1939 Bolivarian Games Stamps (Ecuador) Set and Checklist

‘It’s In The Details’

Title Bolivarian Games Stamps (Ecuador)
Year 1939
Size 1″ x 1 1/4″
Images Color
Type Stamps
Number in Set

1939 Bolivarian Games Stamps (Ecuador) Overview

1939 Bolivarian Games Basketball Stamp.jpg

The first ever Bolivarian Games were held in 1938. A year later, this ten-stamp set was distributed in Ecuador, which was one of the six competing nations.

The stamps depict several of the sports in the event. A total of 20 sports were included in that first year. Many of the sports are popular in the United States, including tennis, volleyball, golf, soccer, swimming/diving, and boxing. The prize of the set, however, is a basketball stamp, shown here. Interestingly, while baseball was a sport in the games, it was one of those that was not produced in the set.

The games are held every four years to this day. Venezuela has dominated the competition almost every year. Six countries participated every year except for 1961 until 2013 when the games expanded to include 11 nations.

Stamps for other Bolivarian Games were later produced. However, these are the only ones in the pre-war era.

1939 Bolivarian Games Stamps (Ecuador) Checklist

  1. Athletics (Track and Field)
  2. Athletics (Track and Field)
  3. Basketball
  4. Boxing
  5. Diving
  6. Equestrian
  7. Opening Ceremonies
  8. Tennis
  9. Torch with Flame
  10. Wrestling

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