17 September 2012
Royal Mail's Memories of London 2012 miniature sheet features the Olympics, Paralympics and the Games Makers who helped make the London 2012 Olympics such a success. ...
Royal Mail will issue the final set of stamps in its London 2012 series on 27 September, with a miniature sheet featuring scenes from the Olympics and Paralympics, as well as a photo of some of the 70,000 Games Makers who volunteered at the 2012 Games. The stamp shows a group of Games Makers in their purple and red uniforms, in front of the Olympic Stadium. The other stamps on the sheet show fireworks at the Paralympics opening ceremony, the Paralympics GB team and athletes and officials at the closing ceremony of the Olympics. The border of the sheet features a quote from Lord Seb Coe which reads: The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games produced some truly remarkable performances in a magnificent display of sporting endeavour and achievement.
Andrew Hammond, Managing Director of Stamps and Collectibles for Royal Mail, said: Royal Mail has been delighted to mark the build up to the Games and the successes of Team GB and Paralympics GB's gold medal winning athletes with a series of stamp issues.
We want these new stamps to remind people of the truly iconic moments of the London Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. It is fitting that we mark some of the stand-out memories that helped make London 2012 one of the most successful ever.
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