When we think of American legends- Johnny Appleseed, Rip van Winkel, Tom Sawyer and numerous other fictional and real folk heroes, their stories can inspire emotions of nationalism and altruistic dedication to a nation's people.
Since the early 1950's, each year a consortium of European nations, issue a stamp or stamp series based on a common theme. This year's theme is myths and legends.
Stamps are have been issues featuring characters from Greek mythology, mermaids, ghosts, and larger than life historic personalities. Take a look at all the recent new issues featuring this year's Europa theme. By searching for Europa 2022, you will be presented with an array of interesting and provocative images providing an insight into many nation's culture heritage being presented in their stories, legends, and myths.