Friday 25 May 2012

Gold Medallists


Royal Mail is warming up and is under starter's orders for a very exciting postage stamp launch which will highlight the success of British competitors at the Olympic Games.

Their production team will be sweating it out to deliver a new stamp featuring each British Gold Medallists and have pledged to have the edition for sale to the public by lunch time the following day.

Each Team GB member (individual or team as a whole) who wins a Gold will be immortalised on their own stamp with an action shot of their winning moment - that's quite something. This will be the first time ever a host country has done this and launched the stamps during the games.

The Royal Mail photographers, designers and whole production team will be working around the clock to turn an action shot or a podium picture or a shot of the heats into a stamp design for each gold medal won.

In addition, post offices will also be open extra hours during the games with many open on Sundays for the first time ever so fans can celebrate the nation's achievements and start their own special collection.

Be The First to find out all about this initiative and register your interest now before 31st May to get your free presentation folder.  In addition, should Team GB in more than the 19 golds they won in Beijing, you will receive the 20th souvenir free.

Royal Mail has a proud history of commemorating the London Olympic Games and Moya Green, Chief Exec said:

"Royal Mail is proud to be involved in this once in a lifetime event and to recognise the success of Team GB.  Our Gold Medal stamps will be unique souvenirs of the Games, marking the great achievements of our talented athletes. They will be a special way for people across the country to celebrate Team GB’s gold medal wins and help mark their amazing achievement.  We look forward to issuing many Gold Medal stamps to honour Team GB’s victories.”

Royal Mail are also pleased to announce that we will be the first host nation ever to issue a set of commemorative stamps to celebrate the start of the Paralympic Games on 29th August.

Let's hope Team GB does us proud and we can have lots of fabulous stamps to mark each and every gold medal.

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