Arago: Summer Sports Issue

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Summer Sports Issue

The Postal Service issued a 33-cent Summer Sports commemorative stamp in Spokane, Washington, on May 5, 2000. The stamp, designed by Richard Sheaff of Scottsdale, Arizona, and based on a photograph by David Madison of Portola Valley, California, went on sale nationwide May 6, 2000.

Summer, with its warm weather and long daylight hours, is an excellent time to attend, watch, or participate in a wide range of sporting events. Track is representative of the summer season's invigorating athletic activities and competitions.

The stamp design graphically portrays the swift pace of a summer track event. The camera captured only a blur of legs as the runners raced past.

Ashton-Potter (USA), Ltd., printed 90.6 million stamps in the offset process with microprinting "USPS."

Reference:

Postal Bulletin (April 6, 2000).


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