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New articles in our Library

The library of our study group contains an extensive collection of philatelic magazine articles from all areas of music philately. These articles can be read online by our members.

The new articles deal with the following topics, among others: orchestra / German folksongs / Hip-Hop / Eurovision Song Contest / Richard Wagner / The Nibelungs / Stan Rogers / Indian Musicians / Bella Bellow / Ella Fitzgerald / Song Postcards / Nipper / Postmarks and borderline material in thematic philately
Go to the archive (members only)

New copies of Exhibits

On our website, copies of numerous (partly historical) exhibits can be viewed.

New exhibits in the members only section:
“Music: Talking with God”
“Otello meets Parsifal”
“The Fascinating World of Jukeboxes”
“Beethovens 9. Sinfonie – Hymne der Menschheit”
“Tchaikovsky – The Russian Romantic”
“Stars on Ice”
“Robert Stolz – The last Viennese Operetta Composer”
Copies of exhibits (members only)

New Checklists

The members only section of our website contains a collection of checklists about various topics of music philately. The collection is constantly expanding and can be read online by our members.

New enhancements:
29.3.20: Female dancers (updated) / opera houses (updated)
3.7.20: Clarinet (new) / Saxophone (new)
3.9.20: Ballroom Dance (updated)
5.2.21: Beethoven (updated)
12.4.21: Musicians on banknotes and coins on stamps (new)
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Stamp of the Month: November 2020

Bugs Bunny

To mark the 80th anniversary of the first screening of the Bugs Bunny short films, a series of 10 stamps with scenes from these comics was released in the USA. One of the stamps shows Bugs Bunny as a pianist in “Rhapsody Rabbit”. This animated short film was part of the “Merrie Melodies Series” and was produced under the direction of Friz Freleng. It was released in cinemas on November 9, 1946 by Warner Bros. Pictures. Like all short films in the “Merrie Melodies Series”, “Rhapsody Rabbit” was accompanied by a piece of music: Bugs Bunny plays Franz Liszt’s “Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2”. The pianist was the American composer and arranger Carl W. Stalling (1891-1972).

USA 27.7.2020

By the way, there are 10 other Bugs Bunny short films with 14 other pieces of classical music: “Tales from the Vienna Woods” and “Blue Danube” (Johann Strauss II, in “A Corny Concerto”, 1943), “Hungarian Dances” (Johannes Brahms, in “Pigs in a Polka”, 1943), “Dreaming” (Robert Schumann, in: “Hare Ribbin”, 1944), “William Tell Overture” (Gioachino Rossini, “Bugs Bunny Rides Again”, 1948), Ludwig van Beethoven’s 7th (in “A Ham in a Role”, 1949), “Largo al Factotum” from “The Barber of Seville” (Rossini, in “The Long-Haired Hare”, 1949), “The Barber of Seville Overture” (in “The Rabbit of Seville”, 1950), “Minute Waltz” (Frédéric Chopin, in “Hyde and Hare”, 1955), “Dance of the Comedians” from “The Bartered Bride” (Bedrich Smetana, in “Zoom and Bored”, 1957), the Overture from “The Flying Dutchman”, “Pilgrim’s Chorus” from “Tannhäuser” and “Ride of the Valkyries” from “Die Walküre” by Richard Wagner (in “What’s Opera, Doc?”, 1957), and finally “Morning, Noon, and Night in Vienna” by Franz von Suppé (in “Baton Bunny”, 1959).