16 Francs 1995 - Sammy


16 Francs 1995 - Sammy
Added by Bart Perdieus
General Description : Sammy is a popular humour Belgian comics series. It first started in 1970 in the weekly comic Spirou magazine, has been published in book form and even been the subject of several omnibus editions by Dupuis. Raoul Cauvin wrote the series while artist Berck (aka Arthur Berckmans) drew the first thirty or so adventures before being succeeded by Jean-Pol (aka Jean-Pol Van Den Broeck).

Set mainly in 1920s Chicago, the series centres around freelance bodyguards Jack Attaway and his sidekick Sammy Day. Their assignments have them protecting people from all walks of life, from young children to celebrities, fighting gangsters both at home and abroad and even facing elements of fantasy and science-fiction. The real-life gangster Al Capone and his sworn enemy Eliot Ness of the "Untouchables" are also regular characters. Although occasionally violent, the emphasis of the series is on humour.
Material Gold
Face value 16 Francs
Catalog code Belgian Stamps Catalog BE-2619
Print run 6.000.000
Issue date 07/10/1995
Designer Arthur Berckmans
Perforation 11 1/2
Height 28.00 mm
Width 40.00 mm
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