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29c Boxing stamp

United States Postal Service1992-06-11

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Cleverness, speed, defensive skills, and the ability to score points on one's opponent all outweigh the measure of how much physical punishment an athlete can absorb in the sport of boxing.

The US Postal Service issued five 29-cent Olympic Summer Games commemorative stamps in sheet format on June 11, 1992, in Baltimore, Maryland, in conjunction with the opening ceremonies of the US gymnastics championships at the Baltimore Arena. The stamps highlight five Olympic summer events — soccer, women's gymnastics, volleyball, boxing, and swimming.

The semi-jumbo commemoratives were available in panes of thirty-five, with descriptive copy on a tab adjacent to each sport's strip of stamps. This format was also used for the 1990 American Olympians commemorative stamps and the 1992 Olympic Winter Games commemorative stamps.

Designed by Richard Waldrep of Baltimore, Maryland, these were Mr. Waldrep's first designs for the Postal Service. Stamp Venturers, Inc., printed the stamps on the photogravure press.

Reference: Postal Bulletin (June 11, 1992).

Scott Catalogue USA: 2640
mint

Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.

Museum ID: 1993.2015.276

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  • Title: 29c Boxing stamp
  • Creator: United States Postal Service
  • Date Created: 1992-06-11
  • Subject Keywords: Olympics, Boxing, stamp
  • Medium: paper; ink (multicolored)/ photogravure

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