Thursday, August 21, 2008

Singapore Olympic Games FDC

Singapore FDC
Name: Beijing 2008 Olympic Games
Date of Issue: 08 August 2008

Table Tennis
2ND LOCAL: Sailing
$1.10: Shooting
$1.10: Badminton

According to historical records, the First Ancient Olympic Games can be traced back to 776 BC, and the First Modern Olympic Games was held in Athens in 1896. From the 241 participants from 14 nations in 1896, the games grew to nearly 11,000 competitors from 202 countries at the 2004 Olympic in Athens.

Now held every four years, the Olympic Games bring together the world finest athletes to compete against one another in one place "In ture spirit of sportsmanship, for the glory of the sport and the honour of our teams". The never-say-die spirit in trying to achieve their dream and place on the rostrum provides the sportsmanship that all around the world is watching enthusiastically.

The significance, scale and splendour of the games truly invokes and inspires in many, passion, determination, dedication and the pursuit of excellence, which together, dutifully described the Olympic motto "Citius Altius, Fortius" (Faster, Higher, Stronger).

This year the Games of the XXIX Olympiad will be celebrated in Beijing, China from 8 August 2008. With the theme "One World One Dream", it truly reflects the Olympic spirit of unity, friendship, progress, harmony, participation and dream striving to achieve the common wishes of the people all over the world, for a brighter and better future of mankind.

In this set of four stamps, dark silhouettes of the athletes in action are artfully illustrated against a white background. The Games of the XXIX Olympiad being set in Beijing, the Chinese words of the poular Singapore Olympic sports (Table Tennis, Sailing, Shooting and Badminton) were also featured respectively in the stamps, giving it an added oriental touch.

Comment: The design looks easy, but I like this set, it's very special to depict the Olympic events.

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.

No comments:

Related Posts with Thumbnails