Saturday, January 4, 2014

1900 Paris-Temporary Postal Stations

The 1900 Olympic games were held in conjunction with the  Universal Exposition of Paris which opened on April 14, 1900.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

2008-Beijing-Registered cover from Qingdao

This is a registered cover sent on opening day , 2008-08-08 from Quindao,  where the sailing events were held.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Olympic Torch Relay 1936-Olympia 20-06-1936

1936 was the first year the olympic torch run was instituted. 

The olympic flame was lit  in Olympia, Greece on July 20, 1936 and was carried from thence to Berlin, Germany where it arrived on July 27, 1936. This is a registered cover posted on the day the flame was lit with  special cancel.   

Lausanne 1944

While war was raging all around , time was found to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the IOC at its headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland.