Red & Black on White / 白地に赤と黒

March 2, 2013

1964Austria001

1964 Austria
40 years of Austrian broadcasting

The colours and the central Ö are similar to the stamp from previous post, issued by the same country.  Letter R, in front of Ö is for rundfunk = broadcasting.  Cool design featuring a car radio.

I listen to the radio every morning – the tuning is digital and this layout of the frequency bar with the rotating dials are really evocative.  When I was a teenager, I used to listen to an English conversation program on radio every morning, and had to re-tune the frequency every time as I was listening to pop music on a different channel at night.

オーストリアからもう一枚、モノトーンにÖを赤く配しているのが似ているかっこいいデザインの切手。ÖはÖstereichの頭文字、Rは放送のRで、図柄はカー・ラジオのチューナーです。

ラジオは今でも毎日聴きますが、この懐かしいチューナーを見てから、RCサクセションの『トランジスタ・ラジオ』が頭をはなれません。「君の知らないメロディー、聞いたことのないヒット曲」というフレーズと、未知の世界から送り出される電波を受け取って興奮した、遠い思い出、、、。

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