Another Clutch of Gold Medal Olympic Stamps
It’s been yet another great day for Team GB Gold Medal celebrations at the London 2012 Olympics and again it’s all about pedaling and paddling and our elite athletes are keeping Royal Mail’s stamp team busy creating the new designs.
Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins Women’s Rowing Double Sculls
Kicking off today’s haul of golds were the ladies scoring in the Women’s Rowing Double Sculls final. Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins triumphed and the sixth gold medal stamp will be available to purchase by midday tomorrow, including Post Offices in Katherine’s hometown of Aberdeen and Anna’s hometown of Leek in Staffordshire.
It’s a double win for Katherine who intends to hold Steve Redgrave to his pre-race promise of arranging for her to meet David Beckham, who apparently agreed but only on condition she had a gold medal to show him.
Pillar boxes will also be painted gold in Aberdeen and Leek to mark the achievement.
Team GB Men’s Team Pursuit cycling
The Team Pursuit Gold Medal stamps will be couriered across the country tonight to destinations including Ed’s home town of Huddersfield, Geraint’s home town of Cardiff and Steven’s hometown of Colne in Lancashire.
Huddersfield, Cardiff and Colne will also get gold pillar boxes. Peter Kennaugh comes from the Isle of Man which is outside the Royal Mail network but he won’t miss out on the honour – The Isle of Man Post Office will be making arrangements to paint a post box gold for their gold medal winning resident.
Victoria Pendleton Women’s Keirin
Victoria Pendleton flew around the track at the velodrome to clinch the third Olympic gold medal of the day. Coming from behind there was never much doubt who was going to take gold once the derny pace bike peeled off to release the riders for the sprint to the finish.
Watch out for Victoria again tomorrow on Saturday, due to retire at the age of 31 at the end of the London 2012 Olympics, she has set her sights on one more gold medal in the cycling sprint tomorrow.
You’ll be able to buy Victoria’s commemorative stamp in her home town of Stotfold, Bedfordshire as well as 500 other Post Offices from tomorrow. Royal Mail will also be dispatching the decorators to Stotfold to paint a pillar box gold.