Singapore, 20 August 2016 – To celebrate Team Singapore’s achievements at Rio 2016, which include Singapore’s first Olympic gold, Singapore Post (SingPost), in collaboration with Singapore National Olympic Council, will release two special edition Rio 2016 Games of the XXXI Olympiad MyStamp sheets on 29 August 2016.
The limited edition Team Singapore MyStamp sheet is priced at S$20.00 and honours the Singapore athletes for their efforts and achievements at this year’s Olympic games. The total face value of stamps is S$6.60.
The Singapore’s First Olympic Gold MyStamp sheet is priced at S$10.00. On 12 August 2016, Joseph Schooling won Singapore’s first-ever Olympic gold medal after winning the men’s 100m butterfly final with an Olympic record time of 50.39 seconds. This MyStamp sheet features six stamps with photographs of Joseph Schooling’s victorious swim and medal reception. The total face value of stamps is S$2.40.
The set of Rio 2016 Games of the XXXI Olympiad MyStamp sheets, comprising the Team Singapore and Singapore’s First Olympic Gold MyStamp sheets, is priced at S$25.00.
Mr Woo Keng Leong, CEO (Postal Services) of SingPost, commented: “As the nation celebrates a historic Olympic Games for Team Singapore, SingPost is pleased to collaborate with the Singapore National Olympic Council to issue these special edition MyStamp sheets. Together, we commemorate the Team’s achievements. With these stamps, every Singaporean can own a piece of this milestone. Most importantly, these stamps demonstrate our support of Singapore’s talented athletes and their pursuit of sporting excellence at the highest levels.”
SingPost will contribute all net proceeds, or a minimum of S$10,000.00, to the Singapore Olympic Foundation.
These MyStamp sheets will be available at all Post Offices and the Singapore Philatelic Museum from 29 August 2016. They may also be purchased online atwww.stampdelight.com.
Pre-orders will be accepted at all Post Offices and online atwww.stampdelight.com from 22 August 2016.
SingPost is celebrating Singapore’s first Olympic gold medal with two commemorative slogan designs. Most stamped letter mail from now until 9 September 2016 will be imprinted with the commemorative postmarks. The designs for these are based on the themes of ‘Stamp of Distinction’ and ‘Stamping Greatness in 50.39 Seconds’.
SingPost has also released a Games of the XXXI Olympiad stamp set in celebration of the Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games. The stamps come in four designs, featuring swimming (1st Local), shooting (70¢), table tennis (90¢), and sailing ($1.30).