Portugal

 

1979 One page from "The World's Great Fairy Tales First Day of Issue Collection," specifically for Portugal.  8" x 11".  Printed in the USA.  Unknown source.&nbs

The Portuguese stamp celebrates the year of the child and is postmarked January 6, 1979.  The image and story include the Aesopic FG story but only as a phase that leads to the fox using the horse as a platform to get the grapes he wants.  I am not sure if I have ever seen this spin on the FG story.  As the verso shows, the story goes for two long paragraphs before we get to the FG story and goes on from there through a story that has the fox leading the horse to "greener pastures," which just happen to be under the grapevine.