The first set of stamps from 2012 was the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games Definitives, then Welcome to the London 2012 Olympic Games was issued in July. The latest set is Team GB Gold Medal Winners – none of them are my cup of tea… so, I am featuring a set of Olympic stamps from 1948.
My most favourite is above by Games, showing a kind of sports scene – others are more abstract, telling that the Olympics is a global and peaceful event, hosted by King George VI. Designers of that time had a tough task – mono colour and the portrait.
‘Globe and Laurel Wreath’ – designed by Percy Metcalfe
‘Winged Victory’ – designed by Edmund Dulac
‘Olympic Speed’ – designed by Stanley D. Scott