Thursday, March 19, 2015

Germany 2015 - Grimm's Fairy Tales - Sleeping Beauty

ISSUE DATE:5 February 2015
NOMINAL VALUE:Die Spindel: 62 + 30
Der Schlaf: 85 + 40
Der Kuss: 145 + 55
STAMP DESIGN:Astrid Grahl and Lutz Menze, Wuppertal
STAMP SIZE:34.89mm x 34.89mm
PRINTER:Joh. Enschede Security Print, Haarlem (The Netherlands)
PRINTING PROCESS:Multi-color offset printing
SHEET SIZE:209 x 104 mm

All ingredients are gathered a fairy tale: The wicked fairy, the curse of the spindle and the beautiful princess. As a precaution can remove all the spindles in the realm of the king. But it comes as it must. The teenager goes on an expedition in the castle. And will find it in the old tower. The girl injured on the spindle. A death-like sleep, coat them and the whole kingdom. One hundred years it will last. 

So begins "Sleeping Beauty", one of the most famous fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm. "The spindle" is the first of the three motifs of this year Wohlfahrtsmarken series of 'Grimm's Fairy Tales ".It's about feeling great. Because revenge is the motive of the fairy. It was once ignored, as the king on the birth of his daughter a feast. Puerperal she speaks the death-curse. Another fairy can mitigate the spell yet. Only one sleep paralysis it should be. For over 200 years, this story serves as a bedtime story. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their collection of "Children's and Household Tales" at the beginning of the 19th century. This also includes their version of "Sleeping Beauty" is included. It is an old fabric. Traces of history there in the 14th century. In Old French knight epic "Le Roman de Perceforest" and in a Catalan poem.

The Brothers Grimm wrote down what was happened to them. From all sides the linguist and folklorist together contributed materials and revised the material. This created a unique collection of European folk tales. The "Children's and Household Tales" are next to the Luther Bible is the best-known and most widely distributed book in German cultural history. The importance of Grimm's fairy tale collection highlights the entry in the register "Memory of the World" (Memory of the World) by UNESCO.

Serie "Für die Wohlfahrtspflege" 2015: Dornröschen - Der Spindel
Serie "For the Welfare" 2015: Sleeping Beauty - The Spindle

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Serie "Für die Wohlfahrtspflege" 2015: Dornröschen - Der Schlaf
Serie "For the Welfare" 2015: Sleeping Beauty - The Sleep

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Serie "Für die Wohlfahrtspflege" 2015: Dornröschen - Der Kuss
Serie "For the Welfare" 2015: Sleeping Beauty - The Kiss

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Stamp images thanks to Deutsche Post

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