Friday, March 28, 2008

Chess & Stamps -- Part II

Did I say chess players collect stamps? Perhaps the opposite is more accurate -- perhaps stamp collectors like chess. Above is an envelope from Cuba commemorating the Israeli stamp exhibition there. (As the envelope says, the occasion for the exhibition was Israel's 10th anniversary.) And what stamp did they use? That of Jose Raul Capablanca, the Cuban chess world champion. The envelope belongs to Yosef Sharon, whose father was an Israeli diplomat in Cuba at the time.

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