Here, in the north of America it all starts with the very first Bach stamp. Why is this a Bach stamp? You will find the answer with the click on the stamp.
Bach genealogy: this Bach stamp is the only stamp among 150 regarding the themes Bach plus genealogy. If you are interested in the most famous and biggest family of musicians in the world, this is your Bach stamp!
1985 Turks and Caicos Islands
More countries like the design of that Bach stamp. So you will find this style of stamps several times in the collection. And you get the feeling: haven't I seen them before? No, you didn't. It's confusing as some states share the artwork. Some just share the style but change the paintings on the stamps.
1985 Antigua and Barbuda
This is the second Bach stamp, which several more states issued in the same style, but within a different theme. You may directly discover that kind common use, if you compare this Bach stamp with the next. Same style, different country.
2000 Antigua and Barbuda
Same style like the Bach stamp above this one, but it's a different state.
Bach stamps from the Republic of Dominica. What's exciting: the artist was so excited by Bach, that he renamed the city of Eisenach to Eisenbach. Or, to name a whole city after the name of the composer was his way to tribute to Bach's works.
Exciting as well: Dominica is not the Dominican Republic. Dominica is a small island and is located a few islands north of the Grenadines, so it's very close to the equator too.
Nowhere it's more confusing as here, around Grenada, the Grenadines and St. Vincent. In this corner of the Caribbean there are five states who released these stamps. How come? A bigger island on the southern edge of the Caribbean is St. Vincent. Another one of similar size south is Grenada. Between those two there are some 600 even smaller ones, very small ones and even tiny islands: the Grenadines. They belong to either St. Vincent in the north or to to Grenada, below. Where St. Vincent is located - and where Grenada, that is what you can discover, when you later click on one of the stamps. This feature will work from fall 2014. The seemingly upside down of stamps however, will later follow here again.
1983 St. Vincent
1982 Grenadines of St. Vincent
1984 Grenadines of St. Vincent
1985 Grenada Grenadines
1997 Grenada Grenadines
2000 Grenada/Carriacou and Petite Martinique
1971 El Salvador
Do you recognize the style? It's the same like on some other Bach stamps from the Caribbean.
A very special stamp from Central America. If you have fun, look for two errors on this work of art. If you are interested and do not find it out yourself, please click on the link below the stamp.