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Canada Postal Service 2004 Issue
Designed by Pierre-Yves Pelletier

2004 Olympic Summer Games

Canada Postal Service has issued two new stamps with postage values of 49 cents each named "2004 Olympic Summer Games" on the 28th of July 2004. The stamps celebrate the 2004 Summer Games of the XXVIII Olympiad which will be held in Athens, Greece. Athens is believed to be the place where the original ancient games started in 776 B.C.
The first stamp of this issue depicts the silhouette of a runner and the picture of Spyros Louis, Greek winner of the 1896 Olympic marathon held in Athens, Greece. The second stamps depicts young women ages 10 to 13 playing soccer. This event was first introduced in the 1996 Olympic games. Both stamps are issued in a se-tenant pair format as shown above.

"2004 Olympic Summer Games" stamps can be purchased as a Mint Pane, Corner Blocks or Set of Corner Blocks, or FDC's. The size of each stamp is 56mm x 26mm with a perforation size of 13+. The stamps will be printed by Canadian Bank Note using the 5 Color Lithography printing process with Tullis Russell Coated paper and P.V.A gum. A quantity of 4,000,000 will be printed.

2004 Olympic Summer Games FDC

2004 Olympic Summer Games Pane

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