0,46 Euro 2007 - Tintin in Tibet (Tibetan)

0,46 Euro 2007 - Tintin in Tibet (Tibetan)
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General Description : Tintin in Tibet (French: Tintin au Tibet) is the twentieth volume of The Adventures of Tintin, the comics series by Belgian cartoonist Hergé. Originally serialised from September 1958 in Tintin magazine, it was then published in book form in 1960. An "intensely personal book" for Hergé, who would come to see it as his favourite of the Tintin adventures, it was written and drawn by him at a time when he was suffering from traumatic nightmares and a personal conflict over whether he should divorce his wife of three decades, Germaine Remi, for a younger woman with whom he had fallen in love, Fanny Vlaminck.

The plot of the book revolves around the young reporter Tintin who, aided by his faithful dog Snowy, his friend Captain Haddock and the sherpa Tharkey, their treks across the Himalayan mountains to the plateau of Tibet, having arrived by way of India and Nepal, in order to look for Tintin's friend Chang Chong-Chen whom the authorities claim had been killed in a plane crash over the mountains. Convinced that Chang has somehow survived, Tintin continues to search for him despite the odds, along the way encountering the giant Himalayan ape-man, the Yeti.

Released after the publication of the previous Tintin adventure, The Red Sea Sharks (1958), Tintin in Tibet would differ from the other stories in the series because many of the core characters from the series, such as Thomson and Thompson and Cuthbert Calculus, were wholly or almost absent, whilst at the same time it was the only Tintin adventure to not pit Tintin against an antagonist. Tintin in Tibet is highly thought of by prominent Tintinologists (as well as by writers on the art of the comic-book), with Michael Farr calling it "exceptional in many respects" and Jean-Marc and Randy Lofficier describing it as "arguably the best book in the series". It has also been publicly praised by the Dalai Lama, who awarded his own Truth of Light award to the book and to Hergé.
Face value 0,46 Euro
Catalog code (Michel) BE 3704
Catalog code (Scott) BE 2234u
Catalog code Yvert et Tellier BE 3639 Stanley Gibbons BE 4087 Belgium BE 3656 WADP Numbering System - WNS BE056.07 Unificato BE 3648
Series Hergé 1907-2007
Stamp colour multicolour
Stamp use Mini-sheet stamp
Print run 824.804
Issue date 19/05/2007
Designer Hergé
Print technique Offset lithography
Perforation 11 1/2
Height 48.75 mm
Width 38.15 mm
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