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On this page you will find a great selection of rugby stamps, first day covers, commemorative covers, postmarks, hand stamps, meter marks from around the globe. Romania issued the first rugby stamp in 1944, since then other countries that have issued rugby stamps include Australia, France, Japan, New Zealand, Great Britain, South Africa, Samoa, Tonga, Fiji and the Czech Republic. Please click on the links below for individual sections within this page or scroll down to see our wonderful selection.

   

RUGBY STAMP ISSUES   -   STAMP ISSUES INCLUDING RUGBY STAMPS   -   STAMP ISSUES WITH RUGBY FEATURED ON STAMP   -   CINDERELLAS    -   FIRST DAY & COMMEMORATIVE COVERS    -    MAXI CARDS    -    METER MARKS    -    POSTAL HISTORY/STATIONARY    -    RUGBY PLACE NAMES    -    SIGNED COVERS  -  BUNDLES

 

RUGBY STAMP ISSUES

 

AUSTRALIA - 100 YEARS OF TEST RUGBY - 1999

4 stamp issue, action illustrations of the Wallabies against New Zealand, England, South Africa & Wales

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mint set of 4 stamps

Ref: F23-97-sgrriu.as.1999.st4 - £4.00

f2-50.jpg (21498 bytes) Official First Day Cover 

Ref: F5-69-sgrriu.as.1999.fdof - £5.00

33.jpg (43068 bytes) Australia RWC 2003 - Miniature sheet for the 3 stamps issued on 8th October 2003. The stamps feature a pass, a try and the William Webb Ellis Cup with the Telstra Stadium, venue for the final in the background.

Ref: F23-98-sgrriu.as.2003.sgla

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Prestige Booklet containing 3 miniature sheets each with a full set of three stamps. These miniature sheets are exclusive to this booklet. 

Ref: F5-70-sgrriu.as.2003.blpn - £10.00

30.jpg (301464 bytes) Set of 3 Maxi cards featuring all three stamps with each containing a first day of issue handstamp

Ref: F5-67-sgrriu.as.2003.pcgp3 - £14.00

 

28.jpg (114726 bytes) Official First Day Cover with the set of 3 stamps

Ref: F5-68-sgrriu.as.2003.fdofst3 - £7.00

27.jpg (170847 bytes) Official First Day Cover with a miniature sheet.

Ref: F5-77-sgrriu.as.2003.fdofsgla - £7.00

 

FIJI - COMMONWEALTH GAMES - 1998

A single stamp on a souvenir sheet, the stamp features the Fiji Sevens captain Waisale Serevi, 

issued on 11th September 1998

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Official First Day Cover with souvenir sheet.

Ref: F2-06-sgrriu.fdfj.1998 - £5.00  

 

 

FRANCE RUGBY FOOTBALL WEEK 1982

A single rugby stamp issued on 9th October 1982

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Presentation sheet featuring the stamp and information relating to the issue, limited edition, hand stamped on first day of issue. Looks to be published by a French postal museum.  

Ref: ZN12-J03-3-sgrriu.pnlt.fr.1982-museum - £15.00

 

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Maxi card hand stamped on first day of issue.  

Ref: sgrriu.pcfdfr.19821009 - £7.50

 

 

FRANCE - RUGBY WORLD CUP 1999

1 stamp issue

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single stamp - mint 

F23-130-sgrriu.fr.1999.sgneon - £2.00

 

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Official first day cover with 2 first day of issue handstamps. 

Ref: F6-17-sgrriu.fr.1999fdof - £6.00

 

 

GREAT BRITAIN - RUGBY WORLD CUP 1999

1st Class stamp booklet issued on 1.10.99 

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mint stamps and label unfolded, not in booklet.

Ref: F23-01-sgrriu.brstlo.1999.wc - £3.00

 

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unopened mint booklet of 4 first class stamps with RWC label.

Ref: F23-4-sgrriu.brstbl.1999.wc - £3.00

 

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mint label

Ref: F23-6-sgrriu.llbr.1999.wc - £2.50

 

 

 

IRELAND - IRFU CENTENARY 1874-1974

2 stamp issue on 9th September 1974 to celebrate the IRFU Centenary. The stamps are identical, with the 12p stamp coloured. They feature three players in a typical rugby scene. The design was based on an Irish Press photograph, and was engraved by Czeslaw Slania. 

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IRFU Centenary - Irish Times illustrated first day cover with both stamps, postmarked Dublin on first day of issue, typed address and light wear to the cover.

Ref: F6-22-sgrriu.ir.19740909.fdir-times - £7.00

 

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IRFU Centenary - Maxi Card an illustrated postcard with both stamps, unserviced.

Ref: sgrriu.ir.19740909.fdpc-unused - £10.00

 

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IRISH RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION CENTENARY 1974, IRELAND - set of 2 stamps mint

Ref: F23-128-sgrriu.ir.1974.sgnest.2 - £7.00

 

 

IRELAND - RUGBY WORLD CUP 1995

2 stamp issue

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IRELAND RUGBY WORLD CUP 1995 SET OF 2 MINT STAMPS - a set of 2 mint stamps

Ref: F23-134-sgrriu.ir.1995.sgnest.2 - £3.00

 

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IRELAND RUGBY WORLD CUP 1995 MINIATURE SHEET POSTMARKED ON FDI - a miniature sheet postmarked Dun Laoghaire on the first day of issue.

Ref: F23-136-sgrriu.ir.1995.sglaud - £3.50

 

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Official First Day Cover with both stamps, postmarked Dublin on the first day of issue.

Ref: F6-23-sgrriu.ir.1995.fdof - £6.00

 

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Home made first day cover postmarked Dun Laoghaire on the first day of issue, both stamps on cover, hand written address.

Ref: sgrriu.fdir19950406sg2 - £3.00   

 

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Home made first day cover postmarked Dun Laoghaire on the first day of issue, miniature sheet on cover, hand written address.

Ref: sgrriu.fdir19950406sgla - £3.00   

 

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A group of 4 items relating to the 1995 Irish Rugby World Cup issue. Please see the illustration for items included in this group

Ref: RC537-sgrriu.ir.1995.fdgp4 - £6.00

 

 

JAPAN - NATIONAL ATHLETIC MEETING at NAGASAKI 1969

A single stamp issue, 1 rugby, issued on 26 Oct 1969

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First Day Cover with a Nagasaki handstamp on the first day of issue 

Ref: F6-26-sgrriu.ja.1969.fd - £15.00

 

 

NEW ZEALAND - 75th ANNIV. NZRFU - 1967

2 stamps issued in the NZ "Health Series" on 2nd August 1967 

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mint set of 2 rugby stamps, 

Ref: F23-100-sgrriu.stnz.1967.ne - £3.00

 

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fine used set of 2 rugby stamps

Ref: F23-101-sgrriu.stnz.1967.ud - £2.00

 

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1967 New Zealand Health - 75th Anniversary of the New Zealand Rugby Football Union official first day cover, a full set of two stamps postmarked Wellington on the first day of issue 2nd August 1967, hand written address. 

Ref: F5-61-sgrriu.fdnz.1967of.cqwrad - £5.00

 

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1967 New Zealand Health - 75th Anniversary of the New Zealand Rugby Football Union official first day cover with two full sets of two stamps postmarked Pakaranga Health Camp on the first day of issue 2nd August 1967, neatly typed address, posted air mail. 

Ref: F5-63-sgrriu.fdnz.1967of - £5.75

 

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1967 New Zealand Health - 75th Anniversary of the New Zealand Rugby Football Union official 'Dignity' cover with Ranfurly Shield illustration, postmarked Wellington on the first day of issue 2nd August 1967, hand written address. 

Ref: F6-43-sgrriu.fdnz.1967.rs - £4.00  

 

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1967 New Zealand Health - 75th Anniversary of the New Zealand Rugby Football Union plain first day cover with 3 sets of stamps neatly positioned on the envelope, postmarked Wellington on the first day of issue 2nd August 1967, air mail sticker & neatly typed address. 

Ref: F6-45-sgrriu.fdnz.1967.sgst3 - £9.00  

 

 

NEW ZEALAND - 1991 RUGBY WORLD CUP

4 stamp issue, issued on 21st August

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mint set of 4 stamps,  

Ref: F23-102-sgrriu.stnz.1991 - £5.00  

 

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NZ 1991 RWC Presentation Pack - An incomplete pack containing 3 out of 4 mint stamps and a miniature sheet, complete apart from the 80c stamp  

Ref: F6-46-sgrriu.nz.1991.pnpk.cqmi.80c.sg - £6.50  

 

f16-52.jpg (32294 bytes) 21.8.91 1991 Rugby World Cup official First Day Cover, large cover with miniature sheet, pictorial hand stamp Wanganui FDI, 

Ref: F4-32-sgrriu.fdlanz.1991 - £7.50  

 

 

NEW ZEALAND - SUPER 12 1999

A set of 10 stamps issued on 7th April 1999 featuring the 5 New Zealand Super 12 teams

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mint set of 10, self adhesive backs, 

Ref: F23-103-sgrriu.stnz.1999 - £4.00, 

 

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Auckland Blues First Day Cover 

Ref: F4-55-sgrriu.fdnz.1999-auckland - £2.50, 

 

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Ref: F4-54-sgrriu.fdnz.1999-canterbury - £2.50  

 

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Ref: F4-53-sgrriu.fdnz.1999-otago - £2.50  

 

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Ref: F4-51-sgrriu.fdnz.1999-waikato - £2.50   

 

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Ref: F4-52-sgrriu.fdnz.1999-wellington - £2.50  

 

 

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New Zealand v British & Irish Lions 2005 Rugby First Day Cover - A full set of 4 stamps on an official NZ Post first day cover.   

Ref: F6-48-sgrriu.nz.2005.fd - £5.00  

 

 

SAMOA - RWC 1995 

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mint set of 4 stamps, 

Ref: F23-104-sgrriu.stsm.1995 - £4.00  

 

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First Day Cover

 Ref: F4-31-sgrriu.fdsm.1995 - £5.00  

 

 

SOUTH AFRICA - SA RUGBY BOARD CENTENARY 1989

4 stamps issued on 22nd June 1989.

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Ref: RC537-sgrriu.sa.1992.st4ud - £4.00

 

 

 

SOUTH AFRICA - RUGBY WORLD CUP 1995

3 stamps issued on 25th May 1995 

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Rugby World Cup 1995 mint set of 3 stamps

Ref: F23-107-sgrriu.sa.1995.st.3 - £3.00   

 

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Rugby World Cup 1995 official FDC with air mail value stamp, 

Ref: fdsa19950525-1 - £3.50   

 

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Ref: F23-131-sgrriu.lasa.1995 - £2.00

 

 

SOUTH AFRICA - RUGBY WORLD CUP WINNERS 1995

2 stamps issued on 28th June 1995

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Rugby World Cup 1995 Winners mint set of 2 stamps

Ref: F23-138-sgrriu.sa.1995.wc-winners-st2 - £3.00    

 

TONGA - RUGBY WORLD CUP 1995

4 stamp issue

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mint set of 4.

Ref: F23-108-sgrriu.stto.1995 - £6.00

 

 

STAMP ISSUES INCLUDING RUGBY STAMPS  

AUSTRALIA - NON OLYMPIC SPORTS 1974

A 7 stamp issue with 1 rugby stamp, issued on 7th October 1974

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set of 7 stamps, mint

Ref: F23-110-sgrrid.as.1974.sgstne.7 - £5.00

 

 

AUSTRALIA - "LIVING TOGETHER SPORTS" 1989

A 7 stamp definitive set issued on 13th February 1989 including a 'football' stamp. This is regarded as a 'non specific' football stamp, featuring Aussie Rules goalposts in the background. It is classified as a rugby stamp because the style of play and kit worn by the children are more akin with rugby union and league than Aussie Rules.

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A small collectors card with the stamp pictured on the front. On the reverse of the card, the actual stamp is affixed and is postmarked 13th February 1989 on the first day of issue

Ref: F68-97-7-sgrrid.as.1989.cd - £3.50

 

 

CHINA / TAIWAN - SPORTS (Table Tennis & Rugby) 1998

4 stamp issue with 2 rugby

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First Day Cover

Ref: F4-33-sgrrid-taiwan.1998-fd - £5.00 

 

 

FRANCE - SPORTS 1956

A 4 stamp issue with 1 rugby

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PAIR OF FRENCH 1958 RUGBY STAMPS AIRMAIL LETTER TO USA - A pair of rugby stamps on letter to New York, USA date unknown, Grand Central, New York, postmark to reverse dated 29th April  

Ref: F6-68-sgrrid.fr.1958.fddauk - £9.00

 

GREAT BRITAIN - Rugby Football Union (England) Centenary 1971 

General Anniversaries - 3 stamp issue with 1 rugby - issued on 25th August 1971

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mint rugby stamp

Ref: F23-114-sgrrid.br.1971.sgonne - £2.00

 

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Official First Day Cover with neatly typed address, postmarked 'Philatelic Bureau, Edinburgh on first day of issue, 25th August 1971. 

Ref: F5-23-sgrrid.br.1971fdof - £5.00

 

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE FIRST DAY COVERS AND POSTMARKS RELATING TO THE RFU CENTENARY

 

 

GREAT BRITAIN - Welsh Rugby Union CENTENARY 1980

4 stamp issue with 1 rugby

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Welsh Rugby Union Centenary maxi card, hand stamped philatelic bureau on the first day of issue

Ref: sgrrid.br.1980.pcfd -  £2.75

 

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Welsh Rugby Union Centenary + cricket, athletics & boxing, set of 4 maxi cards, each with a specific different hand stamp for the first day of issue, see illustration

Ref: sgrrid.br.1980.pcfd.st.4 -  £7.75

 

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10.10.80 - Post Office Official FDC with a full set of stamps, hand stamp Cardiff 1880-1980, first day of issue, typed address. 

sgrrid.br.1980.fdof.pm-cardiff-cqta - £3.50

 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE FIRST DAY COVERS AND POSTMARKS RELATING TO THE WRU CENTENARY

 

 

GREAT BRITAIN - RUGBY WORLD CUP 1991

4 stamp issue with 1 rugby 

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set of 4 mint stamps

Ref: F23-118-sgrrid.br.1991.sgstne.4 - £3.00

 

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Ref: F23-119-sgrrid.br.1991.sgonne - £1.00

 

89.jpg (47856 bytes) Official First day cover with a full set of stamps, with a pictorial hand stamp 'Twickenham - Home of English Rugby', address on label.

Ref: sgrrid.br1991.fdof.pmengr-twkhm - £3.50

 

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW OTHER FIRST DAY COVERS RELATING TO THIS STAMP ISSUE

 

 

HONG KONG - SEVENS 1995

4 stamp issue with 1 rugby

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mint set of 4 stamps

Ref: F23-120-sgrrid.ho.1995.sgnest.4 - £4.00  

 

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First Day Cover

Ref: F5-70-sgrrid.ho.1995.fdof - £6.00

 

 

05.jpg (356666 bytes) Japan 1969 National Athletic Meeting rugby stamp on an illustrated cover with 3 other stamps.  

Ref: RC537-sgrriu.ja.1969.fd - £15.00

 

 

PAPUA NEW GUINEA - COMMONWEALTH GAMES 1998

4 stamp issue with 1 rugby

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First Day Cover

Ref: F1-30-sgrrid-png.1998-fdof -  £5.00

 

 

SOLOMON ISLANDS - SOUTH PACIFIC GAMES 1969

4 stamp issue with 1 rugby

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mint sheet of 4 stamps

Ref: F23-71-sgrrid-solomon-is.1969-sglane -  £12.00 

 

 

SOUTH AFRICA - SPORTS 1992

6 stamp issue with 1 rugby

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First Day Cover for mint set of six on sheetlet

Ref: F2-1-sgrrid.sa.1992.fdof - £5.00

 

 

SOUTH AFRICA - SPORTING HEROES OF SOUTH AFRICA 2001

A 5 stamp issue with 1 rugby (Francois Pienaar)

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mint set of 5

Ref: F9-72-sgrrid.sa.2001.sgnest.5 -  £4.00

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Official First Day Cover

Ref: F3-40-sgrrid.sa.2001.fdof -  £2.00

 

 

STAMP ISSUES WITH RUGBY FEATURED ON STAMP

NEW ZEALAND - MILLENNIUM - A NEW BEGINNING 1998 

rugby player featured on bottom right of $1.50 stamp 

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First Day Cover, hand stamp Wanganui

Ref: F4-56-sgrrfe.nz.1998.fdof -  £5.00

RUGBY PLAYERS & PERSONALITIES ON STAMPS

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SIR EDWARD WEARY DUNLOP, AUSTRALIA STAMP on a 5th Australian Masters Games, Melbourne 1995 illustrated cover. 

Ref: RC537-sgrrpy-dunlop.19951005 - £6.00

 

 

MISC STAMPS

 

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A bundle of 8 used rugby stamps on envelopes/paper. Stamps include RWC 1995 & 99 issues.

Ref: MC214-sgmi.fdsggp.8 - £1.50

 

 

CINDERELLAS

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Great Britain 1982 - AM Grant 40th Birthday sheet, Rumbridge stamp with child holding rugby ball in corner of sheet, 

Ref: F23-133-sg-cind-br.1982 -  £4.00

 

 

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Stampex 1982 presentation folder with special Stampex pictorial handstamp. The folder includes a sheet of 6 stamps based on the original sketches of Robert Goldsmith for the 1980 GB sport issue. The rugby stamp is different to that issued in 1980. An unusual and difficult to find cinderella item.  

Ref: F6-74-sg-cind-stampex.1982.pn - £15.00

 

 

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1924 OLYMPICS - STRIP OF 5 MINT POSTER STAMPS - The 1924 Olympics was the last to feature 15 a-side rugby. A strip of 5 stamps in mint condition.  

Ref: F6-74-osol.sg-cind-1924.strip.5 - £85.00

 

 

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New Zealand - 1959 St John's Easter seal (St John's first aider working on injured player)

Ref: F23-129-sg-cind-nz.1959 - £4.00

 

 

 

 COMMEMORATIVE COVERS, FIRST DAY COVERS & MAXI CARDS

 

Argentina  -  Australia  -  Czech Republic  -  France  -  Great Britain  -  Italy  -  Japan  -  Malaysia  -  New Zealand  -  Romania Samoa  -  South Africa  -  Tonga  -  USA  -  Yugoslavia

 

To see our great selection of signed covers, please visit the Signed Covers page

Andorra (French)

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19.3.88 Rugby Football issue FDC, 2 pictorial hand stamp on illustrated cover (no. 178)

Ref: F3-81-fd-andorra.19880319 - £5.00

 

 

Argentina

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27.10.93 Cordoba v South Africa commemorative cover, 2 pictorial hand stamp on Philatelic Association cover, score and referee's name ink stamps added, slight crease to right hand side of the cover with a small smudge in the same area  

Ref: F3-82-fdar.19931027 - £6.00

 

f12-7.jpg (13450 bytes) 2.11.93 Tucuman v S Africa commemorative cover, 2 pictorial hand stamp on Phil Assoc. cover 

Ref: F3-83-fdar.19931102 - £6.00

 

f12-8.jpg (12854 bytes) 3.11.93 Arg Development XV v Santafesina commemorative cover, 2 pictorial hand stamp on Phil. Association cover, the hand stamp has the Springbok emblem, this match took place during the Springbok tour of Argentina  

Ref: F3-84-fdar.19931103 - £4.00

 

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9.11.93 Rosario v South Africa commemorative cover, 2 pictorial hand stamp on Philatelic Association cover 

Ref: F3-85-fdar.19931109 - £4.50

 

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1.3.94 Tucuman 50th anniversary commemorative cover, 2 pictorial hand stamp on Philatelic Association cover 

Ref: F3-86-fdar.19940301 - £6.00

 

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12.3.94 Tucuman v Queensland commemorative cover, 2 pictorial hand stamps on Philatelic Association cover 

Ref: F3-87-fdar.19940312 - £5.00

 

97.jpg (19125 bytes) 14.5.94 - 120th Anniversary of rugby in Argentina, 2 pictorial hand stamps on Philatelic Association cover 

Ref: F4-30-fdar.19940514 - £4.00

 

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28.5.94 Union de Cuyo v Scotland commemorative cover, 2 Phand stamp on Philatelic Association cover Ref: 

F3-89-fdar.19940528 - £5.00

 

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31 8.94 Argentina qualification for 1995 World Cup commemorative cover, 2 pictorial hand stamp on Phil Assoc. cover 

Ref: F3-90-fdar.19940831 - £5.00

 

11.jpg (17396 bytes) Argentina v France 22nd & 29th June 1996 commemorative cover, 2 pictorial hand stamps on Philatelic Association cover. 

Ref F5-73-fdar.19960622 - £4.00

 

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14.3.99 Alberto 'Toro' Pelossi pictorial hand stamp on illustrated card - 

Ref: F2-16-fdar - £3.50

 

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3.6.00 Argentina v Ireland 2000 illus cover, special pictorial hand stamp for the match, match score printed on cover - 

Ref: F5-74-fdar.20000603 - £5.00

 

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27.5.00 125th Anniv of the birth of Jorge Newbury, an Argentina rugby international and aviator, illus cover and pictorial hand stamp - 

Ref: F5-76-fdar.20000527 - £5.00

 

 

Australia
 

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British & Irish Lions tour of Australia 2001 - Western Australia v British Lions, match no. 1 commemorative cover with official IGRTC special Great Britain, British Lions 2001 tour postmark. Includes an illustration of the match programme, match location and score. 

Ref: fdas20010608.brtr01.weas.xb - £3.50

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British & Irish Lions tour of Australia 2001 - Queensland President's XV v British Lions, match no. 2 commemorative cover with official IGRTC special Great Britain, British Lions 2001 tour postmark. Includes an illustration of the match programme, match location and score. 

Ref: fdas20010612.brtr01-qld-pd.xb - £3.50

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British & Irish Lions tour of Australia 2001 - Queensland Reds v British Lions, match no. 3 commemorative cover with official IGRTC special Great Britain, British Lions 2001 tour postmark. Includes an illustration of the match programme, match location and score. 

Ref: fdas20010616.brtr01-qld-xb - £3.50

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British & Irish Lions tour of Australia 2001 - Australia A v British Lions, match no. 4 commemorative cover with official IGRTC special Great Britain, British Lions 2001 tour postmark. Includes an illustration of the match programme, match location and score. 

Ref: fdas20010619.brtr01.as-a-xb - £3.50

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British & Irish Lions tour of Australia 2001 - NSW Waratahs v British Lions, match no. 5 commemorative cover with official IGRTC special Great Britain, British Lions 2001 tour postmark. Includes an illustration of the match programme, match location and score. 

Ref: fdas20010623.brtr01-nsw-xb - £3.50

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British & Irish Lions tour of Australia 2001 - NSW Country Cockatoos v British Lions, match no. 6 commemorative cover with official IGRTC special Great Britain, British Lions 2001 tour postmark. Includes an illustration of the match programme, match location and score. 

Ref: fdas20010626.brtr01-nsw.ctry-xb - £3.50

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British & Irish Lions tour of Australia 2001 - Australia v British Lions 1st Test, match no. 7 commemorative cover with official IGRTC special Great Britain, British Lions 2001 tour postmark. Includes an illustration of the match programme, match location and score. 

Ref: fdas20010630.brtr01.as1-xb - £3.50

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British & Irish Lions tour of Australia 2001 - ACT Brumbies v British Lions, match no. 8 commemorative cover with official IGRTC special Great Britain, British Lions 2001 tour postmark. Includes an illustration of the match programme, match location and score. 

Ref: fdas20010703.brtr01-act-xb - £3.50

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British & Irish Lions tour of Australia 2001 - Australia v British Lions 2nd Test, match no. 9 commemorative cover with official IGRTC special Great Britain, British Lions 2001 tour postmark. Includes an illustration of the match programme, match location and score. 

Ref: fdas20010703.brtr01.as2-xb - £3.50

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British & Irish Lions tour of Australia 2001 - Australia v British Lions 3rd Test, match no. 10 commemorative cover with official IGRTC special Great Britain, British Lions 2001 tour postmark. Includes an illustration of the match programme, match location and score. 

Ref: fdas20010714.brtr01.as3-xb - £3.50

SPECIAL OFFER

Buy the above set of 10 British & irish Lions tour 2001 covers for £25.00 

Ref: fdas2001.brtr01.st10-xb - £24.99

 

 

Czech Republic

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11.7.89 - Druzba Juniors Tournament commemorative cover, it looks to be postmarked Havirov and the date is too feint to read on this cover so we have catalogued it as the first day of the tournament. 

Ref: RC537-fdct.19890711 - £5.00

 

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SK Zlin 50th Anniversary Maxi Card, Dated 24th June 1994 this card has been used, it has a 50th Anniversary special hand stamp on the reverse.

Ref: F4-6-fdct.19940624 - £2.00

 

 

France

92.jpg (43198 bytes) 91.jpg (100087 bytes) 11.8.84 - 80th anniversary of Bort les Orgues Sports Club, rugby posts & ball on pictorial handstamp, dated 11/8/84. A presentation fold over card featuring photos and information of the club, with the hand stamp. Limited edition of an unknown quantity, No 171  

Ref: fdfr19840811pncd-bort - £9.50 

 

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11.10.88 France v Argentina, Slogan Postmark on cover, large printed address, match dated 5.11.88.  

Ref: F4-44-fdfr.19881011 - £4.00

 

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6.6.89 - 87th National Congress - pictorial handstamp with rugby posts included in illustration. 2 pictorial hand stamps on illustrated card, some light marks to the front. 

Ref: fdfr19890606 - £2.00

 

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21.10.89 Inauguration of Stade de la Mediterrannee at Beziers, pictorial hand stamp on cover, 1982 rugby stamp 

Ref: F4-45-fdfr.19891021 - £6.00

 

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12.5.90 Fete du Sport at Le Creusot commemorative cover, 2 pictorial hand stamp of pictograms inc rugby player, on cover, TA 

Ref: F2-63-fdfr.19900512 - £4.00

 

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26.5.90 French Championship Final, Agen v Racing, 2 pictorial hand stamp Paris on cover, 1982 French rugby stamp, flap on reverse of envelope missing. 

Ref: F4-46-fdfr.19900526 -£5.00

 

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1.6.90 Philatelic Meeting at Belesta commemorative cover, 2 pictorial hand stamp on illus cover, rugby mentioned in pictorial hand stamp 

Ref: F2-65-fdfr.19900601 - £4.00

 

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9.6.90 Fete du Sport at Plaisance du Touch, illustrations of sporting equipment including rugby ball, pictorial hand stamp 

Ref: F2-64-fdfr.19900609 - £4.00

 

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8.8.90 French bike Licence at St Gaudens commemorative cover, 2 pictorial hand stamp with rugby posts in illustration on cover, 

Ref: F2-66-fdfr.19900808 - £2.50

 

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11.9.90 Istres, most sporting town in France commemorative cover, Slogan Postmark including rugby ball in illustration, TA 

Ref: F2-67-fdfr.19900911 - £3.50

 

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20.12.90 - Toulouse Rugby Club Centenary commemorative cover, pictorial hand stamp on front and reverse of rugby illustrated postcard 

Ref: F2-68-fdfr.19901220 - £3.50

 

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1.6.91 French Championship Final, Begles v Toulouse, 2 pictorial hand stamps on unmarked cover. 

Ref: F4-47-fdfr.19910601 - £5.00

 

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10.8.91 9th St Girons Postcard Exhibition, 2 pictorial hand stamp (showing rugby player)on cover 

Ref: F4-48-fdfr.19910810 - £5.00

 

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8.10.91 - France v Fiji, Grenoble, RWC 1991 maxi card. A special pictorial handstamp on an illustrated postcard published for the match

Ref: F68-72-fdfr.19911008pcfrfj - £4.00

 

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12.10.91 Festival of Caricature at St Esteve commemorative cover, 2 pictorial hand stamp with rugby ball in illustration on illustrated cover 

Ref: F2-72-fdfr.19911012 - £4.00

 

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19.10.91 Philatelic Exhibition at Montcharin, a pictorial hand stamp on a plain sheet 

Ref: F5-15-fdfr19911019 - £3.00

 

f6-28.jpg (15790 bytes) 16.4.93 1st World Rugby Tournament for Children at Raviers slogan postmark on plain cover with TA 

Ref: F6-28-fdfr.19930416 - £3.00

 

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23.4.93 1st World Rugby Tournament for Children commemorative cover, 2 pictorial hand stamp on a plain cover 

Ref: F4-58-fdfr19930423 - £4.00

 

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11.11.93 French Barbarians v Australia, pictorial hand stamp on artist drawn commemorative cover.

Ref: RC537-fdfr.19931111-dark - £4.00

 

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11.11.93 French Barbarians v Australia, 2 pictorial hand stamps on artist drawn commemorative cover with rugby stamp.

Ref: RC537-fdfr.19931111-light - £6.00

 

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11.11.93 - French Barbarians v Australia maxi card, pictorial hand stamp on a specially commissioned postcard for this touring match 

Ref: F68-78-fdfr.19931111.frbbas - £3.00

 

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11.11.93 - French Barbarians v Australia, 2 pictorial hand stamp on commemorative cover, 

Ref: F4-60-fdfr.19931111 - £3.00

 

89.jpg (265974 bytes) 28.5.1994 - French Championship Final, Toulouse v Montferrand. 2 pictorial handstamps on an addressed cover. 

Ref: fdfr.19940528fn - £2.50

 

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6.5.96 - French Championship Final, Castres v Toulouse. 2 handstamps on plain cover. 

Ref: F2-10-fdfr.19960506 - £3.00

 

15.jpg (19309 bytes) US Colomiers v Pontypridd commemorative cover, dated 19th October, this cover was posted on the Monday following this European Cup match, 

Ref: F6-50-fdfr.19961019 - £2.50

 

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6.3.99 - France v Wales, 2 pictorial hand stamps on a plain cover with typed address 

Ref: fdfr.19990306.frwa - £3.50

 

18.jpg (14914 bytes) 29.5.99 French Championship Final commemorative cover, 2 pictorial hand stamp on plain cover 

Ref: F1-36-fdfr.19990529 - £3.00

 

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19.2.2000 - France v England, 2 pictorial hand stamps on illustrated cover with hand written address 

Ref: fdfr.20000219.fren.cqhwad-ig - £2.50

 

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19.2.2000 France v England commemorative cover, an illustrated cover with RWC 1999 stamps and a special Stade de France handstamp with match information.

Ref: fdfr.20000219.fren-rr.series - £6.00

 

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1.4.00 France v Italy commemorative cover, illustrated cover, special Stade de France handstamp 

Ref: F6-51-fdfr.20000401 - £4.00

 

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9.6.2001 - French Championship Final 9/6/2001, 2 pictorial hand stamps on plain cover. 

Ref: F6-52-fdfr.20010609 - £3.00

 

Great Britain Commemorative & First Day Covers

RFU Centenary

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25.8.71 General Anniversaries Stamp Issue including RFU Centenary Stamp. Abbey FDC, pictorial hand stamp York (not rugby), full set stamps inc 1971 RFU Centenary stamp, limited edition of 2000 

Ref: F3-44-fdbr.19710825 - £4.50

 

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25.8.71 Great Britain General Anniversaries including RFU Centenary set of 3 maxi covers by Cameo Stamps of london. Each card has the main figure(s) from the stamps, the stamp and a special hand stamp added. The RFU Centenary card has the English Rose first day of Issue, Twickenham handstamp. a very nice set 

Ref: fdbr.19710825.pcst3-cameo - £14.95

 

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25.8.71 General Anniversaries Stamp Issue including RFU Centenary Stamp. Universal FDC, postmarked Huddersfield (the home of Rugby League), full set stamps inc 1971 RFU Centenary stamp. Hand written address

Ref: fdbr.19710825-universal - £3.00

 

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25.8.71 General Anniversaries Stamp Issue including RFU Centenary Stamp. Thames Covers Ltd FDC, postmarked Glasgow, full set stamps inc 1971 RFU Centenary stamp. typed address added on label.

Ref: fdbr.19710825-thames - £4.00

 

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25.8.71 RFU Centenary First Day Cover by Stuart with superb centenary illustration, first day of issue postmark for Chelmsford, typed address added to cover on label. 

Ref: F5-18-fdbr.19710825 - £4.75

 

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25.8.71 RFU Centenary First Day Cover by an unknown publisher with a RFU centenary illustration, first day of issue postmark for Luton, hand written address. 

Ref: fdbr.19710825.uk - £2.75

 

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25.8.71 RFU Centenary First Day Cover by Philart with a RFU centenary illustration, Hand stamped first day of issue with English Rose/Twickenham hand stamp. single RFU centenary stamp. Neatly hand written address. 

Ref: fdbr.19710825-philart - £10.00

 

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25.8.71 RFU Centenary - 'Rugby Ball Twickenham centenary' postmark on a plain cover with a stamped address. A very clean example of this much sought after hand stamp.

Ref: fdbr.19710825-pmk-rrba-twkhm - £4.75

 

66.jpg (128062 bytes) 25.8.71 - Twickenham & English Rose Handstamp for the first day of issue on an official PO first day cover with a single RFU Centenary stamp, typed address  

Ref: fdbr.19710825offd-pmk.twham.rose - £8.00

65.jpg (104720 bytes) 25.8.71 - Twickenham & English Rose Handstamp for the first day of issue on a RFU Centenary illustrated Wessex Cover with a single RFU Centenary stamp, typed address  

Ref: fdbr.19710825-wessex.pmk.twham.rose - £8.00

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25.8.71 RFU Centenary - A boxed RFU Centenary, Rugby, Warwickshire hand stamp featuring old style rugby postmarks postmark on a letter card an ink stamped address. 

Ref: fdbr.19710825-pmk-bnrrtw - £3.45

 

 

85.jpg (61592 bytes) 18.9.71 - Coventrians RFC 50th Anniversary Flown Cover signed by the club president and the president of Warwickshire RFU. The cover was flown from the Coventrians RFC ground to Rugby School.

Ref: F2-14-fdbr.19710918-coventrians-au2 - £15.00

 

64.jpg (106748 bytes) 31.10.72 - Llanelli v New Zealand All Blacks 31 Oct 1972 commemorative cover - a special handstamp celebrating the Scarlets centenary and the match with the All Blacks on a Llanelli RFC Centenary cover. The cover is in very good condition apart from some light bumping to the left hand edge. RARE 

Ref: fdbr.19721031-lel-venz - £35.00

63.jpg (151633 bytes) 4.12.73 - Royal Engineers v Royal Artillery Golden Jubilee Fixture 4 Dec 1973. A nicely illustrated official Royal Engineers cover with a special pictorial handstamp. Signed by General Sir Charles L Richardson GCB, CBE, DSO, Chief Royal Engineer 

Ref: fdbr.19731204.of-r.engin-au-richardson - £17.00

 

62.jpg (154551 bytes) 4.12.73 - Royal Engineers v Royal Artillery Golden Jubilee Fixture 4 Dec 1973. A nicely illustrated official Royal Engineers cover with a special pictorial handstamp. Hand written address and tape marks to the corners 

Ref: fdbr.19731204.of-r.engin-cqhawrad - £3.00

 

21.jpg (16576 bytes) 4.12.73 - Royal Engineers v Royal Artillery Golden Jubilee Fixture. A special pictorial handstamp for this fixture on a plain cover with a handwritten address.  

Ref: fdbr.19731204-r.engineers - £3.50

 

61.jpg (107561 bytes) 24.9.75 - Gala Rugby Football Club Centenary 1975 - Official centenary commemorative cover with a special hand stamp dated 24th September 1975. 

Ref: fdbr.19750924.of-gala-cn - £17.00

 

05.jpg (15192 bytes) 06.jpg (13319 bytes) Gala Rugby Football Club Centenary 1975 - special hand stamp dated 24th September 1975. Plain postcard with address stamp - 

Ref: F6-54-fdbr.19750924 - £10.00

 

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Cardiff Rugby Football Club Centenary 1976 - commemorative cover. A special centenary cover with a special illustrated Cardiff RFC centenary handstamp dated 25th September 1976. hand written address. 

Ref: fdbr.19760925.wacbcn-cardiff - £6.00

 

57.jpg (167936 bytes) 11.11.78 - Wales v New Zealand 1978 commemorative cover. A special 'Wales welcomes the All Blacks' commemorative cover with a special illustrated All Blacks tour pictorial hand stamp dated 11 Nov 1978, Cardiff, the date of the Wales v All Blacks match. Typed address affixed by label. 

Ref: fdbr.19781111nztr78wa - £12.00

 

56.jpg (169300 bytes) 16.12.78 - Barbarians v New Zealand 1978 commemorative cover. A special 'Wales welcomes the All Blacks' commemorative cover with a special illustrated All Blacks tour pictorial hand stamp dated 16 Dec 1978, Cardiff, the date of the Barbarians v All Blacks match. Hand written address. 

Ref: fdbr.19781216nztr78bb - £7.00

 

55.jpg (87464 bytes) 3.3.79 - Scotland v Ireland 3 Mar 1979 commemorative cover. A special handstamp for the match at Murrayfield on an illustrated cover 

Ref: fdbr.19790303.scir - £7.00

53.jpg (90591 bytes) 27.10.79 - South of Scotland v New Zealand All Blacks 1979 at Hawick commemorative cover. A 'Rugby Covers' commemorative cover postmarked Hawick on the date of the match. 

Ref: fdbr.19791027nztrsc.ss - £7.00

52.jpg (126219 bytes) 31.10.79 - Edinburgh, Scotland v New Zealand All Blacks 1979 commemorative cover. A 'Rugby Covers' commemorative cover postmarked Edinburgh on the date of the match. 

Ref: fdbr.19791031nztrsc-edinburgh - £7.00

51.jpg (128859 bytes) 6.11.79 - Glasgow, Scotland v New Zealand All Blacks 1979 commemorative cover. A 'Rugby Covers' commemorative cover postmarked Glasgow on the date of the match. 

Ref: fdbr.19791106nztrsc-glasgow - £7.00

49.jpg (130045 bytes) 14.11.79 - Anglo Scots v New Zealand All Blacks at Dundee 1979 commemorative cover. A 'Rugby Covers' commemorative cover postmarked Dundee on the date of the match. 

Ref: fdbr.19791114nztrsc-anglo.scots - £7.00

48.jpg (81901 bytes) 16.2.80 - Scotland v France commemorative cover, pictorial hand stamp on illustrated cover for match at Murrayfield, Edinburgh 

Ref: fdbr.19800216.scfr - £5.00

 

98.jpg (21823 bytes) 15.3.80 - Scotland v England pictorial handstamp on hand written cover. Grand Slam match for England. 

Ref: F2-17-fdbr.19800315 - £5.00

 

 

WRU CENTENARY - SET OF FIRST DAY AND COMMEMORATIVE COVERS

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No. 1 - Wales v Overseas XV

20 Sep 1980

Ref: F4-10-fdbr. 19800920 wacn01 - £8.00

No. 2 - WRU Centenary - first day of issue for stamp

10 Oct 1980

Ref: fdbr.19801010 .wacnsi.nu.2 - £8.00

No. 3 Cardiff v All Blacks

18 Oct 1980

Ref: fdbr.19801018. wacn3 - £8.00

No. 3 Llanelli v All Blacks

21 Oct 1980

Ref: F4-13-fdbr. 19801021 - £8.00

No 3 Swansea v All Blacks

25 Oct 1980

Ref F4-14-fdbr. 19801025 - £8.00

No 3 Newport v All Blacks

28 Oct 1980

Ref F4-15-fdbr. 19801028 - £8.00

           
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No 3 Wales v All Blacks

1 Nov 1980

Ref F4-16-fdbr. 19801101 - £8.00

No 4 - England/Wales v Scotland/Ireland

Ref: fdbr.198011129.wacn4 - £9.00

No. 5 - Wales v England.

17 Jan 1981

Ref: F4-5-fdbr. 19810117 - £8.00

No. 6 - Wales v Ireland

21 Feb 1981

Ref: fdbr.19810221. wacn6 - £9.00

No. 7 Date of actual centenary, 12th March 1981

12 Mar 1981

SOLD OUT

No 8 Wales v President's XV

25 Apr 1981

SOLD OUT

       

 

SPECIAL OFFER 

Buy the complete set of 8 covers celebrating the Welsh Centenary as illustrated above for £65.00. The No 3 cover we will include in this set is the No 3 cover issued on the 1st November for the Wales v All Blacks match unless instructed otherwise, please advise by email if you would prefer one of the club matches as an alternative..

Ref: DPR-fdbr1980-1.wacnst8 - £65.00

  

 

VARIATIONS AND OTHER MISC WRU CENTENARY SERIES COVERS

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10.10.80 - WRU Centenary First Day Cover with a full set of stamps 10 Oct 1980. Cover No 2, the official centenary first day cover handstamped Cardiff Arms Park on the first day of issue with a full set of stamps

Ref: fdbr.19801010.wacn.2.sgst4 - £10.00

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11.10.80 - WRU Centenary First Day Cover dated 11 Oct 1980. Cover No 2, the official centenary first day cover handstamped Neath 11 Oct 1980, the Wales B v France B match was played in Neath on this date. 

Ref: fdbr.19801011.wacn.2.waag-b-vefr - £14.00

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15.10.80 - WRU Centenary FDC, No 2 hand stamp for 15th October, typed address

Ref: fdbr19801015wacn2.cqta - £3.50

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17.1.81 - WRU Centenary FDC, No 5, Wales v England with IDC Ltd overprint to cover, hand stamped on the date of the match, typed address on label

Ref: fdbr19810117wacn5.cqta-idc - £4.50

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12.3.81 - WRU Centenary commemorative cover with Merthyr handstamp. The WRU Centenary Series Cover No 7, 12th March, the actual date of centenary commemorative cover handstamped Merthyr 12 Mar 1981 and Cardiff Arms Park, 12 Mar 1981. Merthyr was founding member of the Welsh Rugby Union. This cover is a little grubby. RARE 

Ref: fdbr.19810312.wacn.7-merthyr-cqligr - £17.00

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12.3.81 - WRU Centenary FDC, No 7, date of actual centenary, name typed to front

Ref: fdbr19810117wacn7.cqtpnafr - £4.50

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11.04.81 - WRU Centenary Commemorative Cover No 2 dated 11 Apr 1981. The official centenary commemorative cover handstamped Cardiff Arms Park 11 Apr 1981, overprinted Schweppes Cup Final, Cardiff Winners. The Schweppes WRU Cup Final, Cardiff v Bridgend was played at the Arms park on this date with Cardiff running out 14-6 winners. RARE 

Ref: fdbr.19810411.wacn.2.wacufn - £16.00

 

FIRST DAY COVERS RELATING TO THE WRU CENTENARY STAMP ISSUE

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10.10.80 - International Postal Collectors League first Day Cover, single WRU Centenary stamp with gold foil impression of this stamp as central illustration, a very nice cover

Ref: fdbr.19801010-ipcl - £24.50

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10.10.80 Post Office Official FDC with 2 Leicester Centenary pictorial hand stamp, full set of stamps 

Ref: F6-42-fdbr - £3.50

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10.10.80 Post Office Official FDC with 2 Northampton Centenary pictorial hand stamps, full set of stamps, hand written address 

Ref: F5-28-fdbr.19801010.encb-no - £3.75

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10.10.80 - King Henry VIII School (Coventry) Centenary FDC, a special hand stamp on full set of 1980 sports stamps including Welsh Rugby Centenary, a very nice cover, 

Ref: F3-48-fdbr.19801010-king.henry - £8.50

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10.10.80 - Stuart FDC with 'WRU Centenary' special hand stamp on the first day of issue, full set of stamps.

fdbr.19801010-stuart-pmwacn - £4.25

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10.10.80 - King Henry VIII School (Coventry) Centenary handstamp on plain cover,  

Ref: fdbr.19801010-king.henry.pmk - £2.50

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10.10.80 - Stuart FDC with a 'London Union of Youth Clubs' special hand stamp, full set of stamps, ink stamped address 

fdbr.19801010-stuart-pm-london.youth - £2.25

 

GB-80-KH-VIII-single-FDC.jpg (25770 bytes) 1.11.80 - King Henry VIII School Centenary, handstamped Cardiff Arms Park on the date of the Wales v New Zealand Centenary test. 

Ref: F3-50-fdbr.19801101-king.henry - £5.00

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9.11.81 - Australian Wallabies visit to Exeter 1981 commemorative cover. The 1981 Wallabies triumphed 49-6 over Devon and Cornwall in Exeter on the 11th November 1981. This 'Exeter Special Cover' published by Exeter Covers has a WRU Centenary stamp and is postmarked Exeter 9th November 1981. 

Ref: fdbr.19811109.tras-exeter - £4.00

54.jpg (61913 bytes) 4.2.84 - Scotland v England 100th Match 4th February 1984. A superbly illustrated commemorative cover with a special pictorial hand stamp. Scotland defeated England 18-6 in this match and went on to win the 2nd Grand Slam. 

Ref: fdbr.19840204.scen100 - £7.50

 

41.jpg (109639 bytes) 7.4.84 - Wales v President's XV 7 Apr 1984 commemorative cover. A nicely illustrated cover handstamped Cardiff on the date of the match. 

Ref: fdbr.19840407.wapd - £8.00

08.jpg (8224 bytes) 09.jpg (15565 bytes) 8.5.84 - Scotland - Five Nations Triple Crown and Grand Slam 1984

A commemorative cover printed with Olympic torch & rings, address on label, 

Ref: F6-56-fdbr.19840508-scgs - £5.00

 

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29.9.84 - RFU at Twickenham 75th Anniversary commemorative cover. A pictorial hand stamp on the official cover with posted at Twickenham cachet, Typed address affixed on a label 

Ref: fdbr.19840929.of-twham.75-cqtpadll - £5.00

39.jpg (94522 bytes) 29.5.85 - London Welsh RFC Centenary commemorative cover. A special London Welsh centenary handstamp on an official club cover. 

Ref: fdbr.19850529-l.welsh-cn - £12.00

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29.3.86 Crowborough RFC 50th Anniversary commemorative cover, pictorial hand stamp on official illustrated cover, 

Ref: F3-52-fdbr.19860329-crowborough.50 - £8.00

 

93.jpg (11556 bytes) 21.3.87 - Scotland v Wales 1987 special hand stamp on plain cover, small amount of surface damage, typed address.  

Ref: fdbr.19870321.pmscwa.cqta - £2.00

 

30.jpg (10883 bytes) Mid Glamorgan slogan postmark used 1986-87 (approx dates), the illustration on the left of the illustration is of a rugby ball with the words "Mid Glamorgan scores points with expanding industry". 

Ref: F3-53-fdbr-mid.glam - £3.50

 

38.jpg (129478 bytes) 4.3.89 - Scotland v Ireland 4 Mar 1989 100th match commemorative cover. A special handstamp on an illustrated commemorative cover for the match at Murrayfield.

Ref: fdbr.19890304.scir - £5.00

 

RUGBY WORLD CUP 1991

86.jpg (50796 bytes) 11.6.91 - Royal Mail Official first day cover - full set of stamps, pictorial hand stamp Sheffield on the first day of issue, typed address. Of the four stamps in this issue, 3 were dedicated to the World Student games in Sheffield.

Ref: fdbr.19910611of.pm-shefd-cqta - £2.50  

 

85.jpg (62245 bytes) 11.6.91 - Royal Mail Official first day cover - postmarked Twickenham on the first day of issue, sent by registered mail, this was the only way to get a Twickenham postmark. 'Rugby World Cup 1991' & 'Twickenham, HQ of English Rugby, World Cup' venue cachets,

Ref: fdbr.19910611of.pmengr-twkhm - £7.50  

 

84.jpg (61908 bytes) 11.6.91 - Royal Mail Official first day cover - postmarked Rugby, Warwickshire on the first day of issue, sent by registered mail, this was the only way to guarantee a Rugby postmark. 'Rugby World Cup 1991' & 'Rugby, Birthplace of Rugby' cachets,

Ref: fdbr.19910611of.pmentwrr - £9.50  

 

83.jpg (60616 bytes) 11.6.91 - Royal Mail Official first day cover - postmarked Murrayfield, Edinburgh on the first day of issue, sent by registered mail, this was the only way to get a Murrayfield postmark. 'Rugby World Cup 1991' & 'Murrayfield, Scottish Rugby World Cup venue' cachets,

Ref: fdbr.19910611of.pmscgr-myfld - £7.50  

 

81.jpg (53512 bytes) 11.6.91 - Royal Mail Official first day cover - hand stamped Cardiff on the first day of issue. 'Rugby World Cup 1991' & 'Cardiff Arms Park World Cup Venue' cachets.

Ref: fdbr.19910611of.pmwagr-cap - £7.50  

 

78.jpg (71452 bytes) 11.6.91 - Presentation Philatelic Services Cigarette card Series No 33 first day cover with silk cigarette card of A.M. Smallwood - postmarked Twickenham on the first day of issue, sent by registered mail, this was the only way to get a Twickenham postmark. Limited edition of 1000 covers, small address label to front 

Ref: fdbr.19910611-pps-tbcd-twkhm - £7.50  

 

75.jpg (57916 bytes) 11.6.91 - Mercury first day cover with rugby illustration- full set of stamps, hand stamp Portsmouth, first day of issue,  address label. 

Ref: fdbr.19910611mercury-pm-ptmth - £2.00  

 

37.jpg (160382 bytes) 11.6.91 - Stuart first day cover with a full set of stamps, hand stamp London on the first day of issue.

Ref: fdbr.19910611-stuart.pmk.london - £3.00  

 

96.jpg (39108 bytes) 11.6.91 - RFU official cover with Grand Slam 1991 special handstamp. 

Ref: F2-19-fdbr.19910611.engs - £7.50

 

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29.6.91 - Rugby World Cup 1991 relay launch limited edition (no 8 of 15) postcard. A Rugby Philatelic Society postcard with RWC 1991 rugby stamp, postmarked 'Rugby' 29th June 1991. 'Rugby World Cup Relay launch' cachet, all to reverse. 

Ref: fdbr19910629pcwc-launch - £3.50

 

  

Covercraft 1991 World Cup Collection (Great Britain, Ireland & France)
63.jpg (55091 bytes) 3/10 England v NZ, RWC England v NZ pictorial handstamp 

Ref: F5-2-fdbrwc91-cvcraft-ennz - £6.00

 

11.jpg (24277 bytes) 3/10 England v NZ, 

Ref: F3-4-fdbwc91-cvcraft-ennz - £6.00

 

cc-91RWC-S-v-J.jpg (24545 bytes) 5/10 Scotland v Japan 

Ref: F3-37-fdbrwc91-cvcraft-scja - £4.00 

 

cc-91RWC-W-v-WS.jpg (23030 bytes) 6/10 Wales v W Samoa  

Ref: F3-43-fdbrwc91-cvcraft-wasm - £5.00

 

36.jpg (87586 bytes) 8.10.91 - England v Italy RWC 1991 Covercraft series commemorative cover, handstamped twickenham on the date of the match 

Ref: fdbr.19911008.eniy-cvrcft - £8.00

 

cc-91RWC-W-v-Arg.jpg (23624 bytes) 9/10 Wales v Argentina  

Ref: F3-49-fdbrwc91-cvcraft-waar - £4.00

 

10.jpg (23080 bytes) 9/10 Scotland v Zimbabwe  

Ref: F3-54-fdbrwc91-cvcraft-scmb - £4.00

 

cc-91RWC-W-v-A.jpg (26465 bytes) 12/10 Wales v Australia  

Ref: F3-56-fdbrwc91-cvcraft-waas - £5.00

 

cc-91RWC-S-v-I.jpg (26486 bytes) 12/10 Scotland v Ireland  

Ref: F3-57-fdbrwc91-cvcraft-scir - £5.00

 

09.jpg (23050 bytes) 19/10 Scotland v W Samoa  

Ref: F3-60-fdbrwc91-cvcraft-scsm - £5.00 

 

cc-91RWC-F-v-E.jpg (23573 bytes) 19/10 France v England  

Ref: F3-63-fdbrwc91-cvcraft-fren - £7.00

 

cc-91RWC-S-v-E.jpg (23570 bytes) 26/10 Scotland v England  

Ref: F3-68-fdbrwc91-cvcraft-scen - £6.00

 

cc-91RWC-A-v-NZ.jpg (23254 bytes) 27/10 Australia v New Zealand - semi-final  

Ref: F3-72-fdbrwc91-cvcraft-asnzsj - £6.00 

 

 

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5.10.91 - Scotland v Japan RWC 1991 maxi card. A Murrayfield aerial view postcard with the RWC 1991 stamp on the front, the card is hand stamped on the date of the match. With match result etc to reverse. 

Ref: fdbr.19911005pcsc - £3.75

 

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9.10.91 - Scotland v Zimbabwe RWC 1991 maxi card. A Murrayfield aerial view postcard with the RWC 1991 stamp on the front, the card is hand stamped on the date of the match. With match result etc to reverse. 

Ref: fdbr19911009pcsc - £3.75

 

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12.10.91 - Scotland v Ireland RWC 1991 maxi card. A Murrayfield aerial view postcard with the RWC 1991 stamp on the front, the card is hand stamped on the date of the match. With match result etc to reverse. 

Ref: fdbr19911012pcsc - £4.75

 

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19.10.91 - Scotland v Samoa RWC quarter final 1991 maxi card. A Murrayfield aerial view postcard with the RWC 1991 stamp on the front, the card is hand stamped on the date of the match. With match result etc to reverse. 

Ref: fdbr19911019pcsc - £3.75

 

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26.10.91 - Scotland v England RWC semi final 1991 maxi card. A Murrayfield aerial view postcard with the RWC 1991 stamp on the front, the card is hand stamped on the date of the match. With match result etc to reverse. 

Ref: fdbr19911026pcsc - £5.75

 

 

SPECIAL OFFER

Buy the above 5 Scottish RWC 1991 set of 5 maxi cards for £17.50

Ref: DPR-fdbr1991pcscst5

 

 

 

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7.3.92 - RFU official cover, CDS date of England v Wales Grand Slam match, + meter mark, every one of these covers that we have seen has a blotchy postmark, we believe this was a general fault associated with this cover,  

Ref: F3-55-fdbr.19920307-enwa - £4.00

 

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9.5.92 - A Commemorative Cover celebrating Swansea RFC winning the Heineken Welsh League 1991/2 season. The cover has a private cachet for the last match of the season against Pontypool on 9/5/92 on a RWC 1991 stamp. This cover in mint condition. 

Ref: F7-1-fdbr.19920509-swansea - £3.00 

 

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13.11.93 - Midland Philatelic Federation & Stamp Fair commemorative cover, rugby illus on cover & pictorial hand stamp in shape of ball, 

Ref: F3-2-fdbr.19931113.ml-fair - £2.50

 

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27.11.93 - England v All Blacks (Benham silk) commemorative cover, pictorial hand stamp, Will Carling illustration 

Ref: F3-58-fdbr.19931127-ennz - £5.00

 

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30.4.94 - A Commemorative Cover celebrating Swansea RFC winning the Heineken Welsh League 1993/4 season. The cover has been postmarked Cardiff on the day of the last match of the season against Cardiff on 30/4/94. This cover in mint condition. 

Ref: F7-2-fdbr.19940430-swansea - £3.00 

 

f4-8.jpg (37274 bytes) 30.4.94 - Limited Edition - Captains Cover - A Commemorative Cover celebrating Swansea RFC winning the Heineken Welsh League 1993/4 season. The cover has been postmarked Cardiff on the day of the last match of the season against Cardiff on 30/4/94. This cover has been signed by Swansea captain Stuart Davies and is a limited edition of 20. 

Ref: F4-8-fdbr19940430-swansea-au-davies.s - £15.00 

 

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19.11.94 - Scotland v South Africa commemorative cover, pictorial hand stamp for the match, illustration relating to the the Princess Royal Trust for carers.

Ref: fdbr19941119scsa-carers - £1.50

 

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29.4.95 - A Commemorative Cover celebrating Cardiff RFC winning the Heineken Welsh League 1994/5 season. The cover has been postmarked Cardiff on the day of the last match of the season against Newport on 29/4/95. This cover in mint condition.  

Ref: F7-3-fdbr.19950429 - £3.00

 

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6.5.95 Pontypridd v swansea SWALEC Cup Final 1995 commemorative cover. A Commemorative Cover celebrating the SWALEC cup final in 1995 between Pontypridd & Swansea. The cover has been postmarked Cardiff on the date of the match 6th May 1995. (RR4)

Ref: fdbr.19950506.wacufn - £4.00

 

 

 

RUGBY LEAGUE CENTENARY ISSUE 1995

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David Watkins

Ref: F7-7-fdbr-watkins-xb- £4.00

Jonathan Davies

Ref: F7-9-fdbr-davies-xb - £4.00

John Bevan

Ref: F7-8-fdbr-bevan-xb - £4.00

George Nepia

Ref: F7-5-fdbr-nepia-xb - £5.00

Frano Botica

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A set of 5 first day covers commemorating famous Wales and New Zealand rugby union players who have 'gone North' to rugby league teams. The illustrations by Welsh caricaturist Keith Jenkins show each player in halved jerseys, one half representing their rugby union international country, the other the rugby league team for which they signed. A full set of both the New Zealand (4) and Great Britain (5) Rugby League Centenary stamps can be found on the set of covers. The players featured are.

David Watkins, Newport, Wales & British Lions fly half, signed for Salford in 1967. 

Jonathan Davies, Llanelli & Wales fly half, signed for Widnes in 1989

John Bevan, Cardiff, Wales & British Lions wing, signed for Warrington in 1973  

George Nepia, Hawkes Bay & NZ full back, signed for Streatham & Mitcham 1935. 

Frano Botica, N Harbour & NZ, signed for Wigan in 1990

Special offer - buy the full set of 5 covers for £12.50

Ref: F7-30-fdbrst-xb - £12.50

 

FIJIAN TOUR OF WALES 1995

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Neath

Ref: F7-15-fdbrfjtr-ne - £3.00

Cardiff

Ref: F7-16-fdbrfjtr-cd - £3.00

Pontypridd

Ref: F7-18-fdbrfjtr-pd - £3.00

Treorchy

Ref: F7-18-fdbrfjtr-pd - £3.00

Llanelli

Ref: F7-19-fdbrfjtr-ll - £3.00

Wales

Ref: F7-20-fdbrwafj95 - £5.00

A series of 6 covers to commemorate the Fijian tour of Wales in 1995. each cover has been hand stamped or postmarked at the town/city in which the game took place on the day of the match.

Special offer buy all above 6 covers for £9.95


Ref: F7-15-20.fdbrfjtr95st6 - £9.95

 

35.jpg (69174 bytes) 22.11.95 - Pontypridd v Milan, 1st European Cup match in Wales commemorative cover. Postmarked Pontypridd on the date of the match at the Sardis Road ground (RR15)

Ref: fdbr.19951122-ppr.milan - £5.00

RR18.jpg (18422 bytes) 4.5.96 - A Commemorative Cover celebrating the SWALEC Cup Final played on 4th May 1996 between Neath & Pontypridd. The cover has been postmarked Cardiff on the day of the match. This cover in mint condition. 

Ref: F7-22-fdbr.19960504.fnwa - £3.00

 

RR20.jpg (17529 bytes) A Commemorative Cover celebrating Neath's Heineken League championship in the 1995/6 season, handstamped in Neath on 15/5/96, 

Ref: F7-24-fdbr.19960515-neath - £3.00

 

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25.9.96 - Wales v France commemorative cover, hand stamp Cardiff, limited edition of 50, 

Ref: F7-27-fdbr.19960925.wafr - £3.00

 

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25.9.96 - Barry Williams (Neath, Richmond, Wales & British Lions) - A Commemorative Cover celebrating the Wales v France match at Cardiff Arms Park on 25th September 1996. The cover has been postmarked Cardiff on the date of the match. The cover has an overprint celebrating Barry Williams first cap. This cover is in mint condition. 

Ref: F7-28-fdbr.19960925-williams.b - £3.00

 

34.jpg (142068 bytes) 19.10.96 - Pontypridd v Bath, Heineken European Cup commemorative cover. Postmarked Pontypridd on the date of the match at the Sardis Road ground. fold down the middle of the cover, print marks to left hand edge and reverse. 

Ref: fdbr.19961019-ppr.bath - £2.00

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4.11.96 - Pontypridd v Dax, 4th November 1996 - European Cup Commemorative Cover, postmarked Dax on the Monday after the game 

Ref: F7-29-fdbr.19961104-ponty - £3.00

 

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4.12.96 Pontypridd v Queensland commemorative cover, pmk Pontypridd on date of the match, illustrated cover.

Ref: F5-75-fdbr.19961204-ponty - £2.50

 

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15.3.97 - Wales v England 1997 commemorative cover, hand stamped Cardiff on the date of the match, the last International at Cardiff Arms Park, limited edition of 50 (RR26)

Ref: fdbr.19970315.waen - £6.00

 

RR28.jpg (19602 bytes) Pontypridd, Welsh National League Champions 1996-7, hand stamp at Ponty PO date of the last match in the league campaign against Newbridge on 10th May 1997.

Ref: F7-34-fdbr.19970510-ponty - £3.00

 

33.jpg (107449 bytes) Pontypridd, Welsh National League Champions 1996-7 commemorative cover, handstamped at a Ponty PO on the date of the last match in the league campaign against Newbridge on 10th May 1997. Limited edition of 10

Ref: fdbr.19970510-ponty.lim-ed - £4.00

 

32.jpg (108685 bytes) 15.09.97 - Brive v Pontypridd Heineken European Cup commemorative cover. Postmarked Brive on the Monday following the match. 

Ref: fdfr.19970915-brive.ppr - £4.00

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31.12.97 Pontypridd, 3 wins at the National Stadium, pmk Pontypridd, limited edition of 15, 

Ref: F3-61-fdbr-19971231-ponty - £2.00

 

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A Commemorative Cover celebrating the Wales v Italy match at Stradey Park, Llanelli on 7th February 1998. The cover has been postmarked Llanelli on the date of the match. This cover has a photo of Rob Howley and is in mint condition. 

Ref: F7-38-fdbr.19980207.waiy - £3.00

 

RR29-badges.jpg (15236 bytes) 7.2.1998 - A Commemorative Cover celebrating the Wales v Italy match at Stradey Park, Llanelli on 7th February 1998. The cover has been postmarked Llanelli on the date of the match. This cover is illustrated with team badges and is in mint condition. 

Ref: F4-4-fdbr.19980207.waiy - £3.00

 

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A Commemorative Cover celebrating the 175th Anniversary of William Webb Ellis at Rugby School. The cover has a special pictorial hand stamp produced by the British Post Office to celebrate the anniversary. the illustration is of the Webb Ellis statue in the town of rugby. This cover is in mint condition. 

Ref: F7-39-fdbr-webb.ellis.175 - £3.00

 

RR30.jpg (19719 bytes) Scotland v England 1998 commemorative cover. Hand stamped Edinburgh on 22nd March 1998, the date of this five nations international match at Murrayfield. 

Ref: F7-40-fdbr.19980322.scen - £4.00

 

W-v-Arg-98.jpg (19066 bytes) 21.11.98 Wales v Argentina commemorative cover, illus cover for match at Stradey Park, Llanelli, hand stamp Llanelli on the date of match 

Ref: F7-33-fdbr.19981121.waar - £3.00 

 

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14.11.98 - Wales v South Africa commemorative cover, illus cover for match at Wembley, hand stamp London, 

Ref: F7-41-fdbr.19981114.wasa - £3.00

 

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14.11.98 - Wales v South Africa commemorative cover, hand stamped London on the date of the Wales v South Africa match at Wembley Stadium, 

Ref: F7-41B-fdbr.19981114.wasa - £3.00

 

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28.11.98 England v Australia commemorative cover, illustrated cover for match @ Twickenham, hand stamp London 

Ref: F7-21-fdbr.19981128.enas - £3.00

 

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5.12.98 England v South Africa commemorative cover, illustrated cover for match @ Twickenham, hand stamp London.

Ref: F3-62-fdbr.19981205.ensa - £2.50

 

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21.8.99 Wales v Canada comm cover, illustrated cover for match at Millennium Stadium, hand stamp , 

Ref: F2-24-fdbr.19990821.waca - £3.00

 

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28.8.99 Wales v France comm cover, illustrated cover for match at Millennium Stadium, hand stamp

Ref: F2-23-fdbr.19990828.wafr - £3.00

 

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1.10.99 Millennium Stadium aerogramme mint, GB prepaid aerogramme with stadium illus.

Ref: F2-49-fdbr.19991001 - £4.00

 

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5.2.00 Wales v France, illustrated cover for 6 Nations Champs. match, pmk Cardiff on date of match.

Ref: F6-33-fdbr.20000205.wafr - £4.00

 

85.jpg (30875 bytes) 19.2.2000 - Ireland v Scotland, 19 Feb 2000 commemorative cover. A commemortive cover for this 6 Nations match at Lansdowne Rd, Dublin, illustrated with a Brian O'Driscoll photo, hand stamped Dublin on date of match. 

Ref: fdir.20000219.irsc - £5.00  

 

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4.3.00 England v Wales commemorative cover, illustrated cover for 6 Nations Championship match, handstamped London.

Ref: F6-35-fdbr.20000304.enwa - £4.00

 

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4.3.00 Scotland v France commemorative cover, illustrated cover for 6 Nations Championship match, handstamped Edinburgh.

Ref: F6-34-fdbr.20000304.scfr - £4.00

 

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18.3.2000 - Wales v Scotland 18th March 2000, a commemorative cover for this 6 Nations match at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, illustrated with a Matt Cardey photo, hand stamped Cardiff on date of match. 

Ref: F6-62-fdbr.20000318.wasc - £4.00  

 

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11.11.00 - Wales v Samoa 2000 commemorative cover, Shane Williams illustrated cover for the international match at the Millennium Stadium on 11th Nov 2000, hand stamped Cardiff on the date of match,  

Ref: fdbr20001111wasm - £4.00

 

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11.11.00 - Scotland v Australia 2000 commemorative cover, Matt Burke illustrated cover for the international match at the Murrayfield 

Ref: fdbr20001111scas - £4.00

 

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18.11.2000 - Wales v USA 18th November 2000, a commemorative cover for this international match at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff, illustrated with a Dafydd James photo, hand stamped Cardiff on date of match. 

Ref: F6-64-fdbr.20001118.waus - £3.00 

 

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26.11.2000 - Wales v South Africa 26th November 2000 commemorative cover, illus cover for the international match at the Millennium Stadium, hand stamped Cardiff on date of match. 

Ref: fdbr20001126wasa - £4.00

 

WalesvEngland2001.jpg (17958 bytes) 3.2.2001 - Wales v England 3rd February 2001 commemorative cover. Neil Jenkins illustrated cover for 6 Nations match, handstamped Cardiff on day of match 

Ref: fdbr20010203waen - £4.00

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British & Irish Lions tour of Australia 2001. The official International Guild of Rugby Theme Collectors commemorative cover with a specially commissioned "Good Luck to the British Lions" tour postmark dated Heathrow Airport of the date of their outward bound flight. This commemorative cover was limited to 100 copies worldwide, the official cover and postmark together are very rare. 

Ref: fdbr20010601.brtr01of-igrtc - £19.00

 

Ireland / Eire

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IRFU Centenary - Harp Cover Club illustrated first day cover with both stamps, unserviced.

Ref: fdir.19740909.fd-harp.unused - £7.00

 

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1995 - Ireland RWC issue maxi card. A 1995 RWC illustrated postacrd with the Eire 32p stamp to the front hanstamped on the first day of issue. 

Ref: fdir1995pc32 - £2.75

 

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1.4.00 Ireland v Wales commemorative cover, Rhys Williams, first cap for Wales illustrated cover for 6 Nations match, handstamped Dublin on date of game , 

Ref: fdir20000401irwa - £4.00

 

 

Isle of Man

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15.9.74 Vagabonds RUFC 10th Anniversary commemorative cover, pictorial hand stamp, 

Ref: F4-9-fd-iom-19740915 - £4.00

 

Italy

39.jpg (32295 bytes) 15.5.82 - 2nd National FIR Rugby Congress at Turin, 2 special handstamps on a single sided specially printed postcard. 

Ref: fdiy19820515pc - £2.50

 

18.jpg (16524 bytes) Italy v Romania 22nd April 1984 commemorative cover, special pictorial hand stamp for the match played at L'Aquila. 

Ref: F6-65-fdiy.19840422.iyro - £15.00

 

f1-54.jpg (18581 bytes) 14.10.89 Philatelic Exhibition at Piombino MC, 2 pictorial hand stamp (rugby player as one of figures), card with printed addrs. 

Ref: F1-54-fdiy.19891014 - £5.00

 

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15.4.90 22nd International Juniors Tournament commemorative cover, 2 pictorial hand stamp on illustrated cover.

Ref: F4-11-fdiy.19900415 - £4.00

 

40.jpg (23714 bytes) 4.5.91 - Firenze C.P. - 2 special handstamps with rugby player as the central illustration for unknown event at Firenze. Typed address added on sticker to front.

Ref: fdiy19910504 - £2.50

 

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30.6.92 2nd Students World Cup pictorial hand stamp on illustrated cover, 

Ref: F4-19-fdiy.19920630 - £3.00

 

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30.6.92 - 2nd Students World Cup, 2 pictorial hand stamps on an illustrated cover, unknown autograph to the front. 

CLICK HERE FOR MORE SIGNED COVERS

Ref: fdiy19920630au - £2.50

 

75.jpg (44310 bytes) f12-70.jpg (19090 bytes) 19.7.92 - 2 Students World Cup Final Maxi Card, 2 pictorial hand stamp on reverse.

Ref: F4-20-fdiy.19920719 - £3.00

 

74.jpg (33196 bytes) f12-72.jpg (17228 bytes) 1.5.94 20th Milan Under 15s Tournament Maxi card, 2 pictorial hand stamp on reverse.

Ref: F4-21-fdiy.19940501 - £3.00

 

f12-74.jpg (15271 bytes) 12.11.95 Italy v South Africa maxi card, 2 pictorial hand stamp on illustrated Italy v SA postcard , 

Ref: F4-22-fdiy.19951112.iysa - £3.00

 

60.jpg (42118 bytes) 2.3.96 - Italy A v England A maxi card, 2 x pictorial hand stamp on reverse of illustrated match postcard. 

Ref: F68-79-fdiy.19960302.ag-a-eniy - £3.00

 

f12-104.jpg (86102 bytes) 2.3.96 Italy A v England A, 2 pictorial hand stamp on cover. 

Ref: F4-23-fdiy.19960302 - £3.00

 

17.jpg (19474 bytes) 5.10.96 - Italy v Wales 5th October 1996 commemorative cover, illustrated with a Scott Gibbs photo, Gibbs was the first Welsh rugby international to return and play again for Wales, special pictorial hand stamp, Rome on the date of the match, this cover is also available signed by Scott Gibbs, to see this item visit the signed covers page CLICK HERE  

Ref: F6-67-fdiy.19961005.iywa - £4.00

 

f12-81.jpg (153009 bytes) 23.10.96 - Italy v Australia commemorative cover, 2 pictorial hand stamp on illustrated cover.

Ref: F4-24-fdiy.19961023.iywa - £3.00

 

cc-campo-100.jpg (23584 bytes) 23.10.96 - David Campese 100th cap for Australia commemorative cover, illustrated cover, pictorial handstamp Italy v Australia 23rd October 1996 with great illustration of the man himself in flight.

Ref: F4-25-fdiy.19961023-campese - £5.00

 

41.jpg (23043 bytes) 13.4.97 - 5th Trofeo memorial ing. Fabio Beccheth, under 12-14 - slogan postmark on cover with a typed address, prepared privately, some light creasing to the cover.

Ref: fdiy19970413* - £1.50

 

f12-105.jpg (129770 bytes) 8.11.97 Italy v South Africa commemorative cover, 2 pictorial hand stamp on illustrated cover.

Ref: F4-26-fdiy.19971108.iysa* - £3.00

 

f12-103.jpg (95890 bytes) 11.4.98 Italy v Georgia commemorative cover, pictorial hand stamp on L'Aquila cover, RWC 1999 qualification match, 

Ref: F4-27-fdiy.19980411.iygg - £3.00

 

cc-25-milan.jpg (19784 bytes) A commemorative cover with special postmark for the 25th Milan Under 16s International Tournament played on 1st May 1999. This is a nicely illustrated cover with very clear hand stamps

Ref: F4-28-fdiy.19990501 - £3.00

 

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5.2.00 Italy v Scotland commemorative cover, illus. first day cover for the first 6 Nations Champs match with special handstamp.

Ref: F6-30-fdiy.20000205.iysc - £5.00

 

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5.2.00 Italy v Scotland commemorative cover with Gregor Townsend illustration first day cover for the first 6 Nations Champs match with special handstamp.

Ref: F6-44-fdiy.20000205.iysc - £5.00

 

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5.2.00 Six Nations first day cover, Poste Italiane standard first day cover with Milan FDI postmark , 

Ref: F4-29-fdiy.20000205.iysc - £1.50

 

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18.3.2000 Italy v England commemorative cover, illustrated first day cover for the 6 Nations Championship match with special handstamp.

Ref: fdiy20000318iyen - £5.00

 

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25.11.2000 - Italy v New Zealand 25th November 2000 commemorative cover, illus cover with special pictorial handstamp for the match played at Genoa 

Ref: fdiy20001125iynz - £4.00

 

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3.3.2001 - Italy v France 3rd March 2001 commemorative cover, illustrated cover for 6 Nations match with pictorial handstamp 

Ref: fdiy20010303iyfr - £4.00

 

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7.4.2002 - Italy v England 7th April 2002, 2 special postmarks on plain cover, 

Ref: F6-69-fdiy.20020407.iyen - £3.00

 

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28.9.2002 - Italy v Romania, RWC Qualifier 2002, 2 special pictorial hand stamps on Parma Rugby cover. 

Ref F6-57-fdiy.20020928.iyro - £2.00 

 

 

Japan

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1999 postmark dated 11.10.23 on pre paid postcard, illustration is small creature diving with ball.

Ref: F23-84-fdja.1999 - £4.00

 

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2000 postmark, dated 12.10.16, unknown hand stamp of figure with the year 2000 as a head carrying rugby ball, prepaid p/card, 

Ref: F73-57-fdpcja2000 - £5.00

 

 

New Zealand

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8.8.84 Canterbury v Buller Ranfurly Shield commemorative cover (WG Covers), hand stamp Christchurch date of match, 

Ref: F22-41-fdnz.19840808 - £4.00

 

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31.8.85 Canterbury v Mid Canterbury Ranfurly Shield commemorative cover, with a special Stampex '85 hand stamp for Christchurch on the date of match and a NZ 1967 rugby stamp.

Ref: F4-61-fdnz.19850831 - £4.50

 

f22-47.jpg (19227 bytes) 10.5.86 Canterbury Inaugural S Pacific ChampionshipWinners commemorative cover (WG), hand stamp Christchurch, 

Ref: F4-64-fdnz.19860510 - £4.00

 

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9.8.86 New Zealand v Australia 1st Test commemorative cover (WG), hand stamp Wellington date of match, 

Ref: F4-69-fdnz.19860809.nzas - £5.00

 

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11.4.87 Wanganui Centenary commemorative cover (WG), hand stamp Wanganui on 100th anniversary of centenary, 

Ref: F4-70-fdnz.19870411 - £4.00

 

21.jpg (21518 bytes) New Zealand v Wales 1st Test 1988 commemorative cover, hand stamped Christchurch on the date of the match, 28th May, at Lancaster Park, Christchurch. 

Ref: F58-14-fdnz.19880528.nzwa - £5.00

 

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6.6.88 - S Canterbury RU Centenary commemorative cover, pmk date of S Canty v M Canty match.

Ref: F4-71-fdnz.19880606 - £3.00

 

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23.9.88 - Marlborough RFU Centenary commemorative cover (WG), hand stamp Blenheim, lim ed of 200.

Ref: F4-72-fdnz.19880923 - £4.00

 

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17.6.89 New Zealand v France 1st Test commemorative cover (WG Covers), handstamped Christchurch on the date of the match, one of a limited edition of 192 covers.

Ref: F4-73-fdnz.19890617.nzfr - £4.00

 

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15.7.89 New Zealand v Argentina 1st Test commemorative cover (WG), hand stamp Dunedin date of match, 

Ref: F4-74-fdnz.19890715.nzar - £4.00

 

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25.7.90 Aussie Tour of NZ commemorative cover (WG), hand stamp Christchurch FDI, George Nepia stamp, 

Ref: F4-75-fdnz.19900725 - £4.00

 

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30.8.90 Poverty Bay centenary commemorative cover (WG) hand stamp Gisborne date of actual Centenary.

Ref: F4-76-fdnz.19900830 - £4.00

 

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9.6.91 New Zealand v Romania commemorative cover (WG), hand stamp Auckland date of match, 

Ref: F4-78-fdnz.19910609.nzro - £4.00

 

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24.8.91 - New Zealand v Australia commemorative cover (WG covers), hand stamped Auckland on the date of match, the cover is signed by we believe John Hart the All Black coach

CLICK HERE FOR MORE SIGNED COVERS

Ref: fdnz19910824nzasau1 - £4.50

 

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18.4.92 New Zealand v World XV 1st Test commemorative cover (WG), hand stamp Christchurch date of match, 

Ref: F4-79-fdnz.19920418.nzwo1 - £4.00

 

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25.4.92 New Zealand v World XV 3rd Test commemorative cover (WG), hand stamp Auckland date of match, 

Ref: F4-80-fdnz.19920425.nzwo3 - £4.00

 

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23.3.93 Canterbury v W Province commemorative cover (WG Covers), hand stamp Christchurch date of match, 

Ref: F5-03-fdnz,19930323 - £3.00

 

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29.4.93 Horwhenua Centenary commemorative cover,(WG Covers) hand stamp dated 100 years from formation, 

Ref: F5-05-fdnz.19930429 - £3.00

 

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Buller RFU Centenary commemorative cover. This cover is postmarked Westport on 18th April 1984, 100 years exactly after the founding of this West Coast of New Zealand Union, published by WG Covers, 

Ref: F5-08-fdnz.19840418 - £3.00

 

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Canterbury v E Province 4th May 1994 commemorative cover, a cover to celebrate this match between NZ & South African teams, published by WG Covers, CDS Christchurch dated day of match.

Ref: F5-09-fdnz.19940504 - £3.00

 

f22-38.jpg (23493 bytes) 6.8.94 NZ v South Africa 3rd test commemorative cover (WG Covers), CDS dated day of match, 

Ref: F5-19-fdnz.19940806.nzsa3 - £4.00

 

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Canterbury v Counties 18th September 1994 - First Defence of the Ranfurly Shield Commemorative Cover, published by WG Covers, Circular Date Stamp dated Christchurch on the day of the match 

Ref: F5-1-fdnz.19940918 - £3.00

 

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22.4.95 New Zealand v Canada commemorative cover (WG Covers), hand stamp Auckland date of Test, 

Ref: F4-22-fdnz19950422.nzca - £3.00

 

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22.7.95 New Zealand v Australia Bledisloe Cup commemorative cover (WG), hand stamp Auckland date of Test, 

Ref: F5-24-fdnz.19950722.nzas - £4.00

 

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23.9.95 Canterbury v Auckland Ranfurly Shield 10th (and last) Defence, hand stamp Chch day of m'tch.

Ref: F5-26-fdnz.19950923 - £3.00

 

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25.10.98 Otago v Waikato, NPC Final commemorative cover, an illustrated cover, handstamped Dunedin on the date of match, with a match score (Otago 49 Waikato 20) cachet. 

Ref: F58-39-fdnz.19981025 -  £3.00

 

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26.6.99 New Zealand v France commemorative cover, illus cover for the last test match at Athletic Park, hand stamp Wellington on DOM, 

Ref: F1-58-fdnz.19990626.nzfr - £3.00

 

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5.8.00 New Zealand v Australia commemorative cover, illus cover for Tri Nations match at the new Westpac Stadium, Wgton, 

Ref: F6-70-fdnz.20000805.nzas - £4.00

 

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30.6.2001 - New Zealand v France 30th June 2001 CC - illustrated cover by WG covers for this international match in Wellington.

Ref: fdnz20010630nzfr - £5.00

 

CC - NZ v A 01.jpg (86770 bytes) 11.8.2001 - New Zealand v Australia 2001 commemorative cover - an illustrated cover by WG covers for this international match at "The House of Pain" Carisbrook, Dunedin, 

Ref: fdnz20010811nzas - £5.00

 

22.jpg (23883 bytes) Crusaders v ACT Brumbies Super 12 Final 2002 commemorative cover, hand stamped Christchurch on the date of the match at Jade Stadium on 25/5/2002. 

Ref: F3-64-fdnz.20020525 - £3.00 

 

23.jpg (19976 bytes) New Zealand v Ireland 2nd Test 2002 commemorative cover, hand stamped Auckland on the date of the match at Eden Park on 22/6/2002. 

Ref: F3-66-fdnz.20020622.nzir - £3.00 

 

Romania

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23.11.80 Romania v France SP on prepaid illus cover (not rugby) good strong cancellation.

Ref: F1-68-fdro.19801123.rofr - £10.00

 

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30th Anniversary of Rugby at Iasi Polytechnic. A pictorial hand stamp and postmark Iasi dated 16th October 1982 on illustrated cover - 

Ref: F5-30-fdro.19821016 - £6.00

 

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30th Anniversary of Rugby at Iasi Polytechnic. A pictorial hand stamp and postmark Iasi dated 16th October 1982, 

Ref: F5-31-fdro19821016 - £3.00

 

cc-rom14.jpg (15557 bytes) Romania v France 31st October 1982 - special hand stamp for this international match on plain cover.

Ref: F5-32-fdro.19821031.rofr - £2.50

 

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31.10.82 Romania v France commemorative cover, pictorial hand stamp on prepaid cover with rugby illustrated.

Ref: F5-33-fdro.19821031.rofr* - £5.00

 

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31.10.82 Romania v France commemorative cover, P SP on prepaid cover with rugby illustration

Ref: F5-34-fdro.19821031.rofr - £5.00

 

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15.5.83 Romania, FIRA Championship winners commemorative cover, pictorial hand stamp on prepaid cover, 

Ref: F5-35-fdro.19830515 - £4.00

 

cc-rom13.jpg (14435 bytes) Romania - FIRA Championship Winners 1983 hand stamp on plain cover, dated 15/3/83, 

Ref: F5-36-fdro.19830315 - £2.00 

 

f2-3.jpg (17258 bytes) 20.5.83 Romania v France commemorative cover, pictorial hand stamp on illustated cover.

Ref: F2-3-fdro.19830520.rofr -  £4.00

 

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30.10.83 Romania in FIRA Championship pictorial hand stamp on rugby illustrated prepaid cover, HWA, 

Ref: F1-72-fdro.19831030 - £6.00

 

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20th May 1984 - Romania v Scotland pictorial hand stamp on plain cover 

Ref: F5-37-fdro.19840520.rosc - £6.00

 

93.jpg (28033 bytes) 10th November 1984 - Romania v France commemorative cover 

Ref: F2-25-fdro.19841110.rofr - £3.00

 

cc-rom11.jpg (15488 bytes) 10th November 1984 - Romania v France pictorial hand stamp on plain cover 

Ref: F5-38-fdro.19841110.rofr - £3.00

 

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5.5.85 Romania v Tunisia commemorative cover, pictorial hand stamp on prepaid cover with rugby illustration, 

Ref: F5-40*-fdro.19850505.roui - £5.00

 

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18.7.85 Bucharest Municipal Cup 1985, SP on cover, HWA, 

Ref: F1-77-fdro.19850718 - £5.00

 

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25.10.86 Romania v France, FIRA, @ Bucharest, pictorial hand stamp on cover, 

Ref: F1-78-fdro.19861025.rofr - £4.00

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Romania v Spain 17th April 1988 special handstamp on plain cover, 

Ref: F5-41-fdro.19880417.rosn - £2.00

 

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Romania v Spain 17th April 1988 special handstamp on pre-paid rugby cover, 

Ref: F5-42-fdro.19880417.rosn - £5.00

 

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26.11.88 Romania v France commemorative cover, 2 pictorial hand stamp on plain cover, good clean cancels, 

Ref: F2-11-fdro.19881126.rofr - £5.00

 

f2-13.jpg (18567 bytes) 13.5.89 Romania v England commemorative cover, pictorial hand stamp on illustrated cover, 

Ref: F2-13-fdro.19890513.roen - £8.00

 

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Special hand stamp produced on 28th June 1989 to celebrate the 65th Anniversary of first Romanian Olympic medal. Romania won a bronze medal in the Rugby tournament at the 1924 Olympics. 

Ref: F5-44-fdro.19890628 - £2.00

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28.6.89 65th Anniversary of first Romanian Olympic medal pictorial hand stamp on illustrated cover.

Ref: F5-47-fdro.19890628 - £3.00

 

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28.8.89 20th Anniversary of Dunarea commemorative cover, Slogan Postmark on illustrated cover.

Ref: F6-78-fdro.19890828 - £4.00

 

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28.8.89 20th Anniversary of Dunarea commemorative cover, Slogan Postmark on illustrated cover.

Ref: F6-78-fdro.19890828 - £2.00

 

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22.10.89 - Romania v USSR 22nd October 1989 pictorial handstamp on plain cover 

Ref: F5-48-fdro.19891022.roru - £3.00

 

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21.4.91 Romania v Italy commemorative cover, pictorial hand stamp on illustrated cover, 

Ref: F2-15-fdro.19910421.roiy - £5.00

 

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4.10.91 Romania v France World Cup commemorative cover, pictorial hand stamp on illustrated cover, 

Ref: F5-49-fdro.19911004.rofr - £5.00

 

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9.10.91 Romania v Canada World Cup commemorative cover, pictorial hand stamp on illustrated cover, 

Ref: F5-50-fdro.19911009.roca - £5.00

 

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12.10.91 Romania v Fiji World Cup commemorative cover, pictorial hand stamp on illustrated cover, 

Ref: F5-51-fdro.19911012.rofj - £5.00

 

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31.10.92 Romania v Argentina pictorial hand stamp on cover, 

Ref: F5-52-fdro.19921031.roar - £4.00

 

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23.4.93 1st Children's World Cup commemorative cover, pictorial hand stamp on illustrated cover, 

Ref: F5-55-fdro.19930423 - £3.00

 

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15.5.93 Rulmentul Barlad 30 Years in "A" Division commemorative cover, pictorial hand stamp on illustrated cover, 

Ref: F5-56-fdro.19930515 - £5.00

 

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31.7.93 Grivita - Romanian Champions commemorative cover, pictorial hand stamp on illustrated cover, 

Ref: F6-01-fdro.19930731 - £3.00

 

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2.1.94 60th Anniversary of FIRA commemorative cover, pictorial hand stamp on illustrated cover, 

Ref: F6-85-fdro.19940102 - £4.00

 

f6-88.jpg (16668 bytes) 14.5.94 Romania v Italy commemorative cover, pictorial hand stamp on illustrated cover, 

Ref: F6-88-fdro19940514.roiy - £4.00

 

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1.10.94 - Italy v Romaia commemorative cover, hand stamp on illustrated cover, 

Ref: F6-90-fdro.19941001.iyro - £4.00

 

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8.4.95 - Romania v France 8/4/95 commemorative cover, pictorial hand stamp and postmark for Bucharest, 

Ref: F6-02-fdro.19950408.rofr - £3.50 

 

 

World Juniors Tournament - Romania 1995
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World Junior Tournament, prepaid commemorative cover, dated 10/4/95

 


Ref: F6-03-fdrowcju95 - £2.50

Pictorial hand stamp dated 16/4/95, inverted triangle, player tackling from behind on illus. cover, this is the date of the Final 

Ref: F6-04-fdrowcju95 - £2.50

Pictorial hand stamp dated 15/4/95, triangular shaped, a player handing off another.

 

Ref: F6-05-fdrowcju95 - £2.50 

Romania v Wales match 11th April - handstamp on illustrated cover

 


Ref: F6-06-fdrowcju95 - £3.00

French Juniors, World Champions commemorative cover, pictorial hand stamo on prepaid Tournament cover


Ref: F6-07-fdrowcju95 - £2.50

France v Argentina Final commemorative cover, pictorial handstamp, player running with ball on prepaid Tournament cover 

Ref: F6-08-fdrowcju95 - £2.50

 

SPECIAL OFFER - Buy all 6 of the above World Junior Tournament covers for £12.50

Ref: F6-8B-fdrowcju95st6 - £12.50

 

 

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1995 Rugby World Cup set of 7 commemorative covers
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Group A - South Africa, Australia, Canada & Romania

Ref: F6-09-fdrowc95 - £2.50

Group B - England, Argentina, Italy, W Samoa, 

Ref: F6-10-fdrowc95 - £2.50

Group C - New Zealand, Wales, Japan, Ireland - 


Ref: F6-11-fdrowc95 - £2.50

Group D France, Tonga, Ivory Coast, Scotland


Ref: F6-12-fdrowc95 - £2.50

Semi Final 1 - France v South Africa - 


Ref: F6-13-fdrowc95 - £2.50

Semi Final 2 - England v New Zealand - Ref: 

 

F6-14-fdrowc95 - £2.50

Final South Africa v New Zealand - 

 

Ref: F6-15-fdrowc95 - £3.00

SPECIAL OFFER - Buy the complete set of above 7 covers for £15.00 

Ref: F6-9-B-fdrowc95.st7 - £15.00 

 

 

1995 Romania in Rugby World Cup

A set of three covers published in Romania, each covering Romania's matches in the tournament, each cover has a pictorial hand stamp postmarked in Romania on the date of the match.

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Romania v Canada 26th May, 

Ref F6-16-fdrowc95.roca- £3.00

Romania v South Africa 30th May

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Romania v Australia 3rd June, 

Ref: F6-18-fdrowc95.roas - £3.00

 

91.jpg (442570 bytes) 17.6.95 - A Rugby World Cup 1995 commemorative cover with a special pictorial hand stamp for the semi-final match between France v South Africa on 17th June, address on cover. 

Ref: F6-19-fdrowc95.sjfrsa* - £2.00

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18.6.95 - A Rugby World Cup 1995 commemorative cover with a special pictorial hand stamp for the semi-final match between England v New Zealand on 18th June, address on cover. 

Ref: F6-20-fdrowc95.sjennz* - £2.00

 

 

1995 Latin Cup in Argentina

A set of three covers published in Romania, each covering Romania's matches in the tournament, each cover has a pictorial handstamp postmarked Bucharest on the date of the match.

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Romania v Argentina 14th October 

Ref F6-21-fdro.19951014 - £3.00

Romania v France 17th October, 

Ref: F6-24-fdro.19951017 - £3.00

Romania v Italy 21st October, 

Ref: F6-41-fdro.19951021 - £3.00

Set of 3 covers for the Latin Cup tournament in Argentina.

Ref: F6-21-B-fdro.1995-latin.cup-st3 - £7.00

 

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17.10.95 - Farul Constansa v Toulouse European Cup commemorative cover, this match was played in the first season of the Heineken European Cup and is possibly Toulouse's first match on their way to becoming the first ever European Champions. There is a pictorial hand stamp dated 17th October 1995, the actual date of the match. 

Ref F6-25-fdro.19951017 - £3.00

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16.3.96 - Jocul International de Rugby Consig Giurgiu - Georgia illustrated commemorative cover with illustrated handstamp. 

Ref: fdro19960316.19960316 - £2.50

 

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23.3.96 - 125th Anniversary of first international between Scotland and England in 1871 illustrated commemorative cover with a nicely illustrated handstamp. 

Ref: fdro19960323 - £4.00

 

f6-112.jpg (18039 bytes) 13.4.96 Romania v Portugal commemorative cover, 2 pictorial hand stamp on illustrated cover, 

Ref: F6-112-fdro.19960413 - £4.00

 

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20.4.96 Romania v Belgium commemorative cover, 2 pictorial hand stamp on illustrated cover, 

Ref: F6-111-fdro.19960420 - £4.00

 

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26.6.96 - Dinamo Bucharest Romanian Champions illustrated commemorative cover with a nicely illustrated handstamp. 

Ref: fdro19960626 - £2.50

 

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11.10.96 - Air France Sevens Tournament France, 11-12 October 1996, 5 illustrated commemorative covers each with a different illustrated handstamp for the tournament. 

Ref: fdro19961011.st5 - £9.50

 

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26.10.96 - Dinamo Bucharest v Treorchy illustrated commemorative cover with a nicely illustrated handstamp.  

Ref: fdro19961026 - £2.75

 

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2.11.96 - Dinamo Bucharest v Bristol illustrated commemorative cover with a nicely illustrated handstamp.  

Ref: fdro19961026 - £2.75

 

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19.4.97 Super Zimboo Cup commemorative cover, illustrated cover for junior tournament in Bucharest, 

Ref: F6-27-fdro.19970419 - £3.00

 

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27.5.97 - Rugby 7 - cover for a sevens tournament, presumably in Bucharest, plain cover with illustrated handstamp. 

Ref: fdro19970527 - £2.00

 

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1.6.97 Romania v France commemorative cover, illustrated cover with special handstamp for this match, 

Ref: F6-29-fdro.19970601 - £3.00

 

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8.6.97 - Rugby Copii Cupa Flamingo commemorative cover, plain cover with illustrated handstamp. 

Ref: fdro19970608 - £2.00

 

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28.6.97 Farul (Romanian) Champions commemorative cover, illustrated cover with handstamp to celebrate championship victory, 

Ref: F6-31-fdro.19970628 - £3.00

 

f25-92.jpg (20538 bytes) 21.9.97 Mickey Mouse Cup commemorative cover, illustrated cover for this junior tournament in Bírest, with special handstamp, 

Ref: F6-32-fdro19970921 - £3.00  

 

f25-86.jpg (19908 bytes) 21.11.97 Non Olympic Sports (including rugby) FDCs (set of 2), pictorial hand stamp Bucharest FDI, 

Ref: F6-36-fdro.19971121 - £3.00

 

f25-93.jpg (16835 bytes) 25.4.98 Romania v Holland commemorative cover, pictorial hand stamp, 

Ref: F6-37-fdro.19980425 - £3.00

 

f25-94.jpg (14637 bytes) 20.6.98 Dinamo (Romanian) Champions commemorative cover, handstamp to celebrate championship victory, 

Ref: F6-38-fdro.19980620 - £3.00

 

f25-95.jpg (14782 bytes) 15.5.99 Steaua (Romanian) Champions commemorative cover, handstamp to celebrate championship victory, 

Ref: F6-39-fdro.19990515 - £3.00

 

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3.6.99 - France v Romania at Castres world cup warm up match, illustrated postacrd for the fixture with a Romanian rugby stamp fixed to the front, illustrated handstamp for the match. 

Ref: fdro19990603pc - £3.75

 

 

1999 Rugby World Cup - set of 8 commemorative covers

59.jpg (36155 bytes) Group A - South Africa, Spain, Scotland, Uruguay, dated 3/10/99

Ref: F68-81-fdro99wcgpA - £2.75

  58.jpg (32450 bytes) Group B England, Italy, New Zealand, Tonga, dated 9/10/99

Ref: F68-82-fdro99wcgpB - £2.75

57.jpg (34896 bytes) Group C - Fiji, Namibia, France, Canada, dated 2/10/99

Ref: F68-83-fdro99wcgpC - £2.75

  56.jpg (31382 bytes) Group D - Samoa, Japan, Wales, Argentina, dated 1/10/99 

Ref: F68-84-fdro99wcgpD - £2.75

53.jpg (33039 bytes) Semi-Final 2 - France v New Zealand, dated 31/10/99

Ref: F68-87-fdro99sjfrnz - £2.75

       

 

f25-96.jpg (14550 bytes) 1.7.00 Dinamo (Romanian) Champions commemorative cover, handstamp to celebrate championship victory, 

Ref: F6-40-fdro.20000701 - £3.00

 

28.jpg (17624 bytes) Dinamo (Romanian) Champions commemorative cover, handstamp to celebrate championship victory, dated 16/6/2001, 

Ref: F3-71-fdro.20010616 - £3.00

 

24.jpg (21088 bytes) Bucharest Junior Rugby Tournament 16/17 June 2001 - unused postal cover, pre-paid. 

Ref: F3-73-fdro.2001.0616 - £2.50

 

25.jpg (22026 bytes) Bucharest Junior Rugby Tournament 16/17 June 2001 - special pictorial handstamp on pre-paid cover, dated 16/6/2001, 

Ref: F3-76-fdro.20010616 - £3.00

 

26.jpg (22287 bytes) Bucharest Junior Rugby Tournament 16/17 June 2001 - special pictorial handstamp on pre-paid cover, dated 17/6/2001, 

Ref: F3-78-fdro.20010617 - £3.00

 

 

Samoa

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11.4.94 Manu Samoa official FDC, set of 4 including WS v Wales & WS v NZ stamps, 

Ref: F5-2-fdsm.19940411 - £6.00  

 

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25.5.95 World Cup official FDC (4/4), 4set of 4 stamps on pictorial cover, 

Ref: F16-4-fdsm.19950525 - £5.00  

 

 

South Africa

27.jpg (70136 bytes) 27.7.1974 - British Lions Tour 1974 commemorative cover with printed signatures, postmarked Johannesburg on the date of the 4th and final test. RARE !

Ref: fdsa.19740727.braurp - £49.00

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27.8.77 Junior Springboks v Presidents XV commemorative cover, hand stamp Pretoria, date of match, curtain raiser to above match, 

Ref: F1-48-fdsa.19770827 - £5.00

 

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27.8.77 SA Gazelles v Platteland Country commemorative cover, hand stamp Pretoria, date of match, curtain raiser, 

Ref: F1-49-fdsa.19770827 - £5.00

 

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15.5.82 Inauguration of Ellis Park commemorative cover, 2 pictorial hand stamp on pictorial cover, photo of Ellis Park, 

Ref: F1-53-fdsa.19820515 - £5.00

 

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20.7.83 Sport in South Africa official FDC (4/1), pictorial hand stamp Newlands, set of 4 stamps inc W Prov Cent., 

Ref: F1-62-fdsa.19830720 - £3.00

 

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20.7.83 Western Province Centenary FDC, pictorial hand stamp on W Province cover, rugby stamp only, 

Ref: F1-57-fdsa.19830720 - £3.00

 

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20.7.83 W Province Centenary plain cover with the centenary stamp and 2 pictorial handstamps for Newlands on the first day of issue.

Ref: F1-64-fdsa.19830720 - £3.00

 

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15.4.89 Transvaal Centenary commemorative cover, 2 pictorial hand stamp on cover with Transvaal badge illustration, 

Ref: F1-52-fdsa.19890415 - £3.00

 

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24.7.92 SA Sports issue official FDC, set of 6 stamps inc 1 rugby, hand stamp Pretoria, 

Ref: F1-67-fdsa.19920724 - £5.00

 

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3.9.94 Western Province v Transvaal, Lion Cup Final commemorative cover, illus cover with Joburg pmk for DOM, 

Ref: F3-17-fdsa.19940903 - £4.00

 

 

RUGBY WORLD CUP 1995

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25.5.95 SA World Cup FDC, pictorial hand stamp N'lands (RWC Logo), set of 3 stamps, FDC lim edition of 3000, 

Ref: F2-37-fdsawc95.19950525 - £4.50

 

 

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25.5.95 - SA World Cup FDC, pictorial hand stamp Newlands, miniature sheet on cover, 

Ref: F2-29-fdsawc95.19950525 - £4.00

 

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22.6.95 - Rob Andrew World Record Points Scored commemorative cover, pictorial hand stamp date of F v E, 3/4 play off, SA Winners stamp (issued 28/6), cover produced by Benhams. 

Ref: fdsa19950622-andrew.rob - £5.00  

 

 

BRITISH & IRISH LIONS TOUR OF SOUTH AFRICA 1997

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1st Test - 21st June - Cape Town

sold out 

2nd Test - 28th June - Durban

sold out

3rd Test - 5th July - Jo'burg, un-serviced

Ref: F7-37fdbr97-3-xb - £3.00

 

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13.6.98 South Africa v Ireland 1st Test commemorative cover, pictorial hand stamp Loftus Versfeld date of match, 

Ref: F4-35-fdsa.19980613 - £5.00

 

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20.6.98 South Africa v Ireland 2nd Test commemorative cover, pictorial hand stamp Bloemfontein date of match, 

Ref: F4-36-fdsa.19980620 - £5.00

 

29.jpg (19951 bytes) South Africa v Wales 27th June 1998, commemorative cover, pictorial hand stamp Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria on the date of match, 

Ref: F3-79-fdsa.19980627 - £4.00 

 

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4.7.98 South Africa v England commemorative cover, pmk Newlands on date of match, 

Ref: F4-38-fdsa.19980704 - £5.00

 

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22.8.98 South Africa v Australia commemorative cover, pictorial hand stamp Ellis Park on date of match, 

Ref: F4-39-fdsa.19980822 - £5.00

 

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15.8.98 South Africa v New Zealand commemorative cover, pmk Durban, date of match, 

Ref: F4-40-fdsa.19980815 - £5.00

 

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14.8.99 South Africa v Australia comm cover, illustrated cover for match at Cape Town, hand stamp Newland, 

Ref: F2-22-fdsa.19990814 - £4.00

 

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7.8.99 South Africa v New Zealand comm cover, illustrated cover for match at Loftus Versfeld, pictorial hand stamp, 

Ref: F2-18-fdsa.19990807 - £4.00

 

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26.8.2000 - South Africa v Australia 26th August 2000 commemorative cover, illustrated cover for Tri Nations match at Durban 

Ref: fdsa20000826saas - £4.00  

 

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19.8.2000 - South Africa v New Zealand 19th August 2000 commemorative cover, illus cover for Tri Nations match at Ellis Park, Joburg 

Ref: fdsa20000819sanz - £4.00

 

Tonga

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20.6.95 Rugby World Cup 1995 official FDC, 4 different stamps, 2 of each value, pictorial hand stamp.

Ref: F4-41-fdto.19950620 - £8.00

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20.6.95 Rugby World Cup 1995 official FDC, $2 miniature sheet, pictorial hand stamp Nuku'alofa, Tonga

Ref: F4-42-fdto.19950620 - £8.00

 

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20.6.95 Rugby World Cup 1995 official FDC, 80c miniature sheet, pictorial hand stamp Nuku'alofa, Tonga, 

Ref: F4-43-fdto.19950620 - £5.00

 

 

MAXI CARDS / POSTCARDS

080.jpg (38104 bytes) Benham Silk 1991 RWC Postcard featuring silk Will Carling photo. RWC 1991 stamp cancelled with "Rugby School Celebrates RWC 1991" handstamp 

Ref: F9-80-fdpc.1991 - £7.00 

 

  082.jpg (37821 bytes) Benham Silk 1991 RWC Postcard featuring silk Will Carling photo. RWC 1991 stamp cancelled with "Twickenham - Home of English Rugby" handstamp  

Ref: F9-82-fdpc.1991 - £8.00 

 

078.jpg (36908 bytes) Benham Silk 1991 RWC Postcard featuring silk Will Carling photo. RWC 1991 stamp cancelled with "Murrayfield - Home of Scottish Rugby" handstamp 

Ref: F9-78-fdpc.1991 - £6.00 

 

       

 

090.jpg (44650 bytes) RWC 1995 - Gavin Hastings/Michael Bradley card published by Rugby postcards, Ireland 52p 1995 RWC stamp to front, handstamped Dublin on first day of issue. 

Ref: F9-90-fdpc.1995 - £5.00

  091.jpg (43567 bytes) RWC 1995 - Will Carling/Ieuan Evans card published by Rugby postcards, Ireland 32p 1995 RWC stamp to front, handstamped Dublin on first day of issue.  SOLD OUT

 

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Robert Maccarone memorial Tournament (Italy) 5/1/2002. 

Ref: F9-66-fdpciy.2002 - £4.00  

 

 

METER MARKS

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FFR Comite de Cote D'Argent, Gradignon, France, 15.4.97, MM strip/label added to large brown envelope, 

Ref: F2-2-fd-mt.mk-fr.19970415 - £2.00 

 

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Halbro representative Jeremy Taylor's personal MM with rugby illustration included on small white cover, 

Ref: F3-74-fd-mt.mk.halbro - £2.00

 

06.jpg (10500 bytes) New Zealand Rugby Union 1998 - meter mark on label on air mail enevelope. 

Ref:F6-58-fd-mt.mk-nz.1998 - £1.50

 

 

POSTAL STATIONERY/HISTORY

063.jpg (18555 bytes) 02.jpg (18064 bytes) ASPTT Paris - An invitation to an official rugby event organised by ASPTT Paris, handstamped first day of issue for a 1978 sports stamp. 

Ref: F36-7-fdlthi-asptt - £4.00

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Llanelli RFC printed envelope (torn) with season ticket receipt enclosed, postally used dated 19/8/70. 

Ref: F9-64-fdlthi.wacb-llanelli.19700819 - £2.00

 

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Llanelli RFC printed envelope containing a printed letter informing the recipient that he was successful in the draw for an international ticket to see the five nations match between Wales and Scotland on 1st February 1964, postmarked Llanelli 5/1/64 with a nice National Eisteddfod at Swansea slogan postmark. 

Ref: F9-67-fdlthi.wacb-llanelli.19640105 - £5.00

 

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Llanelli RFC printed envelope (small tears to top) with international ticket receipt enclosed, postally used dated 1968. 

Ref: F9-68-fdlthi.wacb-llanelli.1968 - £2.00

 

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Neath RFC - Unused Neath RFC Centenary year commemorative envelope. This was the official cover for the Neath Centenary hand stamp. 

Ref: F2-38fd-fdlthi-neath - £3.00

 

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Russia - Unused Russian prepaid envelope dated 1984, illustration of rugby player in blue & red jersey, 

Ref: F5-14-fdlthiru.1984 - £8.00

 

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Russia - Used Russian prepaid envelope dated 1977, illustration of rugby player in red jersey with white hoop being tackled, 

Ref: F5-13-fdlthiru.1977 - £8.00

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Seven Sisters RFC printed envelope, postally used dated 1980 with part of the reverse missing. 

Ref: RC537-fdlthi.wacb-seven.sisters.1980 - £2.00

 

 

"RUGBY" PLACE NAMES

85.jpg (79354 bytes) Rugby (Town), Postmark dated 19/12/1878 on envelope addressed to Manchester, partial Manchester postmark dated 20/12/78 on reverse 

Ref: fdrrtw18781219 - £35.00

 

12.jpg (15574 bytes) 11.jpg (17595 bytes) Rugby Station, Rugby, England. Postmark dated 26/11/1890. 

Ref: F9-65-fdrrtw.18901126-station - £15.00

 

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Rugby, Cape Town, South Africa. A cover with a 'Rugby' postmark dated 1992, hand written address 

Ref: RC537-fdrrtw.19921019.sa - £5.00

 

 

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63.jpg (539514 bytes) 22 PHILATELIC RUGBY ITEMS INCLUDING FDCs, MAXI CARDS, METER MARKS ETC - A collection of 22 philatelic items to include first day covers, commemorative covers, meter marks (some trimmed) unused commemorative covers, maxi cards, postcards and general philatelic ephemera, please see the illustration for more info.

Ref: PL44-fdgp22 - £15.00 

 

 

Abbreviations - FDC = First Day Cover, FDI = First Day of Issue, pictorial hand stamp = pictorial handstamp, H/S = handstamp, CDS=circular date stamp, CC = Commemorative Cover, HWA = hand written address, TA = typed address, pmk = postmark MC = Maxi Card, SP = Slogan Postmark, P SP = Pictorial Slogan Postmark

 

 

 

 

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