More sounds for the stampy orchestra. This time, a 1985 stamp from Hungary showing a harp, a bass violin (an instrument which evolved into the cello) and a baryton - the instrument on the right. If you want to know more about the baryton, there's a Wikipedia article at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baryton
Great thread, I especially like the instruments from Korea.
My main collecting interest is the Fire Service (stamps, First Day Covers, postcards and slogans). I also collect Birds, Lighthouses, Civil War, Frogs, Rugby and Mills. My country collections are South Africa, Australia and Rhodesia. It never stops adding on. I would consider myself more of a topical collector.
What a great collection of really interesting instruments!
I have a small collection of these stamps, but I have limited myself somewhat by vowing NOT to collect instruments that are commonly used in North America. I see that some of the folks above seem to be following that too.
Collecting Australia, New Zealand, Channel Islands, Canada, U.S., St-Pierre et Miquelon, Faroe Islands Topical - Seahorses, Paleophilately, Machins (limited), kingfishers, trees, horoscope & zodiac, O`Higgins (Chile), Lake Baikal.
Maxicard from SWA (Suidwes-Afrika, currently Namibia).
"Ngoma (also called engoma or ng'oma or ingoma) are musical instruments used by certain Bantu-speaking peoples of Africa; ngoma is, simply, the Kongo word for "drum". Different regions of Africa have their own traditions of percussion, with different names for their instruments. In kikongo "ngoma" is used by extension to signify specific dances, social occasions and rhythms."
The Europa theme for 2014 is musical instruments. Here is the contribution from Eire. The left-hand instrument is a bodhran, a type of drum - similar drums are found in other countries with a Celtic tradition. Everyone will recognise the one on the right, so typical of traditional Irish music: I can hear the honeyed sounds now.
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