Malta Post issued a set of two stamps commemorating the Summer Olympic Games London 2012. The stamps, depict the 2012 Olympic Games logo and Wenlock, one of the Games’ mascots.
“The Philatelic Bureau of MaltaPost chose to reflect the magnitude of the upcoming Olympics – the biggest sporting event in the world,”. “With 26 sports in play, 10,500 athletes taking part and millions of spectators watching the action, the 2012 Games are set to be one of the largest ever. Thus we believe it is important for Malta to highlight such important international activities, especially as some of our top sportspeople will also be representing Malta in London.”
The two stamps highlight two very important focuses of this year’s Olympics – its logo and its mascot.
The logo is a representation of the number 2012, with the Olympic Rings embedded within the zero. It was designed to have a flexible colour palate so as to enable corporate sponsors to integrate their own colours, but the standard hues are green, magenta, orange and blue.
Meanwhile, one of the Games’ two Official Mascots is Wenlock and he will take up pole position on stamp. Wenlock and his co-mascot Mandeville (who will represent the Paralympic Games), were chosen from designs submitted by over 100 different international agencies. Wenlock’s design incorporates a London taxi light, a camera that allows him to record everything and friendship bands in the five colours of the Olympic Rings.
Title: Summer Olympic Games London 2012 – Malta
Date of Issue: 27 July 2012
Denominations: €0.37, €2.11