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Sunday, August 2, 2009

1st Baltic Sea Games

A set of three commemorative stamps devoted to the 1st Baltic Sea Games held under the aegis of the International Olympic Committee in a number of Estonian towns from 23 June to 4 July 1993


The figure of the shot putter on the 2 kr stamp actually represents Kalevipoeg, the hero of the Estonian national epic. Kalevipoeg’s victory over his brothers in a stone-throwing test of strength by which he come to inherit his father’s kingdom is one of the best known episodes of the 19th century poetical work.


The 1 kr + 25 s stamp features a Viking ship with a sail carrying a map of the Baltic sea area, and the colours of the participating nations in the shape of warrior shields lining the side of the ship.


The 60 s stamp features wrestling, one of Estonia’s most successful sports in the first half of this century. Famous Estonians wrestlers include the professionals Aleksander Aberg, Georg Lurich and Georg Hackenschmidt from the early 1900s, as well as the Olympic gold medal winners Kristjan Palusalu (1936) and Johannes kotkas (1952).

Many Thanks to Blogger friend, Kristiina (Estonia) :)

2 comments:

Pilland said...

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Best wishes!

Pilland said...

Just to complete Your interesting report, please give a look to the Italo-Estonian site http://www.pillandia.blogspot.com
You'll find a rich collection of photos of political borders from all the world.
Best wishes!