The French Open Tennis Tournament is also known as Roland Garros & is now played at Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France. French Open was first played in 1891. It is a clay court tournament played over last week of May and early June. The 2019 edition will be played from 26 May 2019 to 09 Jun 2019. French open is the second of the four Grand Slam tournaments held every year. The Roland Garros stadium is named after the French aviator Roland Garros. The First French Open to be played at Roland Garros stadium was in 1928.
Rafael Nadal has won 11 French Open titles in Men’s Singles and Chris Evert has won Seven Women’s singles titles.
France issued a stamp to commemorate 50th Anniversary of Stade Roland Garros (1928-1978) on 27 May 1978.A FDC is listed.
British Architecture -Historic Buildings – Stamps of Great Britain 1978.
The Royal Mail issued a set of four stamps and a miniature sheet on British Architecture Historic Buildings. All the buildings were listed as World Heritage Sites. The stamps were issued on 01 Mar 1978. A FDC is listed.
Villach is the seventh largest city of Austria and second largest city of the federal state of Carinthia. It is located along the Drava river near the Italian & Slovenian borders. It is the gateway to Villach Alps and the beautiful lakes Faak and Ossiach.
Austria issued a 6.50sh stamp on this Villach-Perau on 12 May 1977 under the Landscapes series. A FDC is listed.