Friday, 07 February 2014 04:09

Lithuanian Post special Olympics stamps' mystery Featured

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As we wrote earlier, the Lithuanian Post has issued two stamps to commemorate the Winter Olympic Games commencing on February 7 in Sochi (Russia). The stamps feature bobsleigh and ice-hockey. The stamps dedicated to the Sochi Olympic Games have been created by the artist Irma BalakauskaitÄ—, who won the tender.

But are those stamps original or just copies of the real pictures made by somebody else? As website www.dizainologija.lt published, the bobsleigh stamp has striking similarities with the picture made by the Italian sports photographer Tony Gentile. The picture was made for "Reuters". It looks like the Lithuanian Post issued a special stamp for the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, featuring the British bobsleigh team. Hmmm? Not mentioning the fact, that, according to www.dizainologija.lt, it might have been done without the photographer's permission.

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