COMMEMORATIVE SET OF STAMPS-FEUILLETS “OLYMPIC GAMES – TOKYO 2020”
Τετάρτη, 2 Ιουνίου 2021

As a cultural value unchanged for centuries, the Olympic Spirit travelled beyond the borders of its homeland, along with its ideology and philosophy, and with the revival of the Olympic Games, spread throughout the world, so that it is now one of the most important manifestations of modern culture. The global Olympic family has grown, with the participation of more and more countries, as has the Olympic sporting programme, with the addition of new events. The Commemorative Set of Stamps Olympic Games - Tokyo 2020 honours Japan’s contribution to the Games with two miniature sheets.

The first shows Jigoro Kano, an iconic figure in modern Japanese sport, whose efforts to bring Japan into the Olympic fold mark the start of the country’s Olympic history. The father of judo, the first Asian member of the International Olympic Committee, borders the stamp with landmarks of modern Tokyo, which celebrates the start of the Games with a fireworks display.

The second miniature sheet features the popular sport of Hanetsuki. The landscape, with clear references to traditional Japanese wood engraving, highlights the historical aesthetic of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, while the modern stadium pictured on the stamp symbolises the host country’s long sporting history and its contribution to modern sport.

Originated from the first ever Olympic Stamps of 1896, Hellenic Post display a rich artistic tradition regarding the issue of Olympic Stamps that are highly anticipated among the collectors globally.

CATEGORY

DESIGN

QUANTITIES

2,40 €

Jigoro Kano – TOKYO 2020

20.000

2,40 €

Hanetsuki – Sport meets tradition

20.000

 

The issue consists of two Feuillets of 120 x 85 mm, which include one stamp of 35 X 45 mm, each. The Feuillets are numbered and available only in sets, at a charge of 4,80 € per set.

DESIGN : Myrsini Vardopoulou

PRINTING METHOD : Multicolored (OFFSET)

PRINTERS : «VERIDOS MATSOUKIS S.A. SECURITY PRINTING»

CIRCULATION-SALES : This set circulates on June 03, 2021 and will be available at the Hellenic post offices through June 02, 2022, unless previously sold out. Complete sets will be available at the local Hellenic Post Offices, at the Central Philatelic Office and the Hellenic Post e-shop until their withdrawal, unless previously sold out.

Also available:

1. FIRST DAY COVERS (3.000 sets of 2 pieces)

They have a design related to the subject of the Series and are available at a charge of 7,00 € per set of 2.

2. NUMBERED SET ALBUMS (500 pieces)

Available at a charge of 18,00 € per piece.

You can find the Stamps and philatelic products

  • at the Hellenic Post e-shop
  • at the Central Philatelic Shop (5, Lykourgou str. & Apellou str., ATHENS)
  • and at the Hellenic Post Branches,

until they are sold out. The First Day Covers and booklets are an exception; these will be withdrawn on 2 June, 2022.

All philatelic products will be available at the Central Philatelic Office (5 Lykourgou St. & Apellou, 100 38 Athens, Greece), at the Post Offices and the Hellenic Post’s e-shop until sold out, except the F.D.C. which will be withdrawn on June 02, 2022.

Collectors from Greece may send their philatelic items to the Philatelic Service (100 Aiolou St., 2nd floor, 10188 Athens, Greece), in order to have them franked with the Special First Day Commemorative Postmark, provided they have affixed to them stamps with a minimum value of 0,90€.


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