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Team GB's Olympic stamps

Olympic champions honoured by Royal Mail

It's fair to say that Team GB smashed their medal targets for London 2012, with a sensational gold rush that saw us deliver a total of 29 Olympic titles - the greatest haul since 1908. A series of special edition stamps pay tribute to our gold-winning athletes. As Olympic mania draws to a close, come remind yourselves of their achievements with these delightful pieces of postal history...

ABOVE: Anthony Joshua brings Team GB's gold medal haul to 29 in the men's super heavyweight

ABOVE: Luke Campbell beats Ireland's John Joe Nevin to score gold in the men's bantamweight boxing

ABOVE: It's a beautiful victory for Mo Farah in the men's 5,000m, as he becomes just the seventh man to take the 5,000m and 10,000m double

ABOVE: Ed McKeever - "the Usain Bolt on water" - sweeps to victory in the canoe sprint 200m men's single kayak

ABOVE: Jade Jones beats China's Yuzhuo Hou to claim Great Britain's first taekwondo gold

ABOVE: Nicola Adams hits the history books by winning the first gold medal awarded for women's boxing at an Olympic Games - in the women's flyweight category

ABOVE: Charlotte Dujardin and her horse Valegro score a beautifully executed gold with Great Britain's first individual dressage gold medal

ABOVE: Chris Hoy became Britain's most decorated Olympian with a sixth Olympic gold medal in the men's keirin event

ABOVE: Laura Bechtolsheimer, Charlotte Dujardin and Carl Hester brought home Britain's first ever medal - a gold! - in the Olympics dressage event

ABOVE: Alistair Brownlee scored a brilliant triathlon gold medal

ABOVE: Laura Trott secured a second incredible gold in the omnium race at the Olympic velodrome

ABOVE: Jason Kenny celebrated his second gold at London 2012 with an individual sprint win

ABOVE: Scott Brash, Peter Charles, Ben Maher and Nick Skelton delivered Britain's first showjumping gold medal in 60 years

ABOVE: Andy Murray won in straight sets against his long-time rival Roger Federer to secure a brilliant Olympic gold

ABOVE: Ben Ainslie sailed to success with a fourth gold medal in Finn class, becoming the most decorated Olympic sailor in history

ABOVE: Mo Farah sent the 80,000-strong stadium crowd wild with a brilliant gold win in the men's 10,000m final, becoming the first British male to achieve such a feat

ABOVE: Greg Rutherford leapt into history with a long jump gold - the first time a Briton has held the title since 1964

ABOVE: Jessica Ennis scored an unforgettable Olympic heptathlon gold

ABOVE: Danielle King, Joanna Rowsell and Laura Trott beat their own world record time twice in one day as they stormed to gold in the women's team pursuit

ABOVE: It was a gold-shaded victory for Katherine Copeland and Sophie Hosking in the women's lightweight double sculls

ABOVE: Alex Gregory, Tom James, Pete Reed and Andrew Triggs-Hodge led all way in an epic men's four race

ABOVE: Victoria Pendleton raced to gold in the women's keirin race, outstripping her great rival Anna Meares of Australia

ABOVE: British cycling quartet Steven Burke, Ed Clancy, Peter Kennaugh and Geraint Thomas clocked a world record of three minutes 51.659 seconds in the men's team pursuit

ABOVE: Katherine Grainger and Anna Watkins claimed gold in rowing for women's double skulls

ABOVE: Sir Chris Hoy, Jason Kenny and Philip Hindes stormed to victory in the men’s team sprint

ABOVE: It was an Olympic gold victory for Peter Wilson in the double trap shooting event

ABOVE: Etienne Stott and Tim Baillie took the Olympic title in the men’s two-man canoe slalom

ABOVE: Bradley Wiggins struck gold in the men's time trial, hot on the heels of his Tour de France triumph

ABOVE: Helen and Heather Stanning won Team GB’s first gold in women's pairs rowing

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