There’s a certain mana and prestige that comes with being part of the All Blacks - it’s an honour reserved only for New Zealand’s very best rugby players. The ultimate symbol of the All Blacks is their iconic jersey, to which we pay tribute in this official All Blacks stamp and coin issue.
2015 was the year in which the All Blacks reclaimed the title of Rugby World Cup champions. To recognise this significant moment in New Zealand’s sporting history, we worked with New Zealand Rugby and its partner, adidas, to bring you a special stamp and coin that epitomises the very essence of being part of the All Blacks - the jersey.
Worn with pride for generations, the jersey has been some variation of a black uniform with a silver fern since 1893, and in 1905 the team became habitually referred to as the ‘All Blacks’. Although the jersey has changed many times over the years to keep up with the intense pace of our national game, the mana of the jersey continues to this day.
Own a Piece of All Blacks History
This exciting, innovative stamp contained real fabric supplied by adidas from the All Blacks 2015 Home Replica Jersey. The fabric was printed on with precision to include the All Blacks logo, the adidas logo and the AIG logo, and then die-cut to replicate the real jersey worn on the field. The jersey was applied to gummed stamp paper, with the complete design replicating a framed jersey.
This premium $15 stamp came sealed in a collectable folder that featured imagery of this iconic rugby team - from the ‘Originals’ of 1905 to the modern-day team. Inside you can read more about the legacy of the All Blacks jersey and the history surrounding the boys in black.
Special All Blacks Collectables
Also included in this issue was a special first day cover. The premium stamp was mounted on the envelope, which featured an image of the All Blacks performing the haka in Wales in 2014 as well as historical imagery of this iconic team. This first day cover was the perfect addition to any All Blacks or New Zealand stamp collection.
|Take a look at the commemorative coins that were also part of this issue. Click here to find out more.|
Product Listing for 2015 All Blacks
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|Date of issue:||2 September 2015|
|Number of stamps:||One gummed stamp|
|Stamps and first day covers designed by:||David Burke, Auckland, New Zealand|
|Printer and process:||Printer and process: Gummed background: Southern Colour Print by offset lithography. Die-cut jersey: Southern Colour Print by offset lithography and screen printing.|
|Number of colours:||Background: Four process colours. Die-cut jersey: Silver and white|
|Stamp size and format:||60mm x 40mm (horizontal)|
|Paper type:||Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor gummed stamp paper|
|Perforation gauge:||14 .4 x 14|
|Stamps per sheet:||20|
|Period of sale:||
Unless stocks are exhausted earlier, these stamps will remain on sale until 1 September 2016.
First day covers will remain on sale until 2 November 2015.