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Cover JSP Winter 2015Spring 2016 Journal of Sports Philately is now online. 03/12/2016 -- We have a special theme for our Spring issue -- Celebrating Sports in New York -- in honor of SPI's participation at NY2016, the decennial World Stamp Show being held in May/June at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan. What could be more "New York" than Yankees baseball (no slight intended to Mets fans!), so our lead article by baseball fan, Norman Rushefsky, is on Joe DiMaggio, the Yankee Clipper. One of New York's best known -- and one of its oldest -- sports events, The America's Cup, dates back to the 1850s. Sailing collector and exhibitor, Clemens Reiss, walks us through 165 years of Cup history culminating with the next competition in which matches have already begun to decide who will be the challenger in the 2017 finals. Patricia Loehr completes our triple play of New York articles with a look at the PGA (Professional Golfers' Association of America) which was born in New York City back in 1916. With the Rio Olympic Games just around the corner, we take a look at the latest philatelic offerings from Brazil Post. Manfred Bergman continues his analysis of the special Olympic Post Offices at the 1906 Intercalated Olympic Games in Athens with more material postmarked from the Zappeion Post Office. Last, but not least, Norm Jacobs explores the world of thematic exhibiting by discussing the use of modern issues in sports and Olympic exhibits. If you're a member, just log into the Members-Only area of the website to read this issue. Not a member yet? Why not join us by completing our handy online membership form?

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2016 Youth Olympic Winter Games Postmark2016 Youth Olympic Winter Games Pictorial Postmark Program. Norway Post has created a pictorial postmark program including Torch Relay postmarks from 22 cities in Norway (11 January - 12 February), followed by 7 postmarks from each of the cities/towns hosting events during the Games which run from 12-21 February. For a full list, click here.

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