Royal Mail is celebrating the end of Rugby World Cup 2015 with a special postmark congratulating the winners, New Zealand.
The postmark will be applied to millions of items of UK stamped mail nationwide from Saturday 31 October to Wednesday 4 November. It will read
Congratulations to New Zealand Rugby World Cup 2015 winners
Rugby World Cup 2015 was hosted by England for the second time – the first occasion being 24 years ago. Today’s Final at Twickenham was the culmination of 48 matches held up and down the country, over the past 44 days, from St James’ Park in Newcastle to Brighton Community Stadium.
The winning of the Rugby World Cup is considered the greatest prize in Rugby and is one of the world’s most admired competitions. 20 teams from around the world competed to lift the Webb Ellis Cup, named in honour of the sport’s folkloric founder, English schoolboy William Webb Ellis.
Andrew Hammond from Royal Mail, said: “Postmarks are used to commemorate significant moments in the country’s history. England being chosen as the hosts for Rugby World Cup 2015 is certainly something to remember.
No picture was available with the press release email.
UPDATE 6 November: But I have been sent these, the first from the myroyalmail website (the press release still isn't on the Royal Mail Group Media webpage where all(?) press releases are supposed to be):
And Mike sent the alternative layout used at Edinburgh. Mike pointed out that the wording at Edinburgh was different -
Further update... Thanks to GW I can now show the other format (from Bristol Mail Centre) which does indeed include the word 'to', per the original email.