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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

China Stamps: Olympics and Ancient Sports

1) China has issued quite a number of sets of stamp for the coming 2008 Olympics. I have recently acquired the following which were issued in 2007.


The Games of The XXIX Olympiad - Olympic Sports(II)
Serial number: 2007-22
Values in set: 6
Date of issue: August 8th, 2007
Denomination: 720 fen
Designer: Ma Gang
Size of stamps: 30 * 40 mm
Perforation: 13.5 * 13
Size of sheet: 216 * 156 mm
Sheet composition: 20 for Sheet I;12 (2 sets) for Sheet II
Printing process: Photogravure
Printing House: Beijing Postage Stamp Printing Works

This set of stamps depicting the six games, i.e. Diving, shooting, athletics, volleyball, BMX, and Weightlifting

2) Incidentally, I also have a set of stamps which depicts olden sports in China issued more than 20 years ago: Sports of Ancient China


The 4 stamps:- 4-1 Bow and arrow
4-2 weiqi
4-3 chuiwan (ball hitting) 捶丸 , an ancient Chinese ball and club game.
4-4 cuju (ball-kicking) 蹴鞠 , an ancient Chinese sport similar to today’s football (soccer).

Technical details:-
Scott No: 2070-73
Serial number: T113
Values in set: 4
Date of issue: December 20, 1986
Denomination: 76 fen
Designers: Zhou Jingxin
Size of stamps:Value 1, 4 : 30*40mm;Value 2, 3: 40*30mm
Perforation:Value 1, 4: 11.5*11;Value 2, 3: 11*11.5
Sheet composition:Value 1, 4: 50(10*5);Value 2, 3: 50(5*10)
Print: Photogravure
Printing House: Beijing Postage Stamp Printing Works

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