1992 Barcelona Olympic Games

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1992 Barcelona Olympic Games
Cat. Mint Unhinged Fine Used
45c Cycling (Simplified) 353a $0.80
(i) Perf 13½ 353a1 $0.80
(ii) Perf 14 x 14¼ from the miniature sheet 353a2 $1.00
80c Archery (Simplified) 353b $1.45
(i) Perf 13½ 353b1 $1.45
(ii) Perf 14 x 14¼ from the miniature sheet 353b2 $1.60
$1 Equestrian (Simplified) 353c $1.80
(i) Perf 13½ 353c1 $1.80
(ii) Perf 14 x 14¼ from the miniature sheet 353c2 $1.95
$1.50 Sailboarding (Simplified) 353d $2.70
(i) Perf 13½ 353d1 $2.70
(ii) Perf 14 x 14¼ from the miniature sheet 353d2 $2.90
Set of 4 353e $6.40
$3.75 Miniature Sheet with one 45 cent, one 80 cent, one $1 and one $1.50 stamp 353f $7.65
… Four Stamps : 45c (353a2), 80c (353b2), $1 (353c2), $1.50 (353d2)
First Day Cover - 13 May 1992 353g $5.10
… Four Stamps : 45c (353a1), 80c (353b1), $1 (353c1), $1.50 (353d1)
Miniature Sheet First Day Cover - 13 May 1992 353h $9.35
… $3¾ (353f)
This issue commemorated the 1992 Summer Olympic Games (the Games of the XXV Olympiad) which were held in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. This was the first Olympics that South Africa was allowed to compete in after a long suspension for their apartheid policy and the first Olympics that a reunified Germany and dissolved Soviet Union competed in.

New Zealand was represented by 145 athletes and 70 officials:Barbara Kendall won a gold medal in the women's windglider individual sailing competition.Danyon Loader won a Silver medal in the men's 200 metres butterfly swimming.Vicki Latta, Andrew Nicholson, and Blyth Tait won Silver medals in the three-day mixed team equestrian competition.Leslie Egnot and Jan Shearer won silver medals in the women's 470 team sailing competition.Don Cowie and Rod Davis won silver in the men's star team sailing competition.

A competition to design an Olympic stamp was won by Sheryl McCammon of Invercargil. This stamp was issued a month earlier and is listed separately under the 1992 Olympic Design A Stamp Competition Winner issue.

A miniature sheet incorporating all four stamps in this issue was sold publicly while a commemorative overprint for the World Columbian Stamp Expo was available only from the show and the New Zealand Philatelic Bureau. The overprinted miniature sheet is listed separately under 1992 Columbian Stamp Expo.

The Postage Stamps of New Zealand Volume VIII
Edited by B. G. Vincent FRPSNZ
Published 1998 by The Royal Philatelic Society of New Zealand Incorporated (ISSN 0-9597883-1-X)
Pages 222 - 224, 257
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