Thursday, August 11, 2011

New Zealand 2011 3D Web Ellis Cup

NZ Post is releasing on 7 September 2011 a self-adhesive stamp featuring the Web Ellis Cup, the prize of the Rugby World Cup. This special issue will have the trophy in 3D, being produced using Motionstamp HDR 3D technology, making the cup stand out against the stylistic interpretation of the Mangopare (Hammerhead Shark) and the Koru (Fern Shoot) in the background.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

South Africa 2011 Rugby World Cup - The Springboks

The Springboks are to South Africa as the All Blacks are to New Zealand. For the 2011 Rugby World Cup, the South African Post is releasing on 19 August 2011, a sheetlet of 10 stamps featuring the Springboks emblem used since its inception. The first stamp in the sheetlet shows the emblem used from 1906 to 1933, followed by stamps showing the emblem used from 1937 to 1962 and the South African Rugby Board badge used from 1935 to 1972. Other stamps feature the rugby emblems used from 1963 tot 1964 and 1965 to 1989; the South African Rugby Union badge used from 1966 to 1991, the emblem used from 1992 to 1995; 1996 to 2003; 2004 to 2008 and lastly, from 2009 to the present year.