Wednesday, August 1, 2012

London Olympic Postmarks

A couple of 2012 Olympic postmarks from Royal Mail. Both are available from the London SHC for a full year with the E20 postmark from 27 July 2012 to 26 July 2013 and the W2 postmark from 5 Jan 2012 to 4 Jan 2013. 


fenifur said...

May I ask how you got these? Did you post the E20 one at the Olympic stadium or did you have to ask? I was going to get my parents to post me some stuff when they get there but if they can get them franked without having to post and risk them getting lost that would be great!
Thanks :)

Jeff said...

I mailed those covers (from Canada) to the London SHC and requested those postmarks be applied. They mailed the covers back to me in clear plastic mailers. Turn around time was a week and a half.

I'm not too sure where you can go in London to get those postmarks in person. I recommend checking out the Norvic Philatelics blog and also their website. Ian has lots of great information about Royal Mail special postmarks.

It should be possible to have covers franked without having them added to the mail stream. I'm not sure how Royal Mail post offices deal with this sort of thing though. There *must* be someplace in London or even at the Olympic stadium that actually does over the counter requests to hand cancel mail with these postmarks, especially the E20 postmark.