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Winter Olympics Stamp: The World’s First Winter Olympics Stamp

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Winter Olympics Stamp: The World’s First Winter Olympics Stamp

The organizers of the Winter Olympics have issued commemorative stamps over the years. So Do you know which country issued the first Winter Olympics stamps in the world? This is the first time the Winter Olympics have come to the American continent since they were held in 1924. So the United States issued a collectible Winter Olympics Stamp to commemorate the Winter Olympics. The 1st and 2nd Winter Olympics did not issue relevant stamps, and stamps were issued only from the 3rd Winter Olympics. The 3rd Winter Olympics was held in a small town in New York State, USA.

Winter Olympics Stamp Release Dates.

The Prague meeting of the International Olympic Committee in 1925 decided to hold winter sports competitions every four years. The International Sports Week held in Chamonix, France in 1924 was “posthumously recognized” as the first Winter Olympics. No postage stamps were issued for the 2nd Winter Olympics in St. Moritz, Switzerland in 1928. So in 1932, the third Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York, the United States became the first host country to issue commemorative stamps for the Winter Olympics. On January 25, 1932, the commemorative stamps for the third Winter Olympics went on sale. Designed by Alvin Messner. The main picture shows a heroic alpine skier (actually a realistic version of the emblem).

Winter Olympics Stamp.

This stamp is lithographically printed on paper without watermarks. The number of printing plates starts from 20,815 and ends at 20,826. Each full sheet (printing the whole sheet) is divided into four frames, each frame (the whole sheet at the post office) has 100 pieces, a total of 400 pieces. A total of 12 printing plates were produced for this stamp, with a total printing volume of 51,102,800 pieces. The main image of the stamp is a skier, and the background is a snowy mountain landscape. It is stamped “Lake Placid New York” and dated “February 4-13, 1932”. The stamp has an 11-degree perforation, is rouge rose, and has a face value of 2 cents. The stamp became the world’s first Winter Olympics stamp.

Winter Olympics Stamp Mistakes.

On January 25, 1932, Winter Olympics U.S. postage stamps were issued. But after the stamp was released, it was criticized by philatelists and sports enthusiasts, who accused the stamp pattern designer Alvin Messner of being a skiing layman, otherwise, he would not have made a big mistake of common sense. The main image of the stamp should show the athlete’s stance in the air, but he chose to slide on the ground. According to the main picture of the stamp, the athlete’s legs will be broken after landing. So this should be the wrong ticket. Despite this error, this stamp is still a very collectible Olympic-themed stamp.

The Difficulty of Hosting the USPS Winter Olympics.

Before the third Winter Olympics was held, the world had just experienced a great economic depression, so the preparations for this Olympics were greatly troubled by the economy. The chairman of the organizing committee, Godfrey Dewey, donated a piece of his family’s land to build a sled race track. There are 252 athletes from 17 countries participating in the Winter Olympics. A total of 14 gold medals in bobsleigh, ice hockey, speed skating, figure skating, cross-country skiing, ski jumping, and Nordic biathlon were decided. The third Winter Olympics was originally scheduled to be held from February 4th to 13th, 1932, but due to weather conditions, the duo and quad snowmobile races originally planned to be held on February 8th and 9th were postponed to February 14th. On the 15th. Fortunately, this Winter Olympics was finally held successfully.

Where Can You Buy Stamps?

Winter Olympics USPS Stamps are highly collectible, so where can we buy them? You can go to the US Post Office, bank, convenience store, or newsstand to buy it.

If you don’t want to go out or these places don’t have Winter Olympics USPS stamps, you can check them out online. You can search on the USPS official website, Walmart official website, or ForeverStampStore official website, and choose the appropriate price to buy postage stamps.

 Although the Winter Olympics USPS Stamp has the main error, as the first Winter Olympics stamp, it still has a very high collection value and commemorative significance. When buying Winter Olympics USPS Stamp, you should pay attention to the authenticity of the stamps and the security of payment. I wish every Winter Olympics great success.

Winter Olympics Stamps are highly collectible, so where can we buy them?

First, go to the US Post Office, bank, convenience store, or newsstand to buy them.

Or, Check them out online if you don’t want to go out or these places don’t have Winter Olympics USPS stamps. You can search on the USPS official website, Walmart official website, or ForeverStampStore official website, and choose the appropriate price to buy postage stamps.

Although the Winter Olympics USPS Stamp has the main error, as the first Winter Olympics stamp, it still has a very high collection value and commemorative significance. When buying Winter Olympics USPS Stamp, you should pay attention to the authenticity of the stamps and the security of payment. May Winter Olympics have great success.

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