Germany: the bee "Maja"

Germany issued in the series "Für die Jugend" 1998 the stamp 110 + 50. On this stamp Die Biene Maja.

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Die Biene Maja is a book, written by Waldemar Bonsels. He  wrote  the  book  in 1912. The German television made a film of this book.

In the story Maja lives to see many adventures with flies, butterflies beetles, spiders, bees and horse-flies. In this form are books like Die Biene Maja a typical product of the cultural system the Romanticism (compare Edward Lear, Wilhelm Bush).

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by Jan de Crom  
taken from "The Postal Bee" 2/1999 
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