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Updated: 28/12/2009

What's New in 2007

Geelong win Premiership
On 29th September 2007, after 44 years, Geelong finally won the Premiership with a record margin win over Port Adelaide. Coversplease released a cover for all the Players. Australia Post following tradition released a Souvenir Stamp Sheet. Wesley Cover Service released a FDC. After the AFL issue with medallion, Australia Post issued a limited edition Commemorative Medallion on the 20th November 2007.

Bernie Quinlan P stamp Sheetlet
The Fitzroy Historical Society produced a Souvenir Stamp Sheet with ten 50c Kangaroo and flag stamps with "Superboot" in the selvedge. Fitzroy, a foundation member of the VFL, had amalgamated with the Brisbane Bears to become the Brisbane Lions. Bernie Quinlan played 189 games with Fitzroy and kicked 576 goals. He was already an established star when he came to Fitzroy after 178 games for Footscray. He played three times for Victoria while at Fitzroy. He shared the 1981 Brownlow Medal with Barry Round.

Premiership Players Club
The 2007 Premiership Player's Club P-stamps were again released continuing an annual tradition from 2000.  The issue consisted of a sheet of the 20 players along with single sheets for each player and a sheet featuring father and son, Harold and Chris Lambert from Essendon.

Fremantle Dockers Postmark
The Fremantle Dockers Postmark was upgraded to include changes in ongoing dates. The previous postmarks APM29084 and  APM29330 are shown.
2007 AFL Stamps
On 27th March 2007 Australia Post released the 2007 AFL Stamp Issue. Each Booklet features ten Stamps with ten players in the selvedge and a Team Medallion with the clubs and the AFL's Logo on either side. Booklets cost $14.95.The Brisbane Lions Booklet is shown at right.

2007 AFL Stamp book and medallion

10 Years of Australian Legends
The annual Legends issue on the 24th January 2007 included a Prestige Booklet of the previous 10 issues.
The initial issue in 1997 commemorated Don Bradman shown on a
Miniature Sheet with explanatory Text.
The second issue in 1998 commemorated the Olympic Legends. The athletes included Betty Cuthbert  shown on a Miniature Sheet with explanatory Text and Shirley Strickland shown on a Miniature Sheet with explanatory Text  Both won Gold Medals on the MCG in the 1956 Olympics.
The booklet was
overprinted for the Fishers Ghosts Philately Show.
Ashes Victory
On the 16th January 2007 Australia Post issued two stamps to celebrate Australia's regaining of the Ashes.  (see 2005 Ashes at the Oval). The 50c stamp shows a shot taken during play and the $1.85 stamp shows victory celebrations. They were issued both as gummed and peel and stick varieties. The gummed stamps are displayed on the FDC and the FDC of the miniature sheet is shown below.

2007 Ashes Victory Miniature Sheet

The Miniature Sheet shows the two stamps, the Ashes Urn and the WACA in the background. It was overprinted for the Melbourne APTA Stampshow with "Melbourne February 07" and a numbered limited edition of 400 with "APTA congratulates the Australian Cricket Team for regaining the Ashes 2006-07". A set of covers showing a Batsman & Congratulatory message from each of the five test venues including Brisbane
The maximum cards shown Warne taking the
last wicket and the players congratulating him. Australia Post also released a Stamp Pack.
The Peel and Stick stamps were released in sheets of 5 for both the
0.50 cents and $1.85 and books of 50 for both the 0.50 cents and $1.85. No Australia Post FDC was issued but some Private covers were produced.
The WACA (Western Australia Cricket Ground) was used by the Eagles and Freo for night games until the Subiaco Ground was upgraded. 
On Australia Day, the 26th January 2007, there was the release of
"The Urn Returns" pack and on the 2nd February 2007 a limited edition numinastic cover of 8000 was released.

100th Test at MCG
On the 12th December 2006 Australia Post released a Souvenir Stamp Sheet to commemorate the 100th Test match that was played on the MCG starting on Boxing Day. The Back Cover of the SES container gives a history of the MCG. A FDC of the Ashes cover and postmark with the MCG stamp.