9 Francs 1987 - Spike and Suzy

9 Francs 1987 - Spike and Suzy
Added by Bart Perdieus
General Description : Spike and Suzy, the British title for Suske en Wiske in Dutch, is a comics series created by the Belgian comics author Willy Vandersteen. The strip has been published as Bob et Bobette in French and Willy and Wanda in the U.S. It was first published in De Nieuwe Standaard in 1945 and soon became popular. Although not in its earlier form, the strip adapted to the Ligne claire style pioneered by Hergé. This change took place when the strip became serialised in Hergé's comics magazine Tintin from 1948 to 1959.

The books revolve around the adventures of the eponymous Spike and Suzy, two children (pre-adolescent or adolescent depending on the album), along with their friends and family. The stories combine elements of comedy, fantasy and science fiction, such as talking animals, time travel and ghosts. The strip still runs daily in De Standaard, and new books continue to be published: as of 2008, 300 books have been published. While they remain popular among readers from the Netherlands, their popularity in Belgium has plummeted since the mid-1990s.
Face value 9 Francs
Catalog code (Michel) BE 2316
Catalog code (Scott) BE 1280
Catalog code Yvert et Tellier BE 2264 Stanley Gibbons BE 2922 AFA number BE 2323 Belgium BE 2264 Unificato BE 2264
Stamp colour multicolour
Stamp use Commemorative stamp
Print run 4.900.000
Issue date 03/10/1987
Designer Willy Vandersteen
Print technique photogravure
Perforation 11 1/2
Height 28.00 mm
Width 39.00 mm
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