0,50 Euro 2005 - 200th Anniversary of H. C. Andersen - The Emperor's New Clothes


0,50 Euro 2005 - 200th Anniversary of H. C. Andersen - The Emperor's New Clothes
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General Description : A vain Emperor who cares about nothing except wearing and displaying clothes hires two swindlers who promise him the finest, best suit of clothes from a fabric invisible to anyone who is unfit for his position or "hopelessly stupid". The Emperor's ministers cannot see the clothing themselves, but pretend that they can for fear of appearing unfit for their positions and the Emperor does the same. Finally the swindlers report that the suit is finished, they mime dressing him and the Emperor marches in procession before his subjects. The townsfolk play along with the pretense not wanting to appear unfit for their positions or stupid. Then a child in the crowd, too young to understand the desirability of keeping up the pretense, blurts out that the Emperor is wearing nothing at all and the cry is taken up by others. The Emperor cringes, suspecting the assertion is true, but continues the procession.
Face value 0,50 Euro
Catalog code (Michel) 3501
Catalog code Belgian Stamps Catalog BE-3453
Stamp colour multicolour
Stamp use Mini-sheet stamp
Issue date 08/10/2005
Designer Frédéric Thiry
Perforation 11 1/2
Height 27.00 mm
Width 40.00 mm
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