03 August 2012

Red British mailboxes painted gold for Olympians….

 

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A post box is painted gold in Penzance, England, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012. The Royal Mail celebrated the Olympic gold medal of British rower Helen Glover by painting an iconic red post box gold in her home town of Penzance. (AP Photo/The Royal Mail Press Office, Phil Monckton)

LONDON (AP) — Britain is turning red into gold

Some of the country's iconic red mailboxes were painted gold Thursday, to celebrate gold medals won by British Olympians.

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In this photo  a post box is painted gold in Penzance, England, Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012. The Royal Mail celebrated the Olympic gold medal of British rower Helen Glover by painting an iconic red post box gold in her home town of Penzance. (AP Photo/The Royal Mail Press Office, Phil Monckton)

Champion cyclist Bradley Wiggins and rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning were honored with a gold mailbox in each of their hometowns, Royal Mail said.

It's the first time the mail service has changed the color of its mailboxes in more than a century. The boxes have been red since 1874.

The Royal Mail plans to paint another mail box gold every time a British Olympic or Paralympic athlete wins a gold medal during the London games. The pillar boxes will remain in use, and will stay gold for some time. The mail service did not specify when they will be repainted red.

It is also selling special gold medal stamps to celebrate all of the nation's champions. Stamps commemorating Wiggins, Glover and Stanning went on sale Thursday.

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Sp Cover on Olympic Games from Bangalore

Due to non available of new stamps till date we only used old stamps for 200 covers and still waiting for new stamps and for your kind information all ready 400 covers have been booked the cover cost @ Rs 30/-  each and the postage charge up to two covers 25/- and 3 to 9 covers Rs 50/- and more than ten covers postage free of charge.

we have created a page to book the special cover, link for the same is

http://www.numispoint.com/featured-product/olymphilex-2012.html

http://www.numispoint.com/olymphilexindia-2012/form/3-book-olymphilexindia-2012-special-cover.html

Bank details is as below 
M.VIJAYA KUMAR, 0411101058842 CANARA BANK RAJAJINAGAR 3RD BLOCK
, Bangalore

- Jagannath Mani
C/o Automotive levers,
#232/A, 2nd Main, 4th Stage,
Industrial Town, Rajajinagar,
Bangalore - 560010
www.olympicgamesphilately.blogspot.in

1 comment:

Andrew Hall said...

Nice Blog!... The box looks so beautiful. I felt proud about Olympians because the post box is painted gold for them. Its really good...
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