2c Olympic Winter Games skier stamp


Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

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

The United States hosted the 1932 Olympic Winter Games, held at Lake Placid, New York. It was customary for the host nation to issue a stamp for the occasion, so on January 25, 1932, the U.S. Post Office Department issued a single 2-cent red stamp picturing a ski jumper. The design received some criticism for showing the skier in an unnatural position, but the public generally accepted the issue.
-Gordon T. Trotter, November 19, 2007

Scott Catalogue USA: 716

Museum ID: 1980.2493.2553


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