Tuesday, 27 October 2015

China: 16th Asian Games Official First Day Cover

The 2010 Asian Games, was a multi-sport event celebrated in Guangzhou, China from November 12 to 27, 2010. Guangzhou was the second Chinese city to host the Games, after Beijing in 1990. A total of 9,704 athletes from 45 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) competed in 476 events from 42 sports and disciplines (28 Olympic sports and 14 non-Olympic sports). Guangzhou is the third largest Chinese city and the largest city in South Central China. In 2014 the city's administrative area was estimated to have a population of 13,080,500.

Stamps (on the front):
The 16h Anniversary of Asian Games - Guangzhou, China - Issued: 25-12-2009 with matching postmark

The cover arrived with beautiful stamps on the back of the cover, too.

Stamps (on the back):
2x Chinese Dream - People's Happiness (from a set of four) - Issued: 25-07-2015
Fruits (from a set of four) - Issued: 15-07-2014
Birds of Prey (from a set of four) - Issued: 23-01-2014
Writers of Ancient China (from a set of six) - Issued: 04-06-2015
Fruits (from a set of four) - Issued: 15-07-2014

Special thanks to Wong Ling-Chih!

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