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.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Monaco 2015 Rugby World Cup

Monaco is in the forefront in issuing a stamp for the 2015 Rugby World Cup, to be held in England and Wales from 18 to 31 October.The single stamp, issued on 28 July 2015, is oval-shaped showing rugbymen diving for a ball featuring the English and Welsh flags; the stadium in the design also features flags of other participating countries: South Africa, Argentina, Scotland, USA, France, Japan, and Uruguay.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Guinea 2014 Rugby at the Asian Games

This stamp on rugby is found in a Republic of Guinea souvenir sheet with 4 sports stamps released on 27 October 2014 for the 2014 Asian Games, held in Incheon, Republic of Korea.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Pitcairn Islands 2014 Nelson Mandela in Springboks jersey

The Pitcairn Islands celebrated the life of Nelson Mandela with a set of 4 stamps released on 3 november 2014. The $1.80 stamp shows Nelson Mandela in Springboks jersey doffing his cap.