British  Commonwealth Games 1970-1974 – Philatelic Glance

British  Commonwealth Games 1970-1974 Philatelic Glance

The Commonwealth Games is a multi discipline sporting event involving athletes from Commonwealth of Nations. The event was first held in 1930 and has taken place every four years since then except 1942 & 1946 when they were cancelled due to World War II.

The last games were held in Glasgow ,Scotland in 2014 and next are scheduled to be held in Gold Coast , Australia in 2018. The Games were known as

British Commonwealth  Games from 1970-1974

1970 – IX Commonwealth Games Edinburgh, Scotland.

1974 – X Commonwealth Games Christchurch , New Zealand.

Great Britain issued a set of Three stamps on 15 Jul 1970 on 9th British Commonwealth Games and New Zealand issued a set of five stamps on 09 Jan 1974 on 10th British Commonwealth Games.

CWG X 1974
STAMPS ON XTH BRITISH COMMONWEALTH GAMES CHRISTCHURCH NEW ZEALAND 1974
CWG IX 1970
STAMPS ON IXTH BRITISH COMMONWEALTH GAMES EDINBURGH 1970

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