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

INTRODUCTION

           

DuBois Catalog text:

Preface

A View From the Side

Dedication

Acknowledgments

Table of Contents

Introduction

Title Page of DuBois Catalog

DuBois Catalog text:

References

Codes and Legends

Olympic Games and Olympiads

Games of the Modern Era

Olympic Flag

Olympic Rings

I began accumulating labels from the Olympic Games more or less by accident. I bought collections to get other material, and the Olympics tagged along. Eventually I had enough that it got my attention, so I acquired a copy of Robert J DuBois' Catalog of Olympic Labels and got a little more serious.

That was about fifteen years ago, and these pages are the result. I enjoy Olympics material, and wanted to share it. Moreover, much as I like the DuBois Catalog, its images are in black and white, and sometimes they are a bit murky. So I hope my efforts here will fill that void, by providing images of the actual items, in living color.

I have not managed to get a complete collection, of course, so in some cases you will find reproductions not of the real thing, but of the DuBois images. If you can provide real pictures, please send them to me at  

Please note that these pages are not about Olympics postage stamps - there are other sites that display those. Nor do I show medals, statistics, postcards, or other Olympics ephemera and souvenirs.

Select an Olympic event from the menu on the left to view its labels.

PRICING: The prices shown in the DuBois catalog were his estimates of retail values at the time he published the catalog - 1986.

Prices today may be either higher or lower - watch eBay and other auction sites for guidance.

Click on image below to open an enlarged version in a separate window/tab
Click on the DuBois number beneath the image to display technical data about that label.

           
      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.

All text and images are the property of the author. Any errors are his.
REWARD! If you have better or additional information about anything shown or discussed here, please email the author.
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Revised -- 06/16/2016