June 15, 2017

3087 ROMANIA (Bucharest) - Postcrossing Meetup, Bucharest, 11 June 2017


I don't know why the Romanian postcrossers chose Betty Boop to mark the meeting that took place on 11 June in Bucharest, but I know that, with no doubt, this postcard continues successfully the ingenious series, of the best quality, which constitute a true illustrated chronicle of these meetings. The host was, like many other times, the  unobtrusive and welcoming Milu Café, located on a street not far from Piaţa Unirii (the Union Square).

Betty Boop is an animated cartoon character created by Max Fleischer, a caricature of a Jazz Age flapper, described in a 1934 court case as: "combin[ing] in appearance the childish with the sophisticated - a large round baby face with big eyes and a nose like a button, framed in a somewhat careful coiffure, with a very small body of which perhaps the leading characteristic is the most self-confident little bust imaginable". The series was popular throughout the 1930s, lasting until 1939.

About the stamps
The first stamp is part of the series Flowers' Clock II, about which I wrote here. The last stamp is part of the series Zodiac (II), issued on October 14, 2011. The layout was made  after  Octavian Ion Penda's drawings.

Sender: Mihnea Răducu and the postcrossers who participated to the Postcrossing Meetup which held in Bucharest on May 11, 2017.
Sent from Bucharest (Bucharest / Romania) on 11.06.2017

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