Albanian fable stamps
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I have found Albanian fable stamps in two waves: 1995 One FDC from Albania featuring "Zhan de la Fonten." Postmarked August 20, 1995. The three full-color stamps used for posting the letter display each a variety of fable characters. Even the postmark is peculiar to La Fontaine. $20.50 John Rydzewski at JR Stamps through Ebay, Feb., '02.
Now here is a surprise! I would not have thought of Albania as a country that would celebrate Jean de la Fontaine. The spiffy design on the envelope, rendered in brown, blue, and violet, slenderizes and stylizes La Fontaine as he almost dances up to a book with pen in hand. The first of the stamps, worth 2 leke, includes The Talkative Tortoise, Belling the Cat, The Wolf and the Crane, and The Lion and the Mouse. The second stamp, worth 3 leke, features The Fox and the Grapes, The Fox and the Crow, The Fox and the Stork, and The Dog and the Shadow. On the third, worth 25 leke, I think I can make out The Ant and the Dove, OR, and perhaps The Ox and the Frog. The characters seem to be rendered in pastels of some sort.