1996 Centennial Olympic Games

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of the modern Olympic games, the Postal Service issued twenty 32-cent 1996 Centennial Olympic Games stamps on May 2, 1996, in Atlanta, Georgia.

The stamps feature twenty Olympic athletes in action during men’s cycling, women’s diving, women’s running, men’s canoeing, the decathlon, women’s soccer, men’s shot-put, women’s sail boarding, women’s and men’s gymnastics, freestyle wrestling, women’s softball, women’s and men’s swimming, men’s sprinting, men’s rowing, beach volleyball, men’s basketball, equestrian, and men’s hurdles. Explanatory text is printed on the back of each stamp.

Gillian Boxx won an Olympic gold medal as a catcher on the United States women’s national softball team at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. It is unknown whether that is her featured on the stamp.

Designed by Richard Waldrep of Sparks, Maryland, the stamp was issued in a pane of twenty. Stamp Venturers, Inc., printed the stamp in the gravure process.

A total of 16,207,500 stamps were issued in the series at 32¢, for a total value of $5,186,400.

Women's Softball, 1996 Summer Olympics, U.S. Postage Stamp – 32¢
Women's Softball, 1996 Summer Olympics, U.S. Postage Stamp – 32¢
Women's Softball, 1996 Summer Olympics, U.S. Postage Stamp FDC
Women's Softball, 1996 Summer Olympics, U.S. Postage Stamp FDC

Stamp Stats

Value: 32¢
Issue Date: May 2, 1996
City: Washington, DC and Atlanta, GA
Quantity: 16,207,500
Printed By: Stamp Venturers
Printing Method: Photogravure
Perforations: 10.1
Color: Multicolored

1996 Summer Olympics, U.S. Postage Stamp Sheet
1996 Summer Olympics, U.S. Postage Stamp Sheet

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *