Tag Archives: sport


FDC: Celebrate the Century – 1967, Super Bowl I

In some parts of the world it is Super Bowl Sunday. To celebrate the day, here is a cover from my American football collection.

FDC USA Football Coaches

FDC – Football Coaches from the USA

Super Bowl LI, the pinnacle of the NFL American football season, is almost upon us. I’ve started a new topical collection on the theme of American football and here is my first item: the Football Coaches issue from USPS in 1997.

Stamps Cover FDC UK 2015-09-18 Rugby World Cup 2015

FDC: Rugby World Cup 2015 in England

This cover from Royal Mail commemorates the 2015 Rugby World Cup, hosted by England.

Stamps Cover Brazil 2014 World Cup 2014 featured

Cover: World Cup 2014 – Host City Salvador, Brazil

The featured stamp on this cover from Brazil commemorates the 2014 World Cup tournament and the host city of Salvador.

stamp Germany 2014-07-17 Football World Champions featured

Stamp: Germany, World Cup Winners

On 13th July 2014, the German football (soccer) team beat Argentina 1-0 in Rio de Janeiro to win the World Cup. Deutsche Post issued this stamp to commemorate the country’s victory.

Stamps Cover FDC UK Glasgow 2014 XX Commonwealth Games

FDC: Glasgow 2014, XX Commonwealth Games in the UK

This colourful first day cover from Royal Mail commemorates the XX Commonwealth Games held in Glasgow in 2014.

Cover Stamps Kazakhstan 2012 London Olympics

Cover: Kazakhstan Olympic Champions – London 2012

This is my first cover from Kazakhstan: 3 Kazakh olympic champions from the London 2012 Olympics.

Stamps DE 2014-05 Musical Instruments Clarinette

Stamps: Germany, May 2014

I have just arrived back from Germany. Here are the stamps that I collected on my trip: the May issues from Deutsche Post.

Stamps Cover Brazil 2013 Football World Cup South Africa 2010

Cover: 2010 World Cup Finals in South Africa

As the build up to the 2014 World Cup Finals continues, here is another football cover from Brazil, commemorating the 2010 tournament in South Africa.

Japex 2013 official catalog and entry ticket

PEX: Japex 2013

Last year I was in Tokyo at the same time that Japex 2013 came to town: a lucky coincidence!

Stamps Cover FDC Taiwan 2013 Bike Paths

FDC: Bike Paths of Taiwan

This FDC from Chunghwa Post features scenes along bicycle paths in Taiwan, “to promote green leisure activities”.

Stamps Cover Brazil 2013 World Cup 1998

Covers: World Cup Football Art from Brazil, 1998

These 6 covers feature a complete set of Brazilian stamps that commemorate the France 98 World Cup Finals through art.

FDC Cover UK 2013 Andy Murray 2

FDC: Andy Murray, Wimbledon Champion

This FDC from Royal Mail commemorates an event that many people thought they would never see: a British Wimbledon champion!

Football Heroes - UK 2013

FDC: Footba11 Heroes

The Footba11 Heroes issue from Royal Mail commemorates 150 years of the English FA (Football Association) and 140 years of the Scottish FA.

London Olympics 2012 - Wenlock

Cover: London Olympics 2012

This cover features Wenlock, one of two mascots for the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics held in London and other venues in the United Kingdom. With commemorative cancel.