Thursday, April 23, 2009

My compiled list of Beijing Olympic Stamps!

The history of Olympic stamps can be traced to the first modern Olympic Games in Athens, 1896. At that time, the organising committee's budget was deeply in debt. The income from a commemorative series of 12 stamps helped to build the four last venues of the Athens Games. Olympic stamps were therefore the first 'sponsors' of the Olympics Games. Since then, Olympic stamps have contributed to the budget of Organising Committees for the Olympic Games, National Olympic Committees and Olympic events.

Olympic stamps were the first sports stamps, and these have become a unique theme for stamp collectors worldwide. 'Olympic Philately', which encompasses stamps and philatelic items with designs relating to Olympic sports and Olympic culture, are instruments for spreading and developing the Olympic spirit throughout the world.

Here, I have compiled a list of eighty-four countries' stamp issues commemorating the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic games. Pls enjoy!
(Note: This list is not exhausive.)

Aland

Angola

Argentina

Armenia

Australia

Azerbaijian

Bahamas

Kingdom of Bahrain

Belarus

Belgium

Bermuda

Bosnia & Herzegovina

Botswana

Brasil

Bulgaria

Burundi

Canada

People's Republic of China

People's Republic of China

Croatia

Cyprus

Czech Republic

Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea)

Estonia

Fiji

France

Ghana

Great Britain


Greece

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Hungary

India

Indonesia

Ireland

Isle of Man

Israel

Italy

Jamaica

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Kiribati

Republic of Korea (South Korea)

Krgyzstan

Lao People's Democratic Republic

Latvia

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg

Macau Special Administrative Region

Macedonia

Maldives

Malta
Mexico

Monaco

Montenegro

Morocco

Nepal

New Zealand

Norway

Peru

Poland

Portugal

Qatar

Republic of Srpska

Romania

Russian Federation

San Marino

Serbia

Singapore

Slovakia

Slovenia

Spain

Switzerland

Tajikistan
Trinidad & Tobago

Tunisia

Turkey

United Arab Emirates

Uganda

Ukraine

Uruguay

United States of America

Vanuatu

Vietnam


Zambia

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