Stamps on 10th Pan American Games 1987- Surinam

Stamps on 10th Pan American Games 1987- Surinam

Pan American Games are held every four years for the nations of the Americas. They are held one year prior to the Summer Olympic Games.

-The 10th Pan American Games were held in Indianapolis Indiana USA  from 07 Aug to 23 Aug 1987. Over 4,300 athletes from 38 Countries participated in 30 Sports and 140 events.

Surinam issued a set of three Stamps on 03 Jun 1987.

90c – Football      110c- Swimming      150c- Basketball

SURINAME PAN AMERICAN GAMES
SURINAME 1987- 10TH PAN AMERICAN GAMES
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Stamps of Taiwan on Sports – 1960.

Stamps of Taiwan on Sports – 1960.

Taiwan (ROC) issued a set of six stamps on Sports on 25 Dec 1960.A FDC is listed.It has a special football cancellation.

The sports featured on stamps are

NT$ 0.50  Diving-Print run 1,400,000     NT$ 0.80 – Discus Throw -Print run 2,000,000

NT$ 2.00- Basketball -Print run 2,000,000       NT$ 2.50 – Soceer-Print run 1,000,000

NT$ 3.00 – Hurdling- Print run 1,000,000          NT$ 3.20 -Runner-Print run 600,000.

TAIWAN FDC SPORTS
TAIWAN FDC 1960 -SPORTS

Third South Pacific Games – Souvenir Booklet Papua New Guinea 1969.

Third South Pacific Games – Souvenir Booklet Papua New Guinea 1969.

The Pacific Games (earlier called South Pacific Games) are held every four years for countries around the South Pacific Ocean. The First Games were held in 1963 and the sixteenth edition will be held in Apia Samoa in July 2019.

The Third South Pacific Games were held in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea from 13-25 Aug 1969. Papua New Guinea issued a set of three stamps to mark the games. The stamps were issued on 13 Aug 1969. The stamp features “Fireball” Class Sailboat.A Souvenir Booklet issued is listed.

5c – “Fireball” Class Sailboat

10c -Swimming Pool

20c – Games Arena Konedobu

PNG 3RD S PAC GAMES BKLET
PAPUA NEW GUINEA SOUVENIR BOOKLET 1969- 3RD SOUTH PACIFIC GAMES.
PNG 3RD S PAC GAMES BKLET FRONT
PAPUA NEW GUINEA SOUVENIR BOOKLET 1969- 3RD SOUTH PACIFIC GAMES.

Stamps on Sports – Guernsey 1986

Stamps on Sports – Guernsey 1986

Guernsey issued a set of six stamps on Sports on 24 July 1986. The Sports featured on stamps are

10p – Bowling           14p – Cricket              22p – Women’s Squash

28p – Women’s Field Hockey      31p – Swimming     34p- Rifle Shooting.

GUERNSEY 86 SPORTS
GUERNSEY FDC 1986 -SPORTS

 

Fazza Heritage Championships – UAE 2013

Fazza Heritage Championships – UAE 2013

UAE (United Arab Emirates) issued two stamps on 28 Jul 2013 on Fazza Heritage Championships.

1 Dirham – Fazza Championship for Freediving – Freediving Underwater Competition.

150 Fils – Fazza Youla Championships  -Competition for Adults in handling Youla Weapons.

A FDC is listed.

UAE FDC FAZZA HERITAGE 2013
UAE FDC FAZZA HERITAGE CHAMPIONSHIPS 2013

 

Alfred Hajos- First Olympic Gold Medallist in Swimming 1896 – Post Card of Hungary

Alfred Hajos- First Olympic Gold Medallist in Swimming 1896 – Post Card of Hungary

Alfred Hajos- Guttmann (01 Feb 1878 – 12 Nov 1955) was born in Budapest, Hungary. He was a Hungarian Swimmer and Architect. He was named Alfred Guttmann on birth. He lost his father when he was 13 years old. His father drowned in the Danube and died. He took Hajos (meaning Sailor in Hungarian ) after that. In 1896, he was an architect student and initially did not get permission to miss classes and participate in the Olympics. However managed to convince his dean and entered for all three Swimming events at Olympics i,e. 100 M Freestyle, 500 M Freestyle and 1200 M Freestyle. He won the 100 m freestyle -the First Swimming event- and dropped out of 500 m freestyle due to weather and water conditions. The Swimming events were held in Bay of Zea in the Mediterranean as no Pool was built. He won the 1200 metres freestyle also. He thus became the First modern Olympics Swimming Gold Medallist & First Hungarian Olympics Swimming Gold Medallist.

He returned to 1924 Paris Olympics as an art Competition participant and won a Silver Medal with his partner Dezso Lauber in architect. He thus became only one of two athletes to win medals in Olympics Sports and art competitions.

He was awarded the Olympic Diploma of Merit by IOC in 1953. He was also made a member of International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame He built the Alfred Hajos Swimming Complex on Margaret Island on the Danube in Budapest where a large number of International Swimming events have been held.

A Post Card was issued by Hungary to honour this great Hungarian Swimmer & Sportsman.

HUNGARY POST CARD OLYMPICS SWIMMING
HUNGARY POST CARD ALFRED HAJOS – FIRST OLYMPICS SWIMMING CHAMPION

Miniature Sheet Hong Kong China – Public Architecture 2016

Miniature Sheet Hong Kong China – Public Architecture 2016

Hong Kong Post issued a miniature sheet on 31 Mar 2016 to commemorate Public Architecture in Hong Kong. The buildings featured on stamps are

1.70 $ – Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence.

2.20 $ -Victoria Park Swimming Pool.

2.90 $ -Sai Kung Waterfront Park.

3.10 $- Tin Shui Wai Leisure & Cultural Building

3.70 $-Hong Kong Wetland Park

5.00 $- Services Departments Headquarters

MS HONG KONG ARCHI BLDGS
MS HONG KONG 2016 -PUBLIC ARCHITECTURE IN HONG KONG