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Saturday, October 24, 2015

UK 2015
Rugby World Cup




COUNTRY: UNITED KINGDOM
ISSUE DATE: 9 September 2015
THEME: Rugby World Cup
PERFORATION: 14.5 x 14
STAMP SIZE: 41mm x 30mm
STAMP DESIGN: Hat-Trick Design
ILLUSTRATION: Geoff Appleton


This set of eight Mint Stamps, is presented in four se-tenant strips and features the official Rugby World Cup 2015 logo. The illustrations were created on A4 canvases, with several painted layers per image, which were then combined digitally. The foregrounds offer fine detail and contrast; while the textured backgrounds have a more primitive feel, with thumbprints to suggest faces in the crowd.












FIRST DAY COVER






 :: ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 
The illustrations reference the following photographic sources – tackle © AP/PA Images; scrum and line-out © Image Source/CORBIS; try and drop goal © Camillo Natale-Miles/Saracens RFC; conversion © Getty Images; pass © Douglas Fisher; ruck © International Rugby Board; TM © RWC Ltd 1986