The miniature sheet contains 2 x 1st class inland letter rate stamps
and 2 x 68p stamps which pay the 20gr airmail rate outside Europe.
Stamp and sheet details:
1st class - England flags - photograph by Jon Buckle;
1st class - Team circle - photograph by Mark Nolan;
68p - World Cup held aloft - photograph by Odd Andersen;
68p - Team celebrations - photograph by Greg Wood.
Background: England (St George's) flag, and the red rose symbol of England Rugby and caption.
Technical details: The 115x90mm sheets are printed by Walsall Security Printers in lithography; the stamps are 41x30mm. Design is by Why Not Associates.
The miniature sheet image is from an actual sheet. Postmark images are taken from Royal Mail's Postmark Bulletin. Postmarks, stamps and the PO FDC are copyright 2003/4 by Royal Mail. The photographs on the stamps are Copyright Getty Images 2003; the Webb Ellis Trophy was used by permission of Rugby World Cup Ltd.; the England Rugby Rose symbol is a registered trade mark of the Rugby Football Union.
Well yes, in 1999 - see the cover at the foot of the page.
Also available :
Mint sheet of 4 - £4.50 No Presentation Packs in Stock
These postmarks were available for first day covers:
|Ref FD340 Official Philatelic Bureau FDI postmark||Ref FD341 Official Twickenham FDI postmark "Swing low, sweet chariot"||Ref FD341a Official Twickenham plain FD Postmark||Ref L8894 England Rugby World Cup Champions, London||Ref M8900 Rugby, World Champions, England 2003||
|Ref M8901 Congratulations to the World Champions, Birmingham||Ref M8902 Congratulations to the World Champions, Leicester||Ref M8904 World Cup Winners, Rugby Warwickshire||Ref M8905 Birthplace of Rugby Football, Rugby Warks.||Ref M8907 Leicester Tigers Celebrate England's Victory, Leciester|
|Ref L8932 England Rugby, World Champions, London WC2||Ref L8933 England Rugby, World Champions 2003, London SW1||Ref L8934 England Rugby, World Champions 2003, Twickenham||Ref L8935 World Champions 2003 England Rugby, Twickenham||Ref L8936 England Winners of Rugby World Cup, Twickenham|
|Ref M8940 The William Webb Ellis congratulates England, Rugby World Cup Winners Australia 2003 Rugby||Ref M8941 Northampton Saints congratulates England, Rugby World Cup Winners in Australia 2003 Northampton||Ref M8942 Rugby School, Rugby, Warwickshire||Ref M8943 England Rugby World Champions 2003, Rugby|
Above: Single stamped postcards price £1.75 each. Unstamped 70p each
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This is NOT FOR SALE - but we do have 1 October FDCs of the stamps and labels with the same Winners! design.
|14 January Birds of Prey||21 January Flowers Greetings Stamps Smilers Sheet||4 February Occasions/Greetings stamps and Smilers sheet||25 February Medical Science - DNA & Genome||4 March Hello SA booklet & Wales 1st reprint|
|25 March Fun Fruit & Vegetables||27 March New definitives, SA airmail booklets of 40gr stamps||29 April Extreme Endeavours||6 May 34p definitives||20 May Wilding II miniature sheet|
|28 May Wales 2nd class, 1st class gold reprints||2 June - 50th Anniversary of the Coronation||17 June Prince William of Wales||1 July High Value Definitive reprints||15 July British Journey - Scotland|
|29 July Cartoons Smilers Sheet||12 August Pub Signs - Europa||18 September Transports of Delight - toys||30 September Christmas Robin Smilers Sheet||7 October 250th Anniv. of British Museum|
|13 October Reprints of Country Stamps||4 November Christmas: Ice Sculptures||18 December - World Rugby Cup England - Winners||