Sunday, August 3, 2014

New Zealand 2014 All Blacks

New Zealand celebrated again their favourite sport team, the All Blacks, on 7 May 2014 with a miniature sheet containing stamps with the silver fern. With this simple design, that seemed to have been used in a previous year, and the same stamp design for stamps differing only in size, this really looks like a very frivolous issue. Alright, I admit that there's a change in postage rate, but usually the solution would be for a new set of definitives.

New Zealand 2014 Legendary Landmarks

New Zealand released on 2 July 2014 a sheet of 18 stamps featuring icons of legendary landmarks. A rugby ball is found printed over 2 stamps depicting Hunterville's dog and Taupo's bicycle in the 4th row of stamps.

Guyana 2013 Remembering Nelson Mandela

This Guyana souvenir sheet was released 15 December 2013 in memoriam of Nelson Mandela. There 2 sets of 3 different stamps in it, and one of the stamp design shows Nelson Mandela in Springboks jersey posing together with the Rugby World Cup, also known as the Web Ellis Cup; this photograph was probably taken in 1995 when South Africa hosted and won the 3rd Rugby World Cup.

Antigua & Barbuda 2013 Remembering Nelson Mandela

Antigua & Barbuda released on 15 December 2013 two souvenir sheets as memoriam for Nelson Mandela, on the first sheet (Scott 3237), one of the 6 stamps show Mandela in Springboks jersey and cap when South Africa hosted and won the 3rd Rugby World Cup.

San Marino 2013 Stamp on stamp

San Marino Post celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Italian Thematic Philately Centre on 9 October 2013 with a stamp featuring past stamps, one of which is part of a 4-stamp issue commemorating the 5th Rugby World Cup.