Archive for the ‘sports’ Category

#1084 Ethiopia 17/01/29

ethiopia-170129This amazing cover from Ethiopia was sent by Patrik, thank you very much! It was posted in Addis Ababa on January 29 and arrived on February 7, 2017.

The left stamp commemorates the athlete Haile Gebrselassie (*1973). It is part of a set, which was issued on November 9, 2000. The second stamp is part of the set “Golden Jubilee of the African Union“, which was issued on March 19, 2013.

The next stamp is part of the “Churches” set, which was issued on June 9, 2011. It depicts the Zoz Amba St. George’s Monastery in Gondar. The next stamp depicts the plant Thymus achimperi. The stamp is part of the set “Medicinal Plants”, which was issued on April 10, 2012.

The two stamps on the right depict the Menelik’s bushbuck (Tragelaphus scriptus meneliki). The smaller one is part of a set, which was issued on December 12, 2002 and the right one is part of a set, which was issued on June 19, 2000.

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#1022 Croatia 16/02/03

Croatia 160203This beautiful hand-painted cover was sent by Vesna, thank you very much! It was posted in Bjelovar on February 3 and arrived on February 11, 2016.

The stamps commemorate the 2012 Summer Olympics in London 2012 and the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

#1018 France 15/12/23

France 151223This very nice cover with special Christmas postmark was sent by Roland, thank you! It was posted in Paris on December 23 and arrived on December 29, 2015.

The right stamp was issued on June 11, 2012.

#957 Brazil 15/04/25

Brazil 150425Carlos Alberto has sent this beautiful cover from Brazil, thank you! It was posted in Salvador on April 25 and arrived on May 21, 2015.

The left stamp is part of the “Professions” stamp set, which was issued on December 30, 2005.

The middle stamp commemorates the Brazilian athlete Adhemar Ferreira da Silva.

The two stamps on the right are part of a set, which announces the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics in Rio in 2016. The stamp sheet was issued on March 24, 2015.

#926 Poland 15/02/06

Poland 150206This nice cover from Poland was sent by Ryszard, thank you! It was posted in Legnica on February 06 and arrived on February 11, 2015.

The left stamp is part of the series “Polish Cities” and commemorates Katowice. It was issued on October 5, 2005. The next stamp is part of the set, which commemorates the 2005 World Championships in Athletics in Helsinki. The set was issued on August 5, 2005.

The two stamps on the right are part of the “Composers” set, which was issued on October 18, 2008. They commemorate the composers Henryk Mikołaj Górecki (1933 – 2010) and Mieczysław Karłowicz (1876 – 1909).

#910 Wallis & Futuna 15/01/26

Wallis 150126This very nice cover from Wallis & Futuna was sent by Jean Pierre, thank you very much! It was posted in Mata-Utu on January 26 and arrived on February 9, 2015.

The left stamp (issued on July 3, 2013) commemorates Wallis and Futuna’s first athlete Petelo Sanele Vakalima. The right stamp is part of the set “Landscapes of Wallis and Midi”, which was issued on Ocotober 25, 2013.

See also: #752 Wallis & Futuna 13/12/24

#888 Japan 15/01/??

Japan 1501xxMakoto has sent this nice cover from Japan, thank you! It was posted in Nagareyama and arrived on January 12, 2015.

The stamp on the right is part of a set, which commemorates the 69th International Sports Festival in Nagasaki. The set was issued on September 12, 2014.

#848 Congo Republic 14/08/22

Congo 140822My first cover from the Republic of the Congo was sent by Matthew, thank you very much! It was posted in Brazzaville on August 22 and arrived on October 6, 2014.

The left stamp is part of the set, which commemorates the 500th anniversary of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus. It was issued on May 30, 1991, and depicts the ship Santa María.

The next stamp depicts the flower Strelitzia reginae. It is part of a set, which was issued on December 23, 1976. The middle stamp (issued May 5, 1980) commemorates the visit of Pope John Paul II.

The next stamp is part of the “Flowers” set (issued May 10, 1996) and depicts the cornflower (Centaurea cyanus). The right stamp commemorates the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. It is part of a stamp set, which was issued on July 30, 1964.

#819 Croatia 14/07/15

Croatia 140715This nice cover from Croatia was sent by Željko, thank you! It arrived on July 22, 2014. The postmark commemorates the Football Association of Zagreb County. It shows the place Sveti Ivan Zelina and date July 15, 2014.

The stamp commemorates the FIFA World Cup in Brazil. It was issued on June 12, 2014.

#813 Germany 14/05/08

Germany 140508This very nice first day cover from Germany was sent by Igor, thank you very much! It was posted at the 24th International Stamp Fair in Essen on May 8 and arrived on May 14, 2014.

The left stamp is part of a set, which was issued on May 8, 2014. It is a stamp with surcharge for the Stiftung Deutsche Sporthilfe (a German trust for the aid of sportspersons). The stamp designs were drawn by the German cartoonist Uli Stein.

#803 Armenia 14/06/02

Armenia 140602Patrik sent me this beautiful registered cover from his trip to Armenia, thank you very much! It was posted in Yerevan on June 2 and arrived on June 16, 2014.

The attached mini-sheet commemorates the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi. It was issued on December 2, 2013.

#798 Portugal 14/05/02

Portugal 140502Thank you, Vítor, for sending this FDC from Portugal! It was posted at the Praça dos Restauradores in Lisbon on May 2 and arrived on May 5, 2014.

The stamp and special postmark commemorates the footballer Eusébio da Silva Ferreira (1942–2014).

#780 Guinea 14/03/30

Guinea 140330My first cover from Guinea was sent by Madeleine, thank you very much! It was posted in Kissidougou on March 30 and arrived on April 22, 2014.

The stamps are part of the mini-sheet, which commemorates the 2008 Africa Cup of Nations. They depict the footballers Ibrahima Camara, Ibrahima Bangoura, and Kamil Zayatte. The mini-sheet was issued on January 20, 2008.

Guinea 140330 cardMadeleine enclosed a postcard that depicts a singer with a djabara rattle, which is similar to a shekere.

#771 Canada 14/03/04

Canada 140314Tristan sent this nice cover from Canada, thank you! It was posted in Toronto on March 4 and arrived on March 12, 2014.

The stamps are part of the mini-sheet “NHL Team Jerseys”, which was issued on September 3, 2013. The stamps depict players of the icehockey teams Winnipeg Jets, Montreal Canadiens, and Ottawa Senators.

#770 Albania 13/11/30

Albania 131130This nice cover from Albania was sent by Sami, thank you! It was posted in Tirane on November 30 and arrived on December 5, 2013.

The middle stamp is part of the stamp set (issued August 12, 2004), which commemorates the 2004 Olympic Games. The left and right stamps are part of the “Harry Potter” set, which was issued on October 15, 2008.

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