Royal Mail has issued a new set of stamps to celebrate the Commonwealth Games 2022 being held in Birmingham.
The eight coloured stamps, designed by artist Charis Tsevis, feature illustrations of athletes competing in sports and para sports; including Aquatics – Diving; Boxing; Para Table Tennis; Para Powerlifting; Gymnastics – Artistic; Cycling – Mountain Bike; Athletics; and Wheelchair Basketball 3×3.
The stamps will be issued on 28 July, the day the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games begins. They are available to pre-order from 14 July.
“These very special stamps will be a perfect reminder of the excitement,” said Ian Reid, Chief Executive of Birmingham 2022.
Royal Mail has marked the British Empire Games in 1925, as well as Commonwealth Games in Cardiff 1958, Edinburgh 1970, Edinburgh 1986, Manchester 2002 and most recently Glasgow 2014 with special stamps, as souvenirs.
David Gold, Director of External Affairs and Policy at Royal Mail, said: “It’s fantastic to have the event take place in the UK.”
The 2022 Games open in Birmingham on 28 July and run until 8 August. They will be held in the city and other locations across the West Midlands for the first time.
The event features 19 sports and 8 para sports, with 72 nations and territories coming together to compete in 280 medal events.