Fix and Foxi are the protagonists of one of Germany's most famous, popular and successful comics. They were created by Rolf Kauka in 1953 and their stories were published in weekly comics until 1994. In the comic's heyday it was published with a circulation up to 400000 per week and allegedly a total of over 750 million comic books were sold internationally. In 2000, 2005 and 2010 the series was relaunched and in 2000 they also appeared in a TV series. Apart from the foxes Fix and Foxi other main characters of the series include the wolf Lupo, his grandma Eusebia and Fix and Foxi's uncle Fax.
To commemorate Stamp Day and the 100th birthday of Rolf Kauka a special stamp showing Fix and Foxi was issued on 7th September 2017. For the issue the German Post also issued a set of three Fix and Foxi postcards. I bought this set and got the three cards cancelled with different special postmarks. The two cards with First Day Special Postmarks from Berlin and Bonn arrived a few weeks ago. The third card with a special postmark from Wittenberg just arrived on Wednesday, as I sent it later to the postmarking unit than the other two cards.
Earlier this year the Wilhelm Busch Museum in Hanover organised a special exhibition about Rolf Kauka and Fix and Foxi. I visited it and bought two more cards for my collection.
On Wednesday I also got a cover with the Fix and Foxi stamp and a special postmark from Königslutter, which shows Lupo.