Friday, December 21, 2012

1954 2nd Asian Games

The 2nd Asian Games (also know as the II Asiad) were held in Manila from May 1 to May 9, 1954. 970 athletes from 19 countries participated in eight sports. The top medal winner was Japan (98) followed by the Philippines ( 45).

De la Rue engraved the three stamp set which was printed on coloured paper. First day of issue was on May 31, 1954, after the games had ended.

The Stamps


 First Day of Issue Cachet

First Day Covers

(Not in author's collection)