The Stone Carrier

Posted on Sunday, February 9th, 2014 by John Wood

The Stone Carrier

Many ethnic sporting events are often celebrated on postage stamps. This example, Le porteur de pierre (The stone carrier) was created by the Polynesian government in 1988. Stone lifting contests have been a part of the culture of the Polynesian islands for thousands of years and still take place during their cultural festivals. The image is by the noted artist. Kay Quattrocchi
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Swoboda Stamp

Posted on Monday, June 10th, 2013 by John Wood
In 1912, the Austrian government issued a 4 Heller stamp honoring the great strength champion Karl Swoboda who had just won the world weightlifting championship the year before. It’s not hard to see why, one of the lifts that won him the title was a right arm military press of 154-1/2 pounds!
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Arthur Saxon Envelope

Posted on Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 by John Wood
Strength legends are generally treated differently in other countries than they are here. Case in point, here’s a nifty commemorative envelope from Germany, circa 1991, celebrating the great Arthur Saxon. Don’t think we’ll be seeing anything like this on these shores any time soon. In a nice touch, note that the stamps are also related to lifting.
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