Croatia, 2005, 5 K. + 5 K. 14. multicoloured
Stanley Gibbons: 784/785
Yvert et Tellier: 662/663
The two stamps from the series The Croatian Fairy World concern the fairytale literature of Vladimir Nazor. The dwarf named Longbeard Mannikin (Lakat brade-Pedalj muža) has a «beaked nose, big eyes, short legs and a long beard, holding a pitchfork lance in his hand»; he has been taken from the story «Pionir Grujo» (Grujo the pioneer). The fairy Halugica, «the daughter of a sea fairy and an earth-bound fisherman, with long blonde hair cascading like a wave down her back, and with coral-red lips and big green eyes that glitter gently like two stars sunk in the depth and with a magic embroidered kerchief wrapped round her neck» has been taken from the story «Halugica».
Plots: Nazor Vladimir