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Stamps mark Andy Murray's historic Wimbledon victory

Royal Mail stamp featuring Andy Murray
Image caption 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.

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