Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games is to be commemorated by Royal Mail

June 9th, 2014

Six days before the Opening Ceremony of the Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games, Royal Mail is issuing six new special stamps to celebrate the largest sporting and cultural festival that Glasgow and Scotland has ever hosted.

Designed by Howard Brown, each of the six stamps feature innovative artwork, created by Dutch illustrator Nanette Hoogslag, using dynamic imagery from award-winning sports photographer Andy Hooper. Judo, Swimming, Marathon, Squash, Netball and Para-Sport Track Cycling are the six chosen Commonwealth Games sports.

The product range includes a presentation pack, First Day Cover, coin cover, stamp cards and retail book.

The Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games retail book features four first-class red definitive and two of the first-class Swimming stamps from the Special Stamps set.