FDC`s and stamps

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Here you will find information on recent Latvian postage stamps and FDC covers. As well as the many covers, stamps and postcards that I'm getting from you, my friends .

18 aprīlis, 2008

My first FDC from Czeck Republik

Date of publication: 16.04.2008
Face-value: 17.0
Print sheets: 50 stamps
Imprint dimension: 23 x 40 mm
Art design: Zdeněk Netopil
Engraving: Václav Fajt

Method of printing: rotary recess print in black combined with photogravure in dark blue, red and brown

Ice hockey originated in the 60-70s of the 19th century in Canada. A game similar to bandy hockey, i.e. hockey with a ball, was played in Bohemia already in 1889-1891. The Canadian-style hockey appeared in the 1908 winter season. The Czech Hockey Association was established already on 8.11.1908. It was one of the founding members of the International Ice-Hockey League (LIHG). At that time hockey was played by twelve clubs. The division of hockey between ice and land hockey in 1921 was followed by the establishment of the Czechoslovak Ice Hockey Association. In 1911 the Czechoslovak team attended for the first time the European championship in Berlin. The 1925 European Championship was held at Štrbské Pleso. The first winter stadium was opened in Prague in 1931. At the end of 1984 there were 102 outdoor and 79 indoor stadiums in the Czech Republic. In the long history of ice hockey the Czech representation belongs to the best of the world. Czechoslovak representatives won the world championships in 1947, 1949, 1972, 1976, 1977, 1985 and fifteen times became European champions. Representatives of the Czech Republic became the 1996 and 1999 world champions, and in 1998 they won the gold Olympic medal at the "Tournament of the Century" at the Nagano Olympic Games.

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