Duhový ( rainbow ) / 虹の道

March 1, 2012

1987 Czechoslovakia
Cyclocross World Championship

There is another stamp on the theme of rainbow colours and cyclocross.  This time, intaglio printed Black plus three colours are used – green is made with Yellow and Blue, Light Blue is made by dots of Blue and the Grey… oh, no, looks like Grey, but is Silver.  Two years before their Gentle Revolution, the Post Office had a generous budget for popular sports of the country.

I like these Czechoslovakian intaglio stamps with gravure colours added – simple and free minded drawings.

サイクロクロスとレインボー・カラーの組み合わせでもう一枚。

これは凹版印刷のかりっとした黒い線にオフセットの原色の赤と黄色と青を足して、緑は青と黄色を重ね、グレーは黒のドットで、、、と思いつつよく見ると、自転車と背景の2人はグレーではなくて銀色でした。「ビロード革命」が起こる2年前の1987年、共産党政権に対する不満が高まって選手の表情が暗いのかな?でも郵便局はふんだんに資金を持っていたみたい、、、などと邪推したくなるのですが、チェコスロバキアの白バックの闊達なドローイングの切手はどれも好きです。

2 Responses to “Duhový ( rainbow ) / 虹の道”

  1. Jürgen Says:

    nice stamp ! I like the fact that he wears the national shirt on this stamp !
    Btw, Belgium isn’t that strong anymore in track cycling but they are still (and by far) the best nation in cyclo-cross !
    They issued this stamp in 2002 (with a small reference to the rainbow shirt) : http://d2cdm2jef6kgc7.cloudfront.net/stamps/2002/BE/BE004.02.jpg


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