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  1. SRD
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    For (!) professional reasons, have been spending a surprising amount of time on various stamp boards.

    Intriguing to see which countries have issued cycling-themed stamps: https://colnect.com/en/stamps/countries/theme/332-Cycling

    Not sure if this list is comprehensive but Netherlands and Uk seem to be at the top

    Other more reliable catalogues don't include cycling as a theme... am sure i'l find more to check...

    Posted 2 months ago #
  2. chdot
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  3. mga
    Member

    I think I recognised Bernard Hinault more from his riding position that his face!

    https://colnect.com/en/stamps/stamp/914008-Cycling-Cycling_2006-Guinea

    Posted 2 months ago #
  4. SRD
    Moderator

    I just came across this bicycle stamp specialist website by accident (following the stamperija story - link below)

    "This website is made for bicycle stamps collectors. You do not know what these are? Well - Bicycle stamps collectors are mostly both: philatelists and cyclists. On rainy days, in winter and generally with increasing age the focus shifts more towards philately. They belong to an endangered species with a large surplus of males. Their number is estimated to be 30 to 50 beings worldwide. However, there are no exact figures. Since no organization works to preserve this species, this website wants to give them a home. "

    https://bicyclestamps.de/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=11086:stamperija-briefmarke-stamp-sello-timbro-francobollo-timbre-frimaerke-postzegel-znamky-postneznamke-znaczki&catid=42&Itemid=130

    Posted 2 months ago #
  5. gembo
    Member

    Yes this species will die out soon unless something is done

    Posted 2 months ago #
  6. crowriver
    Member

    @SRD, great find!

    There really is a wee corner of the internet for everyone...

    Posted 2 months ago #
  7. SRD
    Moderator

    I am now a registered member.

    Turns out there is a book called 'Bicycle stamps' . who knew?

    https://www.abebooks.co.uk/servlet/BookDetailsPL?bi=30801986554&searchurl=an%3DDan%2BGindling%2B%26sortby%3D17&cm_sp=snippet-_-srp1-_-title6

    and there was a bicycle stamps magazine?

    Posted 2 months ago #
  8. crowriver
    Member

    Verging on Ballardian "invisible literature" there.

    Posted 2 months ago #

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