Olympic Games 1932 Los Angeles

10th Olympiad


Sports: 18

Events: 131

National Teams: 37

Participants: 1,921

Postage Stamps

2 special olympic stamps were published 1932
First Day: 15. June 1932
Engraver: ?
Designer: ?

Value Colour / Discription Stanley
Gibbons No
Michel No      Edition
 3 C violet
718 348     168.885.300
 5 C blue
Discus Thrower
719 349       52.376.100

Government Postage Stamps : In commemoration of the Olympic Games, the United States Post Office Department issued two values of special commemorative stamps, of three-cent and five-cent denominations. The three-cent stamps depicted a sprinter crouched for the start and the five-cent depicted a discus thrower. These stamps were released for public sale on June 30, 1932 and besides purchases for regular postal use, millions of the stamps were purchased by collectors and by stamp dealers, many of whom had opened temporary offices in Los Angeles in order to have these stamps bear the "first-day" postmark of the Olympic City on envelopes sent them by stamp collectors in all parts of the world.

( Source document:   Official Report 1932,  page 219)

Advertise:   Heiko Volk, Olympia-Philatelie


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