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July 28 2012

1948 Olympics: Day 1: Stamp of approval for Olympic Games

Originally published in the Manchester Guardian on 30 July 1948: The 6d stamp is perhaps the best, but the shilling Olympic stamp looks overcrowded

The Royal Mail has issued three collections of stamps in the run-up to the London 2012 Olympics. They also plan to release a new stamp for each Team GB gold medal winner.

In 1948, when London last hosted an Olympic Games, only four commemorative stamps were released, designed by a sculptor, a poster designer, an engraver and an illustrator.


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