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Bobsleigh, Calgary, 1988

1988 Olympic Winter Games

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue April 3, 1987
Year 1987
Quantity 10,700,000
Denomination
42¢
Perforation or Dimension 13.5 x 13
Series 1988 Olympic Winter Games
Series Time Span 1986 - 1988
Printer Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Postal Administration Canada

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About Stamp

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. The bobsleigh competition will take place at Canada Olympic Park on a 1480-meter reinforced-concrete chute covered with artificial ice. From a standing start, the two or four-person teams push the sled forward and leap in. They often hit speeds of 160 kilometers an hour before reaching the finish line. 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.

Creators

Designed by Pierre-Yves Pelletier.

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Reference

Canada Post Corporation. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1987.

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