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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Australia 2015
Netball World Cup Sydney 2015






This stamp issue celebrates Netball World Cup SYDNEY 2015 (NWC2015), which will be held from 7 to 16 August 2015 at Sydney Olympic Park. The top 16 netball nations from around the globe will compete over 10 days for international netball’s ultimate prize.

The four-yearly event, held since 1963, is a celebration of the sport of netball, which is the most popular women’s team sport in Australia. NWC2015 marks the second time that Sydney has hosted the tournament, the last being in 1991, and the third time for Australia.

The 16 teams qualified via a series of Regional Qualifying Events held in all corners of the world. Set to compete this year are Australia, Barbados, England, Fiji, Jamaica, Malawi, New Zealand, Samoa, Scotland, Singapore, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, Uganda, Wales and Zambia.

The Australian Diamonds team is currently ranked No. 1 in the International Netball Federation’s world rankings. Australia is the event’s reigning champion, winning 10 out of 13 tournaments to date and coming second three times.



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STAMP SHEETLET

AUSTRALIA POST PRICE: 7.00$





FIRST DAY GUMMED STAMP COVER

AUSTRALIA POST PRICE: 1.00$






MAXICARD

AUSTRALIA POST PRICE: 1.80$




ISSUE DATE: 4 August 2015
ISSUE WITHDRAWAL DATE: 28 February 2016
FDI WITHDRAWAL DATE: 2 September 2015
NOMINAL VALUE: 1 x 70c
STAMP DESIGN: Jo Muré
PRODUCT DESIGN: Jo Muré
PRINTER: Bambra McKellar
PAPER: Gummed (Tullis Russell) C100
PRINTING PROCESS: Lithography
STAMP SIZE: 26mm x 37.5mm
PERFORATIONS: 13.86 x 14.6
MINISHEET SIZE: -
SHEET LAYOUT: Sheetlet of 10
FDI POSTMARK: Sydney, NSW 2000