Petanque in the philately

By Mr.Bordsenius at 2001-12-13

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.

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.


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