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Millennium Bridge and London Eye feature on Paralympics stamps

Royal Mail will this week issue a set of four stamps to mark the start of the Paralympic Games - and two of the stamps feature SE1 landmarks.

Millennium Bridge and London Eye feature on Paralympics stamps

The stamps will be available from Wednesday 29 August, the first day of the Paralympic Games. Royal Mail will become the first postal administration whose country is hosting the games to issue a set of stamps to celebrate the start of the Paralympic Games.

Included in the set are two first class stamps. The first features a Paralympian competing in athletics alongside the Olympic Stadium, whilst the second shows wheelchair basketball together with the Palace of Westminster.

The set also includes two 1.28 stamps for worldwide airmail postage.

The first of these stamps features powerlifting with St Paul's Cathedral and the Millennium Bridge while the other features a Paralympic cyclist alongside the London Eye.

"The Paralympics will be a wonderful event London's looking forward to welcoming Paralympians from all over the globe, and we think these stamps are an excellent way to reflect the once-in-a-lifetime event," said Moya Greene, chief executive of Royal Mail.

SE1 landmarks also featured strongly in the stamps issued by Royal Mail for the start of the Olympic Games at the end of July.

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