Albania 1997 Europa 1997 The Dragon at the Blue Pool

From Stamps of the World

  • Issue date: 5th May 1997
  • two values
  • Design: Lazar Taçi
  • Printed by: Alex Matsoukis SA, Greece
  • Print process: lithography
  • stamp format height 44mm x width 31½mm
  • Perforations: 12.75 x 13.75

Legend of the Blue Pool (in Albanian, Place of the Azure Eye), which is the source of the Bistrica River
30Leke ~ dragon which had been terrorising the neighbourhood demanding food; the wily peasant Finiqui offers it his donkey (whose panniers were loaded with burning coals)
100Leke ~ the dragon, consumed by the resulting internal heat, drinks from the Blue Bool until he blows up


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