Wednesday, February 15, 2012

UK : 2012 London Olympic Stamps

I received a big surprise and wonderful gift on occasion of Valentine’s Day. I got letter from UK with London Olympic 2012 Stamps sent by Kathryn Hollingsworth. These are my first ever stamps for 2012 London Olympics. Thanks Indeed Kathryn J
Kathryn Hollingsworth work for Royal Mail in the UK promoting their stamps.
The second set of Royal Mail's London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games stamps issued in 2010 to mark two years to the event. The set was issued in 2009 and the third and final set of stamps was issued in 2011.
In anticipation of the London 2012 Olympics, Royal Mail issued 30 artist designed stamps
each depicting an Olympic or Paralympic sport. The stamps were issued in sets of tens (2009, 2010 & 2011) - one set each year leading up to the 30th Olympiad. The 2010 edition
entitled 'on track for 2010',

The full line-up of artists for the 'on track for 2010' edition includes:
'Boxing' - Stephen Ledwidge
'Cycling' - Matthew Dennis
'Football' - Alex Williamson
'Goal ball' - Tobatron
'Hockey' – Darren Hopes
'Modern Pentathlon' - Katherine Baxter
'Rowing' - Marian Hills
'Shooting' - David Hillman

'Table Tennis' - Michael Craig Martin
'Taekwondon' – James Fryer

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