Saturday, February 16, 2013

Germany: JS Bach

Germany issued this stamp (Scott 2092) in 2000, to mark the 250th anniversary of the composer's death. The image seems to be based on a fairly typical classical era painting, digitized and the colors altered. There doesn't seem to be any representation of an organ in any form on the stamp unless the five blocks that constitute Bach's image bear an abstract semblance to an organ case. As is clear, the selvage includes music notation.

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