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
1978
1980
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Brief Description
A red vinyl covered cardboard stamp album, contained within a red vinyl covered cardboard slip case. The album cover features the 1980 Moscow Olympic Games emblem, an image of the Kremlin, and the title, "1980 OLYMPIC STAMP PROGRAM". The title page reads, "OLYMPIAD-80 / MOSCOW / THE OFFICIAL FIRST DAY COVER 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 first day cover collection follows, featuring all the covers issued by the USSR Government, for the 1980 Olympic Games. Featured covers series include: 'The Olympic Flame', '1980 Olympic Symbol', 'Olympic Golden Cities', and 'Olympic Sports'.
Measurements
0 - Whole: H: 290 W: 260 D: 52mm (H: 11 7/16 W: 10 1/4 D: 2 1/16")
0 - Whole: H: 297 W: 262 D: 56mm (H: 11 11/16 W: 10 5/16 D: 2 3/16")
Media/Materials
Date Used
1978
1980
Location
In storage
Registration No
1988.1967.17
Credit Line
Kindly donated to the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum by Dr Stephen A Don

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