LITTLE TIGER AND LITTLE BEAR
Distance: 1 225 km
Little Tiger and Little Bear on this postcard are the popular characters, created by Janosch (Horst Eckert), German writer and illustrator. They are very popular among both children and adults and appear in books and TV series.
The stamp commemorates The German National Library's 100th anniversary. The Library was founded in Leipzig in 1912, and all publications in German were systematically collected there starting from January 1, 1913. Now the Library counts about 24.1 million items in total, located in Leipzig, Frankfurt am Main and Berlin (wish I had all of them ;))
Tagetes is native to North and South America, but some species are naturalized around the world. The common English name, "marigold", comes from "Mary's Gold".