$2 1976 First Day Stamp Cancel Pre-olympic 1972 Munich Value $200
S/N D 01557640 A. The face side has a two-post stamp. 1976 AMERICANA REGULAR ISSUE. 13 c, Eagle & Shield. 11 DH, 1972 Munich Pre – Olympic. The back side has a post stamp. Also has postmarks: APR 13, 1976 & JUL 4, 1976 & APR 13, 2018 & APR 13, 2021. The 1972 Summer Olympics officially known as the Games of the XX Olympiad and commonly known as Munich was an international multi-sport event held in Munich, West Germany, from 26 August to 11 September 1972. The event was overshadowed by the Munich massacre in the second week, in which eleven Israeli athletes and coaches and a West German police officer at Olympic village were killed by Palestinian Black September members. The motivation for the attack was the ongoing Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The 1972 Summer Olympics were the second Summer Olympics to be held in Germany, after the 1936 Games in Berlin, which had taken place under the Nazi regime, and the most recent Olympics to be held in the country. The West German Government had been eager to have the Munich Olympics present a democratic and optimistic Germany to the world, as shown by the Games’ official motto, “Die Heiteren Spiele”, or “the cheerful Games”. The logo of the Games was a blue solar logo (the “Bright Sun”). By Otl Aicher, the designer, and director of the visual conception commission. The hostesses wore sky-blue dirndls as a promotion of Bavarian cultural heritage. The Olympic mascot, the dachshund “Waldi”, was the first officially named Olympic mascot. The Olympic Fanfare was composed by Herbert Rehbein. The Soviet Union won the most gold and overall medals. The Olympic Park (Olympiapark) is based on Frei Otto’s plans and after the Games became a Munich landmark. The competition sites, designed by architect Günther Behnisch, included the Olympic swimming hall, the Olympics Hall (Olympia Halle, a multipurpose facility), the Olympic Stadium (Olympiastadion). And an Olympic village very close to the park. The design of the stadium was considered revolutionary. With sweeping canopies of acrylic glass stabilized by metal ropes, used on such a large scale for the first time. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Paper Money: World\Middle East\Other Middle East Paper Money”. The seller is “japheth.2013″ and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Uncirculated
- Type: Banknotes
- Year: 1976
- Country: United Arab Emirates
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States