18 September 2011

Children’s games on stamps…




Israel Post issued a beautiful set of three stamps this month featuring children’s games which all popular among kids all over the world. The colorful  tabs on each stamp depict the specific game. The tabs are special features of stamps issued by Israel Post which always bear a small design related with the stamps.

Tag (also known as tip, tick, tig, dobby, it chasey, and many other names) is a playground game played worldwide that involves one or more players chasing other players in an attempt to tag or touch them, usually with their fingers. There are many variations. Most forms have no teams, scores, or equipment.

Hopscotch is a children's game that can be played with several players or alone. Hopscotch is a popular playground game.


Modern schoolyard court; designs vary.


Hopscotch Courts

There are many other forms of hopscotch played across the globe. In India it is called Stapu or Kith-Kith, in Spain it's Rayuela. In Latin America, golosa. In Russian it is known as классики (diminutive for the word meaning classes). In Poland, it is called klasy, meaning classes. In Italy it is called campana (meaning bell), or mondo (meaning world). In the Netherlands and Flanders, Hinkelen. In Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia it is called školica, meaning little school. In Malaysia the most popular variant is called tengteng. In Mexico, it is called bebeleche (mamaleche) meaning drink milk or avioncito meaning little plane ("probably because of the shape"). Different countries have different names for this game !!

Hide-and-seek or hide-and-go-seek is a variant of the game tag, in which a number of players conceal themselves in the environment, to be found by one or more seekers.

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Hopscotch &  Hide and Seek



Collection Pack – September 2011 issues

Special Covers

West Bengal






Screenshot_3 : Ashwani Dubey – Gorakhpur (UP)

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