Austrian "world's quickest stamp" to honour Euro champions
By printing stamps of the new European champions within hours after the final whistle, Austria's postal service wants to set a new record in making "the quickest stamp in the world", the Oesterreichische Post company announced Monday, the dpa reported.
Right after Germany, Russia, Spain or Turkey emerge as the winner of the finals on June 29 in Vienna, Oesterreichische Post and the Austrian state printing house will set to work to create sheets including 10 stamps of the winner and match information such as the result and name of the scorers.
At 2 am local time on June 30, a post office in central Vienna will start selling the stamps in a bid to break a 2001 world record when the British Royal Mail printed a stamp 10 hours and 24 minutes after the Queen had approved the design.
"The stamp will say 3-1 for Spain, I hope," Oesterreichische Post spokesperson Michael Homola said.