#718 – 1932 3c 10th Summer Olympic Games

 
U.S. #718
1932 3¢ Runner at Starting Mark
Summer Olympic Games

Issue Date:
June 15, 1932
City: Los Angeles, CA
Quantity Issued: 168,885,300
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Rotary Press
Perforations: 11 X 10½
Color: Violet
 
This stamp was issued in honor of the 1932 Summer Olympic Games. It release was delayed because the first class rate was scheduled to be changed. The increase to 3¢ was signed into law on June 6, and #718 was released the following week. There was large demand for this stamp, so they were on sale for just a short time.
 
1932 Summer Olympic Games
The 1932 Summer Olympic Games were held in Los Angeles. Although the worldwide Great Depression prevented many nations from participating, 37 countries fielded Olympic teams. 
 
A total of 1,408 athletes competed in 116 events. The United States dominated the events and won a total of 103 medals. Italy placed second with 36, followed by Finland with 25 medals. 
 
The Games were notable for a number of “firsts.” An Olympic Village was erected for the first time to accommodate athletes participating in the 1932 Summer Olympic Games. U.S. President didn’t attend the Games, becoming the first sitting head of government to not appear at an Olympics hosted in that country. And it was the first time a victory podium was used.
 
Interestingly, the 1932 Summer Games were the only time Japan won a gold medal in the equestrian show jumping individual event. Takeichi Nishi – now known to history as Baron Nishi – was the gold medalist with his horse Uranus. Nishi died in 1945 as an officer defending the island of Iwo Jima and is the main character in the Clint Eastwood film, Letters from Iwo Jima.

   

Read More - Click Here


  • 450 Black Mounts, Split-back, containing one pack each of MM501 through MM509 450 Archival-Quality Mystic Mounts

    Mystic mounts are the best way to keep your stamps safe and looking great for years to come.  Stamps are held securely in place against a black background – making the colors "pop" and adding definition to perforations.  With this mount package you'll get 50 split-back mounts of each size collectors most commonly use.

    $29.50
    BUY NOW
  • 2018 50¢ The Art of Magic souvenir sheet Get The 2018 ‘Art Of Magic’ Souvenir Sheet with Special Animation Effect

    Own a mint souvenir sheet of three Art of Magic stamps featuring a white rabbit seeming to appear and disappear out of a black top hat.  The special animation effect was created using lenticular printing and makes this souvenir sheet a fun addition to your collection.  Get yours now.

    $3.95- $6.95
    BUY NOW
  • US Stamp Starter Kit Give Your Grandchildren the Gift of Stamp Collecting

    This is a great album to start with because it pictures U.S. stamps that are easy to find and buy.  As a bonus, we’ll include 100 used U.S. stamps, 1,000 hinges for attaching stamps in their album, and Mystic’s Guide to Stamp Collecting – all for FREE.  It’s a terrific value.

    $14.95
    BUY NOW

 

U.S. #718
1932 3¢ Runner at Starting Mark
Summer Olympic Games

Issue Date:
June 15, 1932
City: Los Angeles, CA
Quantity Issued: 168,885,300
Printed by: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Printing Method: Rotary Press
Perforations: 11 X 10½
Color: Violet
 
This stamp was issued in honor of the 1932 Summer Olympic Games. It release was delayed because the first class rate was scheduled to be changed. The increase to 3¢ was signed into law on June 6, and #718 was released the following week. There was large demand for this stamp, so they were on sale for just a short time.
 
1932 Summer Olympic Games
The 1932 Summer Olympic Games were held in Los Angeles. Although the worldwide Great Depression prevented many nations from participating, 37 countries fielded Olympic teams. 
 
A total of 1,408 athletes competed in 116 events. The United States dominated the events and won a total of 103 medals. Italy placed second with 36, followed by Finland with 25 medals. 
 
The Games were notable for a number of “firsts.” An Olympic Village was erected for the first time to accommodate athletes participating in the 1932 Summer Olympic Games. U.S. President didn’t attend the Games, becoming the first sitting head of government to not appear at an Olympics hosted in that country. And it was the first time a victory podium was used.
 
Interestingly, the 1932 Summer Games were the only time Japan won a gold medal in the equestrian show jumping individual event. Takeichi Nishi – now known to history as Baron Nishi – was the gold medalist with his horse Uranus. Nishi died in 1945 as an officer defending the island of Iwo Jima and is the main character in the Clint Eastwood film, Letters from Iwo Jima.