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Speed Skating, Calgary, 1988 - 36 cents 1987 - Canadian stamp

Speed Skating, Calgary, 1988 1987 - Canadian stamp

Specifications

  • Quantity: 15 300 000
  • Issue date: April 3, 1987
  • Printer: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited
  • Scott: #1130

Description

The third issue of Calgary Olympic Winter Games stamps features bobsleigh and speedskating. Both stamps reflect the speed which is so much a part of winter sports. Speedskaters will compete at the Olympic Oval, the world's first fully enclosed 400-meter speedskating oval. Championship skaters race in pairs, in separate lanes. In short sprint races they average more than 48 kilometers an hour, and over longer distances they can cover a mile in three minutes, about one minute faster than elite track and field athletes. Designer Pierre-Yves Pelletier of Montreal continues with his stylized, diagonal-screen interpretation of sports photographs as seen on previous stamps issued for the Calgary Olympic Winter Games. In this issue, one stamp is based on a two-man bobsleigh built to meet the specifications set for the 1988 Olympic Winter Games, while the other shows a female speedskater.
Canada Post Corporation. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1987.

Creators

Designed by Pierre-Yves Pelletier

Note

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

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