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PostEurop is once again hosting their yearly competition to choose the best EUROPA stamp of the year!

Have you seen the new stamps yet? The theme for 2014 is National Musical Instruments, and each country has the chance to showcase their musical heritage. Here are some of them:

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Aren’t they great? From street organs to stone harps, bagpipes, horns, saxophones, flutes, drums… The European musical traditions are all present and very well represented, so we predict that this year’s competition will be a tight race!

Have you picked your favorite yet? It’s up to us to elect the stamp of the year – so head over to the competition page, cast your vote… and may the best stamp win!

P.S. – We’re always curious to know… which one did you pick?

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114 comments so far

georginia, Poland
I voted for Belgium stamp with saxophone :)
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LornaR, United Kingdom
I voted Gibraltar - it has the musical instrument but also links to the culture.
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Kattys, Czech Republic
Ireland :-)
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cptbennydavid, Brazil
Ukraine is the best.
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Singalarius, Germany
I voted for Spain, in respect for the guitar player Paco de Lucia, who died earlier this year. A big loss for us musicians. I learned a lot from him, met him once in private and visited many concerts he performed. The Friday Night in San Francisco I never will forget.
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GeraniumCat, United Kingdom
Ireland for me, too. Beautiful harp.
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eva_insua, Spain
Spain !!! Paco de Lucia was the best playing a spanish guitar
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ramsteentje, Netherlands
Netherlands! With the famous streetorgan :-) but I like the Spanish stamp too
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CemyCemy, Lithuania
Sweden :3
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HM, Netherlands
Gibraltar
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ghostdog, Czech Republic
Czech Republic!
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Krazy4Krsna, United States of America
Wow....each year the competition gets harder and harder to choose from.....they are all so beautiful! This year I chose HUNGARY!!!
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Tempano, Russia
Faroe Islands
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radiofan, Austria
AUSTRIA! - Have you watched this years New Years Concert from the Golden Hall in Vienna with the Vienna Philharmonic Orchester? One of the pieces was with a Zither-Solo! Loved it! - But: there are many very nice stamps! And I'd love to receive one from everywhere! :)
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Han-ka, Czech Republic
CZECH REPUBLIC with BAGPIPES!
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nisnoopy3, Malaysia
I choose Denmark!! Beautiful piano! XD
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delphini, Netherlands
I choose Gibraltar :-D
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edo, Spain
Paco de Lucia-Spain
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honeybee, Austria
Austria. But I think all are beautiful. I love the Europa stamps and collect them from each year.
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CorivomSee, Germany
Estonia :) It is beautiful!
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fenchurch, Turkey
Spain, Paco de Lucia :)
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northernbird, Lithuania
Russian and Ukrainian stamps are beautiful
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Broe, Germany
I voted for the Irish stamp :)
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Juliana_Z, Russia
To my mind, the most bright and colourful stamp is from Luxembourg but the most elegant stamp is from the Aland Islands. I like them better. :)
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daopesdbln, Russia
Latvija!
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Loli-ts, Spain
That's so difficult... it's a wonderful subject this year. And I see how much diverse we are, and at the same tiem how many things we share. I specially like the "muppets" from Madeira; but the Cyprus stamp is beautifully designed too.
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Sutomi, Germany
..this year I vote for Andorra, although all of the stamps are special ones ;o)
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Neugierig, Germany
Iceland, a postcard with the stamp I got yesterday
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-Bille-, Germany
I voted for Iceland.
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zzz, Serbia
Paco de Lucia - SPAIN
Maybe not the most beautiful stamp (even though it is nice) but how not to vote for it when commemorates such a man?
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jjmedusa, United States of America
I already voted a few weeks ago for Finland!
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heidegurke, Germany
the sax from Belgium looks nice!
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iphoto, Australia
Isle of Man gets my vote!

I LoVe the color, composition, style, & humor in the stamp :D It made me sm:)e and yet had an elegance to its design!
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NorthDakota, Russia
Hard choice... Aland!
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amyam1220, Canada
I chose Aland too! I really like the design of the piano, and I play piano too...so naturally..thats what I chose :)
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miarhi, Finland
I voted for Finland. Not because I'm from Finland myself but because I like the style and colours, and the sound of kantele.
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PaniKa, Russia
BiH is my favourite.
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aletta11, Italy
finland. its friday I ordered my Italian ones
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ThePOSTCARDPerfect, United States of America
I voted for the colorful stamp from Luxembourg.
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Robisa, Italy
Serbia for me! But also Italy is great! :)
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Eldarwen, Luxembourg
Wow, this was hard. Aland is beautiful, Switzerland is really cool too, and so is Iceland and many more others. In the end, I voted for Luxembourg because it was so colourful and represented not only the instrument but the tradition as well.
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wimdemol, Netherlands
Cyprus I like most :-)
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SandySteyn, South Africa
I voted for Ireland!!!!!
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marimekko, Finland
I think that Åland has the most beautiful stamp. :D
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Kilona, Finland
Åland because the great overall design of the stamp and because it commemorates Alie Lindberg.
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BOOGIE_PIPPIN, United Kingdom
My choice is Monaco, I love the design of the stamp and also because I have never heard a Mandolin played.
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jarezien, France
I voted for France but I also liked Ukraine, Vatican and Spain quite a lot.
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radiohead92, Austria
What a wonderful idea from PostEurop!
I voted for Ireland :)


(Wrong: But Switzerland had issued two stamps together!)
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raetselfan, Germany
I voted for Luxembourg - I like the colours and the style of the stamp :-)
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Elis089, Czech Republic
I come from the Czech republic, but - honestly - I don´t quite like this year´s design. So I voted for Greece, I just love the colors!
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DorotheeB, Germany
So many beautiful stamps - I voted for Lithuania.
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guu5555555, Germany
I have voted for Serbia. Nice design. But difficult choose. There are a lot of nice stamps...
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purplekiwi, United States of America
Oh my gosh... so hard! They are all beautiful. I picked Bosnia and Herzegovina- the third one.
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Luziaceleste, Brazil
My vote went to Belgium, but just because only one stamp could be chosen, somany nice options...
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teesa, Portugal
Portugal !
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martinap, Czech Republic
Spain! Like a fan of flamenco - I have no other choice
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Pulmu, Finland
Åland, but liked Luxembourg, Spain and Jersey, too
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hulottati, Germany
France - I love gold on stamps!
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isagv, Germany
I like Monaco most. :) The German one is boring.
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hmthompson, United States of America
Belgium: seemed a fitting and stylish tribute to an often-overlooked instrument.
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Lilly_B, Bulgaria
Bulgaria!
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surenka, Czech Republic
I voted for Gibraltar, I liked the colours a lot!
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danielc, United Kingdom
Some great stamps, but I'm voting for Denmark!
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nugget, United States of America
Hard to choose just one. Switzerland because it brought back memories of listening to the alp horn high in the beautiful mountains of Switzerland.
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wwwera, Israel
Ireland is the best :) Love Cyprus too..
BTW, Israel Post issued its own musical stamp series in 2010, very nice http://www.israelpost.co.il/PostBoolaee.nsf/Allbulim/0BB8B6F9C0CCC020C22577340026B07F/$File/Musical%20Instruments.pdf
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rosenbusch, Germany
I voted for the stamp from Luxembourg. It is so colourful!
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lovpinka, Malaysia
i voted for Gibraltar, love the stamp ^..^
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ozzelotti, Germany
Portugal (Madeira). :)
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Baronin, Germany
San Marino of couse! Best ever!
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Sukey111, United Kingdom
Armenia is my choice! Beautiful!
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kamikazeherz, Germany
Finland (:
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Alexiel-chan, France
I voted for Iceland ^__^
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mollyhb72, United States of America
I voted for Finland. . . they always have great stamps! It was hard to choose though. :-)
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sidhartha, Hong Kong
ukraine....cossacks beats everything else..although i was quite tempted by paco de lucia and Bosnia and herzegovina...
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JuliaJulka, Poland
I voted for Jersey because I really like the colors but it was hard to decide which one is the best :)
And I have never heard of instrument showed on Polish stamp, I'm Polish... I don't know what it is.
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Trios, Netherlands
I'm a huge fan of our Dutch barrelorgan, but I like the picture and the atmosphere on the stamp of Serbia more, so I voted for Serbia!
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juliaclaire, United States of America
Finland!
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Miselka81, Canada
Czech Republic of course!!!
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DVV_School, Netherlands
Belgium, just love the sax!
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JaneAire, Germany
I voted for Faroer. An orchestra is the most wonderful instrument, in my mind.
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TonyGv, Spain
So I have voted for Spain,cos is the country where I am living and i like so much Paco de lucia.Great stamps dedicate to Europe,wonderful stamps but one of my prefer Spain,of course¡¡¡
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Iris45, Germany
Switzerland :))
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lolaoliva, Italy
Italy
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inestavares, Portugal
I voted fot Sweden, but I also liked the stamps from Bosnia, Denmark and Ukraine :)
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Moyuxuan, China
I voted for Belgium as well as Finland:)
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Sunflower2012, Germany
Luxembourg
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Oker, Belgium
Cyprus
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Jesterday, Netherlands
Cyprus is the most beautiful one to me :)
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pitti67, Germany
I voted for Swiss ,but the others are also very beautiful.
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summer7, Germany
I really loved the Jersey stamp!!=)
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Nezabudoto4ka, Belarus
Poland! Amazing!
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Robin67, Austria
I have yet to make up my mind: Ireland, Andorra, Switzerland or the Vatican. But, like last year, the theme does not excite me. :-/
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peifern, Malaysia
Gibraltar. Too bad that I have none of them :(
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melilot, France
Ukraine, love it!
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YiliLoh, Malaysia
Luxembourg in blue color!
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Robin67, Austria
I voted for Ireland :-). Actually I bought the Czech stamp a few days ago!
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silvinicus, Argentina
I voted for Serbia, it was a really difficult choise because all of the stamps are wonderful.. :) :)
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Unta, Germany
I voted for Spain to cherish the great musician Paco de Lucia.
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Tony83, Spain
I voted for Spain, in respect for the guitar player Paco de Lucia who was not only a great Spanish guitar and Flamenco player but a great musiician who brought us the fusion of Flamenco with Jazz and many other styles. A big loss for us musicians and for the delight of the whole world.
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mdam22, Australia
Ireland - beautiful design and musical instrument
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DennyP, Australia
I vote for Gibralter this time.
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gabybernadette, Indonesia
I voted Bulgaria :) idk why,but i think the stamp is cute haha
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jenny3tp, Taiwan
It's so hard to choose only one stamp... they're beautiful. I voted Syprus~ aesthetic ~
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Horace_Pickles, Japan
Luxembourg.
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Noncs, Hungary
Srbija is the most beautiful :)
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soelie, Netherlands
Jersey, cos it's so FUNKY!!
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Celecavac, Serbia
Simple, beautiful and also on national coat of arms? Yeah, that's Ireland :)
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DaniDosAnjos, Spain
Spain!! Paco De Lucía!!
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Dingre, United Kingdom
Iceland. Cos it's quirky :)
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Jarmo, Sweden
Serbia. Just because I like it and one of the most beautiful and nice of the stamps.
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Anzhelka, Russia
I chose Belarus, because I`m from Belarus, but I love all the stamps!!! And I have received a few already :-)
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devc, Portugal
Portugal - Madeira
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Stacyotherside, Ukraine
Ukraine)
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islander61, Bahamas
Finally decided on LUXEMBOURG; loved the colours and the almost 'comic/cartoon-like' look of it.
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