tpg post and atos origin have taken the opportunity to issue a special postage stamp to honour the top sport by immortalising two special athletes on the postage stamp ‘going for gold’. It has unique moving images of dutch skating legends “ard schenk” and “yvonne van gennip”, a stamp on which both skaters are seen in action through the use of an innovative “lenticular” technique.

there is a sequence of twelve film stills taken from the winning races at sapporo and calgary, to portray ard and yvonne skating in full flight over four square centimetres. the “going for gold” stamps have a face value of € 0.39. the stamps have a print-run of 700,000 sheets and are available from february 9 at post offices or through the tpg post website. click here for video. (2mb)

2006.02.16