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Bobsleigh - 42 cents 1992 - Canadian stamp

Bobsleigh 1992 - Canadian stamp

Specifications

  • Quantity: 3 000 000
  • Issue date: February 7, 1992
  • Printer: Ashton-Potter Limited
  • Perforation: 12.5 x 13
  • Scott: #1402

Description

Canada Post honoured the 16th Olympic Winter Games in France, with a commemorative stamp booklet of 5 stamp designs. The stamps are being issued on February 7, 1992 - a day before the Games officially open in Albertville. Located in the Savoie Region in the heart of the French Alps, the Games will not only take place in Albertville, but in surrounding villages such as Tignes, Courchevel and the frequently visited Val d'Isère. The Savoie is situated in south-eastern France near the borders of Italy and Switzerland, strategically important for its passes through the western Alps. 5 separate sports have been chosen to represent Canada's participation in these Olympic Winter Games. Among the most popular and spectacular, these include alpine skiing, figure skating, ski jumping, hockey and bobsledding.

Although the 4-man bobsleigh event was introduced at the 1st Winter Games in Chamonix, France in 1924, Canada's 1st gold medal in this event was won in  1964 at Innsbruck by the team of Victor and John Emery, Peter Kirby and Douglas Anakin.

Creators

Designed by Peter Adam
Designed by Katalin Kovats

Note

The values on this page are in Canadian dollars (CAD).

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