The Chase designs Memories of London Olympic and Paralympic 2012 stamps

Olympic Memories 1st class stamps
Olympic Memories 1st class stamps

The Chase has designed the Royal Mail Memories of London 2012 stamps, the final of its Olympic and Paralympic special stamp issues.

The special stamp issue celebrates the 70,000 ‘Games Maker’ volunteers alongside images of the Olympic Games closing ceremony, Paralympic Opening ceremony and Paralympic Procession.

Paralympic Memories £1.28 stamps
Paralympic Memories £1.28 stamps

The Games Maker stamp shows the volunteers in their visible purple and red uniforms, with the London 2012 stadium in the background; while the Olympic Closing Ceremony stamp shows the athletes and officials of all the countries forming a human version of the Union Flag in the Olympic Stadium.

Olympic Memories £1.28 stamps
Olympic Memories £1.28 stamps

The border of the stamp miniature sheet features a quote from Lord Coe ‘reflecting on the success of both Games’, according to Royal Mail.

Memories of London 2012 Mini sheet
Memories of London 2012 Mini sheet

Andrew Hammond, managing director of stamps and collectibles for Royal Mail, says, ‘Royal Mail has been delighted to mark the build up to the Games and the successes of TeamGB and ParalympicGBs 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.’

Paralympic Memories 1st class stamps
Paralympic Memories 1st class stamps

The four-stamp set will be available to buy from September 27.

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  • Sean Horkan November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    Please advise of how I can purchase 5 sers of the “memories of London 2012” special stamp .
    Regards
    Sean Horkan, Ireland.

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