Saturday, April 6, 2013

Greece: Barrel organ

Greece issued this stamp (Scott 1165) featuring a barrel organ in 1975. It was part of a set of twelve stamps featuring musical instruments. Other instruments included in the set:

Lyre (Pontos), (a mural of Byzantine musicians), another lyre (Crete), Tambourine, guitar, bagpipes, lute, pipes and zournadas (a type of reed instrument shown below), (another mural showing singers), drums, kanonaki (a type of harp shown below).

The current stamp is essentially green, with the instrument centered. The shown instrument is nicely decorated with draperies and a picture. There is no descriptive information on the stamp.

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