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Unlike a lot of more ancient instruments in this stamp collection, the Saxophone was invented in 1841 and patented in 1846 by a guy named Adolphe Sax. People who play Sax's invention now are called saxophonists. Mr. Sax worked at an instrument shop in Brussels and was very interested in combining a clarinet-style instrument with something that sounded like brass. There are several styles of saxophone, like the alto, bass and tenor saxes.