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A postal edition with the football legend Pele will present Bulgaria at the World Exhibition in Brazil

20.10.2017

The Deputy Minister of Transport, Information Technology and Communications Dimitar Genovski, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Brazil, HE Ana Maria Sampaio Fernandez and the President of the Union of Philatelists, Spas Panchev presented a postal philatelic edition that will present Bulgaria at the World Philatelic Exhibition in Brazil from 24 to 29 October. The validation ceremony was part of the opening of the International Collector's Fair Bulcollecto 2017 in Pavilion No 7 at the International Fair in Plovdiv.

The edition unites in a block-sheet several symbols, related both to the favorite sport of the Bulgarians and the Brazilians, as well as to the forthcoming philatelic exhibition, said Deputy Minister Dimitar Genovski. The stamp depicts a unique photo of the Brazilian national archive, on which a moment from Pele's first goal for the Brazilian national team is depicted. The block-sheet also includes an image of the exhibition building that will gather thousands of collectors in just a few days.

Deputy Minister Genovski recalled that the football theme had been leading in postage stamps related to Brazil. “In 1983, the symbols of this popular sport decorate an edition of the Philatelic Exhibition “Braziliana”. The dynamics of football was also an inspiration for the stamp “Football 2014”, which was validated for the World Cup in Brazil. In 2016, a postage stamp dedicated to the diplomatic relations between Bulgaria and Brazil, which depicts the national flags of both countries, was issued, said Dimitar Genovski in his speech.