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Great Britain : Olympic 2012 Definitive
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GENERAL INFORMATION
Country
United Kingdom
Type
Booklet
Class
Definitive / Regular Issues
Front Inscription
1ST london | Paralympic Games
Issued Date
05/01/2012
Gum
Self-Adhesive
IN COLLECTION CONDITION
Preliminary
Normal
Condition
Mint Never Hinged - Very Fine
Great Britain : Olympic 2012 Definitive
These stamps were designed by Studio Dempsey and are self-adhesive. They were printed in striking orange ink on specialist stamp printing presses in Walsall, West Midlands.

The four elements of the Olympic Emblem (outlines of the numerals of 2012) are designed to accommodate different colours and imagery.  The 2012 Paralympic Games Emblem is composed of the same elements as the one for the Olympiad, but features three ‘agitos’ (asymmetrical crescent shapes denoting movement) instead of the Olympic Rings and the words ‘Paralympic Games’ at the bottom right.

The Queen’s image also features on the stamps, in the corner.

BOOKLET

6 x 1st class stamp booklets was issued in two different types. One shows the Key Dates for London 2012, the other includes a quote from Seb Coe who leads the London Organising Committee. The stamp arrangement in the two books is different.

This particular booklet is the one with Seb Coe's quote:
 
"London's vision is to reach young people all around the world, to connect them with the inspirational power of the Games, so that they are inspired to choose sport."

OLYMPIC 2012 - Games of the XXX Olympiad and the XIV Paralympic Games

The 2012 Summer Olympics, formally the Games of the XXX Olympiad and commonly known as London 2012, was a major international multi-sport event celebrated in the tradition of the Olympic Games, as governed by theInternational Olympic Committee (IOC). It took place in London, United Kingdom and a lesser extent across the country from 25 July to 12 August 2012.

In August 2009, the Royal Mail commissioned artists and illustrators to design 30 stamps, which were released in batches of 10 between 2009 and 2011. The last ones were released on 22 July 2011. Two £5 coins designed by Saiman Miah have been made to commemorate the 2012 Olympics. As with other Olympics since 1952, the Royal Mint will strike a set of commemorative one-kilogram gold and silver coins.

WITHDRAWAL
 
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.



THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH JIM, THIS PARTICULAR ONE IS NOW ADDED TO MY OLYMPIC 2012 COLLECTION.
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