Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Hong Kong 2016 Games of the XXXI Olympiad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Hong Kong released on 5 August 2016 a set of 4 stamps to commemorate the XXXI Olympiad that took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The fourth stamp features a golfer and a rugby player, the rugby player was printed with a holographic surface. The stamps also appeared on a miniature sheet.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Australia 2016 Fair Dinkum Aussie Alphabet 2

In this second installment of Fair Dinkum Aussie Alphabet, released on 16 August 2016, containing 5 stamps, of interesting are 2 of them, representing A and R. In A, where Aaron the angry Aussie Rules aficionado is anxious that acclaimed Adelaide achieves its ambition, and Aussie Rules Football is played with an oval ball. In R, the rapacious Rebecca regards her rusty refrigerator replete with relics robbed from her rich relatives, and one of the relics is a rugby ball!
These stamps are released both in gummed-back and self-adhesive versions. The self-adhesive versions are released as stamp booklets of 10 stamps of the same design.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Germany 2016 A rugby ball

Germany issued a set of semi-postal stamps on sports on 2 May 2016, featuring the football ball, the rugby ball and the golf ball. This is the stamp featuring the rugby ball.

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