Greece, 1896. The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens in April 1896…

The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens in April and Greece issued a series of twelve stamps to mark the occasion. The designs, by Professor Gillieron, were based on ancient Greek art and architecture connected with the games.

First Olympic stamp-greece-1896 The 10 drachmae stamps featured Athenian landmarks showing the Acropolis and Parthenon .

First Olympic The 10 drachmae stamps featured Athenian landmarks showing the Acropolis and Parthenon .

Αρχαία Ελλάδα Γραμματόσημα-Ancient Greece Stamps 1984 Olympic Games Los Angeles

Sello: Los Angeles 1984 - Athletes preparing for the games (Grecia) (Olympic Games 1984 - Los Angeles) Mi:GR 1574

First Olympic stamp-greece-1896 .The 1 drachmae stamps featured Athenian landmarks showing the Acropolis, Parthenon and the Olympic stadium.

The 1 drachmae stamps featured Athenian landmarks showing the Acropolis, Parthenon and the Olympic stadium.

The most famous flight myth is of course that of Daedalus and his son Icarus, who may be found on the 5d stamp, from the 1935 Greek airmail set depicting various mythological scenes.

The most famous flight myth is of course that of Daedalus and his son Icarus, who may be found on the stamp, from the 1935 Greek airmail set depicting various mythological scenes.

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DEMETER'S DRACONES A pair of winged dragons which drew the chariot of goddess Demeter. She gave them to the hero Triptolemos to carry him across the world spreading knowledge of agriculture.

"The Evzon" painting by G.B. Scott

Sello: "The Evzon" painting by G.

old Greek postage stamp

Old Greek postage stamp, a 25 lepta blue type "Flying Hermes". In the first new definitive issue since the "Small Hermes" was introduced. This 14 stamp issue is known as the "Flying Hermes".

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