The 2nd Asian Games (also know as the II Asiad) were held in Manila from May 1 to May 9, 1954. 970 athletes from 19 countries participated in eight sports. The top medal winner was Japan (98) followed by the Philippines ( 45).
De la Rue engraved the three stamp set which was printed on coloured paper. First day of issue was on May 31, 1954, after the games had ended.
First Day of Issue Cachet
First Day Covers
(Not in author's collection)