at the 2012 London Olympics. Murray was the first British man since 1908 to win the Gold Medal in singles at the Olympics. To commemorate that achievement,
the Royal Mail issued a first-class stamp in Murray's honor
, which is on sale across the United Kingdom. In addition, the Royal Mail also painted a traditional red mailbox "gold" in Dunblane, Scotland, Murray's hometown. During the 2012 London Olympics, the Royal Mail was issuing stamps (the next day!) to honor each Gold Medal won by a British athlete.
Andy Murray is not the first tennis star to have a postage stamp issued in his home country. Roger Federer had a stamp issued in Switzerland
, Ana Ivanovic had one in Serbia
and the 2010 Davis Cup Champion Serbian team, which included Novak Djokovic
, also was honored with a commemorative postage stamp
. For both stamp collectors and tennis fans, these commemorative stamps are an exciting addition to their "collections".