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Royal Mail gives Ennis a stamp of approval

HONOURED: The Jessica Ennis stamp

ROYAL MAIL will produce a stamp in 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 this August 5.

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 tomorrow at three Post Offices in her home town of Sheffield, Royal Mail will also paint a post box gold in Sheffield to celebrate her win.

As soon as Jessica won her gold medal, Getty Images, the official Photo Agency of the IOC, 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, then position within the templated design of the six-stamp miniature sheet.

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 visit www.postoffice.co.uk

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