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Ski Jumping - 42 cents 1992 - Canadian stamp

Ski Jumping 1992 - Canadian stamp

Specifications

  • Quantity: 3 000 000
  • Issue date: February 7, 1992
  • Printer: Ashton-Potter Limited
  • Perforation: 12.5 x 13
  • Scott: #1399

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.

Since its introduction to Canada in the late 19th century by Scandinavians, ski jumping has never been a mass participation sport. But since the 1st Canadian championship in 1898, the sport has continued to flourish with the recent daring feats of Horst Bulau and Steve Collins.

Creators

Designed by Peter Adam
Designed by Katalin Kovats

Note

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

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