Instruments on Stamps – Netherlands 1986

Instruments on Stamps – Netherlands 1986

Netherlands issued  a set of Four stamps on Instruments on 08 Apr 1986.

50c -Balance

60c-Clockwork

65c- Barometer- Meteorological instrument,used for measuring atmospheric pressure

70c-Jacob’s staff -Surveying instrument ,Optical instruments

A FDC with four stamps is listed.

FDC NETHE INSTRUMENTS
FDC NETHERLANDS INSTRUMENTS 1986

Bhutan stamps on International Year of Astronomy  – Total Solar Eclipse -2009

Bhutan stamps on International Year of Astronomy  – Total Solar Eclipse -2009

Bhutan issued a set of two stamps to mark the Total Solar Eclipse on 22 Jul 2009 and International Year of Astronomy 2009.

A FDC is listed.

fdcBHUTAN INT YR ASTRO
FIRST DAY COVER BHUTAN 22 JUL 2009 – INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF ASTRONOMY & TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE

Pre Stamped Envelope Australia -International Year of Astronomy –2009

Pre Stamped Envelope Australia -International Year of Astronomy –2009

2009 was celebrated as International Year of Astronomy and it coincided with 400th Anniversary of the first recorded astronomical observations with  a telescope by Galileo Galilei and the publication of Johannes Kepler’s Astronomia nova in the 17th Century.

Australia issued a Pre Stamped Envelope (55c) ON 25 AUG 2009 to mark the International Year of Astronomy .The envelope features the Christmas tree cluster,fox fur nebula and cone nebula.

AUS PSE INT YR ASTRO
AUSTRALIA PRE STAMPED ENVELOPE – INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF ASTRONOMY 2009

International Year of Astronomy – Special Covers of India -2009

International Year of Astronomy – Special Covers of India -2009

2009 was celebrated as International Year of Astronomy and it coincided with 400th Anniversary of the first recorded astronomical observations with  a telescope by Galileo Galilei and the publication of Johannes Kepler’s Astronomia nova in the 17th Century.

A Special Cover was released on 28 Feb 2009 to mark National Science day. The cancellation is on a telescope  and the cover has an illustration on World famous observatory for astronomical calculations at Jaipur. It aslo marks the International Year of Astronomy.

SPL COVER INT ASTRO YR
SPECIAL COVER INDIA -JAIPUR 2009 -INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF ASTRONOMY 2009 –

Native Musical Instruments of Papua New Guinea – Stamps of 1979

Native Musical Instruments of Papua New Guinea – Stamps of 1979

Papua New Guinea issued a set of Four stamps on Native Musical Instruments on 24 Jan 1979. The four instruments featured on the stamps are

7t – Ocarina- This instrument from Chimbu province is made of clay in the shape of  an egg.On top are three holes -the centre hole is mouth piece and two flanking holes are stopped by fingers to form notes.

20t – Musical Bow – Used in Island of New Britain.It is made of Palm strip with a string of vine.held iside the mouth which acts like a resonance chamber to produce music.

28t – Launut -It from New Ireland region,made of block of wood with different sized holes carved over it. The player moves his hands on this using a sap applied on his hands and sounds of birds & animals are generated by instrument.

35t – Nose Flute- This is used by Tungak people of New Hanover region. Also known as “Kuikui Isung”. It is open from top with small hole below. The left hand and nostrils are used to play this.

A First Day Cover with Four stamps is listed below.

FDC PNG MUSIC1
FIRST DAY COVER PAPUA NEW GUINEA 1979 -NATIVE MUSIC INSTRUMENTS – OCARINA ,MUSICAL BOW, LAUNUT & NOSE FLUTE

Local Musical Instruments of Papua New Guinea on stamps .

Local Musical Instruments of Papua New Guinea on stamps-1969

Papua New Guinea issued a set of Four stamps on Local Musical Instruments.The Instruments featuring on stamps are

5c – Seed Pod Rattle

10c- Garamut (slit drum) – One of the most important musical instruments made out of hollowed out log and played with a stick . Also used to communicate

25c-Iviliko-Pan pipe or cello

30c – Kundu -It is an hour glass shaped drum made out of wood with a snake’s skin as membrane .A handle at the narrowest part is well decorated.

A FDC with four stamps is listed below.

FDC 69 PNG MUSIC
FDC PAPUA NEW GUINEA 1969-LOCAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Thanjavur Veenai– Special Cover – India 2015

Thanjavur Veenai– Special Cover – India 2015

Thanjavur or Tanjore is a historic temple town in Tamil Nadu rich for its cultural Heritage. Veenai is the integral part of the rich Carnatic Music. Veenai is made of Wood & Strings

It is played usually in the cultural ,social and religious events in Thanjavur.

A Special cover on Thanjavur Veenai was issued on 03 Sep 2015 during Thanjaipex 2015.

Cover No TN/24/2015

SPL CVR THANJAVUR VEENA
SPECIAL COVER THANJAIPEX 2015 – THANJAVUR VEENA