[Foundation-l] Israeli Esperanto stamps, oh my

Samuel Klein meta.sj at gmail.com
Tue Jan 16 17:27:51 UTC 2007

Delightful!  Do we have a gallery of these examples somewhere?


On Tue, 16 Jan 2007, Andrew Gray wrote:

> [copied to foundation-l and wikipedia-l; please note this when replying]
> I was sure I'd seen this on the mailing lists before, but I couldn't
> find it on a quick search (which is odd - I'm sure I heard a week ago)
> It appears the Esperanto Wikipedia is on a stamp. Well, Esperanto is
> on the stamp; a chunk of the text from [[eo:L. L. Zamenhof]] is used
> as a sort of background illustration.
> Colour image: http://www.jr.co.il/pictures/stamps/jrst0399.jpg
> Detailed description: http://www.jr.co.il/pictures/stamps/jrst0399e.jpg
> Brief discussion: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Village_pump_%28news%29
> This is quite a delightful discovery; it isn't clear why our text is
> used, but it must be a good motive, and it's certainly a somewhat
> unusual bit of recognition :-)
> Congratulations to the eo.wp community - from a glance at their
> discussion forums last night I didn't see any obvious keywords to
> suggest they've noticed yet, so someone more competent than I may like
> to make sure they know...
> -- 
> - Andrew Gray
>  andrew.gray at dunelm.org.uk
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