POSTER STAMPS AND LABELS OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES

      4INTRODUCTION

      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

UPDATE HISTORY

This page lists changes to these Olympic Poster Stamps and Labels pages, most recent first.
Come here to find out what's new since your last visit.

Date Updated

Nature of Update

09/14/2017

1932 Los Angeles - added 1932-13kkk
1940 Tokyo - added mbl-j117 thru j120 and mbl-k1
1956 Melbourne - added 1956-x30

08/11/2017

1932 Los Angeles - added 1932-x21
1940 Tokyo - added mbl-j113 thru j115
1964 Tokyo - updated 1964-x36
UNSOLVED MYSTERIES - moved 1964-x36 to SOLVED MYSTERIES
SOLVED MYSTERIES - added 1964-x36

08/09/2017

UNSOLVED MYSTERIES - added myst-40 and myst-41

08/08/2017

1940 Tokyo - added 1940-J-p1 & p2
1956 Melbourne - added 1956-x29
1960 Rome - added German and Spanish versions of 161-165
Workers' Olympics - added 1936 Komotau label

07/14/2017

1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen - added 1936-W-x11 (set of 108 Swedish labels)

06/26/2017

1964 Tokyo - added 1960-x37 thru x48

06/20/2017

1960 Rome - added 1960-x30 thru x33, added images to 1960-166 to 171

06/17/2017

1940 Helsinki - added 1940-F-x9
1956 Melbourne - added 1956-x28
1964 Tokyo - added 1964-60b and 1964-x36
UNSOLVED MYSTERIES - added 1956-x28 & 1964-x36

06/11/2017

1920 Antwerp - added 1920-x8
1932 Los Angeles - added images to 1932-58
1936 Berlin - added 1936-x29
1940 Tokyo - added mbl-j108 thru j112
1952 Helsinki - added 1952-x26
1964 Tokyo - added 1964-50d & 50e

05/05/2017

1952 Helsinki - added second version of 1952-19; renumbered & revised that listing.
1952 Oslo - added 1952-19 from Helsinki page - it belongs to both the Winter and Summer Games

03/18/2017

1940 Tokyo - added mbl-j105, 6, 7
1940 Helsinki - added 1956-F-15 image and text
1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo - added 1956-W-x7 decal
1956 Melbourne - added 1956-x27 label
1960 Rome - added comment to 1960-59 - NO MORE LOTTERY TCKETS!
UNSOLVED MYSTERIES - added myst-39
SOLVED MYSTERIES - added myst-38

02/27/2017

1940 Tokyo - added mbl-j104

02/24/2017

1932 Los Angeles - added second image for 1932-58 - blue
1948 St. Moritz - added third image for 1948-W-x1, and concluded it is a label, not a cutout
1952 Helsinki - added image for 1952-02a (?)
1960 Squaw Valley - added 1960-W-x2b, x15, and x16
UNSOLVED MYSTERIES - added an image to MYST-36, moved MYST-17 and MYST-37 to SOLVED MYSTERIES page.
SOLVED MYSTERIES - added MYST-37 (NOT an Olympic label), and MYST-17 (it IS a label, not a cutout)

02/15/2017

UNSOLVED MYSTERIES - added MYST-36 & MYST-37

02/14/2017

1940 Tokyo - added mbl-j103
1948 London - added size for 1948-x1
1956 Melbourne - replaced images for 1956-59 thru 98
1964 Tokyo - replaced images for 1964-x24 thru 34
UNSOLVED MYSTERIES - added MYST-35

02/06/2017

1912 Stockholm - added misperfed 1912-15.
1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen - Major revision to text and images for 1936-1 & 2
1936 Berlin - revised text for 1936-x24
1956 Melbourne - added images for 1956-x8m thru x8o.
1964 Tokyo - added images of complete sets of 1964-66 thru 74 from all five known factories.

01/26/2017

1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen - revised text and images for 1936-1 & 2
1936 Berlin - revised text and images for 1936-z3
1956 Melbourne - added 1956-x8l and revised text for 1956-x8
1960 Rome - added three Japanese lottery tickets to 1960-59

01/21/2017

1956 Cortina - added image of 1964-W-12, and reference to complete set on 1964 Tokyo page
1964 Tokyo - added 1963-x3
1964 Tokyo - added 1964-x24 thru x34
UNSOLVED MYSTERIES - cleanup

01/20/2017

1932 Los Angeles - added 1932-x7b
1964 Tokyo - added 1964-x24
1964 Tokyo - added better image for 1963-x2

01/18/2017

1932 Los Angeles - added color variety of 1932-34
1936 Berlin - 1936-70x moved to 1956-x25
1936 Berlin - revised 1936-x14 text
1940 Tokyo - added mbl-j101 and mbl-j102
1952 Helsinki - revised 1952-02 and 1952-x5
1956 Melbourne - added 1956-x25 and x26
1964 Tokyo - added 1963-x1 and 1963-x2
1964 Tokyo - added images and text for 1964-57
1964 Tokyo - revised text for 1964-123-124
1964 Innsbruck - added note about 1963-x2
US Olympic Shield Decals - added 1956-101x

01/12/2017

1920 Antwerp - added 1920-x7
1956 Stockholm - new images for 1956-S-2a&b

01/09/2017

Added new page for Workers' Olympics

01/07/2017

1932 Los Angeles - added image of imperf sheet, 1932-01
1960 Rome - added scan of six colors of 1960-44 to 58
1964 Tokyo - added images to E. Germany. Fund-Raising Leaflet
Unsolved Mysteries - added MYST-33, OLYMPIC NORD HAINAUT
Solved Mysteries - added MYST-34, French lottery ticket stubs

01/03/2017

1928 Summer, 1936 Summer and STILL MISSING - added image of red 2 leva 1936-x4

01/01/2017

1924 Paris - added text to 1924-x4
1932 Los Angeles - added images, revised text, 1932-13
1936 Berlin - added comment, 1936-42
1960 Rome - Added lottery ticket #168 and the back of 306.
1960 Rome - Added 1958 lottery ticket #181.

12/29/2016

1964 Innsbruck - added images and text to 1964W-11 to 15
1964 Tokyo - added images to 1963-01 thru 04
1964 Tokyo - added images to 1964-45 thru 48
1964 Tokyo - added 1964-x23
UNSOLVED MYSTERIES - MYST-01 solved!

12/27/2016

1964 Innsbruck - added many comments and questions
1964 Tokyo - added many comments and questions
1964 Tokyo - added images to 1964-98

12/26/2016

1960 Rome - added two new Lottery tickets
1960 Rome - moved Lottery souvenir labels to 1964 page
1964 Tokyo - added Lottery souvenir labels, 1964-131 thru 141

12/26/2016

1928 Amsterdam - added Japanese match box, 1928-x10
1936 Berlin - updated Registration labels listing
1936 Berlin - Added two Japanese matchbox labels
1952 Helsinki - added image of Trieste 143
1964 Tokyo - multiple updates and revisions, mainly to the NOT IN DUBOIS section at bottom.

12/25/2016

Added 1964 Tokyo page
Added 1964 Innsbruck page

12/21/2016

1940 Tokyo - updated mbl-j90 (no Olympic connection), added mbl-j94 thru j100
1960 Rome - added three more lottery tickets
UNSOLVED MYSTERIES - removed myst-31, moved to SOLVED and 1940 Tokyo pages
SOLVED MYSTERIES - added myst-31

12/20/2016

1916 Berlin - added odd example of 1916-13a
1932 Los Angeles - added misperfed 1932-02
1936 Berlin - added three Japanese matchbox labels
- added 1936-08x
- added one Registration label
- added 1936-02x
- added link to chart of Olympic post offices in Berlin
1940 Tokyo - added six matchbox labels
1948 London - added another variety of 1948-4x
- added 1948-x5 and 1948-x6
1956 Melbourne - added better image of 1956-45
- added orange/yellow sheetlet of 1956-46 to 55
1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo - added varieties of 1956W-03 thru 11
1960 Rome - added many Japanese lottery tickets and new information about special lottery labels from DuBois 1964 section - 1960-59
- added images and text to 1960-x27, 28 & 29, Israeli charity stamps
Unsolved Mysteries - added myst-32

11/07/2016

1936 Berlin - added five Registration labels
1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen - added Registration label

11/04/2016

1956 Cortina d'Ampezzo - added x5 and x6 luggage labels

11/01/2016

1936 Berlin - added x28, Estonian lottery ticket

10/31/2016

1924 Paris - added 1924-4e - violet
1932 Los Angeles - added explanation to W-x3
1940 Tokyo - mbl-j88 is mbl-j45 - deleted j88
1940 Helsinki - added x4 thru 8 matchbox labels and razor blade wrappers
1952 Helsinki - deleted old x26 & x27 and moved them to 1940 Helsinki page - renumbered a couple of the "x" other matchbox labels
1960 Rome - added three new lottery tickets

10/28/2016

1940 Tokyo - added mbl-j63-87 and mbl-j88
1956 Melbourne - added 12th stamp to x14

10/26/2016

1932 Lake Placid - added image to W-x1; added W-x3
1932 Los Angeles - renumbered x1 to W-x3
1952 Helsinki - added 1952-30x

10/25/2016

1932 Los Angeles - realized that x19 is 1932-64 and x21 is 1932-62!
1960 Rome - added images for 62 & 222

10/24/2016

1932 Lake Placid - added image to x1, and comment to x2
1960 Rome - added images for 59, 66, 73, 220

10/23/2016

1912 Stockholm - added imperfs of official poster stamps, added x6
1932 Los Angeles - added x18 comments, added x20 and x21

10/21/2016

1936 Berlin - added x27

10/20/2016

1924 Paris - added colored singles of 1&2
1932 Los Angeles - added x19
1960 Squaw Valley - added x14 and varieties of 1960W-12

10/19/2016

1924 Paris - added x8 decal
1936 Berlin - added x18b and x26
1960 Squaw Valley - added image of glassine envelope to x5
US DECALS - added 1924-x8

10/18/2016

1912 Stockholm - added image 1912-18b and 1964-05 (bottom of page)
1913 Berlin - added images for 1913-3-8 and 1913-9-17; added varieties of 1913-20
1914 - added image for 1914B-3; added new entry 1914B-4
1928 St Moritz - added image for 1928-W-6; added entry from Swiss catalog - is 1948-W-5 a 1928 product?

10/07/2016

1960 Rome - added x28

10/03/2016

1912 Stockholm - corrected listings for 1912-15 and 1912-16;
updated text for 1912-x1;
1936 Berlin - added 1936-x25;
1936 Garmisch-Partenkirchen - added 1936-W-x9;
1940 Tokyo - added and renumbered Japanese matchbox labels mbl-j01 thru j62;
CREATED THIS PAGE = UPDATE HISTORY PAGE

09/26/2016

1956 - added 1956-x21-24 decals;
Decals page - added 1956-x21-24 decals; added 1966-x2

09/24/2016

Unsolved Mysteries;
Solved Mysteries;
1900 - added 2nd image;
1932S - added images for 1932-12 and 13, added image for full sheet of 1932-36, added new items 1932-x17 and x18;
1932W - added new item 1932W-x2;
1936S - added images to 1936-27 added new item 1936-x24 (see 1936-56 to 67);
1936W - added images and discussion for labels 1 & 2 - new numbers z1 a thru e and z2 a and b, added new item 1936-W-x8;
1940W2 (Helsinki) - added US Fund Labels;
1948S - added images to 1948-6, 7, and 8, added new items myst-26 and x4;
1952S - added KARHU (bear) labels;
1956S1 (Melbourne) - added images and text to 1956-1, 1a; added images to 1956-08, added text to 1956-31 to 34;
1956S2 (Stockholm) - added text to x2;
1960S - added x26 and x27 -
WHEW!

07/19/2016

Added two new items to 1956 Stockholm page - x1 and x2

07/16/2016

Added D. TSOLACOS vignettes to 1906 page. Additions to Decals, 1960 Summer, 1956 Summer, 1956 Winter, 1952 Summer, Solved Mysteries

06/28/2016

Added three new pages: 1960 Rome and Squaw Valley, and US Olympic Shield Decals

06/07/2016

Revised statistics

06/06/2016

Many additions to many pages - look around.

05/22/2016

Major additions to 1936-Berlin (Thanks to Philippe Pavard) - Minor additions to many other pages - look around.

04/24/2016

More additions - 1912, 1924, 1932, 1936, 1952, 1956. Added new page "STILL MISSING"

04/15/2016

Major additions - most pages have changed - thanks to Philippe Pavard and Worthpoint!.

04/01/2016

Additions to 1906, 1920, 1928S, 1932S, 1940 Helsinki, 1948S and 1948W.

03/25/2016

Four of the UNSOLVED MYSTERIES solved! - see 1936 and 1952 pages.

03/23/2016

Added 1936-69 image and four others from the set of 90(!)

03/22/2016

Added notes from ebay sellers

03/21/2016

Lots of updates. Sorry, too many to enumerate. Check all pages, especially UNSOLVED MYSTERIES.

03/15/2016

Added new pages - ACKNOWLEDGMENTS and PARIS 1924 POST CARDS, also lots of minor updates on many pages.

03/13/2016

Added new page UNSOLVED MYSTERIES, also lots of matchbox labels to 1952 Helsinki page.

03/13/2016

Added new images to 1956 Melbourne page - 1956-17 and 18-20!

03/13/2016

Added new images to 1932 page - courtesy of Steve Payne - thanks! Also updates to 1894 and 1896

03/10/2016

Added new images to 1906, 1908, 1920, and 1924 pages - courtesy of Steve Payne - thanks!

08/24/2015

Added new finds to 1928 page - courtesy of Peter CA de Jong - thanks!

08/03/2015

Added 1956-x7 to Melbourne page - courtesy of Noel Almeida

07/28/2015

Additions to 1928 and 1936 pages - courtesy of Peter C.A. de Jong

07/10/2015

Additions to 1928 Amsterdam page - courtesy of Peter C.A. de Jong

06/27/2015

Added 08h to 1956 Melbourne page - courtesy of Noel Almeida

06/27/2015

Added color images to 1928 Amsterdam Summer page - courtesy of Peter C.A. de Jong

02/22/2015

Additions to 1936 Berlin Summer & Winter pages - courtesy of Bob Stockel

01/30/2015

Additions to 1956 Melbourne page - courtesy of Noel Almeida

08/19/2014

Additions to 1956 Melbourne page - courtesy of Noel Almeida

08/02/2014

Additions to 1956 Melbourne page

07/27/2013

Creation

      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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Created -- 10/03/2016
Revised -- 09/14/2017