Royal Mail Issued Stamps on Rugby World Cup

royal mail stampsOn 18th September, England kick off the 8th Rugby world cup when they face Fiji in the first game of the 2015 Rugby world Cup.20 of the world’s best International Rugby Union Teams will take part in a tournament that will be televised to an audience of billions throughout the world, running between 18th September, culminating with a final that will take place on 31st October.

A set of 8 stamps printed as se-tenant pairs. These stamps cover a range of values and bear the official Rugby World Cup 2015 logo that only official, approved products can display.

2nd class – Tackle

2nd class – Scrum .

1st class – Try

1st class – Conversion

£1.00     – Pass

£1.00     – Drop Goal

£1.52      – Ruck

£1.52      – Line-Out

Designed by hat-trick and illustrated by Geoff Appleton, the Rugby World Cup 2015 stamps are uncompromisingly black and white. “It’s a celebration of the game of rugby itself,” explains hat-trick’s Creative Director Gareth Howat, “so there are no favours to particular teams, players or stadia. The images are stripped right back, and in the context of stamps, they feel quite radical.” Issue Date: 18th September 2015

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