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Post office releases special Olympic stamp

The new stamp goes together with an Olympic themed envelope and postmark.

(Source: Slovenský olympijský výbor/TASR)

The Slovak post office released a limited edition postal stamp on the occasion of the XXIII. Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.

The stamp has the motif of downhill skiing and its author is Slovak illustrator, graphic designer and painter Peter Uchnár.

“Working on a stamp is always challenging, even more so when it is such a popular topic,” said Uchnár, as quoted by the SITA newswire.

“Drawing sport themes is difficult and it is necessary to empathize with the topic,” explained Uchnár for SITA, adding that he kept the fantasy style of his illustrations because elements of the fairytale are also present in winter sports.

The post office released 200,000 stamps, each with a size of 44.1 x 26.5 millimetres and a nominal value of one euro. A female skier is portrayed on the stamp while the biathlon discipline is on the postal envelope. Pictograms of various winter Olympic sports are motifs of the postmark.

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