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Olympic Stadium and Velodrome

1976 Olympic Games, Site

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue March 12, 1976
Year 1976
Quantity 4,120,000
Denomination
$2.00
Perforation or Dimension 13.5
Series 1976 Olympic Games, Site
Series Time Span 1976
Printer British American Bank Note Company.
Postal Administration Canada

Stamp Values/Prices (Beta Mode*)

Condition Name Avg Price
M-NH-VF Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine $6.50
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $4.50
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Hidden Date

The hidden date for this stamp can be found on the red image of the Velodrome.

About Stamp

As host of the 1976 Summer Olympic Games, Montreal has added several architectural delights to its amazing galaxy of structures. Accordingly, these stamps portray buildings from both the old and the new Montreal. The International Olympic Committee allows only one city per country to bid for the Games. Each National Olympic Committee interested in hosting the Games selects its city. Thus, only after the Canadian Olympic Association chose Montreal did it proceed to the international level to compete with Los Angeles and Moscow. Each city answered searching questions about its ability to conduct the spectacle. On this basis, the International Olympic Committee gave its blessing to Montreal. Montreal's Public Works Department is developing the Olympic site. The area's main element is the Olympic stadium. It is oriented within twelve degrees of due north in accordance with protocol. The stadium, which can be converted for football and baseball, will normally seat 56,500 but for the Games will accommodate 70,000 spectators. To the east of the stadium is the multipurpose velodrome. It incorporates a 285.74 meter cycling track encircling an arena which can be used by, among others, participants in wrestling, judo, badminton, tennis and table tennis. The Olympic stadium and velodrome were designed by architect Roger Taillibert. This stamp featuring the site of the Olympic Games are the work of Jean and Pierre Mercier of Cöpilia Design.

Creators

Designed by Jean Mercier Designed by Pierre Mercier
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Reference

Canada. Post Office Department. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1976.

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