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Helenic PO Museum, Official stamp of the Athens Olympic Games 2004, featuring the victory of Pietro Mennea in the middle, 300X200, oil on canvass

Greece, 1896. The first modern Olympic Games were held in Athens in April 1896, and Greece issued a series of twelve stamps to mark the occasion. The designs, by Professor Gillieron, were based on ancient Greek art and architecture connected with the games. This stamp features an Attic amphora:(wine-jar).