SingPost issues stamp set in celebration of 2016 Rio Olympic Games

A new stamp set titled Games of the XXXI Olympiad was launched on Friday (Aug 5) in celebration of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games.
A new stamp set titled Games of the XXXI Olympiad was launched on Friday (Aug 5) in celebration of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games.PHOTO: SINGPOST

SINGAPORE - A new stamp set titled Games of the XXXI Olympiad was launched on Friday (Aug 5) in celebration of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, SingPost said in a press release.

The set comprises four designs, each featuring a silhouette of an athelete in the sport of swimming, shooting, table tennis and sailing. The featured sports were selected based on where Singapore's best medal hopes lie in.

The stamp set comes in four denominations: 1st Local, 70 cents, 90 cents and $1.30. Prices are inclusive of GST for purchases within Singapore.

There is 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 will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from Aug 5 to Aug 21. It will be the 31st iteration of the world's largest international multi-sport event and is Singapore's 17th representation.

This stamp issue will go on sale from Friday at all post offices and the Singapore Philatelic Museum. They may also be purchased online at www.stampdelight.com.