Monday, August 4, 2008

Canada Olympic Games FDC

Canada FDC
Name: Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
Date of Issue: 18 July 2008

Canada Post salutes the Canadian athletes participating in the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. In August, more than 340 athletes, all with dreams of winning gold, will represent our nation in the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games. Our athletes will compete in at least 30 events, spanning almost every competitive discipline. The Canadian Olympic Committee is encouraging excellence and setting the bar high, with the objective of Canada finishing with in the top 16 countries in total medal count.

Following the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, the attention shifts homeward as we prepare to host the 2010 Winter Games. In February 2010, Vancouver and Whistler will become the meeting place for athletes from around the world, each one vying to bring home glory.

The stamp features an abstract image of an athlete with hands overhead carrying a flag. On this issue, the strong colours of red, black and gold figure prominently on a clean white background.

Comment: This is my first real posted FDC from Canada. It's very hard to make registered real posted FDC from Canada, because their registered postage is quite expensive. The local postmark on this FDC is a two-colour pictorial postmark, it's very special.

Estonia 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Gold Medalist Autographed FDC
Estonia 2008 Beijing Olympic Games Silver Medalists Autographed Postal Stationery

2008 Beijing Olympic Games FDCs:
Algeria, Belarus, Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia, Estonia Sheetlet, Great Britain, Hong Kong, Hong Kong M/S, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Portugal M/S, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Ukraine.

2008 Beijing Paralympic Games FDCs:
Czech Republic, Slovakia.

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