Three more Olympic Gold Medal Stamps

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With a fantastic day at the Olympic Games, Britain came away with a haul of three gold medals for shooting, paddling and pedaling.

Etienne Stott and Tim Baillie C2 Canoe Slalom Gold Medal

First we had the mens canoe double winning the C2 Canoe Slalom at the Lee Valley Centre. Etienne Stott and Tim Baillie were gold medal winners.

As a bonus Britain also snagged the 2nd place silver with David Florence and Richard Hounslow just 0.306 of a second slower than their compatriots.

In the now familiar process Royal Mail commemorative stamps will be available tomorrow in 500 post offices including Tim’s hometown in Aberdeen and Etienne’s hometown of Bedford. Royal Mail will also paint post boxes gold in their hometowns to celebrate their win.

Peter Wilson Shotgun Double Tap Gold Medal

Literally minutes after success in the canoeing Peter Wilson shot to stardom in the Double Trap Shooting final. Peter hit 188 clays out of the maximum 200.

Sweden’s Holken Dahlby hit 186 shots to equal Peter’s score meaining Peter had to hit at least one of his last two shots to avoid a sudden death shoot out. Unfazed he raised his shot gun to hit both his last two clays to secure the title. Peter’s gold medal Royal Mail stamps will be available tomorrow at the Post Office on Cheap Street in his home town of Sherborne.

Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny and Philip Hindes Men’s Cycling Team Sprint Gold Medal

Continuing the deluge of gold medals the Men’s Cycling Team Sprint was won for Britain by Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny and Philip Hindes.

It was especially special for Chris Hoy who wining his fifth Olympic gold medal equaled Steve Redgrave in the all-time British Olympic gold medal rankings.

Chris’ stamps will be available in two Post Office branches in Edinburgh. Residents in Jason’s home town of Bolton will be able to purchase stamps in the town’s Post Office branch, while those living in Manchester, where Philip lives, will be able to purchase stamps at five Post Office branches across the city.

More Gold Pillar Boxes

Royal Mail will tomorrow break out the gold paint for post boxes in Aberdeen, Bedford, Bolton, Edinburgh, Manchester and Sherborne to celebrate the six athletes gold medal wins.

As well as being available for purcahse at Post Offices, commemorative Olympic Stamps can be ordered direct from the Royal Mail website.

One Response

  1. I suspect that the reason that Royal Mail have retained the system of stamps to pay for the conveyance of mail at all is for the sale of them to collectors, where the service paid for is never going to be provided.

    The downside of the system is the quantity of stamps which don’t get postmarked when they are actually used, and are then used twice (or more) Judging by the number of unfranked stamps for sale on eBay, this happens a lot.

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