Australia issue Ashes stamps after cricket whitewash

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10 January 2014
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Australia Post is celebrating the 'return of the urn' and the 5-0 whitewash cricket win over England with two new stamps. ...
Australia Post is celebrating the 'return of the urn' and the 5-0 whitewash cricket win over England with two new stamps.

The domestic base-rate (60c) stamp features an illustrative design representing the original Ashes Urn. The international-rate stamp ($2.60) features the Australian cricket team celebrating with the Waterford crystal trophy and a replica of the original Ashes Urn – the original urn is now kept permenantly at Lord's in London - small consolation for the England cricket team who were humiliated repeatedly during the five match series.

The Urn Returns Australian cricket stamp 60c (2014)'As a team we are humbled that Australia Post has chosen to acknowledge the Ashes victory in this way,' said Australian coach Darren Lehmann.
'It adds to the incredible public support we have received right throughout the summer that has no doubt contributed to the team’s success.'

The associated stamp products include a miniature sheet, first day cover, stamp pack, sheetlet pack, postal and numismatic cover, sheet of five x $2.60 self-adhesive stamps and a set of two maxicards.

The Urn Returns stamps are available from 20 January 2014 from auspost.com.au/stamps

Read more about cricket stamps and the Ashes in the January 2014 issue of Stamp & Coin Mart.
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