Friday, January 15, 2016

Switzerland 2015

ISSUE DATE: 3 September 2015
STAMP SIZE: 33 x 28 mm
 ILLUSTRATOR: Martine Dietrich
DESIGN: Dargaud-Lombard

Marsupilami is rarely sighted, being both very shy and instinctively defensive. He is therefore difficult to observe, and even trickier to capture. With his yellow coat and black spots, Marsupilami may look very cute but if he or his family, friends or home are in danger, he can turn very ferocious. Balled up, his eight-metre long tail is a powerful defensive and offensive weapon. 

Marsupilami has long been winning children's hearts and is the third most popular character among four to twelve-yearolds. Three comic series and 120 episodes have been continually broadcast for the last ten years and the film "Auf den Spuren des Marsupilami" (On the trail of Marsupilami) was a box office hit.

Stamp images and description thanks to Swiss Post