New Issues: SingPost releases Olympic stamp set

A new stamp set entitled “Games of the XXXI Olympiad” was launched by SingPost last week in celebration of the ongoing Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

The set features four designs, each depicting a silhouette of an athlete competing in the sports of swimming, shooting, table tennis and sailing. The featured sports were chosen based on the competitions in which Singapore is expected to perform best. They are issued in four denominations: 1st Local; 70 cents; 90 cents; and $1.30.

There was also a pre-cancelled first day cover at $4.15 that comes affixed with the complete set of stamps.

The 2016 Summer Olympics, known officially as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad is being held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from Aug. 5 to Aug. 21.

Date of Issue: Aug. 5, 2016
Denominations: 1st Local; 70¢; 90¢; $1.30
Stamp Size: 40 mm by 30 mm
Perforation: 13.3
Paper: Unwatermarked
Printing Process: Offset lithography
Printer: The Lowe-Martin Group
Sheet Content: 10-stamp sheets
Designer: Andy Koh
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