Wednesday, February 18, 2015

New Zealand 2015 Stamp Issue
ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

:: THEME: ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
 :: ISSUE DATE: 4 February 2015 
  :: STAMPS/FDC DESIGN: New Zealand Post

New Zealand and Australia previously hosted the ICC Cricket World Cup in 1992. 23 years on, the 2015 tournament will attract a new generation of cricket lovers. The tournament will see 49 matches played over 44 days during the summer months of February and March, with the final held on 29 March at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. Contested in a 50-over format, fourteen teams from across the globe will battle it out to be awarded the title of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 champions.
To commemorate this thrilling sporting event, New Zealand Post is issuing official ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 memorabilia, consisting of a unique dome-shaped commemorative coin, a sheet of stamps and a set of first day covers that represent the fourteen contesting teams.

‘Have a ball’ at ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
This colourful set of stamps consists of fourteen cricket ball-shaped self-adhesive stamps – one for each team competing in the ICC Cricket World Cup: New Zealand, Sri Lanka, England, Australia, Scotland, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, South Africa, Zimbabwe, India, Pakistan, West Indies, Ireland and the United Arab Emirates. Each stamp features team colours and imagery, as well as the official ICC Cricket World Cup logo.

Part of this issue are two first day covers, each with seven stamps from the issue. The stamps on the first day covers represent the two pools of the tournament, and are a must-have for any sports stamp collection.


Date of issue: 4 February 2015
Number of stamps: 14 self adhesive stamps
Stamps and first day covers designed by: New Zealand Post, Wellington, New Zealand
Printer and process: Southern Colour Print Ltd by offset lithography
Number of colours: Four process colours with synseal overgloss
Stamp size and format: 35mm round

Paper type: Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor psa stamp paper

Number of stamps per sheet: 14

Withdrawal date: 3 February 2016

ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Set of 2 First Day Covers (FDC)
Two First Day Covers with self adhesive stamps affixed.
PRICE: $12.20