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August 08, 2012


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Ashley B.

I love all the the stuff Royal Mail is doing. The gold boxes really, really makes me giddy. I'm not sure why, but it's just awesome. Also, Cadburry postcards?! Yes please.


I think channel 5 is reading your blog because they just reported about the stamps and the mailboxes...you guys are such trailblazers, NBC looks to you to set the tone for Olympic coverage ;)


Australia Post are also issueing stamps for gold medallists within 24 hours :)


Alan B

A complete collection of those UK gold medallist stamps is getting rather expensive !


Yes, but did you hear that they will NOT be doing stamps of Team GB paraolympic gold medalists because they team is too good, will win too many medals and the postal service can't possibly keep up?


In reply to Liz, turns out that they will issue stamps for the Paraolympics as well: http://www.royalmailgroup.com/gold-medal-stamp-each-paralympicsgb-individual-or-team-win

Jani Lilja

It is good to see some postal things here we all know that postal and mailing is not yet very popular unlike before.In Finland country mailing services is still useful even thought technology is really up,in part of Helsinki many are still mailing and dropping in postal office unlike in other places.Well your article is really awesome.

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