POSTER STAMPS AND LABELS OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES

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       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

1940 - V Winter Games - Sapporo

Official Poster for 1940 Winter Games in Sapporo

Sapporo was selected to be the host of the fifth edition of the Winter Olympics, scheduled February 3-12, 1940, but Japan gave the Games back to the IOC in July 1938, after the outbreak of the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1937.

The following poster stamps were designed (but not issued) for the 1940 Winter Games:

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#1940-J-W-1

DuBois listing:

1. "V. OLYMPIC 1940 WINTER GAMES" around sides & top; "SAPPORO" at bottom. Vignette, in center: Olympic rings superimposed on a mountainous, wintry scene. Round shape, 32mm diameter, imperforate, multicolored ... Rare

Not in DuBois

 

#1940-J-x1
Image from Report of Japanese Olympic Committee. (Proposed design - not seen as a label)

There were many matchbox labels in Japan with Olympic themes in anticipation of the 1940 Games - Some of them showed winter sports - I show them all on the 1940 Tokyo page.

      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


There were no postal stamps issued for the 1940 Sapporo Winter Olympics


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