The answer is two, and here they are:
Now where are Mo’s two golden post boxes, somewhere in the host borough of Newham?
Special Stamps for all Paralympics medal winners?
But perhaps a more important question for the Post Office though, is why are they not intending to issue special stamps for each of the Paralympics winners? The official explanation is “it is logistically and practically impossible for Royal Mail to produce an individual stamp for every one of the gold medallists for ParalympicsGB.”
Instead they will issue just six stamps to cover all Paralympics gold medal winners.
Update Wednesday 15th August for Paralympics Gold Medal Winners Stamps
Royal Mail today caved in to pressure and made the following announcement on twitter:
We’re pleased to announce we’ll be creating a Gold Medal stamp for each ParalympicsGB individual or team win bit.ly/NptWCx
— Royal Mail Stamps (@RoyalMailStamps) August 15, 2012
Mo Farah’s Two Golden Post Boxes
The locations of Mo’s two gold painted post boxes have been established as one in Isleworth and one in Teddington.
The first golden post box for Mo was painted in Isleworth at 477 London Road. He attended Isleworth & Syon School.
The latest gold post box is in Teddington, on the corner of Teddington High Street and North Lane, near Sweatshop where he used to work.