Royal Mail to launch special stamps to mark Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth GamesRoyal Mail will launch a special set of stamps in July to mark the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. The vivid stamps will feature the sports of swimming, cycling, squash, judo, netball and athletics. Only the design of the airmail to Europe stamp (up to 60g) featuring netball is being released at this time today.
UPDATE: The full set of 6 has now appeared in the Royal Mail Philatelic Bulletin but we have not yet been granted permission to show them. Postmarks etc are shown on our webpage.
UPDATE 4 July: Images of all the stamps, and other associated products are now shown on Royal Mail's online shop -
All the images are now shown on our website.
The designs show Judo, Swimming, Marathon, Squash, Netball and Para-Sport Track Cycling.
Andrew Hammond, Head of Stamps and Collectibles at Royal Mail, said: “Royal Mail is delighted to be issuing special stamps for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. We are sure that they will capture the imagination of people in Scotland and the UK as well as all those athletes who will be in Glasgow and want to send mail back home.”
“The Commonwealth Games is the third-biggest multi-sport competition in the world and the special stamp issue will be a lasting reminder of the occasion.”
Ty Speer, Glasgow 2014 Deputy Chief Executive, said: “The unveiling of these special stamps to mark Glasgow’s hosting of the Commonwealth Games is an exciting moment and will appeal both to people sending mail during the Games as well as those collectors seeking a lasting souvenir of the event.”
The stamps have created by Dutch illustrator Nanette Hoogslag. The original photography is by Andy Hooper, the chief sports photographer of the Daily Mail.