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So Many Witches ... Do You Know Which Witch Is Which?

 
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Posted 02/10/2019   12:20 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Roald Dahl (1916–1990) was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot in WW2. His books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide. The children's story of the witches is honored in one of a set of six stamps featuring Dahl characters illustrated by Quentin Blake. 2012

Hello and Welcome Rigel! K.
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Posted 02/11/2019   01:12 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Viviane Dommann of Zürich illustrated the two new Swiss panes of stamps full of fairy tale characters in delightful detail. The witch in her little house is enjoying the stories read by a princess at her doorstep.

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What a curious collection of motifs!

We've got a young girl (?princess?) walking hand-in-hand with an as-yet-unkissed crown-bearing frog/toad.

We've got a dog on the back of a donkey, suggesting the English idiom "a dog & pony show".

We've got, to an American eye, a pilgrim graciously introducing himself to a turkey ... and we've got this holiday where the pilgrims eat the turkeys.

We've got a gingerbread cookie dancing on a pretzel, which could be a propaganda theme from The Great War.

That is one busy little stamp, Kris!

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey
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Denmark 1981 Europa

Scott 681

Witch on broomstick rising from the flames of
the Midsummer's Eve bonfire.
The stamp was engraved by the Master engraver,Czeslaw Slania


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Hi Ikey, I think it may be Little Red Riding Hood walking with the Frog who rescued the Golden Ball and Hensel and Gretel who are sitting next to the Donkey and munching a gingerbread. The Donkey is practicing with the dog for their performance in Bremen, as soon as the cat and the rooster get organized. On the other hand, the rooster is being thanked for a good ride by the little man in pantaloons. Down at the bottom of the pane it may be Snow White talking to a well-dressed Fox. Perhaps he is the one who was so smug but lost to the stork. And the Troll is checking his treasure chest. The Bear family at the right is watching the Brave Tailor at work.


There are no Witches in this post - shall I leave it or take it out again? K.
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The tailor is not making a magic cloak?

The whoever riding the rooster is not practicing witchcraft?

Goodness, girl, your post is a great test of the question posed in the OP: "do you know which witch is which?"

Cheers,

/s/ ikeyPikey
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Posted 02/15/2019   01:36 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Kris Rascher to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
'The Little Witch and her Raven Abraxas' by Ottfried Preussler (1923-2013) is one of many children's stories by this author. The little witch still has a lot to learn and her adventures are fun reading. Czech stamp of 2011

Hi Ikey, Glad you liked it! K.
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