|Winter 2016 Journal of Sports Philately is now online. 12/01/2016 -- Happy holidays to all our members worldwide! This final issue of 2016 packs in a wide variety of articles starting off with Part 2 of Laurentz Jonker's series on the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam. Laurentz examines some of the more dramatic plate flaws that crop up on this very colorful set of stamps! If you didn't know there was a connection between baseball and early airmail flights in the US, then you'll certainly enjoy Norman Rushefsky's article on "A Baseball Cover from Monessen, Pennsylvania."
The extensive contributions of Boy Scouts to the smooth operation of the 1912 Stockholm Olympic Games is described and illustrated with a number of period postcards by Tony Manson and Hallvard Slettebø. Using philately, Ilya Ronin educates readers on one of the most popular forms of martial arts in "JUDOn't Know Anything." Ever wonder, as new member Timothy Kirk did, what magnificent trophy famous Olympian and sports star, Babe Didrikson Zaharias is proudly holding on the 1981 USPS stamp honoring her sporting accomplishments? Check out the answer in "Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Inscrutable Stamp." Last but not least, Mark Maestrone investigates the origins of a series of 2016 souvenir sheets featuring Japanese Olympic gold medalists at the Rio Games, in the process questioning the high prices of the stamps.
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