Saturday, August 30, 2008

Cycling as a Sport Collection Wins Gold in Beijing

The China Daily reports Li Jingbo's collection, Cycling as a Sport, won him both a gold medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Expo Stamp Exhibition and an International Olympic Committee award as well.

With nearly 1,000 stamps collected from more than 120 countries, Cycling as a Sport depicts the timeline of bicycle history, including 59 extremely rare bicycle-themed stamps issued before the 1900s.

To perfect his stamp collection, Li, 70, has toured on his bicycle 31 Chinese provinces and regions since 1980s.

He's quoted as saying, "I'm planning to cycle in Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, where I will look for more rare stamps to enrich my collection."

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM