Saturday, October 6, 2012

Togo: UNESCO Issue

Togo issued a set of 7 stamps in 1967 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of UNESCO. The set featured classical composers and instruments. Bach and a pipe organ facade are on the low-value of the regular issue (Scott 599) and the 45f air-mail stamp (Scott C67). Other composers in the series include Beethoven (violin and clarinet); Duke Ellington (saxophone, trumpet, drums); and Debussy (piano and harp). Ellington appears on two stamps as does Beethoven, in addition to Bach. The organ may or may not be the familiar Sauer instrument in Leipzig.

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