Sunday Stamp 020: Sports on stamps


Stamps relating to sports is the theme for this week. I did have several in my collection and amongst them, I've chosen the following:

Football is everything in Brazil, no question about that. And where else football is best enjoyed? Stadiums!

The Brazilian Post issued a set of four stamps in 2007 celebrating  their modern football stadiums which are noted for its clean architectural lines. One of these is depicted on the left.

It's called the Estádio Serra Deurada, or the Serra Deurada Stadium, in Goiânia, Goiás, Brazil.

The stadium opened to the public with an inaugural match between Goiana and the national team of Portugal in 1975. The Goiás State All-Stars beat the visiting Portugal, 2-1.

I love the moving image!

One of then extraordinary stamps I've ever received came from Finland. This is one of the stamps included in the miniature sheet dedicated to alpine skiing issued in 2008. This particular sheet gives the stamps a moving illusion, thanks to the advanced imaging and printing technology these days, also called lenticular technology, if I am not mistaken, and which is also used on postcards.

The above stamp showed a moving alpine skier. The image comes to life when you turn the stamp in your hand. Awesome!


Marcie said...

How funny, I am featuring the same Finnish stamp on my blog today!

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

Wow! I had no idea they did lenticular stamps now. Finland stamps are always so imaginative.

Bob Scotney said...

Wouldn't it be great if you could repeat the lenticular motion here.

Postcardy said...

Something weird is happening to the layers when I click the images to enlarge them. I haven't seen this happen before on any other blogs.

Sreisaat said...

@Postcardy: Please do not be alarmed. I think it's the Google's dynamic view that's doing that. But I wonder why the page turns to black though :(

Sreisaat said...

@Bob: I agree. It would've been great to see the moving image here :)

@Sheila: True, which is why Finland stamps are one of my favourites. They just churn out fantastic stamps!

@Marcie: We probably were in the same wavelength when we were making a decision over which stamps to post.

VioletSky said...

I've never seen a lenticular stamp before - waiting for my first!
Since Finns are the most prolific Postcrossers, I have quite a collection of cool Finnish stamps.

viridian said...

I think I have seen lenticular stamps, though not the skier. I was hoping someone had a stamp of a stadium!
Thanks for participating.

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