London 2012 Olympics: Stamp to be issued to celebrate first British gold medal
ROYAL Mail is creating a special stamp to celebrate Heather Stanning and Helen Glover winning gold today.
It will be available within the next 24 hours.
Scot Stanning and Team GB partner Glover won the first British Gold at the London games this morning.
They will now become the first all-female sports team to appear on a Royal Mail stamp, and as the first British gold medal winners of the Games, they are the first members of Team GB to appear on one of Royal Mail’s Gold Medal stamps.
The special stamp, which features an image of the golden girls smiling and waving to supporters following their historic win, will be on sale in more than 500 Post Office branches from lunchtime tomorrow.
A fleet of 90 Royal Mail vehicles will deliver the stamps across the UK, while their feat will also be marked by a red post box being painted gold in Stanning’s hometown of Lossiemouth, Moray and Glover’s in Penzance.
An additional 4,700 post offices will receive the Gold Medal stamps within a week.
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