In a Radio Times feature on the Olympics, Penny Copeland, mother of rower Katherine Copeland, said: ‘On the BBC, Katherine was presented with a big cardboard version of her commemorative stamp, and when we went to meet her later we took it as she was moving into the Olympic village the next morning. When I woke up and saw the stamp leaning against the wall of my hotel room, it hit me and I just started sobbing. The next day, on the way home, we called in at a Post Office to buy some of the real stamps. They asked my husband how many he wanted and he asked how many they had. He bought the entire stock – 60 of them.’
Adrian Trott, father of cyclist Laura Trott, said: ‘Because the Omnium was Laura’s individual gold I bought a lot of the stamps; I think I’ve got 120. They’re going on this year’s Christmas cards.’
We couldn't be more delighted.