I guess you all got the answer - if only by comparing them to the last ten!
All of the first 13 (yes, even Mongolia and North Korea) sent a team to Sarajevo. So whatever we may think of their output, they were at least issuing stamps to commemorate an event in which they were participating.
The last 10 had no connection with the Games and were issuing stamps only to part stamp collectors from their money. I wonder, who was stupid enough to buy them? Doh!!!
I bet that those of you who know me were surpised that I only put up a single sheet of actual Yugoslav stamps in this thread. But of course Yugoslavia issued stamps for many Olympic Games apart from their own in Sarajevo.
So WHO'D LIKE TO SEE MORE YUGOSLAV OLYMPIC STAMPS?
That's just ME then!
Yugoslavia appeared in the Summer Olympics starting in 1920, shortly after the foundation of the state, and did not miss until the breakup in the 90s. OK, they once sent a team of one - but they still competed. They won their first medals (2 golds for gymnastics) in 1924.
They also competed in all the Winter Olympics over the same period, except 1932 and 1960, even though they won not a single medal until Jure Franko's silver in Giant Slalom in the Sarajevo Games.
Although from before WW2 they had issued stamps for the Balkan Games their Olympic stamp history begins with:
1952 Helsinki Gold: Rowing Silver: Football and Water Polo
(I will point out from the start this is a representative display, and not by any means a complete collection.)
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