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Germany
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Posted 01/14/2016   03:50 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
This is such a lovely dragon! Does anyone know if it is part of legends or if it refers to the blue dragon semiprecious stone?

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Bedrock Of The Community
United States
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Posted 01/14/2016   10:16 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add KuoLC5310 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
To Kris Rascher:

The stamp Kgwanyape is in the Myths and Legends set of 6 issued by the Botswana Post on September 25, 2012.

Kgwanyape is a mythical creature in Tswana belief that is associated with heavy storms and hurricanes. This could be the reason for the design showing rain and cloud in the background.

According to the legend, Kgwanyape resides in the Mosope River which passes through the village of Moshupa. The villagers avoid crossing the Mosope River particularly at night.

LCK
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United States
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Posted 01/15/2016   7:11 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add KuoLC5310 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Malaysia
Legacy of the Loom
January 12, 2012
This set of stamps were issued to celebrate the Year of Dragon. The miniature sheet features a Ming Dynasty Empress robe. It is embroidered with a magnificent dragon flying in the sky with a fiery pearl in its right paw. The background of cloud and bats symbolize auspice. There are two smaller, circular-shaped dragons on the shoulders.



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Posted 01/16/2016   10:56 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nethryk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Today is "Appreciate A Dragon Day!"

Here is an image of a stamp depicting "Miss Rotary" standing by a staircase featuring ornamental dragons at the former Wat Ho Phraeko Buddhist temple in Vientiane, and the Rotary International emblem, designed by Laotian artist Ky Phung Chaleun, engraved by French artist Jean Miermont (1915-1973), and issued by Laos on June 28, 1971 as one of a set of two stamps commemorating the 50th anniversary of Rotary International, Scott No. 215, plus a photo of a relevant detail of the dragon staircase.

- nethryk


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Posted 01/16/2016   12:29 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Nethryk, I've never heard of an "Appreciate a Dragon Day", so here's one of Jersey's beautiful ones from last year to appreciate. The Beowulf Dragon of the Old English epic poem.

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United States
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Posted 01/31/2016   6:18 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add KuoLC5310 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Belgium
Mythical creatures
January 16, 2012
Booklet of ten designs; one features a dragon which is a legendary creature in folklore and mythology among the cultures of Europe.


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Posted 02/08/2016   2:59 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add KuoLC5310 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Ireland
Greetings - Chinese New Year
January 26, 2000
Set of four; one stamp shows a dragon.


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Chile
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Posted 02/14/2016   11:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jorgesurcl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
China - 1962
Sc.1306

Chinese Porcelain Ginger Jar


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Posted 02/17/2016   6:14 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add KuoLC5310 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Azerbaijan
Year of Dragon
January 5, 2012


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Posted 02/27/2016   5:16 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add jorgesurcl to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Russia - 1946
Sc.1081

Dragon - Stamp on stamp

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United States
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Posted 02/28/2016   2:55 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add KuoLC5310 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Jersey
Gragons
January 6, 2015
Set of six; one features a red dragon which, according to the legends, represents the Welsh people.


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Posted 03/13/2016   4:27 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add KuoLC5310 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
France
Animals in Art booklet
January 7, 2013
A set of 12 self-adhesive stamps featuring Chinese zodiac animals in pottery. One stamp shows a pottery dragon.


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Posted 03/20/2016   09:38 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add nethryk to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here is an image of a stamp featuring an illustration of a fanciful multi-headed dragon, designed by Peter Uchnár, combined engraved by Vieroslav Ondrejicka and photogravure, and issued by Slovakia on May 29, 2008 to commemorate Pavol Dobšinský (1828-1885), a Slovak collector of folklore and writer, and issued by Slovakia on May 29, 2008 for Children's Stamp Day.

- nethryk

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Posted 04/06/2016   06:19 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Tim H to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Here's a few from my humble accumulation:
The dragon here (we've seen the 35k issue earlier) represents the Bolsheviks.




Crete 1901 sees this 5 drachma issue showing St. George and the dragon, which had previously been issued with both black and vermillion "PROVISIONAL" overprints.




This air mail set from Iceland was issued to celebrate the millennium of the first session of the Icelandic parliament. They have to be amongst my favourites of all stamps. The dragons are just what you would expect from Viking mythology and the stamps are works of art.


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Posted 04/22/2016   9:53 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add tantsbsac to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Thailand 2016 Chinese New Year - the dragon dance is a popular showpiece always performed during Chinese New Year.
The Chinese dragon is usually depicted as one with a serpentine body with 4 legs and a short tail, the head is topped by 2 deer horns, has 2 big eyes and a beard and whiskers.

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