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Posted 12/21/2011   10:51 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add rod222 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

Albania
nothing known about this legend:



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Posted 12/21/2011   11:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Cjd to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
rod, if this link works for you, you'll have plenty for a little write up...

http://www.southeast-europe.eu/index.php?id=1658

In short, a clever peasant weaponized a donkey and fed it to a dragon, which subsequently burned up. A natural spring exists there now. (The "Blue Eye" spring.)
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You bless me with excessive industry,
I don't write up stamps, I leave that to the catalogue
I just write up Cinderellas and awkward stamps/revenues.

Thanks Collin, that all makes sense now.
(article written by a very famous Albanian name : Hoxha (Hoecha) )

So we had better broadcast the higher value that shows the Dragon
burning up, (trying to quench the fire)





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Thought bubble..
A variance on the Trojan Horse yarn .....
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here is a beauty



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Beautiful stamps nethryk, I was hoping to see Welsh dragons soon - Cymru am byth.

Fascinating stamp jamesw, and a hypnotic portrait. Dracul - Dracones, all may find a home here!

Thanks for the thumbs up Dianne! I expect Canada Post will put out a Dragon issue this year? The Rabbit issue last year is beautiful.

Great Chinese dragon fifia, it's interesting to see the difference in mythology between eastern dragons and European dragons. And another great European legend from rodd222 and Cjd - are there more stamps in this story? In the first stamp, I had a feeling that the donkey was being offered as a snack, but I coulnd't work out what it was carrying - thanks for the explanation Cjd - it's the payload.
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Paper dragons...



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Posted 12/21/2011   10:09 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add 22crows to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
You can see Canada's upcoming Dragons here, as well as other countries' dragons:

http://vietnamstamp.net/2011/12/can...he-dragon-2/
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Lovely stamp fifia. I will be in Germany (NRW) in the new year - I always make time for a trip to Deutsche Post.

Thanks for the link 22crows, great to see the upcoming issues. Now I just need to offer swaps with my cover exchange pals around the world!
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scifi7 - Diolch.

Saint Amand (c. 584-675) was a French Christian saint who according to legend tamed a marauding dragon. Here is an image of a stamp depicting the tower of the Abbey in Saint-Amand-les-Eaux, and a stylized representation of the defeated beastie, designed and engraved by Claude Andréotto, and issued by France on September 19, 1977, Scott No. 1543, Y&T No. 1948, plus an image of a painting depicting St. Amand trampling the dragon, attributed (uncertainly) to Charles de Par.

- nethryk

P.S. Saint Amand is the patron saint of brewers and vintners, and also of the Boy Scouts. Yaki da.

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Good morning and what is
Quote:
Yaki da.
Ein Bier, bitte?
and
Quote:
Cymru am byth.
from Mr.nethryk. Am I learning Chinese? or Taiwanese?

Nord Rhein Westfalen. Please take warm cloth...

Have to check out the coming Dragon year.



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fifia - That language would be Welsh. Cymru am byth = "Wales forever," and Yaki da = "Good health" (as in a toast). - nethryk
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I think I posted this on a previous Dragon thread which seems
to have disappeared.

Fifia has already posted another Austrian definitve which shows
the Lindwurm statue in Klagenfurt.

And here is the story behind it.http://bestiarium.net/lind.html

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Burma :
1938 King George 6 and "Nagas"

In Burma, Nagas are part serpent, part dragon and part crocodile. They give rubies to those they favor and protect many royal people. In Indonesia, Thailand, and Malaysia, however, Nagas are giant black Water-Snakes or multiheaded Sea-Dragons that terrorize fishermen. Their images are often used as temple guardians.

1938 1 anna Brown with Rangoon Pmk (HO=Head Office) "Sorting"




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Saint George and the Dragon, in gold, semi-postal stamp designed by German graphic artist Ernst Rudolf Vogenauer (1897-1972), engraved by Jan Piwczyk, and issued by Germany on October 1, 1943 to mark the 11th anniversary of the National Goldsmiths' Society, Scott No. B247, Michel No. 860.

- nethryk

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