The London 2012 Games commences on 27 July and concludes on 12 August. The Paralympic Games commences on 29 August and concludes on 9 September.
Issued on the eve of the 2012 Olympic Games is this Miniature
Sheet which features stamps showing athletes mirroring London
Prestige Stamp Book
The book explores and celebrates British achievement at the Olympic and Paralympic Games and includes a brief history of how the modern Games were conceived. Packed with photos and images plus four stamp panes not available anywhere else. All panes are gummed. The definitive pane has darker 1st class stamps than the pale orange shown, close to the sheet and booklet self-adhesive stamps but slightly paler. The 20g airmail stamps are a good match. The Sports stamps on the other three panes look very similar to the stamps issued previously in sheets and have the same perforation as before, with all-over phosphor. The shade differences are minor, and the micro-printed years remain the same as on the original stamps. The se-tenant combinations are, of course, new.
Available as a limited edition of 1,948, the Heritage Pack features a full set of genuine mint 1948 Olympic stamps and a 1948 half crown together with lots of facts and images relating to the 1948 Olympic Games held in London.
The Facsimile pack, written by Douglas Muir, includes details of the selection process and unadopted designs from the 20 artists and printers who were invited to submit designs for consideration by the Stamps Advisory Committee of the time. A non-postally valid Facsimile Sheet of the four stamps printed in gravure as a block of four.
The miniature sheet is designed by hat-trick, and is printed in litho by "Walsall/Cartor" Security Printing*. The sheet measures 192 x 74.5 mm, with stamps 60 x 30mm.
* This is as described by Royal Mail;
nearer the date of issue we may know whether the sheet is printed by
Cartor or by parent company Walsall.
Mint Sheet Presentation Pack First Day Cover Set of 5 Stamp Cards Prestige Stamp Book
Countdown Coin Cover 1948 Olympic Games Heritage
Pack 1948 Olympic Games Facsimile Pack
Special postmarks available for the day of issue will be shown here (notto scale), more may be added later.
| Ref FD 1235 Official Philatelic Bureau FD postmark -
||Ref FD 1236 Official London E20 postmark 'Let the Games Commence'||Ref FD1236NP Official London E20 non-pictorial FD postmark|| Ref L12636 Welcome to the Olympic Games London 2012 Stratford
(not 12627 as originally shown)
| Ref L12645
Countdown to London 2012, Stratford E20. Games of the XXX Olympiad
| Ref L12641 - Pride of Britain, Stratford, London
||Ref L12646 The Path to London||Ref L12647 The Path to London||Ref L12648 Welcome to London Stratford E20||Ref L12650 Welcome to London, Stratford E20|
|Ref L12649 Welcome to London
||Ref L12203 Royal Mail E20
In use 27 July 2011 - 26 July 2013
|Ref L12371 London W2 - 2012
In use 5 Jan. 2012 - 4 January 2013
|Ref M12652 Welcome The UK Celebrates Sport,
London Road, Birmingham
(not 12642 as originally shown)
|Ref L12640 London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Olympex
2012 British Library - London NW1 (In use 24 July - 9
Official Philatelic Bureau Postmark
1908 White City
2012 Olympic Park
Will ONLY be used on stamps from Prestige Book
< Ref L12670
London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, Stratford London
This postmark, and those for Cardiff, Belfast & Edinburgh, were announced long after use. Covers should be sent to the SHCs by the end of August.
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This page updated 21 August 2012.
5 Olympic & Paralympic Definitives
10 Roald Dahl (author)
20 Year of the Dragon Smilers
2 House of Windsor & Saxe-Coburg
6 Diamond Jubilee MS & definitive
23 Britons of Distinction
24 Pictorial Faststamps - Sheep
8 Classic Locomotives of Scotland MS
20 World of Comics
10 A-Z of the United Kingdom part 2, M-Z
10 RMS Titanic Commemorative Sheet
24 Pictorial Faststamps - Pigs
25 Machin & Country Defins
25 Diamond Jubilee Defins 2
1 James Bond Commem sheet
15 Design Classics, Great British Fashion
24 Union Flag Pictorial Faststamp
31 HM The Queen Diamond Jubilee
18 Exhibition Generic Sheet
19 Charles Dickens
27 Olympic Games Generic Smiler
27 Scotland 1st & 2nd reprint
27 Welcome to the London 2012 Olympic Games
From 27 Olympic Gold Medals
29 Welcome to the London 2012 Paralympic Games
- Paralympic Gold Medal stamps
27 Memories of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
27 Railways of Scotland booklet
28 Pictorial Faststamps - Cattle
1 Retail booklet 6 x 1st Definitives
5 The Last Goon Show Commemorative Sheet
-- World of Dinosaurs ->2013
16 Space Science
8 Notts County FC Commemorative Sheet
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