1956 Australia Post Melbourne Olympics MNH Set

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Australia Post 1956 Melbourne Olympics MNH Set of 4 highly collectible this is a lovely set of the 4 stamps issued for the 1956 Melbourne Olympics.

Mint condition Never Hinged.

A good chance to acquire a superb piece of Australian sporting history.

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Official Australia Post general release stamps for the 1956 Summer Olympic Games.

History

The 1956 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XVI Olympiad, were an international multi-sport event which was held in Melbourne, Australia, in 1956, with the exception of the equestrian events, which could not be held in Australia due to quarantine regulations. Instead, those events were held five months earlier in Stockholm, Sweden, marking the second time that events of the same Olympics were held in different countries. (At the 1920 Summer Olympics in the Antwerp, Belgium, one sailing event had been held in Dutch waters). The 1956 Games were the first to be staged in the Southern Hemisphere, as well as the first to be held outside Europe, Asia or North America. These are the top ten nations that won medals at these Games.

*All history taken from Wikipedia for educational purposes only.

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