Winter Olympic Games “Vancouver 2010”

Issue of a stamp in the “Lo sport Italiano” (Italian Sports) series dedicated to the 21st Winter Olympic Games “Vancouver 2010”

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Date of issue February 12, 2010
Denomination € 0.85
Print run four million
Design The stamp dedicated to the 21st Winter Olympic Games “Vancouver 2010” shows a skier in action during a performance; top right are the five Olympic rings.
The words «XXI GIOCHI OLIMPICI INVERNALI “VANCOUVER 2010”» (21st Winter Olympic Games “Vancouver 2010”) “ITALIA”and the denomination “€ 0,85” complete the stamp
Designer Angelo Merenda
Printer Officina Carte Valori – Istituto Poligrafico e Zecca dello Stato S.p.A., rotogravure
Colours four-colour process for the stamp dedicated to “Vancouver 2010”
Paper size 40 x 24 mm
Print size mm 36 x 20
Tracing size mm 48 x 30
Perforation die-cut, size 11
Perforation 50 die-cut stamps and bears horizontal and vertical markings to make it easier to peel each stamp away from the silicon backing sheet; on the left side of the 33 x 30 cm sheet containing the stamps dedicated to “Vancouver 2010”.
The sheet of fifty stamps is worth € 42.50
Paper Non fluorescent, self adhesive, neutral glossy white
Grammes per square metre 90g/m²
Support white, monosilicone, Kraft self-adhesive type paper, 60g/m²
Adhesive acrylic, water-based adhesive, spread in a quantity of 20 gr/m² (dry)

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