Tom Poes and Olivier B. Bommel celebrate 75th anniversary with silver stamp

Tom Poes en Olivier B. Bommel vieren 75e verjaardag met zilveren postzegel

The Hague, 18 March 2016 - PostNL is commemorating the 75th anniversary of comic book heroes Tom Poes and Oliver B. Bommel with two real silver stamps. Comic book author, Marten Toonder’s two comic strip heroes are depicted in a colourful and recognisable way on the silver stamps.

PostNL is presenting the stamps at the launch of the ‘75 Years of Tom Poes’ anniversary year at the Bommelbeurs in Castle Muiderslot on 20 March.

Special printing technique

PostNL used a special printing technique for these stamps; a technique that is seldom used today. This accentuates Tom Poes, the small white cat, and the pipe-smoking Mr Bommel’s chequered jacket. The stamps were manufactured by the Royal Dutch Mint in Utrecht.


Tom Poes and Olivier B. Bommel stamps are sold in a deluxe collector’s pack for € 25, available from and via They have the ‘Registered Mail’ designation, to be used for registered mail items up to 2 kilograms for destinations in the Netherlands. The stamps are available in a limited run of just 750 copies. The stamps are valid for an unlimited period.