Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Next Day Gold Medal Stamps to Honor UK Winners at Olympics

The Postal News Blog reports Royal Mail will produce ‘next day’ stamps for every Team GB (Great Britain) gold medal win during the London 2012 Olympic Games. The Gold Medal stamps will be designed, printed and on sale in 24 hours. They will feature, wherever possible, photographs of the Team GB athlete or team in action from their gold medal winning final.

It goes on to say,"Once the dynamic image has been chosen, Royal Mail’s design and production team will send a digital image of the Gold Medal stamp to six of specially designated printing facilities located across the country. These printers have been chosen to ensure speedy distribution of millions of Gold Medal stamps to thousands of staff at more than 500 Post Office branches by lunchtime the day after a gold medal win – on Sundays if necessary."

According to the article, "Each Team GB Gold Medal stamp will be published in a sheet of six First Class stamps. The border of each sheet will feature the name or names of the winning athlete or team, as well as the date of the medal win and the venue of the winning event. The border will also feature the emblem of Team GB and the title ‘London 2012 Olympic Games’.

Shown above, sample of what a Olympic Winner stamp might look like.

To read the entire piece, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM