Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Hong Kong 2016 Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Hong Kong released on 5 August 2016 a set of 4 stamps to commemorate the XXXI Olympiad that took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The fourth stamp features a golfer and a rugby player, the rugby player was printed with a holographic surface. The stamps also appeared on a miniature sheet.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Australia 2016 Fair Dinkum Aussie Alphabet 2

In this second installment of Fair Dinkum Aussie Alphabet, released on 16 August 2016, containing 5 stamps, of interesting are 2 of them, representing A and R. In A, where Aaron the angry Aussie Rules aficionado is anxious that acclaimed Adelaide achieves its ambition, and Aussie Rules Football is played with an oval ball. In R, the rapacious Rebecca regards her rusty refrigerator replete with relics robbed from her rich relatives, and one of the relics is a rugby ball!
These stamps are released both in gummed-back and self-adhesive versions. The self-adhesive versions are released as stamp booklets of 10 stamps of the same design.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Germany 2016 A rugby ball

Germany issued a set of semi-postal stamps on sports on 2 May 2016, featuring the football ball, the rugby ball and the golf ball. This is the stamp featuring the rugby ball.

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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Brazil 2015 Rio 2016 Olympic Games

These 2 stamps, differing only in background colouring, is from a Brazilian sheet of 20 stamps released on 24 March 2015, as the first of a 3-series stamp issue leading to Rio 2016 Olympic Games. The sheet of 20 stamps contains 2 sets of stamps featuring 10 sports, rugby being one of the sports; the foreground designs featuring the different sports are similar, but the 2 sets of stamps are printed on a sheet with a unique background, hence giving a result of 2 sets of stamps of different designs. This scheme will probably be repeatedly for the remaining 2 sets in the series.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Great Britain 2015 Rugby World Cup

The Royal Mail is issuing a set of 8 stamps to commemorate the hosting of Rugby World Cup 2015. The image here shows a first day cover for the issue.

New Zealand 2015 All Blacks Jersey Stamp

The New Zealand post is releasing an oddity stamp to celebrate the All Blacks on 2 September 2015. The stamp contains real fabric from the All Blacks 2015 Home Replica Jersey supplied by Adidas. The fabric is printed with logos of the All Blacks, Adidas and AIG, then die-cut to replicate the real jersey and applied to gummed stamp paper, with the complete design replicating a framed jersey.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Guinea 2015 25th Anniversary of Nelson Mandela's Liberation

The Republic of Guinea celebrated the 25th Anniversary of Nelson Mandela's with 2 souvenir sheets, on 22 June 2015, where the designs feature important events in Mandela's life after his liberation. This one shown above has the third stamp showing the victorious 1995 Springbok captain, Francois Pienaar, sharing the glory of the Web Ellis Cup with Mandela dressed in Springbok jersey.