Archive for the ‘Olympics’ Category

#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.

#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.

#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.

#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.

#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.

#656 Bangladesh 13/02/06

Bangladesh 130206On February 21 I received this nice cover from Bangladesh, thank you Enamul! The cover was posted in Dhaka (ঢাকা) on February 6, 2013.

The left stamp was issued on December 16, 2011. It commemorates the “40th Anniversary of Victory 1971-2011”.

The middle stamp commemorates the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta. The stamp on the right was issued on December 1, 2011. It commemorates the 5th eAsia Conference of information and communications technology (ICT), which was held in Dhaka from December 1 to 3, 2011.

See also: #168 Bangladesh 09/06/24

#625 Colombia 13/01/15

Colombia 130115My first cover from Colombia was sent by Alvaro, thank you! It was posted in Bogotá on January 15 and arrived on January 31, 2013.

The top left 2012 stamp commemorates the XIX National Games of Colombia. The 2009 stamp on top-right commemorates the Declaration of Independence, which was written on 20 July 1810. The bottom stamp is part of the 2012 set, which commemorates the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

#598 Singapore 12/09/17

Terence sent me this nice cover from Singapore, thanks a lot! It was posted on September 17, 2012.

The two stamps on top were issued on 14 August 2010. They are part of a set commemorating the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games, which were held from 14 to 26 August 2010. Singapore won two silver (swimming, table tennis) and four bronze medals (taekwondo, sailing, football).

The bottom two stamps are part of the set, which commemorates the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. The set was issued on July 27, 2012. Singapore scored two bronze medals in table tennis.

See also:
#542 Singapore 10/03/02
#460 Pakistan 10/08/30
#430 Singapore 10/10/20

#597 China 12/07/27

Here is another beautiful first day cover from Wang Jia Yi, thank you! It was posted in Shanghai (上海) on July 27, 2012.

The attached stamp set comemmorates the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, where China scored a total of 88 medals (38 gold, 27 silver, and 23 bronze medals).

See also: #567 China 12/06/09

#542 Singapore 10/03/02

Jean Pierre sent me this nice cover from Singapore, thank you! It was posted at the Post-On-Wheels office at Changi Airport on March 2, 2010.

The attached stamps commemorate the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games.

#460 Pakistan 10/08/30

Thank you, Malik, for sending this nice cover from Karachi, Pakistan! It was posted on August 30 and arrived on September 7, 2010.

The cover and stamps commemorate the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore 2010. They were issued on August 14, 2010.

#424 Turkey 10/02/15

Ahmet sent me this beautyful cover from Pasaport, Turkey, thank you!

The stamps are part of the 2010 Winter Olympics set, which was issued on February 12, 2010.

#407 Greece 10/08/09

Elias sent me this beautiful cover from Greece, thank you! The cover was posted in Heraklion on August 9 and arrived on August 11, 2010.

The left stamp is part of the “Greek Actors”-set, which was issued on February 9, 2009. It commemorates the actor Manos Katrakis (1908-1984). The next stamp was issued on March 14, 2008. It depicts a discus thrower and commemorates the Beijing Summer Olympics 2008. The stamp below depicts the island Kos. It is part of the set “Greek Islands” (issued February 27, 2008).

The right stamp is part of the “Actors”-set too and depicts Aliki Vougiouklaki (1933/34-1996). The last stamp is part of the “Fairy Tales”-set (issued December 16, 2008) and is entitled “The Mermaid and Alexander the Great“.

#358 South Korea 10/02/18

Thank you, Ahn Jung Min, for this beautiful FDC from the Gangnam-gu in Seoul.

The cover was issued and posted on February 18 and arrived on February 25, 2010. It commemorates the Vancouver Winter Olympics.

#346 Turkey 10/02/15

Another beautiful self-made cover by Ahmet from Pasaport, Turkey. Thank you

The left stamp is part of the 2010 Winter Olympics set, which was issued on February 12, 2010. The right is a definitive, which commemorates Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881-1938).

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