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

Hi guys! FIFA World Cup Postage stamps have always been a hot topic for collectors and it is one of my favourite topics too. Like all of...

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Oman - FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - Single Stamp

Oman issued a beautiful round stamp to commemorate FIFA 2018 World Cup held in Russia.
A beautiful stamp with a denomination of 500 Baisa.
The stamp was issued in a sheet of 10 stamps with the official emblem of Sultanate of Oman on 4 corners.
A souvenir sheet with 5 stamps has also been issued in limited quantity. Only 2500 souvenir sheets were issued by Oman Post.
A lovely FDC was also issued with matching themed cachet.

Morocco - FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - Single Stamp

Like Algeria, Belgium, Iceland, Mexico, Monaco and Poland, Morocco also did not use the FIFA 2018 Football World Cup Logo on the stamp. Moroccan team participated in the event, thus the occasion demanded a commemorative stamp ... And the outcome is simple - A stamp without the FIFA Logo to avoid royalty issues.
The stamp shows the players of Moroccan team in the foreground and the Russian Monument Buildings surrounded by Moroccan Arabesque in the background. Moroccan flag is flying high over the heads of the players, while the most interesting thing is that the jersey numbers of the players join together to form "2018".

On MAY 26, 1928, the Congress of the International Federation of Football Association, held in Amsterdam, decided to organize a competition open to the representative teams of all the affiliated national associations. On May 18, 1929, the Congress of Barcelona charges the Urugway to organize the following year the 1st World Cup. When the kickoff of the first World Cup was given in Montevideo in July 1930, he was far from imagining that this competition would become the biggest sporting event. Indeed, No International Rendezvous, has a comparable impact. All nations are concerned. Every four years, at each competition, the world shrinks even further to the size of a football field and the audience expands to millions of viewers who find themselves facing a spectacle that has become global united by the same passion of football.
The Kingdom of Morocco, which has already been present at this international sports event in 1970, 1986, 1994 and 1998, is participating this year in the 21st World Cup after twenty years of absence.
Morocco has made an incredible run to qualify and finished top of its qualifying group at the 2018 World Cup. By issuing a commemorative postage stamp entitled "Moroccan National Team", Barid Al-Maghrib , as a civic institution, joins with all Moroccans and encourages the National Eleven in its 5th participation in this global event. Thus, the visual of the chosen stamp illustrates Morocco by the flag and a symbolic sketch of the national team with in the background the Moroccan arabesque and the Moscow Cathedral, symbol of Russia.
This postage stamp thus enriches the philatelic collection devoted to sport in general and football in particular and which has dozens of postage stamps, the last of which is dedicated to the promotion of the Kingdom's candidacy for the organization of the World Cup 2026.

Thailand - FIFA 2018 World Cup Russia - Self-adhesive stamps issued in booklet

Thailand Post issued a set of 5 self-adhesive postage stamps to celebrate 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. Each of these 5 stamps are worth 3 Bahts at the Face Value.
Another set of 3 stamps with a denomination of 15 Bahts each was also issued
These booklets have the monogram of Thailand Post at the back side of the booklet, however I could not find these stamps in the official issue program of Thailand Post of 2018.

It would be great if someone could add to the information in Comments Section below.

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.

FIFA 2018 Stamps Presentation Pack from Saudi Arabia is as below:

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