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I can answer questions about `music on stamps` which covers composers, instruments and singers as well as musical notes, dance, opera and all other music related topics shown on stamps, postmarks and postal stationaries.

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I am collecting 'music on stamps' since more than 30 years. Since 1994 I'm the editor of the magazine 'Der Musikus' which is published quarterly in German with English and French abstracts.
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Since 1995 I'm president of 'Motivgruppe Musik', a musical stamp club with appr. 300 members from 28 countries. Besides of several musical stamp collections I've a special library with more than 100 books about music and more than 600 books, booklets and articles about music on stamps


More than 500 articles about 'music on stamps' mainly published in our quarterly magaine "Der Musikus" (German / English / French).
Several articles published in "The Baton" (magazine of PMC).
Several articles published in topical stamp magazines in Germany, France, Japan, The Netherlands ......
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There isn't a special education on stamp collecting but I've got the certificate from the Bavarian stamp society to act as a judge for topical stamp collections at competitive stamp exhibitions. In my 'civil job' I'm a graduated engineer for computer science.

Awards and Honors

Winner of the international "Augusto Massari Price" 1997 which is told to be the "Oscar in Music Philately".

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Music on stamps is an interresting and fascinating combination of two hobbies. Come on and discover the fascination

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suzanne01/28/17101010Thank you for all the good information .....
Thomas12/06/16101010Timely, precise & informative. Thanks
Prashant S Akerkar10/12/16101010Dear Peter Thanks. Prashant
lyle12/14/15101010I found the answer to my question .....
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Recent Answers from Peter Lang

2017-01-27 Elvis stamp:

Hello Suzanne,  thank you for your question. Here is some information about the Elvis stamps:    There were 2 different Elvis stamps issued. Both stamps have the identical design but show different inscriptions

2016-10-09 Stamps printed on both sides.:

Hello Prashant,  thank you for your question.    Usually, stamps are printed only on one side because they are intended to be stuck on an envelope and nobody will see what is shown on the reverse side

2015-08-27 value of gold relica stamps:

Hello James,    Aviation is not my topic, but I already answered questions about gold replica stamps.  Please insert this link in your browser

2015-04-25 Can't ID stamps with this long word::

Hello Michele,    I have received your image with unidentified stamps and found all of them in some catalogs.  Here is the list:  Top left: Kingdom of Yugoslavia / King Alexander / issued March 1926  Top

2015-04-16 Can't ID stamps with this long word::

Hello Michele,    without having an image of the stamps it is difficult to identify.  However, I think the stamps you have problems with are from Bulgaria. For several years this country only had Cyrillic


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