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I happened across these stamps from Hungary and it gave me an idea to start a thread on fairy tales and children's stories. I've never paid attention to this topic/theme so it will be interesting to see how many surface.

These two are from a set of eight issued 15 December 1959, but I haven't got the others. Oh, and they weren't designed by THAT Eva Gabor!

Sleeping Beauty

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Matt, The Goose Boy
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This set of three mini sheets was issued by Penrhyn Island on 20 Nov 1974, featuring three of the seven pranks carried out by Max and Moritz in the story published in 1865 by Wilhelm Busch.

The Second Prank. Max and Moritz climb on the roof of the widow's house and use a fishing pole to steal the chickens she is cooking (which had perished due to the first prank). Hearing the dog barking madly the widow rushes into the room and seeing the chickens gone beats the poor dog.

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Scott 111a-d

The Third Prank. Max and Moritz saw through the planks of the bridge outside the tailor's home. They then make noise until he rushes out, falls through the bridge into the stream, and nearly drowns before being saved by two geese.

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Scott 112a-d

The Sixth Prank. Max and Moritz break into the baker's store to steal pretzels. But they fall into a vat of dough, are caught by the baker who procedes to bake them, and save themselves by eating their way out.

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Scott 113a-d

I am quite sure Max and Moritz knew nothing at all about Penrhyn!

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Here are images of the nine stamps in a set depicting scenes from the beloved Thousand and One Nights (aka Arabian Nights), designed by Hungarian artists Éva Zombory and Éva Gábor, printed by lithography, and issued by Hungary on December 15, 1965, Scott Nos. 1716-24.

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The daughters of the Grand Vizier: Scheherazade and Dunyazade, seated beside King Shahryar.
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Sinbad's Ship (5th Voyage)
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Aladdin and the Genie of the Wonderful Lamp
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Harun al Rashid, Caliph of Baghdad
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The Flying Carpet
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Nice set, nethryk. Those two designers certainly had a whimsical style that well suits this topic/theme.

Here are three more from the set mentioned in the opening post.

Teacher Reading Fairy Tales

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The Cricket and the Ant

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Mashenka and the Three Bears (Russian version of Goldilocks)

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Brit-Col - Thanks!

Here are images of the six stamps in a set depicting Nordic fairy tales and myths about Light and Darkness, designed by Faroese artist Anker Eli Petersen (1959- ), printed by lithography with foil application, and issued by Faroe Islands on April 1, 2001 to publicize the Hafnia 2001 Philatelic Exhibition held in Copenhagen, Denmark, Scott Nos. 396a.-f., Facit Nos. 396-401.

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... here are three Australian Childrens stories as displayed on the below stamps.

The first is "The Magic Pudding", a classic of Australian Childrens literature written by Norman Lindsay. This story includes "Bunyip Bluegum" the Koala, "Bill Barnacle" the Sailor and "Sam Sawnoff" the Penguin as shown on the stamp. The story tells of a magic pudding which, no matter how much it is eaten will always reform in order to be eaten again.

The second is "Ginger Meggs", Australia's most popular and longest running comic strip, created in the early 1920's by Jimmy Bancks. The comic follows the adventures of a red haired larrikin "Ginger Meggs" and his pets, living in an inner suburban working class household.

The third is "Blinky Bill", the Koala character created by Dorothy Wall. The adventures deal with the adventures of this little Koala who behaves very much like a naughty little boy though he loves his mum...

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Two postcards from 1915 depicting Snow White and Red Riding Hood.

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Tsuru-Nyobo ("Crane becomes wife")

Once upon a time, a young man rescued an injured crane. As a gesture of its appreciation to him, the crane turned itself into a beautiful girl and then went to the home of the young man to become his wife.

Having become the wife of the young man, the crane told the young man he should never see it when it was at work. Then the crane went into a weaving shop where it wove clothes with the feathers pulled off its body. The clothes were sold at high prices.

One day, the young man felt anxiety and peeped into the weaving shop. There, he saw a crane weaving clothes with its own feathers. With its identity known to the young man, the crane flew away to join its friends.

Here are images of the three stamps in a set depicting key scenes from the Japanese folktale Tsuru-nyobo, designed by Japanese artist Fumiko Hori (1918- ), printed by photogravure, and issued by Japan on February 20, 1974, Scott Nos. 1158-1160.

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Fantastic!

Beautiful stamps and postcards. I love fantasy stories!

Legends/ Fairy Tales as a new thematic for me.... how do I start a new collection? No, no no, I can't...

Can I?
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ScotsmanAbroad - Yes you can! I do. Seriously. :D

Here are images of the four semi-postal (charity) stamps in a set depicting scenes from a fairy tale which should be familiar to most of us, Aschenputtel ("Cinderella"), collected by the Brothers Grimm, designed by German artist György Stefula (1913-1999), printed by lithography, and issued by Germany on October 6, 1965, Scott Nos. B408-B411, Michel Nos. 484-87.

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Birds holding up a dress
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The Prince and the slipper
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Living happily ever after
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Wonderful contributions everyone! Keep them coming.

Here are five of a set of six stamps issued by Australia on 25 September 2002, featuring characters from The Magic Rainforest, written by John Marsden, and published in 2002. The missing stamp is the "Sprite."

Bunyip

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Scott 2097

Fairy

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Scott 2098

Gnome

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Scott 2099

Goblin

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Scott 2100

Wizard

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Scott 2101

P.S. Sorry about the condition of a couple of these - I don't seriously collect decimal era Australia and just happen to have these copies in my stockbook.

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Matt the Goose Boy ? Never heard of that one !

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Here are images of the six stamps in a traditional Chinese folk tales set, printed by photogravure, and issued by China (People's Republic) on September 27, 1987, Scott Nos. 2110-15.

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Pan Gu invents the Universe
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Nu Wa creating Man
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Yi shooting Nine Suns
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Chang'e flying to the Moon
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Kua Fu pursuing the Sun
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Jing Wei filling the Sea
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Little Red Riding Hood from Paraguay... 7 standard postage and 2 airmail...
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Here are images of the nine engraved stamps in a set illustrating Mother Goose stories collected by French author Charles Perrault (1628-1703), designed by French artist Pierrette Lambert (1928- ), and issued by Monaco on November 8, 1978 to commemorate the 350th anniversary of Perrault's birth, Scott Nos. 1115-1122.

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Cinderella, engraved by Claude Jumelet.
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Puss in Boots, engraved by Jacky Larrivière.
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Sleeping Beauty, engraved by Jean Pheulpin.
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Donkey Skin, engraved by Eugène Lacaque.
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Little Red Riding Hood, engraved by Eugène Lacaque.
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Bluebeard, engraved by Claude Jumelet.
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Tom Thumb, engraved by Claude Jumelet.
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Riquet with the Tuft, engraved by Eugène Lacaque.
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The Fairies, engraved by Jacky Larrivière.
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Here are images of the six semi-postal stamps in a Luxembourg folktales set, designed by Luxembourg schoolteacher and artist Foni (Alphonse) Tissen (1909–1975), printed by photogravure (Courvoisier S.A.), and issued by Luxembourg on December 6, 1966, Scott Nos. B252-57.

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The Veiled Matron of Wormeldange
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Jekel, Warden of the Werk
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The Black Man of Vianden
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The Gracious Fairy of Rosport
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The Friendly Shepherd of Donkolz
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nethryk wrote:Here are images of the six semi-postal stamps in a Luxembourg folktales set, designed by Luxembourg schoolteacher and artist Foni (Alphonse) Tissen (1909–1975), printed by photogravure (Courvoisier S.A.), and issued by Luxembourg on December 6, 1966, Scott Nos. B252-57.

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I love the artwork on these stamps!

There are so many fantastic thematic collections out there, and every time I see a great display at a stamp show it makes me want to try to put one together.

However, this thread has fired the engine of my creativity more than any other in a long time!

Brit-Col & Nethryk, it's all your fault! I was up till 3am this morning looking at legend/fairy tale stamps on ebay.

There are now many hundred stamps heading to Busan, South Korea. My manager quite enjoys seeing all the letters and parcels arriving from around the world....my students like to look at them too. But, when am I going to have time to make the album pages??? Nethryk/Brit-Col you need to explain this to my boss....I will need time off!
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ScotsmanAbroad - Yep, sounds like you're hooked. :D

Here are images of the six stamps in a set illustrating Slovak folktales, designed by Slovak painter and graphic artist L'udovít Fulla (1902-1980), combined engraved and photogravure, and issued by Czechoslovakia on December 16, 1968, Scott Nos. 1594-99.

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"Cinderlad," engraved by Jindra Schmidt.
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"The Proud Lady," engraved by Bedřich Housa.
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"The Ruling Knight," engraved by Jan Mráček.
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"Good Day, Little Bench," engraved by Ladislav Jirka.
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"The Spellbound Castle," engraved by Jindra Schmidt.
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"The Miraculous Hunter," engraved by Bedřich Housa.
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ScotsmanAbroad - my deepest apologies. :D I actually had no idea if this theme would rouse any interest at all when I started it, which I did purely on a whim.

Here is a semi postal stamp from Germany on the children's story theme, one of a set featuring scenes from Frau Holle, by the Brothers Grimm. The surtax was for independent welfare organizations.

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Scott B428. 3 October 1967.

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Brit-Col - "Fairy tales can come true, it can happen to you/If you're young at heart." - Frank Sinatra. :D

Here are images of the six stamps depicting legends of Andorra in a set designed by Andorran sculptor and illustrator Sergi Mas Balaguer (1930- ), printed by photogravure, and issued by Andorra (French administration) on January 2, 2002. Note: Oddly, the other four stamps (not included here) in this set merely depict Andorra's coat of arms.

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The Legend of Meritxell, Scott No. 548.
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The Fountain of Esmelicat, Scott No. 549.
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The Cross with Seven Arms, Scott No. 551.
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The Founding of Andorra, Scott No. 552.
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The Legend of Engolasters Lake, Scott No. 553.
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The White Lady, Scott No. 554.
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Here are images of the six stamps in a set illustrating various Tunisian folk tales and folk songs, designed by Tunisian artist Hatem El Mekki, printed by photogravure, and issued by Tunisia on November 22, 1982, Scott Nos. 816-21.

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Woman Sweeping
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The Fisherman and the Child
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The Rooster and the Oranges
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The Woman and the Mirror
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The Two Girls
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These From Belise..

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Does anyone know if Royalty needs to be paid to Disney if the images are not Disney? Only the Story?

I see in small writing at the bottom, these stamps are printed in Portugal?
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Here are images of the four semi-postal (charity) stamps in a set depicting scenes from German fairy tales recorded by the Brothers Grimm, designed by Swiss artist Georg Rimensberger (1928-1998), printed by photogravure (Courvoisier S.A.), and issued by Switzerland on November 26, 1985, Scott Nos. B518-B521.

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Hansel and Gretel
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Snow White
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Little Red Riding Hood
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Cinderella
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Some that I have which was issued by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics in 1961;

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Moving to the children's stories side, these New Zealand Narnia MS's, got me to actually buy them, and include them in my NZ collection - I don't as a rule collect and never buy MS's, but these are gorgeous.

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Here are images of the four stamps in a set depicting scenes from the German fairy tale The Frog Prince, best known through the Brothers Grimm, designed by German artist György Stefula (1913-1999), printed by lithography, and issued by Germany on October 6, 1965, Scott Nos. B408-B411, Michel Nos. 523-26. "You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your handsome prince." :D

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Princess meets Frog at a well.
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Princess befriends Frog.
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Frog transformed into Prince.
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Living happily ever after.
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Here are images of the five stamps in a "Swedish Fairy Tales" booklet, designed after original artwork by various Swedish artists and illustrators, engraved by Czesław Słania, and issued by Sweden on November 17, 1969, Scott Nos. 837-41, Facit Nos. 674-78.

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Pelle's New Suit, 1912, story and illustration by Elsa Beskow (1874-1953)
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The Wonderful Adventures of Nils (stories by Selma Lagerlöf), illustrated by John Bauer (1882-1918)
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Pippi Longstocking (stories by Astrid Lindgren), illustrated by Ingrid Vang-Nyman (1916-1959)
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Vill-Vallareman (story by C. Graner), illustrated by John Bauer
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Kattresan ("The Cat Journey"), story and illustration by Ivar Arosenius (1878-1909)
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My first offering on this thread.

Janusz Korczak was a Polish doctor, writer and director of an orphanage in Warsaw. He refused freedom and went with the children to the Treblinka death camp where he was murdered in 1942.

These stamps were issued by Poland on the 20th anniversary of his death.

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King Matt the First (Polish: Król Maciuś Pierwszy) is one of his much loved novels.

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ScotsmanAbroad - welcome aboard! Very nice stamps! I look forward to your future contributions to this thread.

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Here is an image of a stamp with a design using the theme of Aesop's Fable of "The Grasshopper and the Ant" about the virtues of hard work and planning for the future, printed by photogravure (Courvoisier, S.A.), and issued by San Marino on February 19, 1982 to commemorate the centenary of the Savings Bank, Scott No. 1018.

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Here are the final 3 stamps from the set Brit-Col posted at the beginning of this thread.

This is Hansel and Gretel (I think)

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Finally, Little Red Riding Hood

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Issun-boshi ("One-Inch Boy") is the subject of a fairy tale from Japan. While defending a Princess from an Oni (ogre), the tiny but brave lad is swallowed alive by the monster. However, the boy defeats the Oni by pricking him from within with his needle/sword. The Oni spits out Issun-boshi and, as he runs away, drops the magical Uchide's Mallet. To reward him for his bravery, the Princess uses the power of the mallet to grow Issun-boshi to full size; eventually, Issun-boshi and the Princess marry. Here are images of a set of three stamps depicting key scenes from this fairy tale, printed by photogravure, and issued by Japan on June 10, 1974, Scott Nos. 1166-68.

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Issun-boshi using a bowl for a boat
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Issun-boshi fighting the Oni
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The Princess, Issun-boshi, and Uchide's Mallet
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Here are images of the four semi-postal (charity) stamps in a set depicting various scenes from the German fairy tale Das Rotkäppchen ("Little Red Riding Hood"), designed by German artists Hans Michel and Günther Kieser (Michel + Kieser), printed by lithography, and issued by Germany on October 1, 1960 to benefit Humanitarian Relief Funds, Scott Nos. B372-B375, Michel Nos. 340-343.

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Little Red Riding Hood meeting Wolf
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Little Red Riding Hood and Wolf disguised as Grandmother
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Woodcutter and dead Wolf
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Little Red Riding Hood and Grandmother
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Here are images of the three stamps in a set depicting scenes from Liechtenstein fairy tales, designed by Liechtenstein artist Louis Jaeger (aka Jäger), printed by photogravure (Courvoisier S.A.), and issued by Liechtenstein on April 20, 1967, Scott Nos. 421-23, Michel Nos. 475-77.

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The Man from Malans and his White Horse
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The Treasure of Gutenberg
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The Giant of Guflina slaying the Dragon
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Recent semi-postals from Germany - Brothers Grimm's Hansel and Gretel:

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Re: Fairy Tales & Children's Stories on Stamps

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Sailer2002 wrote: <A set of stamps featuring non-Disney Sleeping Beauty illustrations>...


Does anyone know if Royalty needs to be paid to Disney if the images are not Disney? Only the Story?

I see in small writing at the bottom, these stamps are printed in Portugal?
Disney does NOT own the story.
wikipedia wrote: "The Sleeping Beauty" (French: La Belle au bois dormant "The Beauty sleeping in the Wood") by Charles Perrault or "Little Briar Rose" (German: Dornröschen) by the Brothers Grimm is a classic fairytale involving a beautiful princess, enchantment of sleep, and a handsome prince. Written as an original literary tale, it was first published by Charles Perrault in Histoires ou contes du temps passé in 1697.
Many Disney productions are based on classic stories. Their use does not give them any rights over other uses of those tales and characters. (Though they do have a reputation for making over broad copyright claims.)

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Here are images of the four semi-postal (charity) stamps in a set illustrating scenes from the German fairy tale Dornröschen ("Little Briar Rose," aka "The Sleeping Beauty"), designed by German artist Holger Börnsen, printed by lithography, and issued for use in Germany (Berlin) on October 6, 1964, Scott Nos. 9NB25-9NB28, Michel Nos. 237-240.

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Witch curses the infant Princess
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Princess pricks her finger on a spindle
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Prince cuts his way though the briars and awakens Princess
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Cook prepares Boy to be Ogress Queen Mother's dinner, with a sauce Robert
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Here are images of the two stamps in a folklore set reproducing paintings by Faroese artist William Heinesen (1900-1991): The Temptation of St. Anthony and The Little Merman, printed by lithography, and issued by Faroes Islands on May 20, 1997, Scott Nos. 321 & 322, Facit Nos. 317 & 318.

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nethryk wrote:Here are images of the three stamps in a set depicting scenes from Liechtenstein fairy tales, designed by Liechtenstein artist Louis Jaeger (aka Jäger), printed by photogravure (Courvoisier S.A.), and issued by Liechtenstein on April 20, 1967, Scott Nos. 421-23, Michel Nos. 475-77.

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The Man from Malans and his White Horse
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That has to be the least flattering image of a horse on a stamp ever!!! :lol:
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Here's a set from Czechoslovakia, September 9th 1977. Prize winning designs from the 6th biennial exhibition of illustrations for children's books.

Old Woman, Devil and Spinner by Viera Bombova.

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