China Post and the Royal Mail will have a joint issue on the last day of the Olympic Games on 24 August 2008 to commemorate the handover of the Olympic torch.
The United Kindgom will host the next games in London in 2012.
“The Art of Disney stamps have connected many Americans with friendship, celebration, romance, magic and now imagination through the mail,” said U.S. Postal Service Chief of Staff Mike Spates, who will join Mickey and his friends in dedicating the stamps. “It’s easy to add an imaginative touch to cards and letters with these beautiful stamps.
The series of colourful stamps released this week, called the A to Z of New Zealand, features a different picture for each letter – from cultural icons such as the tiki and the haka, to messages from our history like the Vote stamp bearing the image of suffragette Kate Sheppard from the $10 note and the Zeeland stamp with a picture of Dutchman explorer Abel Tasman, from whom our nation received its name.
Date of issue: 6 August 2008
26 gummed stamps