Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Comics on stamps
The set above with the Darna souvenir sheet, which delightful design was based on a comic book cover, was issued by Philpost in 2004. The stamps feature, besides Darna, other comics characters of old.
In 2008, Philpost issued Carlo Caparas characters, with the creator himself, trademark cap and sunglasses and smile, peering at us from the souvenir sheet. This clarifies the issue that no image of living person, except the President's, can be printed on our stamps.
Japan, which has been showing characters like Doraemon (1997, 2004), Hello Kitty (2004, 2008), and various anime characters (2003 and going strong), recently issued the new set of sheetlets below. Compared to Philippine stamps, the set is expensive -- ¥3,200 or about P1,280; and that does not include the shipping fee.