Stamp album, 1980 Moscow Olympic Games

Object Type
Philatelics and currency/Philatelic material/Stamp/Stamp album
Documents and books/Book/Accessory/Slip case
Date Used
1979
1980
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Brief Description
A red vinyl covered stamp album, contained within a red vinyl slip case. The cover of each item features the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games emblem, in gold. The spine of the album reads, "OLYMPIC / GAMES / MOSCOW / 1980". The title page reads, "OLYMPIAD-80 MOSCOW / OFFICIAL 1980 OLYMPIC STAMP COLLECTION". The first half of the document contains a comprehensive history of the Modern Olympics, with reports of each Olympic Games from 1896 to 1976. The stamp and souvenir sheet collection follows, featuring all the stamp series issued by the USSR Government, for the 1980 Olympic Games. Featured series include: four issues of 'Olympic Golden Cities', and nine issues of 'Olympic Sports'.
Measurements
0 - Whole: H: 310 W: 290 D: 60mm (H: 12 3/16 W: 11 7/16 D: 2 3/8")
0 - Whole: H: 320 W: 300 D: 63mm (H: 12 5/8 W: 11 13/16 D: 2 1/2")
Media/Materials
Date Used
1979
1980
Location
In storage
Registration No
1988.1967.16
Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by Dr Stephen A Don

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