Stamp issue information

Summer Olympics in Rio

Face value CHF 2.00
Motif Judo
Face value CHF 1.00
Motif Archery

In keeping with tradition, Philately Liechtenstein will issue separate stamp series on the Olympic Games. An artist from the host country, Romero Britto, was engaged to design the special stamps on the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.
Born in Recife, Brazil in 1963, Britto lived an extremely modest lifestyle while growing up amongst eight brothers and sisters. However, his innate creativity allowed Britto to fill his life with images of a bigger and more beautiful world beyond his own. After exhibiting in a few galleries and private shows, Britto was encouraged to travel to the United States where Pop Art was flourishing. With an unshakable resolve and belief in his art, he spent the next few years exhibiting and attracting the attention of many.
Romero Britto also designed the “Archery” (face value: CHF 1.00) and “Judo” (face value: CHF 2.00) special stamps in his distinctive style of pop art. These are two of the 28 types of sports in which over 10,500 athletes from 204 nations will put their performance to the test during the 17 days of the competition.

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Date Of Issue
06. June 2016
Romero Britto
Stamp format
32 x 38 mm
12 x 12 ¾
Sheet format
146 x 208 mm
4-colour offset,
silver hot foil stamping
Gutenberg AG, Schaan
Special stamp paper
UPM Raflatac 110 g/m2, white
Unik OBA free/perm/K80W,
self-adhesive (water-soluble)
Consultation and Contact

Liechtensteinischen Post AG
Philatelie Liechtenstein
Alte Zollstrasse 11
9494 Schaan

Telefon +423 399 44 66
E-Mail: philatelie@post.li



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