№ 421 (0.40 Lei) Skiing
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Wikipedia: Skiing
The cross-country skiing events at the 2002 Winter Olympics were marred by drug problems. The winners of three races were disqualified after blood tests showed that three skiers had overly high red blood cell counts indicating the use of darbepoetin, a drug used to treat anemia. At the time, the drug was not specifically listed in the IOC's list of banned substances, but the Olympic rules generally prohibit doping of any kind, in accordance with its charter. After two years and several lawsuits in Olympic and Swiss courts, the skiers in question (Johann Mühlegg of Spain, and Larissa Lazutina and Olga Danilova of Russia) were stripped of all their medals from the 2002 Games.  Read more..

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Variety:  Standard Series
Michel Catalogue No. Michel Catalogue No. 421
Yvert & Tellier Catalogue No. Yvert & Tellier © Catalogue No. 365
MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. MoldovaStamps Catalogue No. 421
Posta Moldovei Catalogue No. Posta Moldovei Catalogue No. 452
Stamp Type Stamp Type Commemorative
Philatelic Status Philatelic Status VALID: Official Issue of the Post Office (Entered Into Postal Circulation)
Paper Type Paper Type Coated (Glossy)
UV Luminescence UV Luminescence Non-Luminescent
Gum Gum Gummed
Colour Colour Multicoloured
Perforation Type Perforation Type Comb
Perforation Size Perforation Size 13¾
Print Process Print Process Offset Lithography
Size (mm) Size (mm) 27.50 x 32.80
Original Face Value Face Value 0.40 Lei
Applicable Postal Rate Applicable Postal Rate 0.40 Lei (1.5.2001-31.12.2005) Letters/Domestic/Moldova/Surface Mail/Unregistered
Quantity Printed Quantity Printed 500,000
Rarity Rarity Common
Euro Value (Mint) Euro Value (Mint) 0.10
Euro Value (Used) Euro Value (Used) 0.10
FIP Status FIP Status Compliant
Se-Tenant Items Containing this Stamp Se-Tenant Items Containing this Stamp Links -
Sheets for this Stamp Sheets Links Minisheet № 421 Kb
Booklets Containing this Stamp Booklets Containing this Stamp Links -
First Day Covers Bearing this Stamp First Day Covers Bearing this Stamp Links № 421-422 FDC1
№ 421-422 FDC2
Maximum Cards Bearing this Stamp Maximum Cards Bearing this Stamp Links -


Catalogue: Stamp Issues & Related Items 2002 Catalogue of the Postage Stamps of the Republic of Moldova
Issue:  Winter Olympic Games, Salt Lake City 2002

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