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Set of four uncancelled stamps from Albania featuring "Zhan de la Fonten.
Earlier I had found the FDC with the three cancelled stamps. Now I have a set of the stamps uncancelled and the fourth piece that goes with them. This larger piece is not perforated. It presents La Fontaine, The Lion and ...
Albanian fable stamps
Now here is a surprise! I would not have thought of Albania as a country that would celebrate Jean de la Fontaine. The spiffy design on the envelope, rendered in brown, blue, and violet, slenderizes and stylizes La Fontaine ...
One FDC envelope from Australia celebrating the World Masters Games
The hare leads the tortoise in swimming and cycling, but the tortoise seems to have arrived first at the goal in running. The 45c stamp, which is part of the envelope's own material, lists events from archery through ...
Booklet enclosing four each of the 1978 Red Cross stamps
The front cover of this little booklet mixes red, green, brown, and black. The green background may be Paris in La Fontaine's time. There is a cameo bust of La Fontaine in the lower left. The script reads "République ...
Set of four full-color Ciskei stamps illustrating "Little Jackal and the Lion.
Ciskei is a former black homeland and nominal republic in southeastern South Africa, one of the "Bantustans" created by the former South Africa. I do not know the story presented on these stamps. It may be a trickster tale ...
Set of four "Chinese Fables Postage Stamps" on an envelope
What a beautiful envelope! A fisherman seems to run into a snipe, a clam, and a tortoise. This overall picture thus represents two of the fables well. The four fables in the stamps (and their worth) are:1. A Frog in a Well ...
Three Dahomey Fable Stamps
Each stamp uses three colors effectively together. A main scene, like the tortoise standing triumphant while the hare scurries, is complemented by side figures, like the tortoise dawdling and eating. Just a few evenings ...
Set of five PRC China postage stamps
This is a favorite fable of mine. It has the right leap from one category to another that sometimes makes a fable take our breath away. I will let the presentation folder tell the fable itself. The other side of the folder ...
Set of eight "Republique du Burundi" postage stamps
One imperforate stamp showing The Fox and the Stork
This stamp comes out of nowhere for me. I did not know of its existence. I suspect that it has several companions in a series of either La Fontaine fables or The Fox and the Stork. It presents the climactic moment in which ...