POSTER STAMPS AND LABELS OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES

      INTRODUCTION

      STATISTICS

      UNSOLVED MYSTERIES

      SOLVED MYSTERIES!

       SUMMER GAMES
1894 - Modern Games Founded
1896 - I Olympiad - Athens
1900 - II Olympiad - Paris
1904 - III Olympiad - St. Louis
1906 - Intercalated Games - Athens
1908 - IV Olympiad - London
1912 - V Olympiad - Stockholm
1913 - Berlin prepares for 1916 games
1914 - 20th Anniversary of Rebirth of Games
1916 - VI Olympiad - Berlin
1920 - VII Olympiad - Antwerp
1924 - VIII Olympiad - Paris
      - Post Cards
1928 - IX Olympiad - Amsterdam
1932 - X Olympiad - Los Angeles
1936 - XI Olympiad - Berlin
1940 - XII Olympiad - Tokyo
      - XII Olympiad - Helsinki
      - New Zealand Centennial Games
1944 - XIII Olympiad - London
      - German POW Games
1948 - XIV Olympiad - London

1904 - III Olympiad - St. Louis

Unofficial posters for the 1904 Olympic Games in St Louis

The 1904 Games were once again overshadowed by the event accompanying them -
in this case, the 1904 World's Fair in St Louis.

There were no poster stamps or labels created for the 1904 Games - at least none has surfaced to date. There WERE, however, poster stamps for the World's Fair - though far fewer than for similar European events of that era - American's never embraced the concept as enthusiastically as the Germans, or even the French. But here's a sheetlet of poster stamps created for the Fair.

These were the "Official poster stamps" for the 1904 World's Fair,
produced in five colors - blue, orange, green, violet, and brown.

There were no postage stamps created for the 1904 Games.


Again in 1904, there was no official poster. The one shown above was created many years later, when collectors demanded one. It was based on a program for the World's Fair.


There were no winter games in 1904.

And now for something completely different:

I found the following poster stamp image somewhere on the www, and thought "Hey, maybe it's related to the Olympics!"

I read the text thus: "Lest we forget the jerseys won at the St. Louis Exposition." It must be referring to jersey shirts awarded to winners of events of the Games, right? That part at the bottom, about economic production seemed a bit odd, but then it went on "against all competitors." Had to be about sports.

But then I googled the text and found the article below, from "The Jersey Bulletin and Dairy World."

Oh.

The complete set.

      STILL MISSING

      ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

      UPDATE HISTORY

       SUMMER GAMES
1952 - XV Olympiad - Helsinki
1956 - XVI Olympiad - Melbourne
      - XVI Olympiad - Stockholm
1960 - XVII Olympiad - Rome
1964 - XVIII Olympiad - Tokyo

       WINTER GAMES
1924 - I Winter Games - Chamonix
1928 - II Winter Games - St Moritz
1932 - III Winter Games - Lake Placid
1936 - IV Winter Games - Garmisch-Partenkirchen
1940 - V Winter Games - Sapporo
      - V Winter Games - St Moritz
      - V Winter Games - Garmisch-Partenkirchen
1944 - V Winter Games - Cortina d'Ampezzo
1948 - V Winter Games - St Moritz
1952 - VI Winter Games - Oslo
1956 - VII Winter Games - Cortina d'Ampezzo
1960 - VIII Winter Games - Squaw Valley
1964 - IX Winter Games - Innsbruck

       OTHER TOPICS
      - U.S. OLYMPIC SHIELD DECALS
      - Workers' Olympics


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I am indebted to Robert J DuBois for allowing me to use images and information from his Catalog of Olympic Labels on these web pages.

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Created -- 07/27/2013
Revised -- 03/18/2016