02/08/2012 07:07 BST | Updated 02/08/2012 09:00 BST

Team GB Gold Medal Winners Are Faces Of Royal Medal Stamp

Team GB's gold medal winners will have their faces on Royal Mail stamps - just 24 hours after Bradley Wiggins, Helen Glover and Heather Stanning stood on the podium.

The women's pair rowers will be the first all-female sports team to appear on a Royal Mail stamp.

The stamp will be on sale in over 500 Post Office branches, including in Glover's home town of Penzance and Reading, Berkshire where the rowing pair live, but the stamps will not make it to Stanning's hometown of Lossiemouth in Scotland until Friday.

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Rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning on the Royal Mail Stamp

A fleet of 90 vehicles will deliver the stamps across the UK to over 500 Post Offices to be on sale by lunchtime on Thursday .

The postal service will also paint a red post box gold in each of the medal winners' hometowns.

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A postbox painted gold outside Westminster Abbey

Moya Greene, Royal Mail Chief Executive, said: "We're delighted to be issuing these very special Gold Medal stamps to recognise our Olympic champion UK athletes.

"This is a first for Royal Mail and we are proud to play our part in celebrating the many victories this summer.

"We will be printing millions of stamps to enable customers to celebrate these sporting successes and I'm sure they will be treasured as unique souvenirs of Team GB's victories for years to come."