20 November 2014

New stamps on children’s fables from Switzerland





Every year, almost all world postal administrations publish a special postage stamp issue named "Children's Postage Stamp". The motifs of these stamps are usually the usually the favourite children's pets, fairy tales and literature heroes, children's toys, cartoons. Children's stamps may include educational and corrective topics in animated form, i.e. drawings on certain topics that children normally learn in school: famous scientists and phenomenon that
they study, historical figures and events, sport heroes, pets and attitude to-wards them.... They are all represented in a way that is interesting and understandable to little children.

The theme of this year's Children's Postage Stamp is fable-short story in which animals behave like humans.  Fables are at the same time instructive stories, narrated concisely and with great humour, and containing important life truths. Dositej Obradovic, Serbian educator and fabulist has collected and published the fables that are motifs on stamps.


Motifs on Stamps: 23 RSD- The dog and his shadow, 35 RSD - The fox and the crow, 46 RSD- The Rooster and the precious stone, 70 RSD- The turtle and the eagle.

Motifs on Envelopes: a- Two mice,   b- Pig and oak

Courtesy – Dr. Avinash Jagtap, Switzerland

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