US 1960 VIII Olympic Winter Games, California 4c. Scott. 1146

US 1960 VIII Olympic Winter Games, California 4c. Scott. 1146

Series: Winter Olympic Games 1960 - Squaw Valley

Stamp details: Olympic Rings and Snowflake

Issued date: 18-02-1960 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 4c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 1146
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 1145
Michel (Germany): 773
Yvert et Tellier (France): 680

Dimensions (height x width):
40mm x 25mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Rotary Press

Stamp Colors: Dark bister, red and dark blue
Perforation: Perf 10 x 11

Themes: Olympic Games, Sports, Winter Sports

Total print: 129,445,000 (estimate)

Description:- The 1960 Winter Olympics (officially the VIII Olympic Winter Games and also known as Squaw Valley 1960) were a winter multi-sport event held from February 18 to 28, 1960, at the Squaw Valley Resort (now known as Palisades Tahoe)[1] in Squaw Valley, California, United States. The resort was chosen to host the Games at the 1956 meeting of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Squaw Valley was an undeveloped resort in 1955, so the infrastructure and all of the venues were built between 1956 and 1960 at a cost of US$80,000,000 (equivalent to $732,778,403 in 2021). The layout was designed to be intimate, allowing spectators and competitors to reach most of the venues on foot.