* Qatar Post unveils 2nd edition of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 official stamps
* All eight stadiums depicted in latest Qatar Post designs
Qatar Postal Services Company (Qatar Post) has announced the launch of the FIFA World Cup 2022 stadiums stamp set, which is the second edition of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 official stamps.
This comes as part of the agreement signed with FIFA, under which Qatar Post became the Official Licensee in the stamps category for the tournament that will be hosted by Qatar.
The second release of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Philatelic Programme brings fans one step closer to the tournament with stamps depicting the eight spectacular stadiums that will host next year’s event, the Supreme Committee for Legacy & Delivery (SC) said in a statement.
The stamps feature the dramatic colours and designs of the brand and bring to life Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium, Lusail Stadium, Ras Abu Aboud Stadium, Al Janoub Stadium, Khalifa International Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, Education City Stadium and Al Bayt Stadium.
The second edition was revealed at a special ceremony on July 12 in the presence of FIFA officials as well as delegates from the SC and Qatar Post.
Qatar Post will sell stamps for mailing purposes to local fans, with international fans able to get in on the action with commemorative designs from FIFA Branded Licensee MDM Münzhandelsgesellschaft mbH & Co KG Deutsche Münze.
The FIFA World Cup 2022 stadiums stamp will be sold to the public for QR28. In the first stage, 20,000 copies, 2,000 first-day issue envelopes, 3,000 postcards and 2,000 folders have been printed, Qatar Post said in a related statement.
"Similar to the first set, the launch of the FIFA World Cup 2022 stadiums stamp set comes in co-operation with FIFA, the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, and within the Qatar Post mandate to document all events, celebrations and preparations managed by Qatar to host of the upcoming tournament. Through distinctive designs, each stamp embodies the unique architecture of the eight stadiums that will host the matches
of the first-ever FIFA World Cup to be played in the region, in Qatar," the Qatar Post statement noted.
Faleh al-Naemi, chairman and managing director of Qatar Post, said: "We are pleased to present to the world a set of stamps for the FIFA World Cup stadiums. These distinctive and uniquely designed masterpieces are inspired by our authentic Qatari heritage and rich culture. This edition,
featuring the eight stadiums that will host the tournament matches, highlight the stadiums’ aesthetics and high-end architecture.
"We are proud to co-operate with FIFA and the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy to launch this series of editions, which falls within the Qatar Post programme to document all events, occasions and preparations related to hosting the most-anticipated and the biggest football tournament in the world."
Yasir al-Jamal, chairman of the Operations Office and vice-chairman of the Technical Delivery Office at the SC, added: “It is a source of great pride that our stunning stadiums are featured on this latest set of stamps. Each of our tournament venues has an incredible story to tell and we are sure that people across the country and beyond will enjoy collecting these designs.”
Qatar Post said it will continue to design stamps in commemoration of every stage of preparation for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, which simultaneously highlight the rich legacy and history of Qatar in the field of football. Only a few months ago, Qatar Post had launched the first edition of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 official stamp, which is distinguishable for its unique design that takes the form of Qatar’s map and bears the official logo of the tournament.
Qatar Post has invited its customers and philatelic collectors in Qatar and around the world to enjoy the newly released edition as part of the celebration of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
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