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Curling

2002 Olympic Winter Games

Title

Curling

Denomination

48¢

Date of Issue

January 25, 2002

Year

Quantity

1,250,000

Postal Administration

Canada

Series

2002 Olympic Winter Games

Series Time Span

2002

Perforation or Dimension

13.5 x 13

Printer

Ashton-Potter Canada Limited.

Creators

Designed by Sunil Bhandari Designed by Matthew Wearn Based on a photograph by Michael Burns

Hidden Date

The hidden date for this stamp can be found in the top-right corner.

Layouts

Pane of 16 stamps

Quantity Produced - 312,500
Original Price: $7.68
Perforation: 13+
Dimension: 30 mm x 40 mm (vertical)
Printing Process: Lithography (8 colours)
Gum Type: P.V.A.
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell Coatings

Official First Day Cover

Quantity Produced - Unknown
Cancellation Location: Calgary AB
Original Price: $2.92
Perforation: 13+
Dimension: 30 mm x 40 mm (vertical)
Printing Process: Lithography (8 colours)
Gum Type: P.V.A.
Tagging: General, 4 sides
Paper: Tullis Russell Coatings

About Stamp

To celebrate the spirit of the 2002 Winter Games taking place February 8-24, 2002 in Salt Lake City, Canada Post will issue this stamp featuring one of the most exciting events of the games.

Curling
Curling was first played as an official Olympic event in 1998. There are four players on a team: the Lead, the Second, and the Third (Vice Skip). The Fourth (Skip), is the captain, who directs the game and calls the shots. Curling is played on a constantly groomed ice surface, and the object of the game is to accumulate points by finishing with your stone or stones closer to the button (or centre) than your opponents.

About the Stamp
Produced by Bhandari and Plater Inc. of Toronto, the stamp design reflects the speed, agility and grace of winter sports - as well as the cool crisp colours of their surroundings and the team uniforms.

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Reference

Canada Post Corporation. Canada's Stamp Details, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2002, p. 18-19.

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