Motivgruppe Olympiaden und Sport
(FIPO Deutschland) In German only.
Olympic Philately, Numismatic and Memorabilia Commission (OPNMC)
The Commission "is responsible for advising the IOC on the dissemination of the Olympic ideal through the worldwide promotion of stamps, coins and items commemorating the Olympic Games."
And under the heading: "Stamps at the origin"
"Collecting items commemorating the Olympic Games started with the first Games of the modern era in 1896.
Olympic stamps, issued to balance the budget of the Organising Committee, were the first objects of Olympic collecting, and have been the passion of several generations of philatelists. Collectors of Olympic memorabilia soon joined stamp collectors and, in 1951, when Olympic coins were struck for the first time, coin enthusiasts also entered the world of Olympic collectors."
Sports Philatelists International
SPI is a member of the American Philatelic Society, the American Topical Association and is the U.S. member of the Federation International de Philatelie Olympique.
Peter Laimins, E-mail
Ed Stephan's Baseball Stamps list
plus articles on the subject.
Also a listing of 'demographic' stamps
www.ac.wwu.edu/~stephan/webstuff/es.stamps.baseball.html ('404' c.2011)
Chess On Stamps Study Unit
Publication: Chesstamp Review
editor, Jon Edwards [email protected] (c.2011)
COSSU (incl. Chess Stamps, Postal Stationery & Covers) is an affiliate
of the American Philatelic Society (APS) and
the American Topical Association (ATA) and is a non-profit organization
dedicated to chess philately and open to anyone interested in this area. (good set of links too - aj c.2011)
Chess Philatelists Society, UK (c.?)
10 Watling Court, Cow Hill, Norwich, NR2 1HA, England
Gemeinschaft der Schachmotivsammler (GSM) (c.2011; in German)
(German Association of Chess thematic collectors; about 400 members)
(aka: Chess on Stamps Club (COSC)
Contact: Herbert Roeder (@), Italy
old: 220.127.116.11/gsm/indexe.htm (GSM On-line)
Motiefgroep Schaken – Netherlands
Contact: Nico van der Plas (cf.), @, .nl
Vlaamse Schaak-Philatelisten (VSP)
Publication: De Schaakphilatelist (in Dutch)
Mr. Eddy Bruyns, Tel. 03. 288.49.72.,
Postbus 3, 2650 Edegem, Belgium
Chess On Stamps, by Colin Rose
The original and best. aj.
Chess on Stamps - Steve Trussell,
Other topical stamp pages at this site: (c.2011 the data is c.2001)
Detective Fiction on Stamps
The Philatelic Sherlock Holmes
Robert Louis Stevenson on Stamps
Anti-smoking on Stamps
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
old: www2.gol.com/users/steve/f_stamps.htm '404'
By Alberto Borges, (@)
(Alberto Cabral de Mello Borges, Brazil)
Chess on Stamps -
Nico van der Plas (cf.), @, .nl
Old: http://www1.tip.nl/~t175549/chessstamps.html '404' c.2011
Chess on Stamps - Riccardo Andreis, .it
users.libero.it/ricky.and/ ('forwards' c.2011)
Chess on Stamps - Roberto Cassano
also has (had) work on cancels
old: geocities.com/Colosseum/5286/artfilat.htm '404' c.2010
Zaremba Artur wants to trade Chess on Stamps
A 'Live' e-mail link
Stan Steliga's NetChessPlay online chess - a free service - cool. aj.
Stan also hosts a couple of chess webrings.
The Immortal Game: A History of Chess, by David Shenk (2007):
(contains several chess stamp images.)
Football (aka: Soccer)
Football and Philately
These pages trace the history and excitement of
the AFL (Australian Football League; Soccer, Rugby - all football types) and it's clubs using philatelic items such as... "Stamps,
Booklets, Postmarks, Covers & Overprinted PSE's, Postcards & Maximum Cards,
Meter Stamps, Slogans & Prepaid Stamps, Cinderellas. (Member of Sports
Philatelists International and Thematics Queensland & Includes his '
Listing of Australian Football related Philatelic items and Want List'. ; has a good page on the origins of football. c.2011) -
e-mail: Mr Paul Davies
old: http://www.ozemail.com.au/~pgdavies/ ('404' c.2009)
Football Topical Society
12 The Green, Knapton, North Walsham,
Norfolk, NR28 0RU, England
Cricket Philatelic Society (CPS)
Publication: Wickets (Quarterly)
Pres. (c.2009): Mel-Brown (a stamp designer too)
11 Weppons, Ravens Road, Shoreham-by-Sea,
West Sussex, BN43 5AW, England
or c/o: Derek Gallimore
30 Pinewoods Avenue, Hagley, Stourbridge
West Midlands, DY9 0JF, England
David Kirby's Sportsworld
PO Box 61, Mount Eliza, Vic 3930, Australia
Golf on Stamps - Joseph Messoten, .be
Golf on Stamps, Jim Dewar, .uk (on disk directory c.201104)
listings by country or year - incl. bogus issues (too bad; it was good!)
old: http://www.aeve01.ukgateway.net/ '404' c.2011
"Golf Topical Stamps"
- for sale from Albany Stamp Co.,
Stamps, Phone cards and Golf Sport, .be
WrestlingPhilatelic Exhibit Pages by Tom Fortunato... tmf
APAN Sports Stamp Collecting, .us-
The Sports Card Show - not philatelic