Newsletter August 5th - The Olympics

August 2016

Dear Member,

Today the largest sports event in the world officially kicks off. The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil starts today. The main focus of today's newsletter is focused on this, as the Olympics is a major theme in philately.

In celebration of this, two of our largest sellers Hollands Glorie and Erik Boeré have announced a special promotion during the Olympics. You can read more about this further down.

In case you need to get your hands on the specialized MICHEL Olympic catalogue, or if you need to upgrade your stamp collection with anything related to the Olympics, we have you covered, in cooperation with MICHEL and Nordfrim.


Olympic Games 2016

Over the next few weeks, the largest sports event in the world is happening - the Olympic Games, which this year is held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Over the 16 days that the event takes place, more than 11,000 participants from 206 different countries, will be competing in 42 different sporting disciplines.

The Olympic Games is one of the most widely followed sports events worldwide, easily surpassing its competitors such as FIFA World Cup or the NFL Super Bowl. Because of the very broad appeal and the consistency of the event, many of the postal authorities of the world produce special stamp issues for the Olympic Games. The games were introduced by the Ancient Greeks, and have been held regularly every 4 years since 1896, but have been disrupted twice, by the two World Wars. That means that the modern version of the Olympic Games have been held 28 times so far, counting the present games in Rio, Brazil.

On the 27th of June 2016, Brazil issued a set of 16 stamps in celebration of the 2016 Olympic Games, which is pictured here. You can also find it in our catalogue.

Because of the scale of the Olympic games, many postal authorities produce commemorative stamps for every Olympic Game. If you want to explore the wide range of stamps related to the Olympic games, you can see them in our catalogue here, and here.

In case you are the kind of person, who prefers to have this in paper format, don't worry. MICHEL Catalogues have a wide range of specialized catalogues available, and one of the most popular catalogues is the specialized catalogue on Olympic Games. The catalogue has more than 600 pages, and is one of the most complete catalogues on the topic. You can find the catalogue here, along with a wide range of their other products.

Olympic Special Offer:

When it is time for the Olympic Games, it is a celebratory time. Two of the main sellers on Stampworld are taking this to a whole new level, as they are great fans of the Olympics. Hollands Glorie and Erik Boere, who are two of the largest sellers on Stampworld, each with more than 200,000 items for sale at the moment, have decided, that along with any order placed with them during the 2016 Olympic Games, they will provide a free gift - an Olympic Game sheetlet! It will be this sheetlet from the Netherlands, that will be gifted.

Don't miss out on this great offer. You can see all the items that Hollands Glorie has for sale right here, and you can find all of Erik Boerés offers right here.

One place for all the Olympic themed stamps and gear - Nordfrim

As the Olympic Games kick off this weekend, everyone has their eyes focused on the performance of the athletes and teams from their respective countries.

In stamp collecting, this is the time to gather Olympic themed stamp issues from all over the world, issued in celebration of this magnificent event.

Nordfrim, a world leader in philately and accessories, has a very large selection of worldwide Olympic themed stamps. They have issues from this year, such as the 2016 issue from Brazil, celebrating the Olympic Games, as well as official issues from other nations for this event, as well as for previous events.

You can find a wide range of Olympic themed items at this specialized Nordfrim site.

Here are a few of the most popular items from their Olympic collection:

Brazil 2016 - Olympic mint sheetlet - 20 stamps - Blue/Green

Available for only EUR 26

Brazil 2016 - Olympic mint sheetlet - 25 stamps - Green/Blue

Available for only EUR 33

Nordfrim also offers a wide range of other products, so make sure that you check out their online store.

What is happening at Stampworld?

Since our latest newsletter, we have started a new practice. We have now added all our previous newsletters to Stampworld, so you have the option of re-reading your favorite newsletters. We added these after requests from several members. All newsletters can be found here.

We will also be making upgrades to the "Buy Stamps" section of Stampworld, in order to improve the experience for the buyers and making the purchase process much smoother. One of the changes we are making, is a large-scale improvement of the "Buy Collections" section. We are improving the look and feel of the site, as well as adding more detailed information, which will be readily available, without having to open the sales ad. We are also adding the option of uploading several pictures to each collection, as this allows sellers to showcase more of the collection they are selling. On top of that, we are adding additional search options and filters, so it is easier to browse the site. We look forward to sharing this with you soon.

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