Wednesday, June 20, 2012

France 2012 Andre Lhote - Rugby Players

For the modern art exhibition entitled "Gleizes - Metzinger / Du cubisme et après" ("Gleizes - Metzinger / From cubism and after") organised by the French Postal Museum in Paris, a booklet of 12 self-adhesive stamps, entitled "Du Cubisme - Paintings of the twentieth century", was put on preview sale on 10 May 2012 at the French Postal Museum and the "Carré d'Encre". Among the 12 self-adhesive stamps is the one entitled "Rugby (1917)" by André Lhote. The official release date of the stamp booklet for general sale is on 16 July 2012. The actual painting is located at the Musée d'Art Moderne - Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. Other versions of the same theme by Lhote exist.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

A Tiki Tour of New Zealand #2

The New Zealand Post issued on 4 July 2012 a beautiful sheetlet for the second of the Tiki Tour series. And the  stamp located in the centre of the second row in the sheet features a rugby goal with 2 touch judges raising their flags. The sheet is broken up into 3 parts to make a set of 3 FDCs.