1960 Olympic Games In California Plate Block of 4 4c Postage Stamps - MNH, OG - Sc# 1146

1960 Olympic Games In California Plate Block of 4 4c Postage Stamps - MNH, OG - Sc# 1146

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1960 Olympic Games In California Plate Block of 4 4c Postage Stamps - MNH, OG - Sc# 1146

U.S. Scott # 1146 honors the 1960 Winter Olympics held in Squaw Valley, California. All covers were postmarked "Olympic Valley, California" - which was a station for the Tahoe City Post Office. The station had been established specifically to handle visitors to the Olympic games. In an earlier version of the 1980 "Miracle on Ice," the U.S. Men's hockey team upset gold medal favorite Canada, the Soviet Union, and Czechoslovakia, to win the gold medal. Another highlight of the games was Norwegian skater Knut Johannessen, who broke the world record in the 10,000-meter race by a large margin.

 

These are real USPS postage stamps that are accepted by the USA Postal Service as payment for mail posted in the USA however the total rates on the stamps posted must equal or exceed the current appropriate postal mailing rate or extra postage must be paid.

 

The stamp set shown in the picture is a stock photo and is likely not a picture of the exact stamp set you will receive and it may differ in plate number and/or orientation. However the item you will receive will be similar including having a plate number (if one is present in the photos) and the same number of stamps. Stamps titled as MNH, OG will have no significant creases or unnatural gum disturbances unless otherwise noted.