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Memories of the London 2012 Olympiad XXX and XIV Paralympic Games and
Paralympic Gold Medal MS - 27 September 2012

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.

Royal Mail have announced a miniature sheet on the conclusion of the London 2012 games.  The Memories of London 2012 Miniature Sheet will contain four stamps – 2 x First Class and 2 x £1.28 – featuring images from both the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This will include an image of the Closing Ceremony of the Olympic Games and reference made to the handover to Rio for the next games in 2016.

We now have the picture and descriptions. 

Memories of London 2012 miniature sheet.

Top row:£1.28 Paralympic Games Opening ceremony - 1st ClassParalympic Games  Paralympics GB procession
Row 2: 1st ClassOlympic Games Games makers - £1.28  Olympic Games Closing ceremony and handover to Rio
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Stamp showing Paralympic Games opening ceremony.
£1.28 – Paralympic Games Opening Ceremony -
Fireworks light up the night sky above the Stadium.

Stamp showing Paralympic Games: GB Paralympians Procession.
1st class – ParalympicsGB procession –
An image of the British team entering the stadium during the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games

Stamp Showing Gamesmakers at Olympic Stadium.
1st Class – Games Makers
An image of Games Makers in front of the iconic Olympic Stadium

Stamp showing Olympic Games Closing Ceremony.
£1.28 – Olympic Games Closing Ceremony and Handover to Rio -
An image of the inside of the Stadium where all the athletes formed the shape of the Union Flag.

Technical details: The 192 x 74 mm Miniature Sheet is designed by The Chase, Manchester and printed in lithography, with all-over phosphor by Cartor Security Printing, perf 15 x 14½. The stamps are 60 x 30 mm.

The stamp and postmark images are reproduced with permission: Copyright 2012 by Royal Mail.

Products available
from Royal Mail (we are not stocking these)

Miniature sheet  -  Presentation Pack - Set of 5 Stamp Cards - First Day Cover - Handover to Rio cover (see blog)+

Special Postmarks (below)

Postmarks available for the day of issue. The numbers used are the same as for the Paralympic Welcome MS - be sure to write the date on the outer cover if sending covers to SHCs.

Postmark showing  official designation GBR. Postmark  showing swimmer, cyclist and wheelchair athlete. Non-pictorial London  E20 postmark. Memories of  London 2012 Stampex postmark. Postmark showing  Olympic stadium.
FD1238 Tallents House official postmark. FD1239 London E20 Official postmark. FD1239NP Non-pictorial London E20 postmark. Ref L12708 - Autumn Stampex Memories of London 2012 London N1 Ref L12717 Memories of 2012 - Stratford E20
Postmark showing  Union Flags. Postmark  showing olympic stadium.

Postmark showing an  athlete.

Postmark showing bouquet comprised of athletes.
Postmark in shape of aflagwith text as below.
Ref L12718 Memories of London L12719 Memories of London Stratford E20 Ref M12725 Memories of the Greatest Show on Earth, London Rd, Birmingham. Ref L12732 Sporting Memories Summer 2012, Stratford London
Ref L12731 London 2012 to Rio 2016, London E20 (designed for the handover official cover)

If you have any questions about these stamps please email us.

NB: we will endeavour to answer all emails within 1-2 days. If you do not receive an acknowledgement please email us from a different address (eg hotmail, gmail).

This page updated 19 October 2012

2012 stamp issues
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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
31 Paralympic Gold Medal stamps
27 Memories of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
27 Railways of Scotland booklet
28 Pictorial Faststamps - Cattle
Retail booklet 6 x 1st Definitives
The Last Goon Show Commemorative Sheet
 -- World of Dinosaurs ->2013
16 Space Science
23 Lest We Forget Poppy

6 Christmas
8 Notts County FC Commemorative Sheet


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