Sunday, 3 December 2017

Keep on Running

1960s Definitive
On your marks
1964: Olympic Games Tokyo (Design - Oscar Bonnevalle)
Get Set
1940: 2nd All Union Physical Culture Festival
Go...  Above is a relay race at the Physical Culture Festival one of the other stamps of the set features grenade throwing, something that doesn't seem to have caught on at the Olympic Games
1978: 22nd Olympic Games - Water Sports (Design: N Litvinov)
 where one might enjoy something more peaceful like rowing shown on this commemorative sheet produced in anticipation of the 22nd Olympic Games in Moscow.  The designer Nikolni Litvinov and his fellow artist Ivan Sushchenko designed a whole series of stamps representing all the Olympic sports.

I wonder how we are going to get to the games?  My choice would be by rail
EA and ME Cherepanov and their Locomotive, 1833
so lets travel through time with the 1978 'History of Russian Locomotives' series designed by Nicolai Kolesnikov.  The Cherepanovs were a father and son who built the first Russian steam locomotive.
Series D Locomotives 1845 and Series V Locomotives (first passenger train 1845)
  I'd love to know what the background images are but one thing is sure, Russia has some spectacular railway stations.
Series Gv Locomotive 1863-67 and Series Bv Locomotive 1863-67
After the trip on the rails lets journey to Romania 
1985: 50th Anniversary of Retezat National Park (Design - Mihai Vamasescu)
and head for the hills in an area where the sure footed chamois roam in the Retezat National Park an area called a "hikers dreamland" with its high peaks and glacial lakes.
1993: Mammals
Apart from seeing the chamois or to give it its latin name, Rupicapra Rupicapra, maybe there will be a red squirrel scampering up a tree.
1967: Birds of Rwanda
But for a bird watching delight then Rwanda with over 600 species would be a stunning destination. Here the Belgian artist Jean Van Noten (1903-1982) blesses us with a Red Bishop, a weaver bird.

The Sunday Stamps II prompt this week is R - for Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Running, Rowing, Railway, Retezat, Rupricapra and Red rush over for more See It on A Postcard.  


FinnBadger said...

I think you might win for the most Rs today. Great finds in your collection. I love the train engines on the Russian stamps.

viridian said...

Delightful post, with lots of great stamps.

Heleen said...

Great to see how you combined the 'R' of the countries with an 'R' of the subject pictured! Beautiful collection!

VioletSky said...

What a good run of Rs!!

Eva A. said...

Me too, I like the stamps and also the way you linked them. But... grenade throwing?!?

Bob Scotney said...

You should get an award for this collection of 'Rs' with a variety of themes.

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