Monday, December 13, 2010

Tennis Stamps Produced In One Day

The website reports, "While places like the US won't allow living persons on stamps, that certainly doesn't apply in Serbia, which cracked the world tennis elite with last weekend's 3-2 win over France in the Davis final."

Reporter Johan Lindahl writes, "So, Novak Djokovic and company are joining the likes of Roger Federer (Swiss stamp) as part of the national postal system. It took just one day after the final for the decision to get the all-clear in Belgrade. The commemorative stamp celebrates 'new sporting heroes,' with action shots of the four winning players: Djokovic, Janko Tipsarevic, Viktor Troicki and Nenad Zimonjic."

Although commemorative stamps themed around the Davis Cup are not rare, with others produced by Russia, Australia and others, the Serbian stamps are the first in the world to be produced in such a short space of time - less than 24 hours after completing the final according to Franz Groter who writes for Hellmail Postal News.

Shown above, Novak Djokovic stamp and cover issued for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Click here for more postage stamps featuring tennis.
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