Wednesday, March 26, 2008

France: Bach Hommage

France issued this stamp in 1980 in honor of JS Bach. It is a painting by Jean-Picart le Doux. It is Scott 1691. The pipes are highly sylized and can't be linked to any particular instrument.

France: Wasquehal-Nord

France issued this stamp in 1991. The organ pictured is that in the Saint-Nicolas Church in Wasquehal-Nord, in the very north of France. The stamp is Scott 2252. The organ underwent extensive work in 1985. This site has a bit of information on the church and the organ.

I have not been able to determine who the builder is, though the site says it is a German instrument.