Royal Mail’s Special Stamps, issued to celebrate Andy Murray’s historic win in the Gentlemen’s Singles final at Wimbledon, go on sale today. The stamps mark Murray’s fantastic achievement in becoming the first Briton to win the Gentlemen’s Championship in 77 years. He beat number one seed Novak Djokovic in three straight sets. Fred Perry was the last Briton to win the Gentlemen’s Singles title, in 1936.
The issue features different images of Murray on four stamps, all printed within a miniature sheet. Two stamps show him with the trophy (one at 1st Class rate and one at the £1.28 overseas letter rate) and two are action shots from the final (one at 1st Class rate and one at the £1.28 overseas letter rate).The miniature sheet will retail at £3.76.
The stamps can purchased online at www.royalmail.com/tennis and by phone on 08457 641 641. They will also be available in over 10,000 Post Office Branches across the UK.
This is the second time Murray’s achievements have been marked by a Royal Mail stamp. Royal Mail issued a Gold Medal stamp to mark his win in the Tennis Men’s Singles at the London 2012 Olympic Games last summer.