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Norway Postal Services 2011 Issue
Designed by Madeleine M. Karlstrom

Comic Strips Centenary

The Norway Postal Service will issue four new stamps with postage values of 9, 14, 17 and 20 Kr named "Comic Strips Centenary" on the 16th of September 2011. They are being issued to commemorate the creation of comic strips that first appear in the New York World newspaper in 1896. The name of the first comic strip was "The Yellow Kid" and its creator was freelance illustrator Richard Outcault who is known now as the father of American comic strips. Norway's first comic strip heroes is "Knoll og Tott". It appeared in book form in 1911. Today there are many different comic strips being issued in many different forms. Norway Post has selected four of todays comic strips that have been developed in Norway to display in stamp form. Each are depicted above in the pictures and listed below:

  • The bird in the nest (9.00) - is a character created by John Arne Saeteroy.
  • Hold Brillan (14.00) - is a main character in Bygdegutar and was created by Christopher Nielsen.
  • Nemi (17.00) a comic strip about a young girl and was created by Lise Myhre. -
  • Pondus (20.00) is a football supporter created by Frode Overli.

"Comic Strips Centenary" stamps can be purchased as a set of four, or FDC. They will be printed by Joh. Enschede Security Print using the offset printing process.

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