Royal Mail have produced a stamp within 24 hours to honour Jessica Ennis’ gold medal triumph in the Women’s Heptathlon.
The stamps will be on sale in over 500 Post Offices across the UK, including for at least three hours today. This is the first time that many of these branches have opened on Sundays, to ensure that fans can celebrate Team GB’s achievements and start a unique and special London 2012 souvenir collection.
Jessica’s stamps will be available at three Post Offices in her home city of Sheffield, Royal Mail will also paint a post box gold in the city to celebrate her win.
As soon as Jessica won her gold medal the official Photo Agency of the International Olympic Committee submitted a selection of the best images from that moment to the eight-strong Royal Mail design team. The Royal Mail design team had just one hour to review all the images sent, locate the most fitting and atmospheric image, crop and refine the photo, add Jessica’s name, before adding it to the stamp template to crete the final design.
On stand-by, poised to collect the completed sheets once printed, are a fleet of 90 Royal Mail vehicles ready to deliver them to over 500 Post Offices to be on sale tomorrow.
An additional 4,700 post offices will receive the Gold Medal stamps within a week.
For more information and the full list of the Post Office branches selling 2012 Team GB Gold Medal stamps click here