Italy Issues Geronimo Stilton Stamp

Italy’s own Geronimo Stilton, star of the hit Atlantyca Entertainment animated series of the same name, is being honored with a postage stamp.

Poste Italiane will issue the stamp as part of the new Europe 2010: Books for Kids collection. The stamps were released officially May 7 with the first cancellation.

The Geronimo Stilton stamp will be available as an individual stamp costing 0.65 euros and also will be made available on a sheet of 50 stamps; cards postcards; a folder with card, postcard and DVD; and other formats.

‘This latest honor for our quintessential children’s character is testimony to the fact that Geronimo Stilton has earned a permanent position among Italy’s most memorable pop culture icons. We are extremely proud of Geronimo’s latest achievement,’ said Maria Giovanna Gurrieri, licensing director for Atlantyca.