POSTER STAMPS AND LABELS OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES

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1928 - II Winter Games - St. Moritz

Official Poster for 1928 Winter Games in St. Moritz

The following poster stamps were issued for the 1928 Winter Games:

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       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
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1956 - VII Winter Games - Cortina d'Ampezzo
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#1928-W-1 to 4

DuBois listing:

The four labels above have the same vignette: a Swiss flagpole is behind an Olympic flagpole (the Olympic rings are interlaced like those on the original Olympic flag). Olympic rings are in their usual multicolors; snow-covered mountains are in the background. 27x43mm,perf 11.5,multicolored.

The black colored texts are at the bottom,as follows:

1. German: "II. OLYMPISCHE WINTERSPIELE St. Moritz 11.-19. Febr.1928" ... $10.00
1a. Same but imperforate ... Rare

2. French: "IImes JEUX OLYMPIQUES D'HIVER St. Moritz 11-19 Fevr.1928" ... $10.00
2a. Same but imperforate ... Rare

3. English: "2nd OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES St. Moritz 11-19th Feb.1928" ... $10.00

4. Italian: "2 di GIUOCHI OLIMPICI d'INVERNO St. Moritz 11-19 Febbraio 1928" ... $10.00

The four varieties occur se-tenant in the sheet and exist as a vertical strip of four ... $60.00

-- Image of full sheet, with all four languages! --

#1928-W-5

DuBois listing:

5. Fund label: "PRO OLYMPIADE 1928 St MORITZ 10 cts" Vignette: between the texts are three ice-hockey players.
32x27.5mm. perf 11.5

a)dark green ... $20.00
b)brown ........ $20.00

#1928-W-6

DuBois listing:

6. German & French: "S.S.V. II OLYMPISCHE WINTERSPIELE A.S.C.S. IImes JEUX OLYMPIQUES D'HIVER ST MORITZ" in lower right half of label. Vignette: a ski jumper in the air above, a fir tree at lower left. Colors: light & dark blue,orange & gray
30x39.5mm, perf 11 ... Rare

SSV = Ski- und SportVerein (Germany)
ASCS = Association Sportive et Culturelle de la Suisse (?)

ERROR IN DUBOIS?


DuBois #1945-W-5

 

10/16/16 - Steve Greiczek sent these images of pages from the 1980 Editions Pén "Catalogue Des Vignettes Suisses De Propagande Et Commémoratives: Katalog der Schweizer Werbe- und Erinnerungsvignetten : 1878 - 1980" showing this stamp (S.173), and attributing it to 1928.

DuBois lists it as a 1948 St Moritz issue (1948-W-5).

To me the design looks more like the other 1948 issues, but I am listing it here as well.

Can anyone resolve this conflict?

10/21/16 - Philippe Pavard offered this comment:

- 1928: not in Trory, not in Rampacher and not in Dubois
- 1948: in Rampacher, in Dubois
- 1948-W5 and W6: same designs, same 2 flags
My opinion: 1948

I agree. Anyone else?


There were no postage stamps issued for the 1928 Winter Games


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