On 5 August 2016, MaltaPost will be issuing a stamp set entitled ‘Olympic Games 2016 - Rio De Janeiro'. These stamps will be commemorating the commencement of this year's Olympic Game due to be held in Rio De Janeiro between the 5th and 21st of August 2016.
Over 10,000 athletes will participate in this year's Olympics. Malta will take part in four sport disciplines, namely shooting, swimming, athletics and weight lifting, and these are depicted on the four stamps issued for the occasion. Sean Cini of MaltaPost designed the stamps.
The stamps carry a face value of €0.42, €0.62, €0.90 and €1.55. They were produced by Printex Ltd by the offset process and the issue consists of 100,000 of the €0.42 stamp and 52,000 of each of the other denominations. The stamps will be issued in sheets of 10 stamps and each stamp measures 35mm by 35mm with a perforation of 13.75 x 13.75 (comb) bearing the Maltese Crosses watermark. Each sheet measures 240mm by 99mm.
This philatelic issue will be available as from Friday 5 August 2016 from all Post Offices in Malta and Gozo; online at www.maltaphilately.com or by mail from the Philatelic Bureau, MaltaPost p.l.c. 305, Qormi Road, Marsa, MTP 1001; Telephone: 2596 1740; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.