Now this is more like it - quite a contrast to the previous Austrian stamp. This is an engraving of a part of Breugel's famous painting, "Peasants Dancing." (The entire painting is shown on stamp no. 26.) The bagpipe is a basic type once found throughout the low countries, through Germany and into Austria and Switzerland. It is represented on our "Bagpipes of the World" CD album, and can be seen in detail on this site at this location (use your browser's "back" button to return here).

Now this is more like it - quite a contrast to the previous Austrian stamp. This is an engraving of a part of Breugel's famous painting, "Peasants Dancing." (The entire painting is shown on stamp no. 26.) The bagpipe is a basic type once found throughout the low countries, through Germany and into Austria and Switzerland. It is represented on our "Bagpipes of the World" CD album, and can be seen in detail on this site at this location (use your browser's "back" button to return here).

Bagpipe from Austria -This is an engraving of a part of Breugel's famous painting, "Peasants Dancing." The bagpipe is a basic type once found throughout the low countries, through Germany and into Austria and Switzerland.

Bagpipe from Austria -This is an engraving of a part of Breugel's famous painting, "Peasants Dancing." The bagpipe is a basic type once found throughout the low countries, through Germany and into Austria and Switzerland.

~ Stamp No. 122: Ajman ~ Scott Catalogue No. Pending This is a tiny little stamp, barely bigger than a thumbnail. The piper seems to have been deprived of one of his tenor drones, perhaps in the interest of saving space.

~ Stamp No. 122: Ajman ~ Scott Catalogue No. Pending This is a tiny little stamp, barely bigger than a thumbnail. The piper seems to have been deprived of one of his tenor drones, perhaps in the interest of saving space.

~Stamp No. 161: United States~ Another non-postal "poster" stamp. This is the only item in the entire collection originating in the United States. Monmouth College has a Scottish heritage and in the 1940s that occasioned the beginnings of a pipe band, which is active today. This tiny stamp was found by our friend and fellow bagpipe-stamp collector Sean Stewart of England. Acquiring two copies was a very long and frustrating process.

~Stamp No. 161: United States~ Another non-postal "poster" stamp. This is the only item in the entire collection originating in the United States. Monmouth College has a Scottish heritage and in the 1940s that occasioned the beginnings of a pipe band, which is active today. This tiny stamp was found by our friend and fellow bagpipe-stamp collector Sean Stewart of England. Acquiring two copies was a very long and frustrating process.

~Stamp No. 36: Romania~  Another handsome stamp, which while not showing a lot of detail of the bagpipe has proportions and positions correct. The gaida in numerous variations is found throughout this part of the world, and is represented on our "Bagpipes of the World" CD album.

~Stamp No. 36: Romania~ Another handsome stamp, which while not showing a lot of detail of the bagpipe has proportions and positions correct. The gaida in numerous variations is found throughout this part of the world, and is represented on our "Bagpipes of the World" CD album.

Soviet-style Lybian art - a heroic peoples' piper on the attack! See stamp no. 27 for a view of the pipe. Here, the bag seems unsure whether it's supposed to run the pipe or carry fish.

Soviet-style Lybian art - a heroic peoples' piper on the attack! See stamp no. 27 for a view of the pipe. Here, the bag seems unsure whether it's supposed to run the pipe or carry fish.

Bagpipes on Postage Stamps ~ A Virtual Collection ~ Stamp No.83

Bagpipes on Postage Stamps ~ A Virtual Collection ~ Stamp No.83

~ Stamp No. 64: Ajman ~ Scott Catalogue No. 1972 From a set of 19 military uniform stamps. Like several other stamps depicting bagpipes not native to the stamp-issuing country.The pipe only has two drones, and the shorter looks to be a baritone rather than tenor. The chanter, with a pronounced bell at its mouth, has a profile like a continental European pipe rather than one from the Highlands. Hand position is tentative and it looks like this piper is struggling not to puff out his cheeks.

~ Stamp No. 64: Ajman ~ Scott Catalogue No. 1972 From a set of 19 military uniform stamps. Like several other stamps depicting bagpipes not native to the stamp-issuing country.The pipe only has two drones, and the shorter looks to be a baritone rather than tenor. The chanter, with a pronounced bell at its mouth, has a profile like a continental European pipe rather than one from the Highlands. Hand position is tentative and it looks like this piper is struggling not to puff out his cheeks.

SOVIET UNON: This and the next two stamps are particularly nice; they are not only well drawn and printed, but depict scarce bagpipes about which we would like to know more. Each presents instruments from different Soviet republics. The pipe shown here has similarities in appearance to various Eastern European bagpipes.

SOVIET UNON: This and the next two stamps are particularly nice; they are not only well drawn and printed, but depict scarce bagpipes about which we would like to know more. Each presents instruments from different Soviet republics. The pipe shown here has similarities in appearance to various Eastern European bagpipes.

British Cultural Traditions 11p Stamp (1976) Scots Piper

British Cultural Traditions 11p Stamp (1976) Scots Piper

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