Stamps on 2007 Cricket World Cup – Cricket Philately.
The 2019 Cricket World Cup starts tomorrow with hosts England Taking on South Africa in the first match. The 2007 Cricket World Cup was held in the West Indies from 13 Mar to 28 April 2007. Apart from 10 teams with ODI status, six other associate members of ICC qualified for this World Cup. They were Kenya, The Netherlands, Scotland, Canada, Ireland and Bermuda. Ricky Ponting led Australia won the World Cup for the third time in a row by beating Sri Lanka in the final. Glenn McGrath was named the Man of the tournament for taking 26 wickets.
Sri Lanka Post issued a set of two stamps on 23 February 2007 to commemorate this event. A first day cover with stamps of unique shape was issued at Colombo.
Jamaica issued a set of four stamps on 28 February 2007 to commemorate 9th World Cup. The stamps featured the former West Indies fast bowler Courtney Walsh, batsman Collie Smith and the Sabina Park, Kingston pitch. All stamps and the first-day cover carry the World cup Logo.
Nepal issued a limited edition (500 covers each only) unique commemorative covers to mark the inaugural day and last day of the 2007 Cricket World Cup. The inaugural day cover features the flags of all countries and their location on the globe along with the logo of the World Cup. It was released at Kathmandu on 11 March 2007.
The concluding day cover for the finals at Kensington Oval, Barbados was released at Kathmandu, Nepal on 28 April 2007. An orange, anthropomorphic racoon like creature named “Mello” was named as the Mascot for the World Cup. It features the World Cup Trophy and “Mello” the mascot for the World Cup.
Bangladesh issued a set of four Se-tenant stamps on 19 April 2007 to commemorate the World Cup. These four unique stamps show Bangladesh players, Bengal Tiger and the World Cup Trophy.
Sri Lanka Post honoured its team which finished runners-up in the World Cup by releasing two commemorative stamps featuring the team and its star players. The first-day cover also features a slogan “Congratulations…..!!! Runners-up Team – Sri Lanka”
2019 ICC Cricket World Cup – 03 Days to go – Stamps on 2011 World Cup.
The 10th World Cup was held in India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka from 19 February to 02 April 2011. India beat Sri Lanka in the finals at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai to win the World Cup. It was the first time that two Asian nations reached the Final and first time since 1992 that Australia did not reach the final.
Sachin Tendulkar was a member of this team and it was his first World Cup Win. Yuvraj Singh was declared Man of the tournament.
Dominica issued a miniature sheet showing the hosts on a Map of Indian Sub-Continent and the World Cup Trophy on a Five Dollar Dominica Stamp. The Flags of all countries also feature on the Miniature Sheet.
Guyana issued a miniature sheet showing the hosts on a Map of Indian Sub-Continent and the World Cup Trophy on a Three Dollar Guyana Stamp. The Flags of all countries also feature on the Miniature Sheet.
Bangladesh also issued a miniature sheet and four stamps on 23 February 2011 featuring a Bowler, Batsman, Wicket-keeper and a Fielder.
Nepal issued a special limited edition commemorative cover on 02 April 2011 to commemorate the 2011 Cricket World Cup.
Sailboarding on Stamps – Maxim Cards of Australia 1990.
A Maxim Card issued by Australia on 17 Jan 1990 on Sailboarding (10c).
Pakistan’s First Steel Mill -1969
Pakistan issued a 15 Paise stamp on 07 Jan 1969 to mark Pakistan’s First Steel Mill at Chittagong (now in Bangladesh). First Day Cover cancelled at Karachi Philatelic Bureau is listed.
International Cooperation Year – Stamps of Pakistan 1965.
UNO declared 1965 as International Cooperation year. Pakistan issued a set of two stamps on 26 Jun 1965 to mark International Cooperation Year. First Day cover cancelled at Karachi is listed.
Caprivi Strip – Stamps of South West Africa 1986.
Caprivi strip in South West Africa (now Namibia) is named after German Chancellor Leo Von Caprivi ( Chancellor from 1890-94). It became part of German South West Africa in terms of Zanzibar Treaty of 1890 between the Germany and United Kingdom. It provided Germany access to Zambezi river and route to Africa’s east coast where Germany had its Colonies.
Caprivi strip is a salient of Namibia which protrudes for 450 km from the north eastern corner of Namibia. It is bordered by Botswana in the south, Angola and Zambia in the North and eastern borders are 1 km from Zimbabwe. Zambezi river forms the border with Zambia and Kwando/Chobe river forms border with Botswana.
The largest settlement is Katima Mulilo located where river Zambezi enters the strip. The area is rich in wildlife and mineral resources.
South West Africa issued a set of four stamps on Caprivi strip on 06 Nov 1986. It is cancelled at Katima Mulilo.
14c – Zambezi river. It is the main source for the economy of eastern Caprivi
20c- Stock and Crop Farming. The main cattle breed is Sanga which meat and milk and crops are maize, wheat, sorghum & watermelons
25c -Settlements- No fixed settlement in eastern Caprivi. A settlement consists of up to 30 households.
30c – Map of the strip. Caprivi strip consists of Eastern and Western Caprivi. The Western Caprivi is now a nature reserve. Eastern Caprivi is fully inhabited.