15c Olympics 1980 Downhill Skiing stamp

United States Postal Service1980-02-01

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum
Washington, DC, United States

The 15-cent Olympic Winter Games commemorative stamps were first placed on sale at Lake Placid, New York, on February 1, 1980. The block of four stamps features a speed skater, a downhill skier, a ski jumper, and a hockey goaltender.

The stamps commemorate the XIII Olympic Winter Games held in Lake Placid, New York, in 1980. Designed by Robert M. Cunningham, the stamps were issued in sheets of fifty.

Reference: Postal Bulletin (December 20, 1979)

Scott Catalogue USA: 1796

Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.

Museum ID: 2006.2034.81


  • Title: 15c Olympics 1980 Downhill Skiing stamp
  • Creator: United States Postal Service
  • Date Created: 1980-02-01
  • Medium: paper; ink (multicolored) / photogravure

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