Great Britain - Olympic 2012 TeamGB Gold Medal Winners (Complete Set with Top-Margin)
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United Kingdom
Stamp (Complete Set)
Special Issue
Front Inscription
LONDON ® 1ST Gold Medal Winner
Printing Method
Perforation Gauge
Perforation Type
Mint Never Hinged - Superb
Great Britain - Olympic 2012 TeamGB Gold Medal Winners (Complete Set with Top-Margin)
Royal Mail issued stamps to commemorate the great event and to immortalise great heroes. Next day stamps were issued for each gold medal winning event.
The self-adhesive miniature sheet was designed by True North and Royal Mail.  The template (base sheets) were printed under the control of Walsall Security Print, but the digital overprint was applied overnight by 6 regional printers. Under the Control may mean that Walsall and Cartor will both be printing the base sheet, or that either company will print the entire stock.
The six regional printers were:
  1. Aquatint bsc, Wimbledon, London
  2. Acorn Press, Swindon, Wiltshire
  3. Breckland Print (Colchester Print Group)
  4. Crescent Press, Solihull, West Midlands
  5. Allander Print, Edinburgh
  6. B&D Print Services Limited, Leyland, Lancashire
Each of the printers chosen had to undergo an 18-month-long selection process in order to participate in Royal Mail’s ambitious Olympic plans to produce stamps within 24 hours of each gold medal win.
The process began for each stamp began with photography agency, Getty Images, sending a selection of action shots to Royal Mail’s internal design team. Within minutes the designers had to choose and crop each image, and position them into a template before gaining approval from LOGOC. Once approved, a digital file of the artwork was sent to the six printers located across the country. The printers then overprinted the stamp images on to pre-printed base sheets supplied by Walsall Security Printers.
Once printed, a fleet of almost 100 Royal Mail Sameday vehicles delivered the stamps to more than 500 post offices, along with additional assistance from A to Z Couriers.
The printing stamps were printed in lithography, with a digital overprint of the winner's image and winner and event details.  The phosphor was placed on the stamp avoiding the image area and the lower-right corner where the winners' details were digitally overprinted.
Due to strict Olympic licensing laws, Royal Mail has to withdraw all of its London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games stamps and products on 31 December 2012.
On its capacity as the postal operator of the host nation, Royal Mail was entitled to take advantage of Olympic licensing opportunities for a four-year period, starting from 1 January 2009. London’s licensing period runs out on 31 December 2012, at which point it transfers to the next host city, Rio in Brazil, on the 1 January 2013. Therefore, all Royal Mail London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games stamps and products will come off sale at the end of December 2012. This includes the first 10 stamps issued on 22 October 2009 and everything up to and including Memories of London 2012 issued on 27 September 2012.
This is a set of 29 Team GB Gold Medal Winners cut from original self-adhesive Miniature Sheets (6 stamps on each sheet).
Each stamp is for 1st Class mail and the value is 60p and each single one dimension is 47 x 29 (mm).
1st Class within UK for letter rate up to 100g, with size restrictions:
Length: 240 mm max
Width: 165 mm max
Thickness: 5 mm max
GMW01 3342
Helen Glover & Heather Stanning
- Rowing, Women's Pairs
- Eton Dorney
1 2
GMW02 3343 Bradley Wiggins
- Cycling, Road, Men's Time Trial
- Hampton Court Palace
1 2
GMW03 3344 Tim Baillie & Etienne Stott
- Canoe Slalom, Men’s Canoe Double (C2)
- Lee Valley White Water Centre
2 3
GMW04 3345 Peter Wilson
- Shooting: Shotgun, Men's Double Trap
- The Royal Artillery Barracks
2 3
GMW05 3346 Philip Hindes, Jason Kenny & Sir Chris Hoy
- Cycling Track Men's Team sprint
- Velodrome
2 3
GMW06 3347 Katherine Grainger & Anna Watkins
- Rowing Women's Double Sculls
- Eton Dorney
3 4
GMW07 3348 Ed Clancy, Geraint Thomas, Steven Burke & Peter Kennaugh
- CyclingTrack Men's Team Pursuit
- Velodrome
3 4
GMW08 3349 Victoria Pendleton
- Cycling Track Women's Keirin
- Velodrome
3 4
GMW09 3350 Andy Triggs Hodge, Pete Reed, Andy Gregory & Tom James
- Rowing Men's fours
- Eton Dorney
4 5
GMW10 3351 Sophie Hosking & Katherine Copeland
- Rowing Lightweight Women's Double Sculls
- Eton Dorney
4 5
GMW11 3352 Laura Trott, Dani King & Jo Rowsell
- Cycling Track Women's Team Pursuit
- Velodrome
4 5
GMW12 3353 Jessica Ennis
- Athletics Women's Heptathlon
- Olympic Stadium
4 5
GMW13 3354 Greg Rutherford
- Athletics Field Men's Long Jump
- Olympic Stadium
4 5
GMW14 3355 Mo Farah
- Athletics Track Men's 10,000m
- Olympic Stadium
4 5
GMW15 3356 Ben Ainslie
- Sailing Finn Men's Heavyweight Dinghy
- Weymouth & Portland
5 6
GMW16 3357 Andy Murray
- Tennis Men's Singles
- Wimbledon
5 6
GMW17 3358 Nick Skelton, Ben Maher, Scott Brash & Peter Charles
- Equestrian Jumping Team Event
- Greenwich Park
6 7
GMW18 3359 Jason Kenny
- Cycling Track Men's Sprint
- Velodrome
6 7
GMW19 3360 Alistair Brownlee
- Men's Triathlon
- Hyde Park
7 8
GMW20 3361 Carl Hester, Laura Bechtolsheimer & Charlotte Dujardin
- Equestrian Dressage Team
7 8
GMW21 3362 Laura Trott
- Cycling Track Women's Omnium
7 8
GMW22 3363 Chris Hoy
- Cycling Men's Keirin
- Velodrome
7 8
GMW23 3364 Charlotte Dujardin
- Equestrian Individual Dressage
9 10
GMW24 3365 Nicola Adams
- Boxing Women's Fly Weight
9 10
GMW25 3366 Jade Jones
- Taekwondo Women's Under 57kg
9 10
GMW26 3367 Ed McKeever
- Canoe Sprint Men’s Kayak Single
11 12
GMW27 3368 Mo Farah
- Athletics Men's 5,000m
11 12
GMW28 3369 Luke Campbell
- Boxing Men's Bantam Weight
11 12
GMW29 3370 Anthony Joshua
- Boxing Men's Super Heavy Weight
12 13
All the dates mentioned in WON and ISSUE DATE columns correspond to date in August 2012.
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