Stamps on National Ballet & Grand Theatre – Cuba 1988.

Stamps on National Ballet & Grand Theatre – Cuba 1988.

Cuba Issued Se-Tenant stamps on the 40th Anniversary of National Ballet and 150th Anniversary of Grand Theatre Havana on 28 Oct 1988.

The Cuban National Ballet is a classical Ballet Company based at Grand Theatre in Havana.It was founded by Cuban Ballerina Alicia Alonso along with her husband Fernando Alonso on 28 Oct 1948. The official school of the Company is Cuban National Ballet School. She passed away at the age of 98 on 17 Oct 2019.

The Grand Theatre Havana – It was built in 1914-15 by Engineers Purdy and Henderson and was designed by Belgian architect Paul Belau. It was built at the site of former Teatro Tacon -originally built-in 1838. It is home to Cuban National Ballet Company.

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CUBA 1988 -THE NATIONAL BALLET AND GRAND THEATRE HAVANA.

Stamps on San Alejandro Arts School Havana – Cuba 1988.

Stamps on San Alejandro Arts School Havana – Cuba 1988.

Cuba issued stamps on the 170th Anniversary of San Alejandro Arts School, Havana on 12 Jan 1988. It was founded in 1818 by French Painter Jean Baptiste Vermay and is one of the oldest and most prestigious Fine Arts School in Cuba.

10c- Elena Herrera by Armando Menocal (1863-1942). He studied in San Alejandro before moving to Spain in 1880 and then returned to his alma mater and in 1927 became Director at Alejandro. Elena was a Cuban Orchestra Director.

CUBA ALEJANDRO
CUBA 1988 -SAN ALEJANDRO ARTS SCHOOL

Abba Exhibition Opens in London -Abba on Stamps – Music in Sweden 1983

Abba Exhibition Opens in London -Abba on Stamps – Music in Sweden 1983

Abba won the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest and became a huge commercial success and Popular after that with a string of Blockbusters like “Dancing Queen”, Mamma Mia” & “Thank You for the Music”.

A new exhibition in London at the O2 Venue until August displays personal items of ABBA such as Bjorn Ulvaeus’s school report, pictures, gold discs and clothing. The Exhibition is called ABBA Super Troupers. O2 arena recently hosted C2C: Country to Country – a Country Music Festival.

01 Oct 1983 was declared World Music Day by UNESCO International Music Council. Sweden issued a miniature sheet on the theme Music in Sweden on 01 Oct 1983. All stamps are engraved by Czeslaw Slania (1921-2005). The Musicians featured on stamps are

1.80 Kr – Pop – Famous Musicians from ABBA band. Agnetha Faltskog, Bjorn Ulvaeus, Anni- Frid Lyngstad & Benny Andersson. Picture of ABBA was taken by Anders Hansen

SWEDEN MS MUSIC 1983
SWEDEN MS MUSIC 1983 -ABBA

Stamps on Christmas Carols  – New Zealand 1988.

Stamps on Christmas Carols  – New Zealand 1988.

New Zealand issued a set of stamps on Christmas Carols on 14 Sep 1988.

35c – All Ye Faithful      70c- Herald Angels.

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NEW ZEALAND 1988 -CHRISTMAS CAROLS.

80c – Merrily on High        85c- First Noel.

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NEW ZEALAND 1988 -CHRISTMAS CAROLS.

80c – Merrily on High        85c- First Noel.

Stamps on Christmas –Tokelau 1988.

Stamps on Christmas –Tokelau 1988.

Tokelau issued a set of stamps on Christmas on 07 Dec 1988.

5c – Three Wise Men         20c – Holy Family                 40c – Escape into  Egypt

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TOKELAU 1988- CHRISTMAS

60c – Christmas Presents     70c- Christ Child       $1 -Christmas Parade.

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TOKELAU 1988 – CHRISTMAS

Stamps on Music – New Zealand 1986.

Stamps on Music – New Zealand 1986.

New Zealand issued a set of stamps on Music in New Zealand on 05 Nov 1986.

30c- Conductor                                 60c – Brass Band

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NEW ZEALAND 1986-MUSIC

80c- Pipe Band                                 $1 -Guitar.

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NEW ZEALAND 1986 -MUSIC

Stamps on Musical Instruments – Portugal – EUROPA 2014.

Stamps on Musical Instruments – Portugal – EUROPA 2014.

The theme for the year 2014 EUROPA issue was Musical Instruments.  Azores, Portugal & Madeira issued stamps on Musical Instruments on EUROPA 2014 on 09 May 2014.  A FDC with three stamps on Gaite de Fole Mirandesa, Viola da Terra  & Brinquinho is listed.

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PORTUGAL FDC 2014 – EUROPA 2014 -MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS.