Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Gold medal stamps at 2012 Olympics

Hi friends today An Philately day so I though of writing few things which learnt on my subject hope you too enjoy reading

Royal Mail has announced that it will issue special gold medal stamps to celebrate Team GB Olympic gold medal wins

The design is yet to be announced, but is likely to feature a standard frame with a picture of the athlete or athletes in the middle.

Both individual and team victories will be celebrated.

Australia Post issued similar stamps at the Sydney 2000 Olympics,

Australia Post issued during the Sydney 2000 Olympics,

Greece Post issued similar at the 2004 Athens Olympics,

Greece Post issued during the 2004 Athens Olympics,

China Post issued similar at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

China Post issued during the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

Royal Mail plans issue definitive stamps

Royal Mail also plans Olympic definitive Olympic Book let and 'Welcome' stamps next year.

Around a million stamps an hour in striking orange and blue inks will be printed on specialist stamp printing presses in Walsall, West Midlands over the next few days.

The stamps will be available from all 11,800 Post Office branches across the UK from Thursday 5th January 2012. There are four new stamps - two 1st Class and two for Worldwide use to post items up to 20 gm in weight. Both sets of values feature one stamp with the London 2012 Olympic Games logo and one with London 2012 Paralympics Games logo.

Royal Mail issued first Olympic Games stamps in 1948.

Courtesy: Stamp Magazine's website, Royal Mail, Google Image and my well wisher

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