riding in sunset / 夕焼けを背に

March 15, 2010

1964Uruguay

1964 Uruguay
Tokyo Olympic Games 1964: Cycling
design: Rudi Grams

Nice colour and composition stamp from Uruguay in South America, for the Tokyo Olympic 1964.  The racer trained very hard until sun sets.  It seems well adjusted letterpress print and designer name is found on a corner.  I did not know exact location of the country, so looked up wikipedia and discovered that they kept making high quality stamps, despite in their economical difficulties of 1960’s.

中米から南米に移動し、ウルグアイから1964年の東京オリンピックの切手です。夕日を浴びながらトレーニングを積む選手の姿でしょうか。凹版印刷と思われる正確な重ね版で、文字とオリンピックマークは濃淡で描き分けられています。国の正確な場所を知らなくてwiki検索し歴史を読みました。経済状態の苦しかったらしい1960年代にも、丁寧な切手作りが続けられたのですね。

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