Gold rush for Royal Mail

Dani King Stamp
Dani King, left on the Olympic stamp with fellow women's team pursuit cyclists, Joanna Rowsell and Laura Trott Photo: Royal Mail

Southampton cyclist Dani King, together with Leander Club rowers Alex Gregory and Pete Reed and Aylesbury oar man Andrew Triggs Hodge are among a series of gold medallists to be celebrated in Royal Mail's first-ever Sunday stamp issue.

The stamps will be on sale by lunchtime today. A fleet of 90 Royal Mail vehicles will deliver the stamps across the UK to over 500 Post Offices which will be open for at least three hours to sell the stamps.

Royal Mail said it was the first time that many of these branches have opened on Sundays, to ensure that fans can celebrate Team GB’s achievements.

Royal Mail is planning to paint a post box gold in Dani King's home town of Southampton on Monday.

The first Olympic Games stamps were issued in 1948, with four stamps bearing the five Olympic Rings. No stamps were issued in 1908 as Royal Mail stamps at that time bore images of the reigning monarch only.