Australia II America’s Cup Triumph 1983 – Pre Stamped envelope Australia

Australia II America’s Cup Triumph 1983 – Pre Stamped envelope Australia

The America’s Cup affectionately known as Auld Mug is a trophy awarded to the winner of America’s Cup races between two sailing yachts- one called the defender and other Challenger. the Cup was originally awarded in 1851 by Royal Yacht Squadron for a race round the Isle of Wight in United Kingdom which was won Schooner America.

The America’s Cup is the oldest International Sporting trophy. Alan Bond ,an Australian businessman made three unsuccessful challenges between 1974 and 1980. In 1974 and 1977 it was defended successfully  by Courageous and in 1980 by  Freedom.

Bond returned in 1983 for a fourth challenge. In 1983 there were seven challengers for the inaugural Louis Vutton Cup. Bond’s Yacht Australia II won the Louis Vutton Cup and the right to Challenge New York Yacht Club’s Yacht.

In a best of Seven format Bond’s Australia II beat NYYC’s  Liberty 4-3 after poor starts to win the Cup.It was NYYC’s first loss in 132 years and 26 Challenges.This is remembered as Australia’s one of finest sporting moments.

Australia Post issued a 30 cent Pre Stamped envelope on 11 Oct 1983 to commemorate this triumph of Australia II. PSE No 067A.

 

FDC AUS AMERICA CUP
PSE AUSTRALIA 1983- AUSTRALIA II AMERICA’S CUP TRIUMPH 1983

Bangkok 1998 – 13th Asian Games- Stamps of Thailand

Bangkok 1998 – 13th Asian Games- Stamps of Thailand

The 13th Asian Games were held in Bangkok – Thailand from 06 Dec to 20 Dec 1998. A total of 6,554  Competitors from 41 Nations participated in 377 events in 36 Sports

A  set of Four stamps were released on 27 mar 1998. The stamps feature Shooting ,Gymnastics,Swimming & Wind Surfing.

 

A set of four stamps was issued as Charity stamps with surcharge on 06 Dec 1998.The stamps featured Field Hockey, Wrestling ,Rowing , Show Jumping.

Beijing 1990 – 11th Asian Games-Stamps of Bangladesh

Beijing 1990 – 11th Asian Games-Stamps of Bangladesh

The 11th Asian Games were held in Beijing – China from 22 Sep to 07 Oct 1990. A total of 6,122  Competitors from 36 Nations participated in 310 events in 27 Sports

A  set of Four Stamp was issued by Bangladesh on  22 Sep 1990 . A FDC is listed .The Stamps feature Rowing , Kabaddi, Wrestling, Badminton.

1990 ASIAD FDC BDESH
1990 BEIJING ASIAN GAMES – FDC BANGLADESH 1990

New Delhi 1982 – 9th Asian Games-Stamps of India

New Delhi 1982 – 9th Asian Games-Stamps of India

The 9th Asian Games were held in New Delhi – India from 19 Nov to 04 Dec 1982. A total of 3,411 Competitors from 23 Nations participated in 147 events in 21 Sports

A Set of Stamps was issued by India .Two FDCs are listed.

19 Nov 1982 – Set of Four stamps – Cycling,Javelin, Discus ,Football

25 Nov 1982 -Set of Two stamps – Rowing & Yachting

1982 ASIAD FDC 4V IND
FDC 1NDIA 1982 – 9TH ASIAN GAMES – CYCLING ,JAVELIN,DISCUS,FOOTBALL
1982 ASIAD FDC IND ROWING
FDC INDIA 1982 -9TH ASIAN GAMES -NEW DELHI -ROWING & YACHTING