Friday, 17 June 2011

17/6: New Olympic Stamps for July

Whilst this is not strictly pin news, it is 'collectables' news, and these images will become pins eventually.

Royal Mail has kindly shared the images of the new Olympic stamps that they will be issuing in July on the 1 year to go day.

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These 10 stamps are the last in the three sets of 10 stamps that have been issued since 2009. As usual the stamps come in many different forms such as mint, presentation packs, coin covers etc. There is one collectable though that is unusual. All 30 stamps from this set have been printed in one sheet over a background of the Olympic stadium at night (one of the original renders).

This item is priced at £13.80, and whilst it's not a limited edition, I don't remember when the Royal Mail have printed stamps from such a large programme in one sheet. If anyone knows better, please feel free to correct me in a comment.

Image of 10 stamps reproduced with permission from Royal Mail.
Image of the stamp sheet reproduced without permission from Norvic Philatelics website. If you collect GB stamps, you must use - the best GB stamp site on the web. Norvic also contains full details of this Olympic stamp issue - click here.