Archive for the ‘sports’ Category
This 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.
This 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.
Carlos 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.
This 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).
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
My 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 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.
This 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.
This 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.
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.
Madeleine enclosed a postcard that depicts a singer with a djabara rattle, which is similar to a shekere.
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.
This 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.