Another reason why I love receiving big brown packages in the post : )
I’ve been collecting stamps since I was a primary school kid and have continued to do so. Though I had once thought about giving up…you know that growing-up phase where you worry so much about what’s “cool” or not and what the other kids think of you. I’m glad that I’ve continued. The graphics that you get on some of the stamps were too nice to part with! I have to admit though that I rarely sort them out and organise them into books now.
These stamps were sold in Japan as part of a series of stamps to mark the 50th anniversary of Weekly Shounen Sunday and Weekly Shounen Magazine manga comics in 2009. The set of stamps above feature pictures from the top comics that have been published in the Weekly Shounen magazine in the 196os and 70s. It’s not an overstatement to say manga comics are a part of everyone’s childhood in Japan. I say it’s similar to the attachment you’ll have with Beano I guess over here, but it’s much much stronger.