on 10 January 1929 in the first installment of Tintin in the Land of the Soviets, which was serialised in Le Petit Vingtième until May 1930.

Captain Haddock fictional character

Captain Archibald Haddock is a fictional character in The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. He is one of Tintin's best friends, a seafaring pipe-smoking Merchant Marine Captain.

In 1999, a stamp which depicts a model of the moon rocket (Destination Moon and Explorers on the Moon) was released on 15 October.

In 200, a one-off stamp of Tintin moving a puppet of Hergé was released in 2000.

In February 2004, the Belgian post office released a set of five stamps to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Tintin, the 50th anniversary of the book Explorers on the Moon and the 35th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's moon landing.

<i>Explorers on the Moon</i> comic book album

Explorers on the Moon is the seventeenth volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. The story was serialised weekly in Belgium's Tintin magazine from October 1952 to December 1953 before being published in a collected volume by Casterman in 1954. Completing a story arc begun in the preceding volume, Destination Moon (1953), the narrative tells of the young reporter Tintin, his dog Snowy, and friends Captain Haddock, Professor Calculus, and Thomson and Thompson who are aboard humanity's first manned rocket mission to the Moon.

Neil Armstrong American astronaut; first person to walk on the moon

Neil Alden Armstrong was an American astronaut and aeronautical engineer who was the first person to walk on the Moon. He was also a naval aviator, test pilot, and university professor.

In 2007, to celebrate the centenary of Hergé, the Belgian post office released a series of 25 stamps, 24 of which depict one of the album covers each in a different language, and one showing a picture of Hergé.

Netherlands

A set of two stamps was released in September 1999. Each showed a scene from the book Explorers on the Moon .

France

A one-off stamp and a minisheet was released on March 11, 2000.

In 2007, a set of six stamps, each depicting one of the characters - Tintin and Snowy, Professor Calculus, Captain Haddock, Thomson and Thompson, Bianca Castafiore and Chang. A minisheet comprising all the six stamps was issued along with the stamps.

Professor Calculus fictional human

Professor Cuthbert Calculus, is a fictional character in The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. He is Tintin's friend, an absent-minded professor and half-deaf physicist, who invents many sophisticated devices used in the series, such as a one-person shark-shaped submarine, the Moon rocket, and an ultrasound weapon. Calculus's deafness is a frequent source of humour, as he repeats back what he thinks he has heard, usually in the most unlikely words possible. He does not admit to being near-deaf and insists he is only a little hard of hearing in one ear.

Thomson and Thompson fictional characters in The Adventures of Tintin

Thomson and Thompson are fictional characters in The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. They are two incompetent detectives who provide much of the comic relief throughout the series. While their different surnames would suggest they are unrelated, they look like identical twins whose only discernible difference is the shape of their moustaches. They are afflicted with chronic spoonerisms, are extremely clumsy, thoroughly clueless, and usually bent on arresting the wrong character. In spite of this, they somehow get entrusted with delicate missions.

Bianca Castafiore fictional opera singer in The Adventures of Tintin

Bianca Castafiore, the "Milanese Nightingale", is a fictional character in The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. She is an opera singer whose demeanor comically aggravates Captain Haddock's stereotyped sea-captain misogyny as she pops up in adventure after adventure. Castafiore is comically portrayed as narcissistic, whimsical, absent-minded, and talkative, and seems unaware that her voice is shrill and appallingly loud. She is also wealthy, generous and essentially amiable, and has a will of iron.

Democratic Republic of Congo/Belgium

A joint issue that depicted scenes from Tintin in the Congo .

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