Wednesday, June 30, 2010

France 2010 Languedoc-Rousillon Pre-personalised Minisheet

The french post issued on 12 June 2010, 24 pre-personalised minisheets to illustrate regional attractions and specialities, each minisheet comes with 10 self-adhesive stamps. The one for the region of Languedoc-Rousillon illustrates rugby (scrum) and has one of the 10 stamps featuring a "Wallaby" rugby ball placed for kicking.

Monday, June 7, 2010

New Zealand 2010 100 Years of Maori Rugby

I just received this notice from New Zealand Post informing of this issue on 9 June 2010, I thought it is an interesting postal item, except that there is no postmark. The issue comprises of 2 stamps, a 50c-stamp featuring the 2010 Centenary Jersey that will be worn by players in the 3-match Centenary Series, and a $1.80-stamp featuring the Centenary logo. The 2 stamps are reprised in a very nice miniature sheet carrying a photo of the 1st Maori rugby team. The FDCs illustration and the first day of issue cancellation are interesting collectors' items, too. It would be interesting to see what comes out of New Zealand as posted covers during the days the matches of the Centenary Series are played.