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First Gold Medal Win Celebrated With Next Day Olympic Gold Medal Stamp

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First Gold Medal Win Celebrated With Next Day Olympic Gold Medal Stamp PR Newswire LONDON, August 2, 2012 LONDON, August 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Mail will have available by lunchtime tomorrow a Gold Medal stamp to celebrate Helen Glover and Heather

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First Gold Medal Win Celebrated With Next Day
Olympic Gold Medal Stamp
PR Newswire
LONDON, August 2, 2012
LONDON
,
August 2, 2012
/PRNewswire/ --
Royal Mail will have available by lunchtime tomorrow a Gold Medal stamp to
celebrate Helen Glover and Heather Stanning's gold medal win in the Women's
Pair rowing final.
The gold medal win makes Helen and Heather the first all-female sports team to
appear on a Royal Mail stamp
This is Team GB's first Gold Medal moment at
London
2012, and the first stamp
Royal Mail has produced within 24 hours.
The stamp will be on sale in over 500 Post Office branches, including in Helen's
home town of
Penzance
and
Reading
,
Berkshire
where the pair live.
A fleet of 90 Royal Mail vehicles will deliver the stamps across the UK to over 500
Post Offices to be on sale by lunchtime tomorrow.
Royal Mail will also paint a much-loved red post box gold in each of their
hometowns of Lossiemouth, Moray and
Penzance
,
Cornwall
to celebrate their
gold medal win
To celebrate Team GB's first gold medal moment at
London
2012, Royal Mail
will produce a stamp in 24 hours to honour Helen and Heather's gold medal
triumph in the Women's Pair Rowing.
To view the Multimedia News Release, please click:
http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/prne/royal-mail-olympic-gold-medal-
stamp/56577/
The gold medal win makes Helen and Heather the first members of Team GB to
appear on Royal Mail's Gold Medal stamps and the first all-women sports team
ever to appear on a Royal Mail stamp. They are also the first ever British gold
medallists in women's Olympic rowing.
Moya Greene, Royal Mail Chief Executive, said: "We're delighted to be issuing
these very special Gold Medal stamps to recognise our Olympic champion UK
athletes.
"This is a first for Royal Mail and we are proud to play our part in celebrating
the many victories this summer.
"We will be printing millions of stamps to enable customers to celebrate these
sporting successes and I'm sure they will be treasured as unique souvenirs of
Team GB's victories for years to come."
Royal Mail will also paint one of its much-loved red post boxes gold in the pair's
hometowns of Lossiemouth and
Penzance
to celebrate their win.
The stamps will be on sale by lunchtime tomorrow in over 500 Post Offices
across the UK. Customers can also purchase the stamps from tomorrow at
http://www.royalmail.com/goldmedalstamps
Royal Mail Group Press Office
Tel: +44(0)20-7250-2468
Email: press.office@royalmail.com
http://www.royalmailgroup.com
Video: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/prne/royal-mail-olympic-gold-medal-
stamp/56577/