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.

PORTUGAL 2014 M INST 3V
PORTUGAL FDC 2014 – EUROPA 2014 -MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS.
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Stamps on Viola da Terra – Azores 2014.

Stamps on Viola da Terra –  Azores 2014.

The theme for the year 2014 EUROPA issue was Musical Instruments. The Azores issued a miniature sheet on 09 May 2014 containing two stamps on a prominent musical instrument of Azores – Viola da Terra. The stamps feature a musician playing a Viola da Terra and the Viola da Terra. The stamps are E 20g ( FV 0.70 euro).

Viola da Terra — It is a stringed musical instrument from the Islands of Azores. Its 12 or 15 strings are arranged in either five or six courses. It is constructed of wood in the hourglass shape. Strings are made of metal of very light gauge.

A First Day cover with Miniature sheet is listed.

PORTUGAL 2014 M INST 2
AZORES FDC MS 2014- EUROPA -MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS.

 

 

 

Stamps on Brinquinho – Madeira 2014.

Stamps on Brinquinho – Madeira 2014.

The theme for the year 2014 EUROPA issue was Musical Instruments. Madeira issued a miniature sheet containing two stamps on a prominent musical instrument of Madeira – Brinquinho. The stamps feature a musician playing a Brinquinho and the Brinquinho. The stamps are E 20 gr ( FV 0.70 euro).

Brinquinho –  A Brinquinho ( meaning toy) is a very popular musical instrument of Madeira. It consists of dolls dressed in traditional dress. The figures carry a small castanet on their back. The Figurines or dolls are most often filled with sawdust. They are arranged in a circular fashion on two circular and superposed metal arcs.  The castanets are mostly in wood.  Furthermore, soda or beer bottle lids are fixed to the feet of the dolls.

These dolls are all attached to an articulated piston by an ingenious mechanism.  The closest I can think of to describe it is that it has similarities with the apparatus used to open and close an umbrella. This mechanism if skillfully handled makes the dolls dance rhythmically.  This frenetic dance activates the castanets.  Hence it acts as an indirect percussion instrument.

The origin of this instrument could be North Portugal or Angola.

A First Day Cover with Miniature Sheet is listed.

PORTUGAL 2014 M INST 3
MADEIRA MS FDC 2014- EUROPA -MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS.
Brinquinho
BRINQUINHO FROM MADEIRA

 

Stamps on Festivals & Swiss Customs – Switzerland 2010

Stamps on Festivals & Swiss Customs – Switzerland  2010

Switzerland issued a set of four stamps on Festivals and Swiss Customs  04 Mar 2010.

100 ct- Federal Costume Festival            100 ct – Federal Marksmen’s Festival

SWITZERLAND FESTIVALS 1
SWITZERLAND 2010-FESTIVALS & SWISS CUSTOMS.

100 Ct- Federal Drumming and Piping Festival      100 ct- Centenary of Swiss Yodeling Association.

SWITZERLAND FESTIVALS 2
SWITZERLAND 2010-FESTIVALS & SWISS CUSTOMS.

Stamps on Musical Instruments– Nepal 1983.

Stamps on Musical Instruments– Nepal 1983.

Nepal issued a set of stamps on Birds on 17 Sep 1977. The stamps  Feature

10 p – Kwota          5p- Sarangi

NEPAL MUSICAL INST
NEPAL 1983- MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Stamps on Native Dances – Nepal 1976.

Stamps on Native Dances – Nepal 1976.

Nepal issued a set of stamps on Native Dances on 27 Sep 1976. The stamps  Feature

10 p – Lakha Dance   15p- Maruni Dance  30p- Jhangad Dance.

NEPAL DANCES
NEPAL 1976- NATIVE DANCES

ATM Labels Germany – Posthorn 

ATM Labels Germany – Posthorn

ATM labels of Germany featuring Posthorn(2nd Issue) were issued. They are imperforate printed by photogravure process and were issued from 10 Pf to 9990 Pf in 10 Pf intervals.

In this variety DBP is Bold printed

GERMANY ATM POST HORN2
GERMANY ATM POST HORN