|Date of Issue
||November 13, 1987
|Perforation or Dimension
||13.5 x 13
1988 Olympic Winter Games
|Series Time Span
||1986 - 1988
||Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited.
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Mint - Never Hinged - Very Fine
Used - Very Fine
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The fourth issue of Calgary Olympic Winter Games stamps features cross-country skiing and ski jumping. Ski jumping began when skiers discovered the thrill of flying through the air after hitting small bumps. Today, judges in a ski jumping competition award points for the style and for distance covered. Not surprisingly, ski jumping has caught on in Canada mostly as a spectator sport. In the Nordic combined Olympic event, athletes compete in both ski jumping and cross-country skiing. The placings in this first part of the event, ski jumping, determine the order and part time of start in cross-country skiing. The person who wins the second part of the event thus wins the whole competition. One stamp of this se-tenant pair shows a ski jumper against a forest background. The other depicts a cross-country ski racer using the marathon skate, a stride which has been officially approved for use in the 1988 Olympic Winter Games. Pierre-Yves Pelletier of Montreal designed these and the previous stamps in the Calgary Olympic Winter Games series.
Designed by Pierre-Yves Pelletier.
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Canada Post Corporation. [Postage Stamp Press Release], 1987.
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