Germany: the bee "Maja"
Germany issued in the series "Für die Jugend" 1998 the stamp 110 + 50. On this stamp Die Biene Maja.
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).
by Jan de Crom
taken from "The Postal Bee" 2/1999
Contact Group Bee Philately