Royal Mail London 2012 Stamp Collection

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To celebrate the one year countdown to the London 2012 Olympics, the Royal Mail has issued a set of ten First Class stamps. The stamps titled “get ready for 2012”   will champion an Olympic or Paralympic sport and  are issued in three sets of ten stamps in 2009, 2010 and 2011, counting down to the Olympic Games. The stamps feature classic Olympic sports such as athletics and gymnastics as well as the newer additions to the Games such as handball, beach volleyball and wheelchair rugby. This is the final set to be issued by Royal Mail, two other sets were issued in 2010 and 2009, overall 30 stamps have been issued throughout the collection. The creation of 30 stamps happens to mark the fact that this is the 30th Olympiad.

All 30 stamps have been designed by different artists. The stamp above was designed by Kathy Wyatt.

Read more about the London 2012 stamp collection here.

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