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Which USPS Olympics Stamps Are Your Favorite?

 
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Posted 03/01/2021   8:48 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this topic Add Torin to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Poll Question:
My first poll. Go easy on me please

Which year USPS issued Olympics stamps (Winter or Summer Games) are your favorite?

Choices:
1972
1976
1980
1984
1988
1992
1994
1996
2004
2006
2008
2010

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Posted 03/02/2021   07:59 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Germania to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
My favorites are from 1932, Scott 716, 718 and 719. But that was not a choice in your poll.
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Posted 03/02/2021   8:03 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Philatarium to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I concur with Germania. My vote was going to be for the 1932 set for the summer games in Los Angeles.
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Posted 03/02/2021   8:20 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add JLLebbert to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I too would have voted for the 1932 issue had it been on your poll. Think perhaps you have a winner even though you didn't offer it as an option.
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Posted 03/02/2021   9:42 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add ThomasGalloway to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
U596, but . . .
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Posted 03/03/2021   01:13 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Torin to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I appreciate the love for classic stamps, but this forum category is for modern stamps post 1940.
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Posted 03/03/2021   02:33 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add mootermutt987 to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I started collecting in the early 1970's, so my vote is for the 1972 set. For nostalgic reasons more than anything. I started concentrating on 19th century USA in the 1980's, and stopped buying new issues completely. I don't even KNOW what some of the later (post-2000??) Olympic Issues even look like. I bet some of the later ones look nicer than the 1972 issue, but I voted based on nostalgia. THAT'S my favorite! Best looking / best subject matter?? I doubt 1972 would win that - it might even come in last place under those criteria.
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Posted 03/09/2021   12:57 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Parcelpostguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I had to vote for 1984, that is the only year "my" Olympic sport was pictured on US stamped paper.
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Posted 03/11/2021   05:11 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Torin to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Parcelpostguy: Are you a former Olympian or did you excel at a sport recreationally that was featured on the stamp?
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Posted 03/11/2021   1:47 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Parcelpostguy to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
I represented the US internationally, trained many times with various US Olympic and Paralympic teams but no Olympics for me, except in the stands. Philately gave me something I could do during odd free hours or when repairing from being broken.
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Posted 03/11/2021   1:52 pm  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add sotwuser to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply

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I appreciate the love for classic stamps, but this forum category is for modern stamps post 1940.


You still forgot 1960 and 2002. My top 3: 1994, 1992, 1996.
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Posted 03/12/2021   05:32 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add Torin to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
Parcelpostguy: That's neat. Do you know why the USPS didn't issue Olympic themed stamps for the 2000, 2012, 2016 summer or 2014 winter games?

sotwuser: Those are my favorite years too. I love the large size, rich vibrant colors and artistry of those stamps. Wish more present day commemorative stamps looked as bold as those.
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Posted 03/12/2021   06:53 am  Show Profile Bookmark this reply Add angore to your friends list  Get a Link to this Reply
The USPS stopped issuing stamps with the Olympic rings symbol due to licensing issues with the Olympic organization.
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