Sir Donald George Bradman AC (27 Aug 1908 – 25 Feb 2001 ) was an Australian International Cricketer, widely acknowledged as the World’s Greatest Cricketer of all times. He played 52 test matches and had an incredible batting average of 99.94. He scored 29 Centuries which remained a World record before Sunil Gavaskar scored his 30th Test Century in Chennai on 28 Dec 1983 against West Indies.
Australia issued a set of two 45c stamps on Sir Bradman on 23 Jan 1997. It was issued under Australian Legend Series to mark Australia Day.
Sir Donald Bradman Portrait.
Sir Donald Bradman passed away on 25 Feb 2001 and same two 45c stamps were issued on 13 Mar 2001 as commemoration issue but inscribed with his years of Birth and Death.
AUSTRALIA 1997 -SIR DONALD BRADMAN COMMEMORATION ISSUE.
Australia issued a set of stamps on 08 Mar 2005 on Sports Treasures and one of the 50c stamps features Sir Donald Bradman’s Baggy Green (Australian Test Team Cap) and other stamp features Lionel Roses Boxing Gloves. A Gutter Pair is listed.
Stamps on Centenary of Australian Test Cricket -Australia 1977.
The First Official Test match was played at Melbourne Cricket Ground from 15 to 19 Mar 1877 between Australia and England. Australia issued a strip of Five 18c stamps and a 45c stamp to mark this occasion 09 Mar 1977.
A Cover with a strip of five stamps posted from NSW to Sussex(England) is listed.
Tete-beche Stamps on 1996 Cricket World Cup – Sri Lanka
The 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup was held in England and Wales from 30 May to 14 July 2019.
The 1996 Cricket World cup was played in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. It was the Sixth World Cup. It was played from 14 February to 17 March 1996 and was also known as Wills’ World Cup 1996. India & Pakistan were hosting the World Cup for the second time whereas Sri Lanka was hosting it for the first time. 12 Countries participated in the tournament. Sri Lanka defeated Australia by 7 Wickets in the final at Gadaffi stadium Lahore to lift the trophy.
Stamps on 1996 Cricket World Cup
Sri Lanka issued a beautiful miniature sheet containing four triangular-shaped stamps to celebrate its victory. The miniature sheet was released on 18 August 1996. The caption on the bottom of miniature sheet read “1996 World Cup Cricket Champions Sri Lanka”.
A Triangular pair of Rupees 20 Tete-beche stamp is listed featuring the trophy
The New Zealand Cricket Council was formed on 27 Dec 1894. The first team representing New Zealand played against New South Wales in Christchurch in 1894. The first foreign tour took place in 1898-99 when New Zealand played against Victoria and New South Wales.
New Zealand won its Test match in 1956 beating the West Indies. New Zealand played and won its First one day international against Pakistan at Christchurch in 1973.
New Zealand issued a set of Four stamps on 02 Nov 1994 to commemorate Centenary of New Zealand Cricket.
2019 ICC Cricket World Cup – 11 Days to go – Stamps on 2015 World Cup.
The 2015 cricket World Cup was played in Australia and New Zealand from 14 February to 29 Mar 2015. Fourteen teams participated in the 11th World Cup.
New Zealand issued a unique miniature sheet on 4th February 2015. This miniature sheet contained 14 stamps on the Fourteen participating teams. Each country was represented by a Cricket ball and the Flag of the Country. Each stamp had a face value of 80 cents. The stamps were imperforate and peel off variety. In the centre, a label with ICC World Cup logo was printed.
India specific sheet – This sheet was also sold by New Zealand Post through India Post Philatelic Bureaus. The India specific sheet had a different label in the centre of the sheet. It showed the Trophy established in 1975 and below that a caption which reads “ICC Cricket World Cup Champions 1983 & 2011 India”.
Bangladesh issued a commemorative postage stamp of 10 taka denomination on 15 Mar 2015 to commemorate the 2015 Cricket World Cup. It features the Trophy, Bangladesh players on the Field and a Stadium. The total print run for this was 350,000 stamps only.
The first day cover Issued by Bangladesh features the Flags of all the 14 participating countries and the World Cup Trophy.