Emerging directly from the pen of Johan de Crem, a small robin this year adorns the Christmas stamp. Fascinated by fauna and flora since a very young age, this Belgian artist possesses a remarkable brushstroke which has earned him, from the time of his first participation in the National Exhibition of Wildlife Artists in Bruxelles, the recognition of his peers.
The European Robin belongs to the family of turdidae. Its size is around 14 cm and its maximum life span is about 13 years. Except for summer, it sings all year round. Its constant chanting serves to defend its territory in spring and winter. In summer, it is usually found in woods, forests, bower, or hedges. In winter, it is not unusual to see it in the gardens of towns and villages.
|Price of the stamp:||0,50 + 0,05 €|
|Watercolours:||Johan de Crem, Belgique|
|Printing:||Multicoloured high-resolution offset by the "Zegelddrukkerij van de Post", Mechelen (B)|
|Dimensions:||35 x 35 mm, 12 stamps per sheet at the price of 6,60 €|