EAB News 2012-07-25: An Esperanto stamp from the previous Olympic Games in London

An Esperanto stamp from the previous Olympic Games in London

Since the start of the Olympic Games is imminent it seems a good moment to highlight that the 1948 incarnation was accompanied by several postage stamps issued by the Royal Mail. One of the many designs submitted, this one crafted by Harrison & Sons, was in Esperanto.

Unfortunately it wasn't one of the four that eventually were produced but it makes for a nice, topical theme all the same.

Olympic stamp
©Royal Mail Group Ltd 2012, courtesy of The British Postal Museum & Archive.

Tim Owen


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