Tennis Ball Stamp on Dominic Thiem – Austria 2021
Original felt stamp in the shape of tennis ball in honor of Dominic Thiem
The portrait and signature of Austria’s most successful tennis player adorn the circular yellow special stamp made from tennis ball felt.
Grand Slam winner at the US Open in September 2020, Austrian Sportsman of the Year in the same year, world number 3 and numerous major tournament victories – these are just a few of the highlights in Dominic Thiem’s career so far. Austrian Post is now paying tribute to the 1993-born Lower Austrian with a special stamp block in a round shape made of genuine tennis ball felt.
The highly original special stamp is largely handmade and requires a great deal of technical know-how: the base material is manually cut to the appropriate sheet format and screen-printed on a dye-sublimation film. It is then laminated onto the felt and finally cut to the final format using a digital cutter.
The commemorative stamp was released on October 25 with a circulation of 150,000 pieces.