Stamps on Abidjan Games – Ivory Coast 1961.

Stamps on Abidjan Games – Ivory Coast 1961.

Ivory Coast issued a set of stamps on Abidjan Games on 23 Dec 1961. The stamps feature

5 CFA –  Swimming

I COAST SWIMMING
IVORY COAST 1961- ABIDJAN GAMES

 

Stamps on Fishes – Ivory Coast 1992.

Stamps on Fishes – Ivory Coast 1992.

Ivory Coast issued a set of stamps on Fishes on 05 Jul 1986.

5 CFA –Saddled Bichir                 440 CFA -Electric Catfish

IVORY COAST FISHES
IVORY COAST 1986-FISHES

Animals in Abidjan Zoo -Stamps of Ivory Coast 1992.

Animals in Abidjan Zoo -Stamps of Ivory Coast 1992.

Ivory Coast issued a set of Four stamps on Animals in Abidjan Zoo on 05 May 1992.

5 CFA – African Civet                  40 CFA -African Palm Civet

I COAST ZOO 1
IVORY COAST 1992- ANIMALS IN ABIDJAN ZOO

150 CFA -Bongo                      500 CFA – Panther

I COAST ZOO 2
IVORY COAST 1992- ANIMALS IN ABIDJAN ZOO.

Stamps on Ivory Coast Railways – 1980.

Stamps on Ivory Coast Railways  – 1980.

Ivory Coast issued stamps on Railways on 17 May 1980.

60f – Le Belier Locomotive

65f – Abidjan Railroad Station 1904

100 f  -1908 Passenger Car

150 f – 1940 Steam Locomotive.

IVORY COAST TRAINS
Ivory Coast 1980- Railways

Miniature Sheet on French Grand Prix – Ivory Coast 1981.

Miniature Sheet on French Grand Prix – Ivory Coast 1981.

Formula 1 French Grand Prix was founded in 1906. Ivory Coast issued a miniature sheet on 19 Nov 1981 to mark 75th Anniversary of French Grand Prix .

IVORY COAST FRENCH GRAND PRIX
IVORY COAST 1981- FRENCH GRAND PRIX

Roland  Garros French Open Tennis 2019 – Stamps on Women’s Singles winners 1920- 1999.

Roland  Garros French Open Tennis 2019 – Stamps on Women’s Singles winners 1920- 1999.

There are four Grand Slam tennis tournaments held in a calendar year. The French Open or Roland Garros is the second of the four Grand Slam tournaments. The 2019 edition will be played from 26 May to 9 June 2019 (qualifying rounds have already started from 20th May 2019).

The Grand Slam schedule consists of the Australian Open in mid-January, the French Open in May-June, Wimbledon in June-July and the US Open in August-September.

Wimbledon is the oldest of the slams and was founded in 1877, followed by the US Open in 1881, the French Open in 1891 and the Australian Open in 1905 but only Wimbledon was a major prior to 1924-25.

Wimbledon is played on Grass, French Open on Clay, and the US Open and the Australian Open are played on Hard Courts. The term Grand Slam refers to winning all four of these major tournaments in the same calendar year.

The French Clay Court Championships played in 1891 can be termed as the First French Open tournament. It was only open to the members of the French Club and was played at Stade Francais. The venue of the French Open was shifted to Stade Roland Garros in 1928. This stadium was built and named in honour of Roland Garros, a French fighter pilot who was killed during the Great War.

Ivory Coast issued a sheetlet consisting of nine stamps on Womens’ Singles Champions on 24 May 1991 to mark the centenary of French Open Championships.

1991 ronald garros
IVORY COAST 1991 – ROLAND GARROS AND FRENCH OPEN WOMEN’S CHAMPIONS.

Suzanne Lenglen – Won Six times  ( including four times as French Club member)

Helen Wills Moody- Four times (between 1928 and 1932)

Simone Mathieu – Twice (1938-39)

Maureen Conolly(USA) – Won it twice 1953-54

Francoise Durr (France) – Once in 1967

Margaret Court – Australia – Won it Five times between 1962 and 1973.

Chris Evert- Won Seven Times between 1974 & 1986.

Martina Navratilova – Won French Open Singles twice and Women’s Doubles seven times.

Steffi Graf (born 14 June 1969) is a former German tennis player who has won 22 Grand Slam singles titles including six French Open singles titles (1987-1999). In 1988 she became the only tennis player to achieve the Golden Grand Slam – winning all Grand Slam titles and the Olympic Gold Medal. She was inducted into International Tennis Hall of Fame in 2004.