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New Stamps from Malta

Maltex 2014 Exhibition Issue Date 17 October 2014 Europa 2014 Issue Date 17 October 2014

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New Europa 2014 Stamps:Finland

Issue Date: 05.05.2014 Designer: Sanna Mander Process: Offset Colours: 4 Colours Values: €2.00

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New Europa 2014 Stamps:Sweden

The nyckelharpa is one of the instruments commonly used in Swedish folk music. It was played Sweden as early as the Middle Ages; preserved church murals from this era, primarily in Uppland, depict angels playing the nyckelharpa.This is the third … Continue reading

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New Europa 2014 Stamps:Italy

Italy has issued two commemorative stamps EUROPA 2014 dedicated to the national musical instruments. The depicted Italian national instruments are zampogna and launeddas.The first stamp depicts a zampogna player in shepherd costume; the second stamp features a launeddas player wearing … Continue reading

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New Europa 2014 Stamps:Slovakia

Slovak post issued a stamp featuring the three drones bagpipes.Bagpipes are a folk musical instrument of a very ancient Near Eastern origin. They were known by the Ancient Greeks, Romans and Nordic nationalities. The Slavs in the Pannonian basin knew … Continue reading

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New Europa 2014 Stamps:Luxembourg

One stamp depicts a small group of musicians clothed in historical peasant costumes playing the traditional Luxembourgish song, the “Hämmelsmarsch”, on traditional instruments.The other stamp shows another musical scene that is typical for Luxembourg: a folklore group in a small … Continue reading

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New Europa 2014 Stamps:Musical Instruments

Guernsey The stamps feature some stunning photographic images of one of the Channel Island’s former favourite musical instruments – the chifournie.Similar to the modern day hurdy gurdy the chifournie is an interesting instrument with its origins dating back to the … Continue reading

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New Europa 2014 Stamps:Malta

Malta will issue a set of two stamps on 9th May 2014 depicting traditional Maltese musical instruments. One of the stamps will also be participating in this year’s EUROPA stamp competition themed -”National Music Instruments”. The €0.59 stamp will be … Continue reading

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New Europa 2014 Stamps:Serbia

In Serbian traditional practice idiophone (self-sounding) instruments are relatively rare and their structure is usually relatively simple. Their function ranges from ritual via signal to literally musical (bell, clapper, jew’s harp). Membranophone instruments (producing sound by a vibrating membrane) are relatively rare, … Continue reading

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New Europa 2014 Stamps:Iceland

Stoneharp:In 2001 the artist Páll Gudmundsson in Húsafell created a new musical instrument, the so-called stoneharp. The harp consists of stones, each of which forms one tone in a three and a half octave instrument. The stoneharp is composed of … Continue reading

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