Commemorative 260 100th Anniversary of the Olympic Games Commemorative Issue

Stamp SN B260
Stamp Name Commemorative 260 100th Anniversary of the Olympic Games Commemorative Issue
Stamp Cat Standard Commemorative Stamps
Stamp Cat Games, Emblems, Activities
Issue date 1996-06-22
Suspersion date
Dimension of stamps(mm.) 34x26
Size of souvenir Sheet (mm.)
Printer China Color Printing Co., Inc., R.O.C.
Drawer
Designer Chen Chun-chi
Photographer
Engraver
Creative Director Su Tsung-hsiung-------------------
Sheet composition 20 (5 x 4) stamps per sheet<br>
Print color
Process Deep etch offset
Paper (1) 5.00 Phosphorescent stamp paper<br>(2) 15.00-Locally-made mat finished, watermarked stamp <br>paper with gum<br>
Back
Perforation l2 x 12 1/2

Description



  The year 1996 marked the centennial of the Olympic Games. These Games took place in Atlanta during the months of July and August this year. In celebration of this big international event and in promotion of this government's effort to encourage all residents to exercise regularly, this Directorate used sports games, both past and present, as the design for a set of two stamps issued on June 22, 1996.

  The International Olympic Committee was founded in Paris in 1894, and the first Olympic Games was held in Athens in 1896. Throughout the past 100 years, the Games have integrated sport with culture and education by bringing together athletes from across the world to show, by means of fair competition,"strength" and "beauty". They have also helped to promote harmonious development of the international community and to build a peaceful and beautiful world.