Wednesday, 28 August 2019

ICC Cricket World Cup Winners stamp issue - 26 September 2019

The long-drawn out process of obtaining permissions, chosing photos, designing the miniature sheets and getting them printed has now been completed and Royal Mail have launched the products today (or yesterday maybe if you saw Royal Mail's website!).

Miniature Sheet for 2017 Women's World Cup Winners



Stamp designs and acknowledgements:

1st class  – the England team posing for a photo after their victory, photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images;

1st class  – England players congratulating Anya Shrubsole, photo by John Walton © PA images;

£1.60  – England captain Heather Knight and team-mates celebrating their win, photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images;

£1.60 – the England side celebrating on the balcony at Lord’s Cricket Ground, photo by Harry Trump-IDI/IDI via Getty Images TM ICC Business Corporation FZ LLC 2018.



Miniature Sheet for 2019 Men's World Cup Winners


Stamp designs and acknowledgements:

1st class – England Captain Eoin Morgan lifting the Cricket World Cup Trophy, photo by Stu Forster-IDI/IDI via Getty Images;

1st class – Eoin Morgan and team-mates celebrating, photo by Philip Brown/Popperfoto via Getty Images;

£1.60 – England players celebrating their win, photo by Gareth Copley-IDI/IDI via Getty Images;


£1.60 – England players congratulating Ben Stokes, photo by Philip Brown/Popperfoto via Getty Images

Official licensed products of England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). Manufactured and sold under licence by Royal Mail Group Ltd. The Three Lions and Crown Logo and We Are England Cricket Logo are registered trademarks of the ECB. © 2018 England and Wales Cricket Board Limited. All rights are reserved.

Technical Details:
Printed by International Security Printers (ISP) in litho, the sheets are 192 x 74 mm, with stamps 60 x 30 mm (Olympic landscape size).    Product codes MZ150 (Men's), MZ151 (Women's).

Products
Miniature sheet, two first day covers, single presentation pack.
No stamp cards will be produced for this issue.

FDC Postmarking:  Special postmarks will be available for 28 days after issue date to allow collectors to choose which postmark to use.  Special Handstamps will be shown on Royal Mail's Postmark webpage when they have been proposed by sponsors and approved.



3 comments:

  1. For some reason, I'm not really bothered with this stamp edition, plus I hate Cricket with passion as a sport can be so boring to watch

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  2. Of course the fundamental problem with this issue is, its simply too late. Obviously the process of a short notice issue needs to be streamlined and perhaps prepared in advance, if they are to do it successfully. THe addition of an event from two years ago as an afterthought to appease PC sensibilities is also laughable, if not actually insulting to the Women's team.

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  3. I'm disappointed that after all that planning time they have come up with 8 rather similar images - no action shots available? No formal team picture? Compared to the 2003 Rugby World Cup or 2013 Andy Murray Wimbledon minisheets these are a bit feeble IMHO

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