segunda-feira, 16 de maio de 2011

The Tuvalu Chess Stamp of 1986

Caros colegas,
 
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The Tuvalu Chess Stamp of 1986

Jon Edwards

Topical collecting can lead in strange directions. In this instance, topical becomes tropical. In 1986, the 26 square kilometer Polynesian nation of Tuvalu issued a stamp to commemorate two world championship chess champions, Bobby Fischer who won the title in 1972, and Anatoly Karpov, who received the title after Fischer would not agree to the terms of the 1975 match. It's well known that many small nations make significant revenue through the sale of stamps. I have no doubt that Tuvalu so qualifies. Two other questions rise to to surface. Where exactly is Tuvalu and do any of the 8,000 inhabitants actually play chess?

No harm, no foul, you say. What's a single issue going to do to the old chess stamp budget? Ah, but of course, the island nation also issued an imperforate sheet.

And, of course, there's always a specimen overprint to find.

And there's always a first day cover to be sought after.

Think we're done? No... we're just getting started! Tuvalu also issued the sheet with a field of mushrooms as an overprint. What do mushrooms have to do with chess, you may ask? Nothing, of course, but there are mushroom on stamp collectors, so the value of these is higher.

And the sheet with the mushroom overprint also exists without perforations

And more still. Here is the same sheet without the serial number.

And the same sheet imperforate

And the mushroom sheet without the serial numbers exists with a specimen overprint.

Here's the rarest of all the items here. The same mushroom sheet with an overprint in honor of the 500th anniversary of Columbus' discovery of America. Hmm. Did Columbus play chess?

Perhaps the strangest item: An overprint used to produce a local mail service issue for Hampshire!

Ah, but more. Here's the overprint issued in honor of the Canadian Philatelic Exposition in June, 1987.

And the same issue imperforate.

And, of course, even this overprint comes with a specimen overprint.

And here, the same overprint but in blue!

More! Here, an overprint in honor of the Australia World Jamboree.

The same sheet but imperforate.

Naturally, there's a specimen!

And an inverted overprint!

So what am I missing? Naturally, a cover on which one of these sheets was actually used! Anyone have one?  

quarta-feira, 11 de maio de 2011

Xadrez nos selos

 
 
Emissão da então Yugoslávia, em 1950:
 
 
 
Le timbre de 5 din représente une position obtenue entre Capablanca et Lasker lors du tournoi de New York en 1924. 
 
Tirages:  
les 2d; 5d et 10d: 200.000 exemplaires
le 3d : 300.000 exemplaires
le 20d : 80.000 exemplaires
 
Un peu d'Histoire 
 
  Cette série de 5 timbres a été émise à l'occasion de la 9ème Olympiade d'Echecs. 
  Cette compétition se déroula du 20/08 au 09/09/1950 à Dubrovnik (actuellement en Croatie). 
  Cela faisait 11 ans qu'une Olympiade n'avait pas eu lieu du fait de la seconde guerre mondiale et de la difficulté de retrouver un esprit Olympique entre les différents pays. 
 
  C'est la Yougoslavie qui proposa la première d'organiser cette compétition dès 1948. 
  La FIDE entérina cette décision l'année suivante. Cette 9ème Olympiade pouvait enfin voir le jour. 
 
  Ce tournoi eut effectivement lieu, mais hélas, amputée d'un grand nombre de pays, et non des moindres. L'Union Soviétique et par la même tous les pays satellites de l'URSS (un conflit entre les partis communistes Yougoslave et Soviétique en est responsable). 
 
  Seuls 16 pays étaient représentés. 84 joueurs avaient effectué le voyage (dont 4 GMI et 23 MI ).  
 
  Pour corser un peu le tournoi, une forte vague de chaleur s'abattit sur la ville et incommoda un grand nombre de joueurs. 
 

  Le podium du tournoi fut le suivant: 
1er: la Yougoslavie (équipe composée de : Gligoric, Pirc, Trifunovic, Rabar, Vidmar et Puc) 
2ème: l'Argentine  
3ème: l'Allemagne 
 
  A noter la 9ème place pour l'équipe de France emmenée par un certain Xavier Tartacover (plus connu sous le nom de Savielly Tartakover). La chaleur et son âge ne lui permirent pas de briller comme il aurait certainement souhaité. 
 
  A noter également la médaille de bronze au 2ème échiquier du Français Nicolas Rossolimo (avec un score de 75% de victoire). 
 
  A noter la présence pour la première fois de l'histoire des Olympiades d'une féminine. De plus, elle était française et répondait au nom de Mme Chantal Chaudé de Silans (score: 1,5/6). 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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terça-feira, 10 de maio de 2011

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Caros colegas,
Paraguay   January 23, 1978       23rd Olympiad, Buenos Aires

160.  Duke Albrecht of Bavaria playing his wife Anna of Austria

painting by Hans Muelich (1552)

Original art work:

segunda-feira, 9 de maio de 2011

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Some notes on the Swedish chess stamp

Jon Edwards

The Swedish chess stamp was issued on October 12, 1985. The 3 Kr (300 ore) stamp shows a position fragment from a game that Swedish chess players have come to call the immortal correspondence chess game. Arvid Sundin (born December 8, 1912) was well known in Sweden as a musician. Apart from this game, which features two Queen sacrifices, his chess career was not well known. Nonetheless, he himself acknowledged, undoubtedly owing to this stamp, that "My chess games will survive my music." I regret to note that Sundin has recently died.

Arvid Sundin v Erik Andersson

Most of the stamps were issued in rolls of 100. Each tenth stamp was numbered on the back "10" "20" "30" etc. up until "00" representing the 100th stamp.

Far more rare, some of the stamps were issued in rolls of 500. On those rolls, the numbers are of smaller sizes to accommodate three digit numbers. The stamp on the longer banderole here contains the number "500"

The banderoles are always damaged when the roll of stamps is opened. Evidence of the careful opening of these can be observed.


The translation of the text on the smaller banderole is "CHESS / 100 stamps / Value 300kr /Article number ....."


The translation of the text on the larger banderole is "CHESS / 500 stamps / Value 1500kr /Article number ....."

 

domingo, 8 de maio de 2011

Selos

XXI° Jeux Olympiques échiquéens à Nice

 

 
figurines de jeux d'échecs 
 
 
idem en non dentelé