Archive for the ‘sports’ Tag

#1350 PR China 21/11/23

Here is another very nice registered cover from the PRC, which was sent by Li Ming, thank you! It was posted on November 23 and arrived on December 16, 2021.

The top right stamps commemorate the 2021 National Games of China, which were held in Shaanxi.

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#1301 PR China 20/04/21

Li Ming has sent this very nice registered cover from the PR China, thank you very much! It was posted in Shanghai (上海) on April 21 and arrived on June 2, 2020.

The three right stamps commemorate the 2012 Asian Beach Games in Haiyang.

#1257 Cayman Islands 20/01/08

This very nice cover from the Cayman Islands was sent by Wolfgang, thank you very much! It was posted in North Side on January 8 and arrived on January 20, 2020.

The left stamp depicts a Grand Cayman parrot (Amazona leucocephala caymanensis), the right stamp commemorate the XX Commonwealth Games.

#1131 Canada 17/09/19

This very nice cover from Canada was sent by Tristan, thank you! It was posted on September 19 in Fort Simpson and arrived on September 29, 2017.

See also: #771 Canada 14/03/04

#1127 Bahamas 17/02/06

Tristan has sent this very nice cover from the Bahamas, thank you very much! It was posted in Freeport on February 6 and arrived on February 27, 2017.

The three stamps on top and the bottom right one are part of the “Marine Life” set, which was issued on January 3, 2012. They depict the hawksbill sea turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), the Christmas tree worm (Spirobranchus giganteus), the purple sea fan (Gorgonia ventalina), and the red cushion seastar (Oreaster reticulatus).

The bottom left stamp is part of the set, which commemorates the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. The bottom middle stamp depicts the butterfly zebra longwing (Heliconius charithonia).

#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).

#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.

#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.

#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.

#704 Jamaica 13/09/09

Jamaica 130909My first cover from Jamaica was sent by Dawn, thank you! It was posted in Spanish Town on  September 9 and arrived on September 27, 2013.

The two stamps on top are part of the lighthouses set, which was issued on July 4, 2012. They depict the Morant Point Lighthouse, which stands on the easternmost tip of Jamaica.

The bottom stamp commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of the cricketer George Headley (1909-1983).  It is part of a set, which was issued on September 25, 2009.

#658 Norway 13/03/04

Norway 130304On March 7, 2013, I received this nice cover from Norway, thank you, my friend collector!

The cover was posted on March 4, 2013. The attached stamp set was issued on April 13, 2012. It commemorates the Norwegian figure skater Sonja Henie (1912-1969).

See also:
#325 South Korea 10/05/06
#205 Norway 09/07/22

#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.

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