Stamps mark Andy Murray's historic Wimbledon victory

Royal Mail stamp featuring Andy Murray The special issue miniature sheet includes two first class stamps and two at the overseas letter rate

The Royal Mail has released a set of stamps featuring Andy Murray to mark his historic victory in the Wimbledon men's tennis final.

The miniature sheet of four stamps will go on sale from 8 August.

Two stamps show the Scot with the trophy and two are action shots from the final.

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

Andrew Hammond, managing director of 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.

Royal Mail stamp featuring Andy Murray
Royal Mail stamp featuring Andy Murray
Royal Mail stamp featuring Andy Murray
Royal Mail stamp featuring Andy Murray

More on This Story

Related Stories

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

BBC Tayside & Central

Weather

Dundee

20 °C 13 °C

Features

  • Shinji Mikamo as a boy, and Hiroshima bomb cloudLove and the bomb

    The Japanese man who lost everything but found peace


  • Northern League supporters at the party's annual meeting in 2011Padania?

    Eight places in Europe that also want independence


  • scottie dogShow-stealers

    How Scottie dogs became a symbol of Scotland


  • Hamas rally in the West Bank village of Yatta, 2006Hamas hopes

    Why the Palestinian group won't back down yet


  • The outermost coffin of Tutankhamun 'Tut-mania'

    How discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb changed popular culture


BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.