What's New in
100th Test at MCG
On the 12th December 2006
Australia Post released a Souvenir Stamp Sheet to commemorate the
100th Test match that will be played on the MCG on Boxing Day.
of the SES container gives a history of the MCG.
50th Anniversary 1956 Olympics
On 1st November 2006
Australia Post will issue a set of 4 stamps, 2
50c stamps and 2
$1 stamps based on the 1956 issues with the MCG in the background.
The POP showed Ron Clarke lighting the
on the cover and Australia
marching into the stadium on the inside. The
shows Betty Cuthbert.
Ireland released a stamp and
to commemorate Ronnie Delany winning th 1500m Gold Medal.
2006 AFL Premiers
September 2006 the
West Coast Eagles won their third AFL Premiership by defeating
the Sydney Swans by 1 points in a dour tight struggle. The final
score was Eagles 12.13.85 to the Eagles 12.12.84. Australia Post issued
Souvenir Stamp Sheet on the
2nd October 2006.
This follows a precedent
that was started in 2004 with a souvenir sheet to celebrate Port
The All Australian Team was chosen on the
11th September 2006.
Covers were released by Onlycovers.
On the 27th August 2006
despite their relative ladder positions Port Adelaide defeated Adelaide by 14
First Class Collectables released two covers portraying
Premiership Players Club
The 2006 Premiership Player's Club was released in
early August. The initial issue was in March 2000 as were subsequent issues
until 2005 when the issue was released at the start of the finals.
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Onlycovers issued a $1.20 AFL Local Post
Cinderella Stamp portraying the MCG (similar to the Games Postcard) and a
Sherrin Football. The following series were issued using the Cinderella stamp
associated with a private cachet as a postmark. After 2006 these covers will
not be recorded as they do not meet the criteria for a souvenir cover.
won by Collingwood over Essendon
on the 25th April 2006.
2.Rivalry Round 6th May 2006 covers of the
and Ross Glendinning Medal Winner,
and two covers of Showdown XX of
Harvey becoming St Kilda's
Record Holder with 324 games
on 12th May 2006.
for Melbourne on 19th May 2006.
for the Eagles on 21st May 2006.
6. Captains series with covers including
Steven King, Warren Tredrea,
Barry Hall and Chris Judd.
were inducted into the HOF.
9.Round 16 was the Heritage Round with clubs wearing jumpers from a previous
era. Onlycovers released a cover for each club.
Port Adelaide FC,
Saint Kilda FC,
West Coast Eagles FC and
Western Bulldogs FC.
10. On the 5th August 2006 a cover
record 330 games for the Western Bulldogs was released.
11. The NAB Rising Star winner was announced on
6th September 2006.It was Port Adelaide's Danyle Pearce. A
was released by Onlycovers.
12. On the 25th September 2006 Adam Goodes won
his second Brownlow Medal. Onlycovers released three covers.
AFL Stamp Booklets 2006
Australia Post released the
2006 AFL Stamp Booklets on the 20th March
Each Booklet features 12 Map of Australia and Southern
Cross peel and stick stamps
with the clubs mascot displayed in the
selvedge. The stamps are at the ordinary rate of
50c and the booklet retails for $12.95. The inside gives the teams history, Premierships and Brownlow
Medals. The back of the booklet has an area for results and an adjustable
ladder. There are four postcards including one of the
NAB Preseason Cup
On 18th March 2006
the Geelong Cats won the Preseason Competition beating Adelaide by 8 points. The
scores were Adelaide 1 10 15 84 to Geelong 3 10 5 92.
First Class Collectables issued released two covers portraying
Garry Ablett Jnr
The 2006 Commonwealth Games were held in
Melbourne from the 15-26th March
2006. AFL footballers and personalities were involved in the Queens Baton
relay and formed an intricate part of the Opening and Closing
Ceremonies. The revamped MCG was the centre piece, with the newly
completed Northern Stand complimenting the Great Southern Stand.
Australia Post, First Class Collectables and Coversplease released a
variety of covers and other philatelic items.
In 2005 First Class Collectables released a series
commemorating the winners of the Brownlow Medal since 1924.