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Biathlon, Calgary, 1988

1988 Olympic Winter Games

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue October 15, 1986
Year 1986
Quantity 7,825,000
Denomination
34¢
Perforation or Dimension 13.5 x 13
Series 1988 Olympic Winter Games
Series Time Span 1986 - 1988
Printer Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
Postal Administration Canada

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Condition Name Avg Price
M-NH-VF Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine $0.65
U-VF Used - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine $0.25
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About Stamp

The second issue of Calgary Winter Olympic stamps features two of the Olympic sports: hockey, one of Canada's favourite sport, and the biathlon, which is steadily growing in popularity. Biathlon combines the all-out physical effort of cross-country skiing with the calm precision of rifle-shooting. To calculate the results of a biathlon event, officials add penalty minutes for missed shots to the number of minutes each competitor has spent on the trail. These two stamps were designed by Pierre-Yves Pelletier of Montreal. Using the diagonal dot pattern he developed for the first stamp in the Olympic series, Mr. Pelletier has captured a hockey player stick-handling a puck towards the viewer, and a biathlon contestant skiing away from a target shoot. The official symbol of the Calgary Olympic Games is included in the stamp design. Olympic words and symbols are official marks and copyrights of the Canadian Olympic Association.

Creators

Designed by Pierre-Yves Pelletier.
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Reference

Canada Post Corporation. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1986.

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