US 1932 3rd Winter Olympic Games ; Skier - Lake Placid 2c. Scott. 716

US 1932 3rd Winter Olympic Games ; Skier - Lake Placid 2c. Scott. 716

Series: III Winter Olympic Games 1932

Stamp details: Skier - Lake Placid, New York, Feb. 4-13, 1932

Issued date: 25-01-1932 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 2c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 716
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 716
Michel (Germany): 346
Yvert et Tellier (France): 311

Dimensions (height x width):
22.2mm x 25.4mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Flat plate

Stamp Colors: Carmine rose
Perforation: Perf 11

Themes: Olympics, Olympic Games, Winter Sports, Sports, Skiing, Lake

Total print: 51,102,800 (estimate)

Description:- The 1932 Winter Olympics, officially known as the III Olympic Winter Games and commonly known as Lake Placid 1932, were a winter multi-sport event in the United States, held in Lake Placid, New York, United States. The games opened on February 4 and closed on February 13. It was the first of four Winter Olympics held in the United States; Lake Placid hosted again in 1980.

The games were awarded to Lake Placid in part by the efforts of Godfrey Dewey, head of the Lake Placid Club and son of Melvil Dewey, inventor of the Dewey Decimal System. California also had a bid for the 1932 Winter Games. William May Garland, president of the California X Olympiad Association, wanted the games to take place in Wrightwood and Big Pines, California. The world's largest ski jump at the time was constructed in Big Pines for the event, but the games were ultimately awarded to Lake Placid.