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
      - Vignettes of the 1900 Paris Expo
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
1952 - XV Olympiad - Helsinki
1956 - XVI Olympiad - Melbourne
      - XVI Olympiad - Stockholm

UNDATED LABELS

The items shown on this page are ones that have no date on them,
and I have been unable to find any way to assign them one,
OR they have no date on them AND they date from later than the cutoff date for this catalog (currently 1972).

If you can provide more information about any of the items shown here please email the author: CLICK HERE.

04/10/2019
UND-1

COC CATALUNYA
COMITÈ OLIMPIC

self-adhesive sticker
SIZE: 110 x 70 mm

Catalonia is the area in north-eastern Spain around Barcelona. This probably dates from 1992, the Barcelona Games.

04/10/2019
UND-2

OLYMPISCHE SPELEN

self-adhesive sticker
SIZE: 6,6 cm x 8,8 cm

The language is German, of course, so this could date from 1972, the Munich Games, but it could date from almost any Olympiad.

04/10/2019
UND-3

comité régional olympique et sportif du limousin

self-adhesive sticker
SIZE: 120 x 55 mm

Limousin is a sparsely populated historical region in south-central France, the area around Limoges.

      UNDATED LABELS

      STILL MISSING

      ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

      UPDATE HISTORY

       SUMMER GAMES
1960 - XVII Olympiad - Rome
1964 - XVIII Olympiad - Tokyo
1968 - XIX Olympiad - Mexico City
1972 - XX Olympiad - Munich

       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
1968 - X Winter Games - Grenoble
1972 - XI Winter Games - Sapporo

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

04/10/2019
UND-4

Qatar National Olympic Committee

self-adhesive sticker
SIZE: 95 mm diam

The QOC was founded in 1979, which puts this outside the current scope of this catalog.

04/10/2019
UND-5

 

SPAAR MEE VOOR SPORT - Smurf with Olympic torch - GB

self-adhesive sticker
SIZE: 10 cm diam

Google tranlates this text as "Save it for sports" - ???

According to Wikipedia:
The Smurfs (French: Les Schtroumpfs; Dutch: De Smurfen) is a Belgian comic franchise first created and introduced in 1958.

So the earliest this label could date is 1958, but the characters only went global in 1981, with the TV series, so I think this dates from the 1980's or later.

04/10/2019
UND-6

swiss olympic association

self-adhesive sticker
SIZE: 110 x 55 mm

04/10/2019
UND-7

Smurf with Olympic torch

self-adhesive sticker
SIZE: unknown

As I say above, probably from the 1980's or later.

04/10/2019
UND-8

 

OLYMPIA-SKI-RALLYE

self-adhesive sticker
SIZE: unknown

04/10/2019
UND-9

 

 

Elf

self-adhesive sticker
SIZE: 8,2 cm x 9,8 cm

Set of 6(?) numbered stickers issued by elf oil

04/10/2019
UND-10

British Ski Teams - Olympic Supporter - N.S.F.

"Great Britain 1980's Circular plastic window label 'British Ski Teams - Olympic Supporter', Skier, Olympic Rings & Union Jack on backing paper"

self-adhesive sticker / window label
SIZE: unknown

The seller dated this to 1980, Lake Placid Winter Games

04/10/2019
UND-11

OLYMPIC CYCLES ENGLAND

Decal from Water Olympic Cycles England

self-adhesive sticker
SIZE: 4 cm. x 6 cm.

No rings, so to my mind a generic usage that simply calls itself Olympic to profit from the name.

04/10/2019
UND-12

 

PARTEZ AVEC L'ÉCUREUIL AUX JEUX OLYMPIQUES

self-adhesive sticker
SIZE: see second image - that is a one-euro coin, 23 mm wide, or about 1 inch.

Google translates the text as "GO WITH THE SQUIRREL AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES" - ????

04/10/2019
UND-13

 

 

POLSKI KOMITET OLIMPIJSKI

Polish Olympic Committee stickers

SIZE: each circular label approx 60mm diam, square label about 70mm

Roman Babut supplied these images - he thinks the stickers date from the 1980s, but they have to be earlier than 1990, because the eagle has no crown!

After World War II, the communist authorities of the Polish People's Republic removed the "reactionary" royal crown from the eagle's head.

UPI Archives - Feb. 9, 1990 - Poland restores crown to white eagle.

04/10/2019
UND-14

 

SWISS OLYMPIC

self-adhesive sticker??
SIZE: see images

This looks like it was cut down from something larger.

04/10/2019
UND-15

 

GREEK STATE MONOPOLY

Greek Matchbox labels
Images from ancient Greek pottery

04/10/2019
UND-16

GREEK STATE MONOPOLY

Greek Matchbox labels
Reproductions of Greek stamps


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