The size of FDC is 10 ¼ in x 7 in
The size of the stamps is 50mm x 36mm with a perforation size of 12 ¾ x 13 ¼ using the 2 cm reference.
Date: August 8, 2008
U.N. FIRST DAY COVER “SPORT FOR SPORT” XXIX OLYMPICS * BEIJING 2008 JUMBO COURIER FDC
On August 8, 2008, the United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) issued a set of six commemorative stamps on the theme “Sport for Peace.” The stamp issue coincided with the Olympic Expo Beijing 2008 which was being held in Beijing, China from August 8 to August 18 in conjunction with the Games of the XXIX Olympics.
A unique printing process has been used for this stamp issue, which is a first ever for any postal administration. The total sheet area for the stamps is gold-foiled. Then a white offset coating is applied to the four-colour areas and then a four-colour process is printed over the white areas.
UNPA had commissioned the world-renowned South American artist Romero Britto to create six pieces of original artwork to design the stamps.
A modern day pop culture phenomenon, Romero Britto, has created contemporary masterpieces with his vibrant colors, bold patterns and a continuous message of hope.