Thursday, July 26, 2012

Collecting the 1948 Olympics

The British Postal Museum & Archive website reports that Olympex 2012: Collecting the Olympic Games, "an exhibition telling the fascinating story of the past and present of the Olympic Games through the medium of postage stamps and related memorabilia." opened yesterday at the British Library

According to the article, "While no stamps were issued for the 1908 London Olympic Games, the Post Office could hardly refuse to issue stamps in 1948 as the precedent had been established by host nations in previous years. A range of designs were prepared, with four eventually chosen for issue."

Shown here, one of the designs which were submitted with ‘Olympic Games’ in Esperanto.

To learn more and see some other preliminary British Olympic stamp designs, click here.

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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM