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

Post Cards of the 1924 Paris Olympics

I stated on the introductory page of this presentation of Olympic seals and labels that I would stick to the poster stamps, as listed in the DuBois catalog - no postage stamps, medals, or postcards. I have deviated from that rule in a few places, when I had images of items I thought just had to be shown, and this page is an example of that. Of all the Olympics postcards I have seen, the ones on this page are the best, so here they are - one set of 8, and another of 10. Enjoy.

SET 1
8 postcards, bi-color designs,
artwork by E. Blanche, on tan stock.
Printed by Henri Francois, Paris
With original folder

1. Javelin thrower

2. High Jumper

      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


3. Wrestlers

4. Tennis player

5. Boxers

6. Rower


7. Runner

8. Rugby player

Address side of cards:

Alas, the address side is quite boring. All eight are identical.

These cards can be found without the stamp image (indicium), as they were privately printed, and the stamp added later, a convenience provided by many postal services of that era.

Folder for cards:

The folder is exquisite, with a fabulous image showing an allegorical figure (Peace?) presenting a trophy to an Olympic athlete, with the Paris skyline in the background.


SET 2
10 cards, multicolor designs
Artwork by H. L. Roowy, on tan stock.
Printed by La Litho. Parisienne, Paris
1. Sprinters

2. Hurdler

3. Boxers

4. Wrestlers

5. Discus thrower

6. Tennis player

7. Football players

8. Rubgy players

9. Fencers

10. Swimmers

Address side - same on all


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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 -- 03/14/2016