Paralympian postage stamps

Every British athlete who wins gold at the London 2012 Paralympics will appear on a stamp to be issued weeks after their victory, Royal Mail has announced.

The sets of six first-class stamps, showing groups of winners, will be the first time that a stamp will celebrate home- grown Paralympic champions.

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The six-pack will cost £3.60, on sale from 27 September to 31 December. The Paralympics run from 29 August to 9 September.

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, who has won 11 golds said: “I’m delighted Royal Mail will be producing stamps to celebrate the nation’s gold medals at the Paralympic games.