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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #340 on: June 11, 2021, 10:43:58 AM »
I don't know much about stamps.  I'm trying to figure out when they were mailed and where they were stamped.  I noticed that they were cancelled in both Czech and German.

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The stamps were cancelled on a folder by the postal service at a stamp exhibition in Turnov in 1941. It doesn't look like they're first day cancels because the stamps were issued that year on October 6. It's wasn't (and still isn't) unusual for stamps to receive first day, commemorative, or show cancels without actually passing through the mail for the benefit of collectors.
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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #341 on: June 12, 2021, 03:06:44 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
June 12, 2006
Gy├Ârgy Ligeti dies at 83 at Vienna. Born 1923 in Transylvania, Romania, he lived in Hungary before emigrating to Austria in 1956.

Men profess to be lovers of music, but for the most part they give no evidence in their opinions and lives that they have heard it.  ~ Henry David Thoreau

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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #342 on: June 12, 2021, 04:33:27 AM »
The stamps were cancelled on a folder by the postal service at a stamp exhibition in Turnov in 1941. It doesn't look like they're first day cancels because the stamps were issued that year on October 6. It's wasn't (and still isn't) unusual for stamps to receive first day, commemorative, or show cancels without actually passing through the mail for the benefit of collectors.
Thank you for the info.

I did a bit of further digging and found this:  https://www.stamp-collecting-world.com/bohemiaandmoravia_1939.html

Interesting to find out (and very sad to read) that the first stamps were overprinted.  What beautiful engravings the original ones were!

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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #343 on: June 12, 2021, 05:16:52 AM »
Thank you for the info.

I did a bit of further digging and found this:  https://www.stamp-collecting-world.com/bohemiaandmoravia_1939.html

Interesting to find out (and very sad to read) that the first stamps were overprinted.  What beautiful engravings the original ones were!

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Overprinting stamps is not unusual. Sometimes it's done to commemorate an event, validate stamps for use in other locales, or (frequently) to surcharge the denominations in response to a change in postal rates.

The ad below is from an old stamp company circular. "Lost Nation", "Vanished Land", or other similar descriptions are used to designate stamp-issuing entities that no longer exist as such. Catalogs list Bohemia & Moravia as a "protectorate", but the term in the ad is in quotations because the occupation was brutal.
Men profess to be lovers of music, but for the most part they give no evidence in their opinions and lives that they have heard it.  ~ Henry David Thoreau

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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #344 on: June 13, 2021, 01:25:28 AM »
   *The Week in Music History*
   
     June 13, 1854
   Anthony Faas, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, patents the first US accordion, having made improvements to the keyboard, and enhancing the sound.

   June 14, 1881
   Player piano patented by John McTammany Jr (Cambridge, Massachusetts)

   June 15, 1843
    Edvard Grieg born in Bergen, Norway (d. 1907)

   June 16, 1961
   Soviet ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev defects to the West at Le Bourget Airport in Paris

   June 17, 1818
        Charles Gounod born in Paris, France (d. 1893)

   June 17, 1882
        Igor Stravinsky, born in Oranienbaum, Russia (d. 1971) [OS 5th June]

   June 18, 1723
        Giuseppe Scarlatti born in Naples (d. 1777)

   June 19, 1825
        Gioachino Rossini's "Il viaggio a Reims" premieres

Men profess to be lovers of music, but for the most part they give no evidence in their opinions and lives that they have heard it.  ~ Henry David Thoreau

Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines. ~ Satchel Paige

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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #345 on: June 20, 2021, 03:13:29 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
June 20, 1819
Jacques Offenbach, German-French composer, born in Cologne, Germany (d. 1880)

Men profess to be lovers of music, but for the most part they give no evidence in their opinions and lives that they have heard it.  ~ Henry David Thoreau

Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines. ~ Satchel Paige

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Re: Music, the Mail, and Ephemera
« Reply #346 on: Today at 01:03:27 AM »
*This Day in Music History*
June 21, 1908
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov dies at 64 (June 8 old style date)


Men profess to be lovers of music, but for the most part they give no evidence in their opinions and lives that they have heard it.  ~ Henry David Thoreau

Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines. ~ Satchel Paige