Archive for the ‘Summer Olympics’ Tag

#1259 São Tomé and Príncipe 19/03/08

This beautiful registered cover from São Tomé and Príncipe was sent by Lai, thank you very much! It was posted on March 8 and arrived on March 20, 2019.

The left stamps are part of the mini-sheet “Beaches and Slopes”, which was issued on March 16, 2015. The right stamp is part of the mini-sheet, which commemorates the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. It was issued on March 10, 2008.

See also: #1073 São Tomé and Príncipe 16/12/14

#1230 Japan 19/05/03

This nice cover from Japan was sent by Makoto, thank you! It was posted in Kashiwa on May 3 and arrived on May 22, 2019.

The right stamp commemorates the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

#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).

#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.

#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

#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“.

#289 Hungary 09/09/25

Péter sent me this nice cover from Várpalota, Hungary, thank you!

The two stamps on the left were issued 2000 and are part of the set “Antique Furniture”.

The right stamp was issued on April 16, 2008; it is part of the set, which commemorates the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

The special postmark of September 25, 2009, commemorates the 125th birthday anniversary of Jószef Rády (1884-1957), who won two Olympic medals in fencing 1924 and 1928.

India 08/10/31

india-0810311Registered cover from India, posted in Bangalore on October 31, 2008.

This nice cover has attached the mini-sheet “Endemic Butterflied of Andaman & Nicobar Islands”, which depicts the Andaman Mormon (Papilio mayo) and the Pachliopta rhodifer. It was issued on January 2, 2008.

The bottom stamps are three definitives depicting the leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) and two stamps of the mini-sheet “Games of the XXIX Olympiad”, which was issued on August 8, 2008.

Poland 2008/10/29

poland-081029Cover from Poland, posted in Tarnobrzeg on October 29, 2008.

The stamps are a set commemorating the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. They depict four Olympic sports swimming, volleyball, pole vault, and fencing. The set was issued on August 8, 2008.

Italy 2008/10/25

Airmail cover from Italy, posted in Bellusco on October 25, 2008.

The left stamp has a face value of 100 lire and commemorates the Italian composer and pianist Franco Alfano.

The right stamp commemorates the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing.

Croatia 2008/10/21

Cover from Croatia, posted in Ilača on October 21, 2008.

The left stamp commemorates the Summer Olympics 2008 in Beijing. The right stamp has Braille characters imprinted. The characters are DAN BIJELOG STAPA (if anybody can tell me what this means, please add a comment).

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