Wednesday, 12 September 2012

Memories of London 2012 stamp issue

The Memories of London 2012 Miniature Sheet will contain four stamps, and be issued on the 27th September.

It honours the volunteer Games Makers who did so much to make the games run smoothly, and also features the Paralympic GB procession.

£1.28
Paralympic Games
Opening ceremony
1st Class
Paralympic Games 
 Paralympics GB procession
1st Class
Olympic Games 
Games makers
£1.28
 Olympic Games
 Closing ceremony and handover to Rio

New! Click on the image for a larger version; larger images of individual stamps are shown at the end of this entry.

This will be the final issue relating to the London 2012 games - until the anniversaries!

Update 28 September: Some special handstamps for this sheet are shown on our webpage.

Update: RM Tallents house will have the following commemorative cover available from the 27th September.  It bears the closing ceremony/handover £1.28 stamp from the miniature sheet above, and will be cancelled with the special postmark shown.

Update: delivery of the cover has been delayed possibly until November - see here.



Update: For those interested in special printings, consider the likelihood of Royal Mail staff tearing maybe 100,000 stamps of these stamps from the miniature sheets?  I think the £1.28 stamp for these covers will come from a special printing of just this stamp.

Stamp images:



6 comments:

  1. An attractive bookend to Royal Mail's collection of 2012 releases. When looked at together, Royal Mail's complete collection of 2012 issues makes for one of its most impressive projects.

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  2. Glorious stamps, but what a shame hardly any will be used posatlly. RM - why not issue such items individually across the counter so they can go around the world?

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  3. Once again, well done to Norvic; Royal Mail haven't even got it on their web site yet.

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    1. Thanks, Mike - I just hope that doesn't mean I've broken the embargo ;-)

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  4. Difficult to find these on RM site. They are not on their most obvious menus but I found them by accident. They can ow be found at http://shop.royalmail.com/stamps-issue-by-issue/memories-of-london-2012/icat/memoriesoflondon2012/ . There is a mini sheet, presentation pack and the two usuall FDC's.

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  5. OK. RM are doing a special cover with the £1.28 stamp and a special post mark. It's not doubled with a stamp issue in Brazil, or postmarked outside London or anything out of the ordinary / special. So why is it £2.50, and why is it then another £1.45 for postage and packing when you try and order it. Sombody at RM is having a laugh ...

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