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Olympic stamps: rowing in miniatures

Artists paint winning athletes on postage stamps, and collectors are ready to give a lot for a valuable fillsuvenir. If marks are a story, what can you learn about canoeing and canoeing?
Someone during the Olympics writes a paper letter and sends it to another continent. For the philatelist, this letter will eventually become a trophy, especially if there is a commemorative postage stamp on it. For those who are far from collectibles, the brand is first and foremost a peculiar, colorful, miniature story about sports.
Olympic philately is a collection of philatelic materials dedicated to the Games: postage stamps, stickers, stamps, stamps and other postage stamps. Olimpica is one of the five topics most popular among philatelists, along with Cosmos, Painting and Nature. In December 1982, the International Federation of Olympic Philately was established under the Olympic Committee.

An example of mailing that is of interest to philatelists.

On July 30, 1980, on the first day of the kayak and canoe rowing competition, someone sent a letter to Moldova. This was done from the post office G 614, which was located in Krylatskoye during the Olympics-80 days and served the Rowing Canal. The image on the envelope corresponds to a special stamp: rowing and canoeing. Date readable, there is an accompanying stamp to highlight the Olympic correspondence: OLYMPI80 – rectangular, black.
What is special about postage stamps?

A postage stamp is a means of payment for postal items and one of the attributes of statehood, such as a flag, emblem, money, anthem, Constitution or passport.

At the same time, the brand is a small work of art created by the artist, who thus talks about the history of the Games, Olympic symbolism and rituals, various sports, Olympic athletes and their victories, and in general everything connected with the Olympic movement. .

Philatelists exchange valuable items and look for them at specialized auctions. A postage stamp dedicated to the 1976 Olympics in Montreal can replenish your album for stamps – claster.

Postage stamp “Rowing and canoeing Games of the XXI Olympiad Montreal 1976”. Average online auction price: $ 2082.72.

Postal rowing history

So far in the world of philately, four powers can be considered great: Germany, Great Britain, the United States and France. In these countries, general catalogs of postage stamps from all over the world are published and kept in strict order. Russia has not yet mastered this work, despite the rich history of collecting.

Collection of foreign postage stamps dedicated to rowing and canoeing:

Bulgaria. Mark in honor of the XVII Olympic Games in Rome. “Rowing. Canoe”.

Release date: August 29, 1960.
Circulation: 500,000 copies.
Hungary. Mark in honor of the XXII Olympiad in Moscow. “Rowing and canoeing. Men’s kayak-two “.

Artist: J. Vertel.
Release date: June 16, 1980.
Circulation: 458 323 copies.

Kazakhstan. Brand in honor of the summer Olympic Games in Sydney. “Canoeing and canoeing”.

Release date: September 15, 2000.

Circulation 70 000 copies.

Japan. Mark in honor of the XVIII Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.
Release date: June 23, 1964.

Finland. Mark in honor of the World Championships in canoeing.

Release date: July 18, 1973.

The countries of West Africa and Southeast Asia are not far behind the global trends and issue their own postage stamps on rowing and canoeing. On them, the rowers are drawn, as a rule, in close-up and very clearly.

Madagascar (Malagasy Republic in Eastern Africa). Mark in honor of the XXV Summer Olympic Games in Barcelona. “Rowing on a canoe.”

Release date: December 1992.

The cost of this brand in perfect condition, with original glue and excellent perforation is about 2 euros.

Guinea-Bissau (West Africa). Mark in honor of the XXIII Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles.

Release Date: May 24, 1984

The cost of the brand in perfect condition – about 2.5 euros.

Congo (West Africa). Mark in honor of the XXVI Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta.

Release Date: January 10, 1996

Benin (West Africa). A stamp dedicated to the International Philatelic Exhibition OLYMPHILEX 96 in Atlanta.

Release date: July 2, 1996.

Perhaps you are interested in finding out how canoeists in Cambodia looked in the early 90s? Below are two postage stamps that clearly tell about it. The first one was released on March 20, 1994 in honor of the XXVI Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta. The second stamp was printed in the People’s Republic of Kampuchea on June 1, 1989. It is dedicated to the XXV Olympiad in Barcelona.

Out of curiosity, take a look at the sporting postage stamps of Laos. The first one was released on February 7, 1988 – in honor of the XXIV Summer Olympic Games in Seoul.

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