75 Years Tom Poes
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On June 3, 2016 PostNL issued the stamp commemorating 75 years of the most famous Dutch stripduo Tom Poes: Tom Puss and Oliver B. Bumble. The ten stamps with two different illustrations feature the denomination Netherlands 1, intended for mail with a destination within The Netherlands. Frank Janse took the contrast in characters, in language and in appearance as a starting point in making the stamps. "You see that contrast in the attitude of both figures, the typography, the color red for impulsiveness and blue for sobriety and the choice to have a look to the left and the other to the right. But it is also subtle as Bommel breaking through the number 1 with his hand and with his foot up on the first letter of the quote. Tom Cat would never do such a thing. He likes adventure, but stays within the lines. "
Technical DetailsIssue Date: 03.06.2016
Designer: Frank Janse
Printer: Cartor Security Printers, France
Colours: 4 Colours
Size: 25 x 36 mm