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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: Beethoven Stamps / Organ on Stamps / E.T.A. Hoffmann / The Rolling Stones / Jimi Hendrix / David Bowie / Rockpalast
 
Go to the archive (members only)
 
Please also visit the Blog “Musical Stamps” by our American member Jayson Dobney

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:
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)
31.10.22: Children Dances (new)
 
Go to the checklists (members only)

Presentation of the Yehudi Menuhin Trophy 2022


On October 14, 2022, Rorie Katz, Chief Designer at the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA), Sergio Baradat, Artistic Director of UNPA, acclaimed photographer Bob Gruen and Jayson Kerr, member of Motivgruppe Musik, met at an iconic location at Central Park, New York City. No other location would have been better suited for the presentation of the Yehudi Menuhin Trophy 2022 than the Imagine Circle, the memorial for John Lennon.


Most popular music stamp 2021: The UNPA issue for the 50th anniversary of John Lennon’s Peace Hymn “Imagine”, based on the iconic photograph by Bob Gruen (1974).

    

“Der Musikus” No. 152 has been issued

Our newsletter “Der Musikus” No. 152 has been issued.
The main article “Little songs for little people” is supplemented by a checklist of children’s songs on postage stamps. We introduce some interpreters from the Arab world and you will also find out what the first book in the Faroese language has to do with the Nibelungenlied.
Take a look at the table of contents.
Members of the Motivgruppe Musik can read the entire issue online in the members’ area.
 
Table of contents
 
“Der Musikus” – Archive (members only)

Yehudi Menuhin Trophy 2022 – Most popular Music Stamp 2021

The Winner: Rorie Katz
United Nations Postal Administration


      

“Imagine there’s no countries, … Nothing to kill or die for” John Lennon sang these words in his famous song “Imagine” in 1971. That these lines are still relevant today and that Lennon was far from being the only one who longs for a world in peace, is also reflected in the result of the vote for the most popular music stamp 2021. The stamp series with John Lennon’s anthem, issued by the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) on September 21, 2021, emerged as the winner with a clear distance (268 votes, 9%). UNPA’s Chief Designer Rorie Katz will be awarded the Yehudi Menuhin Trophy 2022 on behalf of all those who have contributed to the creation of this stamp series: Martin Mörck as illustrator as well as the photographers Bob Gruen, Iain Macmillan and David Nutter.
 
Rorie Katz was born in New York, graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design and has worked with the United Nations Postal Administration since 1997. In 2008 she became Head of the Graphics and Communication department. She has designed hundreds of stamps over the years. She absolutely loves the entire design process and is very proud to work for the United Nations. She and her team have had the pleasure of working with artists and designers from around the world. “Designing postage stamps is my way of promoting the important issues of the United Nations in tiny images that travel the world through the mail. It is an honor and a privilege to be selected for this award for the most popular music stamp of 2021.”
   

This year there were 65 stamps from 52 postal administrations to choose from. Collectors from 61 countries took part in the online voting. The stamp depicting the harpist Alice Giles from the series “Antarctic Arts Fellowship”, received 165 votes (5.54%) and came second. It was designed by Sharon Rodziewicz and published by the Australian Post for the Australian Antarctic Territory on 16.3.2021.
On September 6, 2021, a series of well-known fairy tales designed by Henri Galeron was released in France. With 153 votes (5.14%), the “Bremen Town Musicians” took third place in the vote for the most popular music stamp 2021.
 
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Here you can find all candidates for the most popular music stamp 2021

2nd Place in the Team Competition for Study Groups


 
At the “1-Frame-Team-Competition” 2022 for philatelic study groups, which took place from 4.-6. June in Bad Mondorf (Luxembourg), our study group took the excellent 2nd place. The picture shows our vice president Arnold van Berkel at the award ceremony.

Our Team:
Rudolf Wagner “Anti-Semitic Currents in Music History: The Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Case”
Hannes Hoppe “My cello – from the tree to a good sound” (youth)
Arnold van Berkel “Singing, the story of my life”
Wolfgang Andrée “Friedrich Schiller’s play WILHEM TELL”
Peter Lang “50 Years German Music Council – Theme with Variations”
 
There were special points for the presentation of the entire spectrum of our studygroup, our advertising frame and the professional, editorial and technical quality of our “Musikus”.

“Der Musikus” No. 151 has been issued

Our newsletter “Der Musikus” No. 151 has been issued.
The main article outlines the history of the traditional Teatro San Carlo in Naples. In addition to information on numerous current stamp issues, the plan of an open philately exhibit on Franz Schubert is presented and finally there is some basic information on meter postmarks.
Take a look at the table of contents.
Members of the Motivgruppe Musik can read the entire issue online in the members’ area.
 
Table of contents
 
“Der Musikus” – Archive (members only)

“Der Musikus” No. 150 has been issued

Our newsletter “Der Musikus” No. 150 has been issued.
The main article this time deals with the history of the trombone. In addition to numerous other topics, you can also read why Haydn’s “Creation” occupies a special place in British postal history.
Take a look at the table of contents.
Members of the Motivgruppe Musik can also read the entire issue online in the members’ area.
 
Table of contents
 
“Der Musikus” – Archive (members only)