Sunday, September 11, 2011

Turkish Baths

Turkish Baths

"This is a traditional Turkish bath :) Looks fun, right?" says the sender of this official card, TR-40319. Turkey used to seem like a really rare country, but there are several active Turkish users on the forum and I have several cards from there. This one really took a beating in the mail, as you can see it got all bent up.

This is a 2010 EUROPA stamp on the subject of children's books. Dede Korkut is a mythical tale from the nomadic Oghuz Turks. The character of Dede Korkut (Grandfather Korkut) is a soothsayer and bard who tells the twelve stories in the epic.

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