Olympics Events Post Cards – By India Post
India Post has released a set of 12 picture postcards on Olympic events. The pack contains 12 picture postcards depicting 12 different Olympic events namely Archery,Badminton, Boxing,Cycling, Golf, Gymnastics, Karate,Shooting, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis and Wrestling.
Date Of Issue:- 11.07.2016.
Aerogramme – Adventure Sports Hang gliding – Australia
A beautiful Aerogramme issued by Australia on adventure sports -Hang Gliding
Aerogramme – Adventure Sports Wind Surfing-Australia
A beautiful Aerogramme issued by Australia on adventure sports -Windsurfing
Aerogramme – Adventure Sports Parachuting -Australia
A beautiful Aerogramme issued by Australia on adventure sports -Parachuting.
It all began 90 years ago. A long time for us, but just a tiny grain of sand for the mankind. First Winter Olympic Games were held at the foot of Mont Blanca, in the French village Chamonix, on 25 January 1924 with the participation of 240 sportsmen and 11 sportswomen from 16 countries. The gathering took place under the title: International Winter Sports Week; there were 10 sports and 16 disciplines.
The opening was exceptionally picturesque because the participants were carrying their requisites – ski, skates, sticks… There was no Olympic fire or high invitees. The honour of being the first winner went to American Charles Jewtraw in the 500 m speed skate. However, the heroes of the Games were the last participants in the 50 km cross-country skiing. The last measured result was 6 hours, 14 minutes and 32 seconds, at freezing cold windy weather and among the last ones was a Croat Dušan Zinaja.
The success of these Games was enormous. There were more than 10 thousand tickets sold; those who also bought the poster are rich today, since only 5000 posters were printed.
In the meantime the Winter Olympic Games have greatly developed. Each host did his best to add something new, the number of sports and disciplines increased over years and the Winter Olympic Games became a mirror of the world’s development.
Source: Croatian Post
Presentation Pack – London 2012 Olympics Games – India Post
A Presentation Pack issued by India Post on London 2012 Olympics Games. It contains a 8 Stamps (2 Stamps of each denomination), Souvenir Sheet, First Day Cover with Cancelled stamps and information Sheet. Cost is Rs 300/.
Contributed by:- Biswanath Prasad,Patna
Sports on stamps Kayaking – Nepal
A sheet of stamps of rupees 10 issued by Nepal on Kayaking in 2009.
FDC -Jersey-International Air Rally
A set of Five stamps were issued on 24 April 1979 by Jersey to commemorate 25th Anniversary of International Air Rally. The Channel Islands Aero Club holds this rally and the first one was held in 1954. The Five aircafts shown on stamps have taken part in this rally
Percival Mew Gull , DE Havilland DHC 1 Chipmunk, Druine D 31 Turbulent , De Havilland DH 82A Tiger Moth.& North American Harward.
Adventure Sports on Stamps – Indonesia
Three stamps on Adventure Sports like Rafting , Rock Climbing and Handgliding were the themes of Stamps issued by Indonesia in 1980. FDC with stamps is shown.