9 Francs 1973 - Tenor Saxophone


9 Francs 1973 - Tenor Saxophone
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General Description : The tenor saxophone was one of a family of fourteen instruments patented in 1846 by Adolphe Sax, a Belgian-born instrument maker, flautist and clarinetist. A medley of ideas drawn from the clarinet, flute, oboe and ophicleide, the saxophone was intended to form a tonal link between the clarinets and brass instruments found in military bands, an area which Sax considered sorely lacking. Sax's patent, granted on 28 June 1846, divided the family into two groups of seven instruments, each ranging from sopranino down to contrabass. One family, pitched alternatively in B♭ and E♭, was designed specifically to integrate with the other instruments then common in military bands. The tenor saxophone, pitched in B♭, is the fourth member of this family.
Material Gold
Face value 9 Francs
Catalog code (Michel) 1735
Catalog code Belgian Stamps Catalog BE-1684
Print run 3.500.000
Issue date 15/09/1973
Designer Jean Malvaux
Perforation 11 1/2
Height 35.00 mm
Width 24.00 mm
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