Remember the smurfs? These cute little blue and white guys were once the hottest things on the planet in the 80's. I remember the good old days when Sunday mornings means waking up to my favourite cartoons, The Smurfs by Hanna-Barbera productions.
In 1958, Belgian cartoonist Peya introduced Smurfs to the world in a series of comic strips, making their first appearance in the Belgian comics magazine Le Journal de Spirou. In 2008, Belgian Post celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Smurfs by issuing 2 sets of Smurfs stamps. And when i knew of the existence of these stamps, there was just one thing in my mind,"I must have them!" So today these stamps are sitting nicely in my album! Here they are..
A stamp sheet consisting of 5 stamps
A 10-stamps booklet
By the way if you are interested to get them, you can find them quite easily in ebay. I got mine from an ebayer in Netherlands.
Before i go, a good news for all Smurfs fans, there is a rumour that Sony Pictures has plans to begin a trilogy of live-action/computer-generated Smurf films, with the first Smurf film to be released on December 2010. The project had been in various stages of development since 2003.