Monday, November 07, 2011

"The Adventures of Tintin" Philatelic Exhibition Opens in Singapore

Rarely seen original stamp artworks of the comic series, "The Adventures of Tintin", will be on display for the first time at the Singapore Philatelic Museum from Friday till May of next year according to an article that appears on the ChannelNewsAsia website.

According to reporter Wendy Wong, the exhibit will feature a full range of Tintin postage stamps issued by Belgium, France, the Netherlands as well as from the Permanent Collection at the museum. The exhibition will also feature rare stamps, colour trials and other philatelic materials from the Museum Voor Communicatie in the Netherlands and L'Adresse Musée de La Poste in France.

The exhibition coincides with the release of the animated movie "The Adventures of Tintin: Secret of the Unicorn." "The Adventures of Tintin" series of comic books has sold more than 200 million copies worldwide.

Shown above, 1979 stamp from Belgium featuring Tintin and his dog Snowy, a white Fox terrier.

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