Sunday, 14 July 2019

1472. 🇬🇧 Yes, There Will Be England Winners Stamps!


  🇬🇧 Yes, Royal Mail will release stamps to commemorate the English team’s historic and astonishing victory over New Zealand in the Cricket World Cup at Lord’s yesterday. The issue will take the form of a miniature sheet containing 4 different stamps and there will be a second miniature sheet containing another 4 stamps to belatedly celebrate the victory of the England Women’s team in 2017 (well they couldn’t celebrate the men’s victory without commemorating the women’s success could they?)
  Each sheet will contain 2 x 1st Class rate stamps and 2 x £1.60p stamps.  The stamps will go on sale ‘from later in the summer’.
  Royal Mail will also celebrate the victories by arranging for postboxes situated at the various cricket grounds which hosted the competition to be painted white and gold. Additionally two other postboxes will be similarly treated - those situated at locations of special meaning to the captains of the two teams - Eoin Morgan and Heather Knight. The postboxes will retain the special decorations for a period of 3 months.
  A commemorative postmark noting the English team’s success will be introduced on Wednesday 17 July.
  All this sounds like good news. Well done Royal Mail!
  See Blog 1471.



4 comments:

  1. We were robbed, Stokes was over awarded one run. New Zealand are true winners. Poms cheated.

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    1. Hello Bearhunter. That’s one way of looking at it. Perhaps New Zealand Post should issue a ‘New Zealand Winners’ set of stamps regardless of what the biased umpires said! That would be philatelically very interesting!
      Best wishes, WK.

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  2. Royal Mail are always happy to produce stamps for ENGLAND winners, and loath to produce stamps for Scottish, Welsh or Northern Ireland winners. Still waiting for a Chris Hoy stamp!

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  3. Hello Rob K. Chris Hoy was featured in the Olympic Gold Medal winners stamp issue of 2012 having a stamp to himself.
    As regards bias towards England I imagine Royal Mail would issue a celebratory stamp if Scotland actually won a significant competition.
    Best wishes, WK.

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