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~ Stamp No. 13: East Germany ~
Scott Catalogue No. 1580

Here we can't blame governmental clumsiness for an unrealistic depiction, as with the previous stamp, but rather a puppet-maker's unfamiliarity with bagpipes. This is a portrayal of one of many figures and other objects from a musum assemblege called the "Puppet Town." The puppet's instrument is a bagpipe, but follows no particular form and features a grossly out of scale chanter.



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