Commonwealth Games Stamps On Sale
17 July 2014, 06:12
A special set of souvenir stamps celebrating the Glasgow 2104 Commonwealth Games has gone on sale.
The six colourful stamps feature swimming, track cycling, squash, judo, netball and athletics.
They were created using the illustrations of Dutch artist Nanette Hoogslag and images by Daily Mail photographer Andy Hooper.
Royal Mail is also celebrating the Games with a special postmark which will be carried on all stamped and franked mail across the UK until August 3.
The new stamps bear the Glasgow 2014 logo and ''XX'', denoting the 20th Games. One of the numerals doubles as the white diagonal cross of the Saltire, Scotland's national flag.
Scottish swimmers David Wilkie and Robbie Renwick launched the Royal Mail collection.
Wilkie said: "It is a privilege to launch these stamps and for everyone across the UK to be able to own a piece of Commonwealth Games history.''
Andrew Hammond, head of stamps and collectibles at Royal Mail, said: "Royal Mail is delighted to be issuing these special stamps for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.
"The Commonwealth Games is the third-biggest multi-sport competition in the world and the special stamp issue will be our lasting reminder of the occasion.''
Customers can buy the stamps online at www.royalmail.com/glasgow2014 and at 10,000 post offices across the UK.