In addition to being used as one of the postal items, stamps are often used to record many things, from figures of figures, events, to sports events such as the Asian Games. This is done so that this title can be closer to the community.
The tradition of making Asian Games stamps already existed at the first Asian Games held in India in 1951. At the 1962 Asian Games held by Indonesia, Asian Games stamps were printed in many variants. In addition to presenting pictures of buildings such as the newly inaugurated Bung Karno Main Stadium and the Semangi bridge, several sports such as volleyball, water polo, basketball and football are featured in postage form.
This year, Pos Indonesia, Inc launches an Asian Games-theme stamp of 2018. The stamp with the Asian Games series officially launched on January 18, 2018. Of the 42 sports that will be competed in the Asian Games, 11 of which are poures in stamps.
For Pos Indonesia,Inc, it is their fifth time to launch an Asian Games edition stamp. The first Asian Games stamp was released in 1951, when the Asian sports event was held in India. Then in 1962, they again issued a stamp when Indonesia hosted. PT Pos again issued similar stamps in 1994, 1998, and 2018.
“As the nation’s company we also support the hosting of the 18th Asian Games by promoting it through the issuance of Asian Games 2018 series stamps. Asian Games 2018 Energy of Asia,” said Pupung Purnama, Head of Regional 4 Jakarta Pos Indonesia, as reported by Jawapos.com, February 16, 2018.