The EUROVISION SONG CONTEST
on STAMPS


Issued by YUGOSLAVIA in 5 May 1990 to commemorate the fact that Yugoslavia was hosting the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time. Two stamps were issued: 1) 6d 50 depicting a record, notes and a pen and 2) 10d depicting a conductor and score of Te Deum by Marc-Antoine Charpentier (theme tune of the contest). These stamps were issued in blocks of eight stamps and one label showing various motifs.

(Maxicards)

SAN MARINO issued a sheetlet of 12 values on 25 May 1996 called Storia Della Canzone Italiana ('History Of Italian Songs'), three values of which are devoted to Eurovision artists:

DOMENICO MODUGNO's Nel Blu, Dipinto Die Blu came 3rd of 10 in 1958. He also participated as singer in 1959 with Piove, coming 6th of 11 and again in 1966 with Dio Come Ti Amo, finishing 17th from 18 (joint last place). He also composed the Italian entry of 1962, Claudio Villa's Addio, Addio.

The second value from this issue depicts the aforementioned CLAUDIO VILLA, who started twice for Italy. He came 9th of 13 in 1962 with Addio, Addio and 11th of 17 in 1967 with Non Andare Piu Lontano.

The third value from this issue depicts RENATO RASCEL, who sang Romantica in 1960, finishing 8th of 13.

Issued by IRELAND on 3 April 1997 as part of the 75th Anniversary of the Irish Free State series.

32p value, depicting LINDA MARTIN who came 2nd of 19 in 1984 with Terminal Three and 1st of 22 in 1992 with Why Me?. Also showing are a violinist and a bodhran player.

In SWEDEN a booklet called Dansband (Dance Bands) was issued on 2 October 1999. It contained four stamps, two of which depict Eurovision artists:

Above are ARVINGARNA, who came 7th of 25 in 1993 with Eloise.

Below is LOTTA ENGBERG, who in 1987 sang Boogaloo, finishing 12th of 22.

On another stamp is Sten Nilson, who participated in three Melodifestivals, but never qualified for Eurovision, hence this stamp is not included here.

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