Sunday, 4 November 2012

Sunday Stamps

For this week's Sunday Stamps theme of water, the stamp below was issued by Egypt in 1963 - 'The Suez Canal long distance swimming championship'


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6 comments:

  1. Now that's an event I hadn't heard of - fine stamps.

    (Mine this week are at http://bit.ly/RCvVSq

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  2. I am not a swimmer, but I still cannot imagine that this would be a pleasant long distance swim!

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  3. Great stamps!
    I think only a few people with super-swimming abilities and endurance participates in this kind of event.

    Postcards Crossing

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  4. Wow that is some swim. I can't imagine they would allow this today. I hadn't realised long distance swimming was such a popular sport in Egypt.

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  5. Goodness that must be a difficult swim. hadn't heard of this before. thank you for participating!

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  6. I had no idea there was such a thing. Presumably they closed the canal while the competitors were swimming. It must have taken ages so I can't imagine they still do it, with ships queuing up waiting to pass along.

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