31 August 2012
The first two Paralympics gold medal stamps have been issued by Royal Mail, following the successes of cyclist Sarah Storey and swimmer Jonathan Fox ...
The first two Paralympics gold medal stamps have been issued by Royal Mail, following the successes of cyclist Sarah Storey and swimmer Jonathan Fox.
Available initially in 518 post offices around the UK, the gold medal stamps were issued on 31 August, the day after the ParalympicsGB team won its first two gold medals. The first medal – and stamp – came when Sarah Storey won in the Track Cycling Women's Pursuit C5, and another gold followed in the Aqautics Centre when Jonathan Fox won in the men's S7 100m Backstroke.
The stamps will be sold in sheets of two First Class stamps for £1.20. The sheet carries additional information on the winning athlete or athletes. The stamps can also be bought individually at Post Offices. An additional 4,700 post offices will receive the gold medal stamps within a week, while post boxes in the home town of every gold-medal-winning athelete will be painted gold.
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