Czechoslovakia, Prague Music Festival Stamp, 1967


This afternoon I’d like to share a stamp that I love for its quirky lettering treatment. Issued by Czechoslovakia in 1967 to commemorate the Prague Music Festival, this stamp, appropriately, has a really melodic feel. I love the design’s flourishes and uneven letter heights and baselines. The decorative floral treatment dividing “Československo” and “Pražské” takes on a shape reminiscent of a musical instrument. A really charming addition to the stamp drawer collection, I think!