Published on August 14th, 2017 | by Michelle Roper-Shaw0
Win Olympic Stamp Collectibles
As London says farewell to the World Athletics Championships, we have a new competition for you. Rekindling memories of London 2012, we have a selection of Olympic stamp collectibles for one lucky winner. It includes a signed stamp cover by Olympic legend, Dame Kelly Holmes.
This weekend, athletics bid farewell to two kings of the track, Usain Bolt and Sir Mo Farah. Whilst finishing with a gold was not to be for either athlete, their memories and achievements will live long in the memory. Usain is now hanging up his running shoes, however, Mo Farah will concentrate on the marathon rather than the track.
Five Years Since London 2012
It is five years since the Olympic Games took place at the same venue, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Over the past week, many sports stars have been reminiscing about winning their medals or having the privilege of leading out their fellow countrymen at the opening or closing ceremony.
Memories of London 2012 were never far away at the World Athletics Championships. In addition, with over a quarter of a million spectators attending over the 10-day event, attendance records for the 34-year-old event were the highest ever. The venue will now go back to its day job as the football stadium of West Ham United.
Rare London 2012 50p Coins Still in Demand
In our previous article Do You Have a Rare 50p Worth Â£100? we spoke of the 50p coins released to commemorate the London 2012 Olympics. Twenty-nine different designs were launched and are amongst the rarest in circulation. If you are lucky enough to have the full set, it could sell at auction for around Â£35.
The most sought after London 2012 50p coin is the original aquatic coin. This design shows water passing over a swimmerâ€™s face. Only 600 of these coins were created before the design was slightly amended to show the swimmerâ€™s face. When this coin comes up for auction it is fetching up to Â£3,000.
Win Olympic Stamp Collectibles
Here is your chance to win a selection of London 2012 Olympic stamp collectibles. With a retail value of over Â£65, this is the full list of what one lucky winner will receive.
- Commemorative Olympics 1 Year to go 2011 Stamp Sheet
- London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Athletics Stamp and Pin Badge
- London 2012 Field Athletics Stamp Canvas featuring a high jumper mid jump. This canvas is 30cm x 30cm.
- Olympic and Paralympic Gold Medal Winners Collection, Chris Boardman. Limited edition cycling stamp and 24 carat gold plated medallion with printed image of 1992 gold medal winning cyclist, Chris Boardman.
- Olympic and Paralympics Memories Stamp Cover signed by Dame Kelly Holmes
Simply enter your name and email address into the box below and youâ€™ll be automatically entered into our sweepstake.
The closing date for this competition is midnight Bank Holiday Monday 28th August. The lucky winner will be selected at random and notified by email on Tuesday 29th August.
Best of luck everyone!