Stamps For Gold

The rowing historic Olympic Gold victory of Penzance's Helen Glover and Heather Stanning being marked with a special Royal mail stamp.

Royal Mail says it's the first time it has produced a stamp within 24 hours. 

 The pair also become the first all-female sports team to appear on a Royal Mail stamp, and as the first British gold medal winners of the Games, they are the first members of Team GB to appear on one of Royal Mail's Gold Medal stamps.

 They are hoped to be the first of many. 

The special stamp, which features an image of the golden girls smiling and waving to supporters following their historic win, will be on sale in more than 500 Post Office branches, including in Stanning's home town of Penzance, Cornwall, and Reading, Berkshire, where the pair live and train.

 Royal Mail chief executive Moya Greene said: ``We're delighted to be issuing these very special Gold Medal stamps to recognise our Olympic champion UK athletes. ``This is a first for Royal Mail and we are proud to play our part in celebrating the many victories this summer. ``We will be printing millions of stamps to enable customers to celebrate these sporting successes and I'm sure they will be treasured as unique souvenirs of Team GB's victories for years to come.'' 



Recently Played Tracks

On Radio: James Dundon

4pm - 7pm

Email the show

Text 'CORNWALL' to 82122

James Dundon

On TV: Feel-Good Christmas!

4pm - 5pm

Watch heart TV

  • Kelly Clarkson Underneath The Tree

    16:22

    iTunes

  • Bon Jovi Please Come Home For Christmas

    16:20

    iTunes

  • Lady Antebellum A Holly Jolly Christmas

    16:15

    iTunes

  • Kylie Minogue It's The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year

    16:09

    iTunes

Heart VIP

Local

Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Follow Heart on Twitter