|Date of Issue
||October 15, 1986
|Perforation or Dimension
||13.5 x 13
1988 Olympic Winter Games
|Series Time Span
||1986 - 1988
||Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
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Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine
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The second issue of Calgary Winter Olympic stamps features two of the Olympic sports: hockey, one of Canada's favourite sport, and the biathlon, which is steadily growing in popularity. There will never be total agreement as to who played the first game of ice hockey. Nevertheless, it can safely be stated that ice hockey traces its origins to the stick-and-ball games of antiquity and that the modern sport originated and developed in Canada. These two stamps were designed by Pierre-Yves Pelletier of Montreal. Using the diagonal dot pattern he developed for the first stamp in the Olympic series, Mr. Pelletier has captured a hockey player stick-handling a puck towards the viewer, and a biathlon contestant skiing away from a target shoot. The official symbol of the Calgary Olympic Games is included in the stamp design. Olympic words and symbols are official marks and copyrights of the Canadian Olympic Association.
Designed by Pierre-Yves Pelletier.
Canada Post Corporation. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1986.
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