The ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 was one of the world’s biggest international sporting events. In 2015 the tournament was jointly hosted by New Zealand and Australia, and attracted cricket fans from around the world.
New Zealand and Australia previously hosted the ICC Cricket World Cup in 1992. 23 years on, the 2015 tournament attracted a new generation of cricket lovers. The tournament saw 49 matches played over 44 days during the summer months of February and March, with the final held on 29 March at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. Contested in a 50-over format, fourteen teams from across the globe battled it out to be awarded the title of ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 champions.
To commemorate this thrilling sporting event, New Zealand Post issued official ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 memorabilia, consisting of a unique dome-shaped commemorative coin, a sheet of stamps and a set of first day covers that represented the fourteen contesting teams.
This colourful set of stamps consisted of fourteen cricket ball-shaped self-adhesive stamps – one for each team competing in the ICC Cricket World Cup: New Zealand, Sri Lanka, England, Australia, Scotland, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, South Africa, Zimbabwe, India, Pakistan, West Indies, Ireland and the United Arab Emirates. Each stamp featured team colours and imagery, as well as the official ICC Cricket World Cup logo.
Official ICC Cricket World Cup Collectables
Also part of this stamp issue were two first day covers, each with seven stamps from the issue. The stamps on the first day covers represent the two pools of the tournament, and were a must-have for any sports 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 ICC Cricket World Cup 2015
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|Set of Stamps||Mint, used or cancelled sheet of 14 x 80c self-adhesive stamps.||$11.20|
|Set of First Day Covers||Set of two first day covers with self-adhesive stamps affixed.||$12.20|
|Date of issue:||4 February 2015|
|Number of stamps:||14 self-adhesive stamps|
|Stamps and first day covers designed by:||New Zealand Post, Wellington, New Zealand|
|Printer and process:||Southern Colour Print Ltd by offset lithography|
|Number of colours:||Four process colours with synseal overgloss|
|Stamp size and format:||35mm round|
|Paper type:||Tullis Russell 104gsm red phosphor psa stamp paper|
|Number of stamps per sheet:||14|
|Period of sale:||These stamps remained on sale until 3 February 2016.|