Archive for the ‘Olympics’ Category
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.
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 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.
On 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
My 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.
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.
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
The cover and stamps commemorate the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore 2010. They were issued on August 14, 2010.
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“.