Sunday, September 23, 2012

Oh and the golden snuff-box, Belarus

A beautiful Sunday day over here...rather busy though, but I could steal a few minutes and pop-in at Viridian's for her Sunday theme of music, books and literature.
Well, fairy tales are a literature genre, so hence my choice today fell on this beautiful Belrrussian FDC issued on August 24, 2001.

This FDC refers to the fairy tale of "Oh and the golden snuff-box"...if you get confused like me regarding "Oh", that is the name of the wizard (if i can call him so) who gave the snuff-box to this boy and told him that whenever he needed something, he should just open it, and its magical powers will do the job. It all started with the boy asking for food coz he was poor and starved....eventually marrying a princess..well, you know how fairy tales are :)

In case you want to read the whole story (in Belarussian), here is the link
Ox and the Golden Snuff-box

thanks a lot to dear Ana for helping me out on this one :)

and for more books and music, visit Viridian's blog


  1. Lovely - I love fairy or folk tales. :-)
    thank you for joining us with a great card.

  2. I think I like the post mark as much as the stamp!

  3. I haven't succeeded in finding an English translation of this story but I have discovered an old English tale call "Jack and the Golden Snuffbox.
    Fine FDC and a delightful stamp. Thanks Ana.

  4. it must be a very interesting book to read and i'm sure my boys will enjoy it.
    My Sunday Stamp: Literature and Books

  5. Beautiful stamp & cover! I have never read that tale, nor heard of it so again, thanks for the new education!