From the Haptic Werewolf in Hamburg came this famous fellow,

(in a big box) and he was greeted by his relatives:

and friends: Green Froggy of Japan,

the Peeps of Cascadia ArtPost, and many others:

and he is really liking his new home, and the summer weather of Greece.

No need for a woolen knit cap, now he needs a sun hat!

This is the REAL Edmund Hippo, about 40 cm high and 30 cm wide, made

of papier mache and wearing a BLUE  swim suit , carrying a yellow swim-tube

and a basket for a day at the beach :-) He was first discovered by Haptic Erni

in a shop window in Hamburg, Germany. So on that day in January, 2014,

Edmund Hippo was born. He has an "I.D." on his foot:

Then Erni color copied several A4 Edmund images and sent them around the 

world in the mail, something like the "Flat Stanley" project. Those who received

an "Edmund" documented his adventures in the Netherlands, in Australia, in

France, in Korea, a mini-Edmund is in Virginia in the USA, and a few in Greece, too.

( one Edmund GR recently traveled to London):

and now the REAL Edmund Hippo has arrived in Thessaloniki, Greece...not too unlike

the Paddington Bear:

Who shall care for this dear fellow? Shall he stay in Greece, or would he be welcome elsewhere?

He would love to travel in-the-mail...some expensive trips,but possible.

The instructions on the package as he arrived said:

Many thanks to dear Erni, who could not have parted with Edmund, easily,

but did send him on his way to have new adventures like Paddington Bear.

He will be well taken care of here in Greece, until someone else might want 

to give him hospitality and a new home full of love and new experiences!

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Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 29, 2015 at 9:07pm

Thanks, friends, Edmund is very safe and happy here in Greece. 

(no flames and no falling off the balcony :-)

But let me know if anyone would like to have him for a visit ! xxx

Comment by Mim Golub Scalin on May 29, 2015 at 9:02pm

Oh yes, a trip to the post office with Edmund would be so much fun.

Comment by Mim Golub Scalin on May 29, 2015 at 9:01pm

This is very exciting. Edmund, the REAL Edmund, is now on to new adventures.  Mini-Edmund, which I have, went to the beach with us.

Comment by Dean aka Artist in Seine on May 29, 2015 at 6:31pm

What a surprise!  You got the hippo.  Good luck in feeding him.

Just for info, I'm not trustworthy and imtellgeants, so he's like to end up in flames!

Comment by Neil Gordon on May 29, 2015 at 3:18pm

I hope Edmund finds a good home! I can't take care of him now.. i am sure he will find a new place in the world, thanks for documenting the life of Edmund!!!!;-},

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 29, 2015 at 2:45pm

Ok, the spell chick tells me that the box can be "stripped" of that brown tape,

and then it is "STRIPED" BLUE :-) Yes, a striped BLUE box:

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 29, 2015 at 2:29pm

The box is 30x40x25 cm and is a BLUE stripped box, :

a bit smaller than its "mother" that arrived years ago and measures:

40x60x25 cm:

Comment by Katerina Nikoltsou (MomKat) on May 29, 2015 at 2:26pm

The postal clerk loved this big box, it was light weight, but I am not allowed to open it in the postoffice...forbidden by law... so she could see what was inside. The REAL Edmund will have to make a trip to the postoffice with me one day next week, just to "show off" :-)

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