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Cover JSP Winter 2015Spring 2017 Journal of Sports Philately is now online. 03/08/2017 -- Leading off is Part 3 of Laurentz Jonker's detailed review of the colorful stamps issued for the 1928 Amsterdam Olympic Games. In this installment, the author details the usages of the stamps on cards and covers with postal rates ranging from 1-1/2 cents all the way up to 120 cents. Many of the postal items shown have been mailed to exotic destinations around the world. Ice hockey fans will enjoy Kon Sokolyk's review of Canada Post's stamp issues honoring a century of the NHL. Emerging from the Great Depression, Cleveland, Illinois held the Great Lakes Exposition of 1936 to boost civic pride and stimulate business. Baseball fan, Norman Rushefsky, managed to find a connection between baseball and a balloon race launched during the fair. Vito Milana transports us to Australia for a look at cricket vignettes -- some quite rare -- dating back to the early days of the last century. At the request of many members who participated in our survey a few months ago, we are stimulating discussion, and hopefully participation, in exhibiting sports and Olympics. Did you know that there is a special Display Class in exhibiting in which you can show off both your philatelic and non-philatelic collectibles? Come along for the ride as Pat Loehr introduces readers to golf exhibiting starting off with a page from her display exhibit, "On Course for Golf."

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