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Is There A Topic On The Sun?

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Here are two from Japan's Third Showa definitive series (1945-6). The 3 sen value (Sc #352) was issued on August 31, 1945, and the 5 sen stamp (Sc #345) was issued on July, 1, 1945.

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Chinese Creation Myths, a set of six stamps in which two of them is about the Sun - PRC, 1987:

Yi shooting down Nine Suns:

Kua Fu chasing the sun:

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Helios, the personification of the sun

Helios (Roman: Sol) is a personification of the sun. He was imagined as a handsome god crowned with the shining aureole of the sun, who drove the chariot of the sun across the sky each day to earth-circling Oceanus and through the world-ocean returned to the East at night.

Here are several stamps depicting Helios:

Greece, 1935 - My best Helios stamp!!!

Helios riding his chariot of the sun drawn by four horses, Designed and engraved by Pierre Gandon - France:

Helios riding his chariot of the sun (right), Athenian krater, 5th Cent. B.C., British Museum - Greece, 1991:

Colossus of Rhodes - a statue of the Greek god Helios, erected in the city of Rhodes, on the Greek island of the same name, by Chares of Lindos in 280 BC. It is one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World - Greece, 1947:

Coin from Rhodes depicting god Helios, 4th Cent. B.C., - Greece, 1959:
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On Decembe 6, 1933 Sweden issued this 5 ore stamp (Facit #239A) to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the country's Postal Savings Bank.

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