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Adrian13/07/2012 14:40:30
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The official Stamp Magazine verdict is in!

Here's my thoughts:

- commemorative worth: I agree with the reasoning behind the scoring, for this is olympic issue no. umpteen. However, it is the first one which has some direct link to the games (well, I suppose the definitives were also getting close) so I would downgrade all the previous issues to 1 star and give this sheet a four star rating.

- design: I think I would go for four stars here as well. The design is very clever and as sports stamps they would merit five stars, but I don't see why they're particularly olympic, so that's why I would go for 4 stars here.

- wow factor: yes, two stars for me as well. The only wow factor is the design, which is okay, but other than that it's pretty immaterial. But then, seeing today's poll which suggests that at least 2/3 of Brits couldn't care less about the games, it probably does do justice to the games, or at least it represents the nation's true feelings.

Overall: not for me, thanks. I'll stock up on some more Dickens stamps and will aawit the next issue...

But more importantly: what do you all think?

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