Saturday, June 25, 2011

United States 1984 Summer Olympics Stamps

The United States Postal Service issued five series of four stamps intended to draw attention to the 1984 Summer Olympic Games that were held in Los Angeles. Above is a postcard showing one of the sets of four stamps issued. The postcard was issued by Marigold Enterprises, a licensee of the U. S. Postal Service.

Below is one of the 1984 Summer Olympics maximum cards that were issued by the U. S. Postal Service. Maximum cards were issued for each of the twenty stamps.

These were the stamps issued for the 1984 Summer Olympics:
  • 40-cent international airmail
    ssued on April 8, 1983. The designs featured a shotputter, a male gymnast, a swimmer, and a weightlifter.
  • 28-cent airmail
    Stamps issued on June 17, 1983. The designs featured a female gymnast, a hurdler, a basketball player, and a soccer player.
  • 13-cent postcard rate
    Stamps issued on July 28, 1983. The designs featured a discus thrower, a high jumper, an archer, and two boxers.
  • 35-cent airmail
    Stamps issued on November 4, 1983. The designs featured a fencer, a bicyclist, volleyball players, and a pole vaulter.
  • 20-cent letter rate
    Stamps were issued on May 4, 1984. The designs featured a diver, a long jumper, wrestlers, and a kayaker.

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


  1. These are fantastic stamps - I love the retro colours :D Mine were stamps from the more recent summer olympic games. Enjoy your Sunday!

  2. Ah, good idea. The Olympics. I didn't think of that aspect of summer.

  3. Like Sheila I hadn't thought of that theme either. They capture the action nicely, only a year to go to the next one.

  4. Nice. Even nicer if the postcard would not be a mere enlargement of the stamp design. :)


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