Saturday, November 6, 2010

IRELAND - europa cept 2010

In October there was a meeting in Ireland / Dublin from the postcrossing Users. pHabietto (Fabio) from Italy was thinking to the little girl in Switzerland and sent me a wonderful card with both issued stamps from this year! Yeah! Thank you!

The right one:
Illustrated by PJ Lynch this stamp is based on Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift. Originally published in 1726, Gulliver’s Travels tells the narrative of Lemuel Gulliver, a surgeon, who takes to the sea and journeys into several remote nations of the World, the adventures are told by Gulliver after his return home. The book is divided into four parts, each about a different place. Gulliver tells of things being disproportionately small in some lands and oversized in other lands.
The left one: This stamp also illustrated by PJ Lynch is based on The Happy Prince by Oscar Wilde which was first published in 1888. This book tells the tale of a golden statue of a prince, who befriends a migrating swallow. The prince is saddened by the poverty and pain his citizens experience daily. He enlists the help of the swallow and together they bring happiness to others, in life, as well as in death.

Date of issue: 06.05.2010

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