The philatelic collection "Jeu de boules and similar ballgames" is avalable for all of us on the net. It might not have occured to you, but there are stamps - a lot of them, with petanque as the main theme.
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Alex.A.M. de Groot has contacted us and told about his passion, collecting petanque stamps. And after having a look at the collection we have been more than impressed. He has a wide variety of stamps, how he has managed to aquire these is beyound our comprehension.
As he says on his website:
In spite of the fact that 76 countries joined the World Boulessport Association CMSB, in spite of World and European Championships, in spite of the fact that in France there are more petanqueplayers than footballplayers, it is regrettable that only a few countries honour this public game with a special stamp issue while other sports like football or Olympic games are very frequently honoured in the world of philately
As an enthousiastic petanqueplayer and philatelist, I am trying to make an inventory of all issues worldwide and bring them together in an easy accessible internetcollection, which in due course also could be used for PR and publicity in petanque and philately magazines.
PETANQUE in the PHILATELY
For some reason the worl championship in petanque is held in the buzzling metroloplis of Tahiti this year! So pack your swimwear and go there at once!
Finally petanque has found a new home, as a bar game! Althought it might take a few years befor the darts-boards get the boot and petanque moves in everywhere it has started to happen
The Financial times has finally understood that Petanque is the game of the future, with our long time friend Mike Pegg, International umpire. "It may not be the sunny south of France but even on a chilly Devon day, British fans are warming to the charms of pétanque"
This is a product we have mentioned earlier, just because it is sooooo French. A Tour de France petanque-set! This is more French than a baguette!
We stumbled across a petanque-game for the andoid-system. From the produces description:"Petanque in St Tropez is a 3D bowls game, as played on the mediterannean coast." We do not have an android-phone to test it on, perhaps one of you can help us out?
The world wide petanque and boule community, by and for users.