Tuesday, March 11, 2008

China Stamp: 2008-6

Sheetlets I
China Stamps & Sheetlets I
Name: The Games of the XXIX Olympiad - Torch Relay
Number: 2008-6
Issue date: 24 March 2008
Value: 2 stamps/set

1.20 Yuan:
Lighting the Torch
3 Yuan: The Torch Relay

On March 24, 2008 the flame of the Games of the XXIX Olympiad was lit in Olympia, Greece, the birthplace of the Olympic Games. The theme of the torch relay of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games is "A Journey of Harmony" and the slogan is to "Light the Passion Share the Dream". The torch will be relayed across 19 cities in five continents and China's 31 provinces, autonomous regions, municipalities directly under the Central Government and two special administrative regions (Hong Kong and Macao), and in particular, the Olympic Flame will arrive at the highest peak in the world Mt. Qomolangma, traveling about 137,000 kilometers in 130 days. The flame lighting and torch relay is the exciting prelude of the Olympic Games. As a dynamic link between the ancient and modern Olympic Games, it endlessly spreads the Olympic spirit and signs of friendship and peace from generation to generation.

2008 China Olympic Games Torch Relay Stamps & Sheetlets I
2008 China Olympic Games Torch Relay Minisheet
2008 China Olympic Games Torch Relay Sheetlet II (Self-Adhesive)

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