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Olympic First Class Stamps

  Quickbeam 23:30 02 Aug 2012
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Gold medal stamps honour Team GB 2012 Olympics winners

I think that that is absolutely the most fantastic gesture of national recognition that we have ever granted to successful Olympic competitors!

What more can one say?

  Quickbeam 22:28 04 Aug 2012

Team GB football can't do penalty shootouts either!

  Quickbeam 07:35 05 Aug 2012

And they're even issuing stamps on a Sunday for the first time ever today. I can't imagine that they thought they would need to be printing everyday and for so many different gold winners so far.

  Quickbeam 11:20 05 Aug 2012

Post offices will be besieged by mothers and aunts and grandmas of the winners to make sure they get the first day issue now that you've started a panic SimpleSimon1...

  Strawballs 15:11 05 Aug 2012

They are going to be busy 15 Golds and counting!

  Quickbeam 08:28 06 Aug 2012

The latest from the Athletes village is that they are buying the stamps and getting them autographed by the relevant gold medalists while they're all in one place.

This will make a full collection of autographed stamps a real prize for the athletes.

Again you read it here first:)

  Quickbeam 08:56 10 Aug 2012

Jade Jones has just told Bill Turnbull that she can't wait to get back to Flint to see her gold postbox!

  Quickbeam 11:23 10 Aug 2012

Alas no gold postbox for us. Stevenson was knocked out in the first round having not competed in first class competition in over a year through injurys.

I don't know that much about taekwondo, but she looked well below par early on. Was there someone else that would have been fitter in this weight has she not been entered?

  Condom 14:20 10 Aug 2012

As a lifelong collector of UK unmounted mint stamps I can see that I will need to up my DD with RM to cover these unexpected extra stamps. I was a tradition for nearly 150 years that only dead people could appear on UK stamps apart from members of the Royal Family but this has stopped in recent years. I am delighted with the stamps as they are all well done and up to the normally very high standard of UK stamps.

I go to a Taekwondo do-jang when in Thailand but only for the fitness regime which is great as I think I'm a little beyond the fighting age.

  Quickbeam 14:40 10 Aug 2012

Lincolnshire boxer Luke Campbell has just had the commentator say that he's only one fight away from a gold postbox. No mention of the medal!

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