Rio 2016 Commemorative Postal Stamps

If you have an hobby of collection Stamps (Philately) there there is some good news in store for you…

The Brazilian Post Office has sometime back (in March 2015) released the first set of Rio 2016 commemorative postal stamps.

Rio 2016 Postal Stamps

I am sure you might be eager to know all details about Rio 2016 Olympic Games Postal Stamps.

The Rio 2016 commemorative stamp issue has 10 designs that feature nine Olympic sports – basketball, rugby, weightlifting, rowing, aquatics, archery, cycling, badminton and wrestling – and Paralympic athletics.

Two more designs of Rio 2016 Olympics Stamps will be unveiled, this year, well before the start of the Olympics in August 2016.

The second set comprising of 10 stamps was released in August 2016 shown in photo below while the third set featuring 11 Stamps will be released later on.

Rio 2016 Commemorative Postal Stamps

A printed sheet contains two stamps for each of the 10 Olympic and Paralympic sports.

This new collection displays nine Olympic sports – boxing, canoe, fencing, football, golf, handball, taekwondo, table tennis and triathlon – as well as one Paralympic sport – judo.

The design of each stamp is such that it shows athletes from each sport in motion and the background is formed by the Rio 2016 visual identity – or ‘Look of the Games’ – with the pattern becoming even clearer when looking at a complete sheet of stamps.

These stamps have been created by Brazilian graphic designer and illustrator José Carlos Braga.

There will be 2.4 million stamps in circulation, each with a value of 1.30 Brazilian reais (Approx US$ 0.41).

BUY Rio 2016 Commemorative Postal Stamps Online :

These stamps can be bought from Brazilian post offices.

You can also purchase them online from official website of Brazil Post –

You can also purchase these stamps online by sending an email to

Unfortunately, all the above mentioned means to buy Rio 2016 Stamps are only available to Brazilian residents.

The international sales strategy is currently being developed.

As of now if you are not located in Brazil and want to have these stamps, then purchase it for a premium price on online stamp selling websites or swap for them if you have any stamp collecting pen friends in Brazil.

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