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United Nations Postal Services 2008 Issue
Design by Artist Romero Britto

Sport for Peace

United Nations Postal Administration has issued six new commemorative stamps that have postage values of 42 & 94 Cents, 1,00 & 1.80 F.s., 0.65 & 1.30 Euro named "Sport for Peace" on the 8th of August 2008. These stamps depict images of artwork done by Romero Britto. A present day pop culture artist who created these contemporary masterpieces with his vibrant colors and bold patterns. These stamps represent a message of hope that all countries can come together in peace and compete. The stamp issue coincides with the Olympic Games being held in Beijing, China from the 8th to 18th of August. The overall theme and slogan for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games is " One World One Dream" which expresses the spirit of the games.

"Sport for Peace" stamps can be purchased as a set of 6, sheets of 9, Souvenir Sheets, or FDC's. The size of the stamps is 50mm x 36mm with a perforation size of 12 3/4 x 13 1/4 using the 2cm reference; and the size of the Souvenir sheets is 92mm x 82.55mm. They will be printed by Joh. Enschede Stamps B.V., Netherlands using a unique printing method where the process involves metallizing the stamp paper in gold foil and printing offset white and the four color process. Quantities of each printed is in the list below:

  • 42 Cents 389,700 stamps
  • 92 Cents 389,700 stamps
  • 1,00 F.s. 330,030 stamps
  • 1,80 F.s. 330,030 stamps
  • 0.65 Euro 435,600 stamps
  • 1.30 Euro 435,600 stamps
The quantities of Souvenir Sheets Printed is:
  • 1.25 Souvenir sheet 150,000
  • 3,00 F.s. Souvenir sheet 160,000
  • 2.10 Souvenir sheet 200,000
  • 2.10 Overprint 180,000


Sport for Peace FDC's


Sport for Peace FDC Stamps



Sport for Peace Souvenir Sheets


To order these stamps or to learn more go to http://unstamps.un.org/UNPACommerce/en/index.jsp Use the Universal currency conversion tool at www.xe.com/ucc/convert.cgi to convert currency.

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