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Special Olympics World Games - Los Angeles

Stamp Info

Name Value
Date of Issue May 9, 2015
Year 2015
Quantity 50,000,000
First-Class Mail Forever
Denomination Value $0.49
Perforation or Dimension 0.98 x 1.56 in./24.89 x 39.62 mm
Issue Location CA 92619
Postal Administration United States

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Pane of 20 (1 Design)

Quantity Produced - 2,500,000
Original Purchase Price: $9.80
SKU: 472804
Dimension: 6.38 x 9.13 in./231.78 x 161.93 mm
Printer: Banknote Corporation of America/SSP
Printed at: Browns Summit, NC
Printing Process: Offset, Microprint
Gum Type: Pressure-sensitive adhesive
Paper: Phosphor Tagged Paper, Block
Layout Number: “S” followed by six (6) single digits

Press Sheet With Die-Cuts

Quantity Produced - 500
Original Purchase Price: $39.20
SKU: 472806

Press Sheet Without Die-cut

Quantity Produced - 1,500
Original Purchase Price: $39.20
SKU: 472808

First-day Cover

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Original Purchase Price: $0.93
SKU: 472816

Digital Color Postmark

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Original Purchase Price: $1.64
SKU: 472821

Ceremony Program

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Original Purchase Price: $6.95
SKU: 472830

DCP Keepsake

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Original Purchase Price: $11.95
SKU: 472810

Framed Art

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Original Purchase Price: $29.95
SKU: 472824

Stamp Deck Card

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Original Purchase Price: $0.95
SKU: 472831

Stamp Deck Card With Digital Color Post­mark

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Original Purchase Price: $1.99
SKU: 472832

About Stamp

In 2015, the U.S. Postal Service® celebrated the Special Olympics World Games, the flagship event of the Special Olympics movement. The Games were held in Los Angeles from July 25, 2015 to August 2, 2015. More than half a million spectators enjoyed nine days of challenging and inspiring international competition as more than 7,000 athletes from 177 countries competed in 25 Olympic-type sports. It was the first time the Special Olympics World Summer Games have been held in the United States since 1999.

The stamp features the 2015 Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles logo, showcasing the colors of flags from participating countries. “The logo’s celebratory figure represents the courage, determination and joy of our athletes,” says Patrick McClenahan, president and chief executive officer of the 2015 Games. “Placing the iconic image inside the circle represents acceptance and inclusion of people with intellectual disabilities.”

The words “Special Olympics World Games Los Angeles 2015” and “Forever/USA” appear on the stamp; its colored background begins as a light orange at the top of the stamp then darkens as it moves toward the bottom.

The title of the sheet “Special Olympics World Games” appears in two shades of orange on a white background. The orange colors in the title are repeated in a simple design at the top of the sheet.

Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamp.

The Special Olympics World Games stamp is being issued in sheets of 20 self-adhesive Forever® stamps. This Forever stamp will always be equal in value to the current First-Class Mail® one-ounce price.


Pantone 1495, Pantone 7579, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black


Designer: Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA.
Art Director: Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA.
Typographer: Greg Breeding, Charlottesville, VA.
Modeler: Donald Woo.

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