World Design Capital 2014 stamps released

The Post Office ran a competition for budding artists to make their mark on a stamp.

FILE: The South African Post Office (Sapo) has released a very limited run celebrating World Design Capital 2014.

CAPE TOWN - Stamp collectors are bound to feel excited on Friday as the South African Post Office (Sapo) released a very limited run celebrating World Design Capital 2014.

The Post Office ran a competition for budding artists to make their mark on a stamp.

The winner's design is a series of quotes by famous South Africans and is slotted into one of the World Design Capital's themes of a global conversation.

Sapo spokesperson Martie Gilchrist says the stamps are bound to ignite ones imagination.

"They approved our suggestion for a stamp design competition and now it's being launched. We hope everybody is going to buy stamps and send letters all over the world."