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2018 FIFA World Cup Russia Postage Stamps - ALL ISSUED STAMPS by different countries

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Brazil - FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - Cover with set of stamps

Brazil issued a set of 2 stamps on the event of FIFA 2018 Football World Cup Russia, held in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018.
The complete set of 2 stamps has been used on the cover and was posted from Brazil on 21 June 2018.
It's a lovely addition in my FIFA 2018 Stamps Collection.

More details about all the FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia Stamps can be seen here.

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Spain / Espana UN Year of Dialogue Among Civilizations stamps - 2001

What a cover this has been!
A gem for my thematic collection on "2001 - United Nations Year of Dialogue Among Civilizations", from Spain with a pair of Spanish Dialogue stamp.
The cover from Spain features 5 other stamps as well.
I love the look of this cover - Very lightly stamped.
Really awesome cover!

Serbia Set of Stamps for 2018 FIFA Soccer World Cup Russia

Serbia issued a set of 2 stamps and a Souvenir Sheet on the event of FIFA 2018 Football World Cup Russia, held in Russia from 14 June to 15 July 2018.
It's another magnificent addition in my FIFA 2018 collection.

More details about the Serbia FIFA 2018 Set of 2 Stamps can be seen here.

You can also see the Serbian cover with Souvenir Sheet here.


Serbia - FIFA 2018 Football World Cup Russia - Cover with Souvenir Sheet

FIFA 2018 Football World Cup Russia - Posted cover from Serbia with Souvenir Sheet on it.
It's indeed a beautiful addition in my FIFA 2018 collection.

More details about the Serbia FIFA 2018 Souvenir Sheet can be seen here.

Check out the cover with Serbia Set of 2 FIFA 2018 Stamps here.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

1935 2½d “Prussian Blue” - The most iconic colour error in GB philately

The most iconic colour error in GB philately: It is one of the most iconic stamps in the world.
 
The story behind the discovery of the 1935 2½d “Prussian Blue” is one of the most well known in GB philately.
 
Great Britain 1935 'Silver Jubilee'
2½d “Prussian Blue”
SG 456a
A superb unmounted mint example


The story goes as follows…

King George V (known as the “Stamp King”) was a passionate stamp collector. So, on June 6th 1934, when he was asked for his permission for a commemorative stamp issue to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of his Accession to the Throne, he was delighted to say “YES”.

The designers put forward 12 different design ideas but the King was not impressed by any of them. So, On October 2nd 1934 the designers were sent back to the drawing board…

On October 25th 1934, a further 22 designs were submitted. Finally, the design of Mr Barnett Freeman was accepted.

On January 7th 1935, the King approved the final design. Just one question remained… what colour did he want the stamp to be?
 
Given the choice of “Prussian blue” or “Blue”, the King opted for the latter.
 
But, all didn’t go to plan…
 
Why this stamp is so rare
 
The printers, Harrison & Son, printed some sheets in the “Prussian blue” colour in error.
 
They realised their mistake and quickly destroyed the erroneous sheets, except for six sheets sent to the Post Office Stores for inspection.
 
The Superintendent Warehouseman was asked to destroy the six sheets apart from a block of four to be retained for reference purposes.
 
However, a further mistake was made and only two of the sheets were destroyed. The other four were accidentally placed with the correct colour sheets by a busy worker.
 
Three of these sheets were sent to the Edmonton Post Office in North London. The other sheet was issued to an unknown Post Office.
 
As a result, we know that only 480 of these stamps were ever issued.
 
A Profitable Trip to the Post Office
 
On June 2nd 1935, a collector, Mr A J Stavridi, sent his secretary to buy the new Silver Jubilee stamps from the Post Office in Upper Edmonton.
 
On inspecting the stamps, Mr Stavridi noticed that some of the stamps were different from the others.
 
Some were blue…others were “Prussian blue”.
 
Mr Stavridi quickly returned to the Post Office and purchased the remainder of the “Prussian blue” stamps.
 
Of the 360 stamps at Edmonton Post Office, 41 had already been sold. Mr Stavridi bought the remaining 319 stamps.
 
He mailed some of the stamps to his friends as souvenirs.
 
Of the 41 sold copies, ten were used on magazines sent to Australia, of which one survived; two were sent to a collector in Tonbridge. One other was used on a letter sent to Holland and was discovered in 1937.
 
To this day, the 2½d Prussian blue remains one of the rarest and most famous stamps from Great Britain. Quite simply, it should not have been printed.
 
Due to its rarity and desirability, the value of this stamp as an investment is well proven.


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Tajikistan - FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - Set of 3 Stamps

Tajikistan issued a set of 3 stamps for FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia on 19 June 2017 - Almost a year before the kick off to the tournament.


Saudi Arabia - FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - Souvenir Sheet issued

Saudi Post issued a postage souvenir sheet on 12 June 2018 on the eve of Saudi National Team participation in 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.
The denomination of the FIFA 2018 souvenir sheet by Saudi Arabia is 5 Saudi Riyals.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Sierre Leone - FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - Set of 4 Stamps

Sierre Leone - FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - Set of 4 Stamps



Togo - FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - Set of 4 Stamps

Togo - FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - Set of 4 Stamps




Spain (Espana) - FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - Single Stamp

Spain (Espana) - FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - Single Stamp
FIFA 2018 Spain Stamps have been issued in a premium sheet of 8 stamps.



North Korea - FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - Stamps issued in 2011 and 2018

North Korea - FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia!

Stamps issued in 2011


Stamps issued in 2018





Turkey - FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - Set of 4 Stamps

Turkey - FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - Set of 4 Stamps


Peru - Stamp issue for FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia

Peru - Postage Stamp issue for FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia.

Peru was among two last team that qualified for the tournament on November 15, 2017. The other team was Australia.




Mexico - FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia set of 2 stamps issued

Mexico has released a set of 2 stamps to commemorate FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia.

Mexico is one of these representations you expect to see on every WC tournament. They are 5th in this category with 16 appearances so far with only Brazil (21), Germany (19), Italy (18) and Argentina (17) ahead of them.

They also decided to go with the national selection on their stamps.

Details to follow.


Macedonia issued FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia set of 2 stamps

Macedonia issued FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia set of 2 stamps.



Aruba- FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - Set of 2 Stamps

Aruba - FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - Set of 2 Stamps
 The stamp set has been issued on 15 June 2018.



Turkish Cyprus - FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - Set of 2 Stamps

Turkish Cyprus - FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia set of 2 stamps.

Tunisia - FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia stamp

Tunisia issued FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia stamp on 14 June 2018.


Serbia - FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia stamp

Serbia has issued a very beautiful set of 2 stamps and a souvenir sheet to celebrate FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia.
The denomination of the 2 stamps is 23 & 74 RSD (Serbian Dinars), while the FIFA 2018 souvenir sheet is priced at 170 RSD.
Separate FDCs have been issued for the set of stamps and the souvenir sheet.
2 Stamps have been issued in separate sheets of 8 stamps each, with a label in the middle of each sheet.
 2 different labels/ vignettes have been released.




Romania - FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia stamp

Romania issued FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia stamp set consisting of 4 stamps and a souvenir sheet.






Iceland Qualifies for FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia stamp

Iceland Stamp 2018 - Iceland qualifies for FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia.
Iceland won one of the most remarkable achievements in its sports history on October 9 2017 when its national soccer team qualified for the World Cup finals in Russia in the summer of 2018. Iceland secured its place in the finals for the first time by winning against Kosovo 2:0. A nation‘s dream came true when "our boys" qualified for the World Cup finals. Iceland with its 346.000 inhabitants becomes the smallest nation ever to participate in the World Cup. The World Cup finals have started in Russia on June 14 and will conclude with the final match on July 15 on the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

The British newspaper The Guardian has published its list of power rankings of teams participating in the World Cup. Iceland is number twelve on this list, ahead of nations like England and Colombia.

Speciality of Iceland (Island) 2018 FIFA World Cup Stamp
The particularity of this stamp lies in the fact that all the members of the Icelandic national football team participated in its design during their training camp in Qatar. It was rather an unusual task for them, as each player of the team was asked to trace a purposely made image onto transparent paper. The designer then scanned all the different sketches and set them together to form the illustration featured on the stamp, a witness to the strength of the Icelandic national football team.

We do not known of any other national football team having previously illustrated stamps.
Do you know of any??




Lebanon - FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia set of 2 stamps

Lebanon issued FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia stamp.






Kyrgyzstan KP issued FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia stamp

Kyrgyzstan KP issued FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia stamp on 16 June 2018.



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