Rome Summer Olympics - 1960 Romania Mint Never-Hinged Set of 5

To commemorate their participation in the 1960 Summer Olympics held in Rome, Romania issued this unusual set of 5 stamps and 2 labels printed in strips that when placed together form the familiar Olympic rings. They picture some of Romania’s strongest Olympic sports: diving, gymnastics, high jump (for which they won a gold medal), boxing and canoeing. Ironically, the Romanian capital of Bucharest placed a bid to host the 1960 Olympics, the first city of the Eastern Bloc to bid for the Olympics. (Romania #1326-30)

$12.00
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