Charity stamps - Sports II
It has been a tradition since the middle of the 1920s: the Office des Timbres has issued at the end of the year a series of charity postage stamps. The 2005 edition is the second set of stamps dedicated to popular sports.
Besides their philanthropic goal, these stamps send a strong message to the general public and to young people in particular: sport, it is health! Advice that is good to remember in an era, alas, when television, game consoles and computers present every day a more tempting alternative to outdoor activities.
However, upon closer examination, today sport has, more than ever, many other worthwhile benefits. Apart from its physical nature, sport is also a “school of life”; where one can learn the art of bodily expression (figure skating), respect for others (judo), team spirit (basketball) or even self-improvement (tennis).So many good reasons to encourage participation in daily sports and to promote the several postitive benefits of doing so.
|Price of the series:||3,10 + 0,50 €|
|Designs:||E. Kalmus (tennis and figure skating), Luxembourg |
OLMIC (basketball and judo), Harlange (L)
|Printing:||High-resolution offset by CARTOR SA, La Loupe (F)|
|Dimensions:||40 x 31.5 mm, 20 stamps per sheet with decorated borders.|