and the 11th gold medal was won by Dani King, Laura Trott and Jo Rowsell in the Cycling women's pursuit race:-
This race was particularly interesting in that it was won in world record time and on the way to the final the British women had beaten the world record 6 times.
A 4th stamp will be issued to commemorate the gold medal victory of Jessica Ennis in the heptathlon:-
and a night of frenzied printing is guaranteed with the 5th stamp necessitated by the victory of Greg Rutherford in the men's long jump:-
and the 6th stamp made necessary by the victory of Mo Farah in the men's 10000 metres event:-
Australia have not yet won another gold medal and so the Commonwealth postal administration gold medal stamp table now reads:-
- Royal Mail 14 issues cost £50.50
- Australia Post 1 issue cost $6.00
Hong Kong has issued an enjoyable set of 6 stamps, a miniature sheet and prestige booklet which depicts various dogs in government service. My 2 favourite designs are those which feature a yellow and a black labrador retriever:-
The black labrador ($3) is shown working as a quarantine detector dog while the yellow type ($2.50) is described as working as a fire investigation dog. There are four other values in the set and these feature a beagle ($1.40) working as a quarantine detector dog, a German shepherd dog ($1.80) working as a correctional services dog, an English springer spaniel ($2.40) working as a customs detector dog and a malinois ($5) working as a police dog. The $5 miniature sheet contains a single, very large stamp which features all 6 dogs . The country name. "Hong Kong China", is so small that it is barely readable and indeed, the designer's name, Wong Chun-hong, is in writing which is about double the size of the country name. The set was lithographed by Enschede and issued on 19 June 2012.