1988 Health / Seoul Olympic Games

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1988 Health / Seoul Olympic Games
Cat. Mint Unhinged Fine Used
40c Olympic Games Seoul - Swimming 303a $1.15
60c Olympic Games Seoul - Track and Field 303b $1.70
70c Olympic Games Seoul - Canoeing 303c $1.60 $1.60
80c Olympic Games Seoul - Equestrian 303d $2.00 $2.00
Set of 4 individual stamps 303e $6.15
$2.62 Miniature Sheet with one 40 cent, one 60 cent, one 70 cent and one 80 cent stamp (Surcharged for health) 303f $8.10
… Four Stamps : 40c (303a), 60c (303b), 70c (303c), 80c (303d)
First Day Cover - 27 July 1988 303g $4.25
… 40c (303a), 60c (303b), 70c (303c), 80c (303d)
Silk First Day Cover - 27 July 1988 303h $11.25
… 40c (303a), 60c (303b), 70c (303c), 80c (303d)
Miniature Sheet First Day Cover - 27 July 1988 303i $22.50
… $2.62 (303f)
Silk Miniature Sheet First Day Cover - 27 July 1988 303j $31.50
… $2.62 (303f)
The 1988 Health Stamp Issue commemorated the Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIV Olympiad, held in Seoul, South Korea. 160 nations were represented by a total of 8,391 athletes.

These were the last games where the Soviet Union and East Germany attended as Germany was reunified and the Soviet Union had dissolved by the next Olympic Games. North Korea was still officially at war with South Korea and boycotted the event. However, the much larger boycotts seen in the previous three summer Olympics were avoided, resulting in the largest number of participating nations to that date.

New Zealand competitors won three gold medals:

Bruce Kendall - Sailing, Men's Lechner Sailboard Individual Competition

Ian Ferguson and Paul MacDonald - Canoeing, Men's K2 500 metre Kayak Pairs. They also won a silver medal for the Men's K2 1,000 metre Kayak Pairs and Paul MacDonald won a bronze in the Men's K1 500 metre Kayak Singles.

Mark Todd - Equestrian, Three-Day Event Individual Competition

The four stamps in this issue were also incorporated into a miniature sheet.

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 363 - 364
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