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Children stamps

Children

Designed by: Elvis Tromp

Face values: 90c, 100c, 130c, and 320c

Most kids’ games have no exact traceable origin. Children seem to come up with familiar ways to play no matter what time or place they live in. But even though it’s hard to pinpoint precisely where these games originated, there’s some incredible history behind your childhood favorites.

Do you remember playing these games?

 

90 cents:

Jumping Rope

This is a very nice way to interact and compete between children. It is also very good for building condition.

Jump rope is a tool used in the sport where one or more participants jump over a rope swung so that it passes under their feet and over their heads. … The jumper is judged on the number of times the right foot touches the ground in those times.

There are many techniques which can be used when skipping. These can be used individually, or combined in a series, to create a routine.

Sack race /Potato Sack Jumping Bags

The sack race or gunny sack race is a competitive game in which participants place both of their legs inside a sack or pillow case that reaches their waist (or neck) and hop forward from a starting point toward a finish line. The first person to cross the finish line is the winner of the race.

 

100 cents:

Hula Hoop

A hula hoop is a toy hoop that is twirled around the waist, limbs or neck. The modern hula hoop was invented in 1958 by Arthur K. “Spud” Melin and Richard Knerr.

Hula hoop can be a good addition to your exercise program which can help you meet your exercise goals and provide aerobic activity.

Hopscotch Game/ Pele (Aruba)

Around the world, children have enjoyed drawing grids on the sidewalk or on the ground and then jumping or hopping from one end of the grid to the other. Some sources state that hopscotch began in Roman-ruled England. The courses were 100 feet long and were used by Roman soldiers to build agility while wearing full armor. The “scotch” in hopscotch attached itself later. It’s an English variation of “scratch,” in that players were hopping over scratches made on the ground. In Aruba it is commonly known as Pele.

 

130 cents:

Tires and Rims Race

Children are very inventive and use used car tires and bicycle rims to compete by pushing the tires and rims with their hands. In the case of bicycle rims a stick was used to make this easier and to reach a higher speed.

 

320 cents:

Yo-yo also spelled yoyo is a toy consisting of an axle connected to two disks, and a string looped around the axle. It has some similarities to a slender spool. It is believed that the yo-yo most likely originated in China. The first historical mention of the yo-yo, however, was from Greece in the year 500 B.C. These ancient toys were made out of wood, metal, or painted terra cotta disks and called just that, a disc.

Trompo is a top which is spun by winding a length of string around the body, and launching it on the floor. The base of a trompo is a stud or spike which may have a groove or roller-bearing to facilitate lifting the spinning trompo with the whip or string without imposing much friction on the body. The trompo surface may be painted or decorated, and some versions incorporate synthetic sound devices.

 

These stamps are available at all the Post Office locations, namely in Oranjestad, San Nicolas and Sta. Cruz.

Make sure that you have this set in your collection as the stock is limited.