Beautiful memories from childhood associated with old toys…

April 13th, 2015 hurries to inform that Croatian post Mostar has issued two commemorative postage stamps specially designed for Europe 2015 stamp competition. On the stamps such toys as wooden whistle (trill) and wooden rocking horse are depicted. The issue was released and put into circulation on the 5th of April.

Toys are not only subjects to play with, they are important for the development of children. The most beautiful memories from early childhood are associated with favorite toys. It could be handmade toys like wooden whistles or a rocking horse.

A rocking horse is a child's toy, usually shaped like a horse and mounted on rockers similar to a rocking chair. There are two sorts, the one where the horse part sits rigidly attached to a par of curved rockers that are in contact with the ground, and a second sort, where the horse hangs on a rigid frame by iron straps the horse moves only relative to the frame, which does not move.

A wooden trill is a musical instrument. It can be used to play notes to guess the passtune. Improvising with it will exercise your dexterity. Also, if the player has enough experience and dexterity, improvising with it will make nearby snakes peaceful. When played, it will either "trill" (which pacifies snakes) or "toot."