Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 24 July 2014

Stamps mark Murray Wimbledon feat

One of the stamps commemorating Andy Murray's Wimbledon win
Andy Murray won the Wimbledon men's singles final this year

The Royal Mail is to mark Andy Murray's historic victory in the Wimbledon men's tennis final with a special set of stamps.

The issue, on sale from August 8, will consist of four stamps featuring different images, all printed within a miniature sheet, costing £3.76.

Two stamps show the Scot with the trophy (one at first class rate and one at the £1.28 overseas letter rate) and two are action shots from the final (one at first class rate and one at the £1.28 overseas letter rate).

Andrew Hammond, managing director, stamps and collectibles at Royal Mail, said: "We are thrilled for Andy and are delighted to mark his wonderful achievement by issuing a set of special stamps. His historic win at Wimbledon has made the nation proud, and we can now celebrate his success with this new stamp issue.

"Andy's stamp joins just a handful of special stamps we have issued to mark unique moments in British sporting history, including the next day gold medal stamps for London 2012, England's Ashes and football and rugby World Cup wins."

This is the second time Murray's achievements have been marked by a Royal Mail stamp.

A gold medal stamp was issued to mark his win in the men's singles at the London 2012 Olympic Games last summer.

Murray became the first British man to win the Wimbledon title in 77 years when he beat number one seed Novak Djokovic in straight sets.

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