London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics definitive stamps are now available. There are four new stamps – two 1st Class and two for Worldwide use to post items up to 20 gm in weight. Both sets of values feature one stamp with the London 2012 Olympic Games logo and one with London 2012 Paralympic Games logo.
The stamps were printed in striking orange and blue inks on specialist stamp printing presses in Walsall, West Midlands.
Definitive stamps are the stamps most commonly used each day. They are available from Post Office branches and in stamp books from retailers across the UK. Royal Mail issued its first Olympic Games Stamps in 1948, with four stamps bearing the five Olympic Rings.
As an official licensee of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Royal Mail has also issued 30 Special Stamps over the last three years celebrating every sport to be competed next year.
For information on Royal Mail’s range of Olympic and Paralympic Stamps visit www.royalmail.com/sportscollection