A first for Dick Bruna’s 88th birthday: Miffy in colour on silver stamp

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The Hague, 21 August 2015 – On 24 August, PostNL will issue a special Silver Stamp in honour of Dick Bruna’s 88th birthday and ‘Miffy turns 60’. This will be the first time the Silver Stamp will feature a colour image on silver.

Characteristic Miffy colours 

PostNL used a new technique for the Silver Stamp. Colour printing was used on silver for the image of Miffy, highlighting the characteristic Miffy colours. The stamp was manufactured by the Royal Dutch Mint in Utrecht. 

The artist announced his retirement from drawing last year. His books are still wildly popular. This provided a good reason – in addition to Miffy’s birthday – to issue a Silver Stamp on the little white rabbit. 


The real silver Miffy stamp will be available in a limited run of only 1,000 pieces online at postnl.nl/nijntje60 and Collectclub.nl. The stamp is sold in a deluxe collector’s packaging for €25, has the ‘Registered Mail’ designation, to be used for registered mail items weighing up to 2 kilograms to destinations in the Netherlands. The stamp is valid for an unlimited period. PostNL will be issuing a ‘Miffy turns 60’ stamp series throughout the entire year as well. The series comprises twelve stamp sheets, all based on existing Miffy books.