ROYAL MAIL STAMPS TO GO FOR GOLD IN LONDON 2012
• Royal Mail stamps to be issued to mark all Team GB gold medal wins
• Gold medal stamps a first for Royal Mail
• Only 3rd time a host nation has issued individual Olympic gold medal stamps
• Stephen Agar from Royal Mail said: “We’re delighted to announce we will be issuing these very special gold medal stamps. We hope that we will be printing many sets, just as the Nation hopes that it will be celebrating many victories next summer.”
With one year to go to London 2012, Royal Mail has announced that it will issue special gold medal stamps to celebrate Team GB Olympic gold medal wins.
This is the first time that Royal Mail has issued stamps to mark Olympic victories. The stamps will feature both individual and team gold medal wins.
Details of the actual designs themselves are set to be announced later, when Royal Mail will also announce its plans to commemorate the Paralympic Games.
Royal Mail have since confirmed that the medalwinners will be depicted on actual stamps not on Smilers Sheet labels. It is likely that a stamp will be issued for each medal won. Here are some of the stamps that Australia produced in 2000. Ian Thorpe who won three gold in Sydney was shown three times - once by himself, and twice as part of the teams: