Saturday, November 12, 2011

Winter Olympics Stamps

Ice Dancing

Alpine Skiing

Nordic skiing

Ice Hockey

These maximum cards were issued by the U.S. Postal Service. The stamps are from a block of four 20-cent stamps that were issued to honor the 1984 Winter Olympics held in Sarajevo, then part of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The stamps were issued in Lake Placid, New York which was the site of the 1980 and 1932 Winter Olympics.

The sports highlighted on these stamps are ice dancing, Alpine skiing, Nordic skiing, and ice hockey.

The video below shows Winter Olympics stamps from a variety of countries and years.

I am participating in Sunday Stamps at Viridian's Postcard Blog


  1. living on one of those Yugoslav republic, this makes me feel so nostalgic and i feel this really close to my heart, even though at the time these games were held, i was still very little, but my mum went to Sarajevo and brought me some nice souvenirs with the Olympics' mascot.

    thanks a lot for bringing me back memories!

  2. These cards and accompanying stamps are awesome! Lucky you to have these as souvenirs of the former Yugoslavia. I love the colours.
    I have two entries this week. Please come by when you have the time :)

    Postcards Crossing
    My Stamp Menagerie

  3. I love the art work. I think it's particularly attractive.

  4. I love the look of the alpine skier. There you can see how much has changed since then - the skis, the ski suit..and they raced without a helmet.

  5. Love the stripes and accompanying colours of the cards, very striking.

  6. What a video! That has made my day. Very colouful stamps from the USA - I'm glad I did not put up the stamp of Bobby Jones.

  7. These are particularly colourful stamps (and cards)!

  8. Lovely! I remember the 84 games too. thanks for participating.

  9. splendid set!!
    I'll be featuring olympic stamps myself in 2012, leading up to London's games.

  10. Nice maxicards, and they would have been even nicer if the postcard image were still concordant, but not identical/enlarged. :)


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