Friday, March 28, 2008
Chess & Stamps -- Part I
There seems to be quite a connection between chess and stamps. Many people are fans of both stamp collecting and chess. These include not only the owner of the above envelope (who wishes to remain anonymous) but also Izhak Bar-Ziv (who "arrested" Tigran Petrosian) and, to name someone I do not personally know, world champion Anatoly Karpov.
This envelope is a first-day envelope of the stamps the Israeli Post Office created to commemorate the 1964 chess Olympiad. It is signed by the entire USSR team: Botvinnik, Boleslavsky, Geller, Smyslov, Petrosian, Keres, and Stein.