Sunday, 13 November 2011

Sunday Stamps 44 - 1948 Olympic Games

It was a difficult choice for me for this week's Sunday Stamps Sports theme. The deicison I faced was between the 1966 World Cup stamps, or the 1948 Olympic Games stamps. Given that it's Olympic year again this year, I have opted for the latter. As with all stamps of this era, the colours are muted and understated, but I actually like this more low-key approach, with the brown 1 shilling stamp being my favourite of the four. Given the current state of the worldwide economies, I thought it was also fitting that these games are also referred to as the Austerity Olympics.

1948 Olympic Games
    

5 comments:

  1. Your Olympic stamps are a bit older than mine!
    The two toned colours are nice, but I also like that one shilling stamp the best.

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  2. I've always liked this set! I think the 3d is pretty striking too...

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  3. I hadn't heard of the "Austerity Olympics." It's surprising that the Olympics were in London so close to the end of the war.

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  4. I remember these games (I was 11 at the time) but have only seen the stamps in facsimile form.

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  5. An interesting choice between the two. I can remember the 1966 stamps well, but the 1948 stamps were published in the year of my birth. However the patterns and designs are somehow etched into some part of my subconscious : I instantly recognised them.

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