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05 Aug 2016

SingPost issues Games of the XXXI Olympiad set of stamps, in celebration of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games

SingPost’s Games of the XXXI Olympiad set of stamps Issuance
Date: 5 August 2016

SINGAPORE, 5 August 2016 – Singapore Post Limited (SingPost) today released the Games of the XXXI Olympiad stamp set, in celebration of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

The Games of the XXXI Olympiad set of stamps comes in four designs, featuring sports in which [Singapore’s best medal hopes lie]: swimming (1st Local), shooting (70¢), table tennis (90¢), and sailing ($1.30).

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, is the 31st iteration of the world’s largest international multi-sport event that is held every four years. Known commonly as Rio 2016, this year’s games will be held in South America for the first time, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The games take place from 5 to 21 August 2016. More than 10,000 athletes from over 200 countries will compete in 42 sport disciplines – including newly added rugby sevens and golf.

Rio 2016 will be Singapore’s 17th representation at the Olympics, since the nation first participated at the Games in 1948. Singapore’s recent achievements at the Olympics include a silver medal in table tennis at Beijing 2008 and two bronze medals in table tennis at London 2012.

This stamp issue will go on sale from 5 August 2016 at all post offices and the Singapore Philatelic Museum. They may also be purchased online at

Other Stamp Information

Date of Issue: 5 August 2016
Denominations: 1st Local, 70¢, 90¢, $1.30
Stamp Size: 40mm x 30mm
Perforation: 13.3
Paper: Unwatermarked
Printing Process: Offset Lithography
Printer: The Lowe Martin Group
Sheet Content: 10 stamps per sheet
Designer: Andy Koh
First Day Cover (without stamps): $0.35*
Pre-cancelled First Day Cover affixed with stamps: $4.15*
Presentation Pack: $5.20*
Rio 2016 MyStamp Folder: $21.80*

* Prices inclusive of GST for purchases within Singapore.

Obtainable from any Post Office and the Singapore Philatelic Museum.
The designs were reproduced from free hand drawing. Details may be subject to change.
1st Local stamps can be used to make up the postage for overseas mail.

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About Singapore Post Limited

For over 150 years, Singapore Post (SingPost) as the country's postal service provider, has been delivering trusted and reliable services to homes and businesses in Singapore.

Today, SingPost is pioneering and leading in eCommerce logistics as well as providing innovative mail and logistics solutions in Singapore and around the world, with operations in 19 markets.

Building on its trusted communications through domestic and international postal services, SingPost is taking the lead in end-to-end integrated and digital mail solutions. The suite of SingPost eCommerce logistics solutions includes front end web management, warehousing and fulfilment, last mile delivery and international freight forwarding.

SingPost has been listed on the Main Board of the Singapore Exchange since 2003. The market capitalisation of SingPost stood at S$3.53 billion as of 31 March 2016. The company has a strong credit rating of A-/Stable by Standard & Poor's.


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