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Geelong win Premiership
On 29th September 2007,
after 44 years, Geelong finally won the Premiership with a record margin win
over Port Adelaide.
released a cover for all the Players. Australia Post
following tradition released a
Souvenir Stamp Sheet.
Wesley Cover Service released a
After the AFL issue with medallion, Australia Post
issued a limited edition
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
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,
Chris Lambert from Essendon.
Fremantle Dockers Postmark
The Fremantle Dockers
Postmark was upgraded to
include changes in ongoing dates. The previous postmarks
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.
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
The second issue in
the Olympic Legends. The athletes included Betty Cuthbert shown on a
Text and Shirley Strickland
shown on a
won Gold Medals on the MCG in the 1956 Olympics.
The booklet was
for the Fishers Ghosts Philately Show.
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
and the FDC of the miniature sheet is shown
The Miniature Sheet
shows the two stamps, the Ashes Urn and the WACA in the background. It was
Melbourne APTA Stampshow
with "Melbourne February 07" and a numbered
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
The maximum cards shown Warne taking the
and the players
him. Australia Post also released a
The Peel and Stick stamps were released in sheets of 5 for both the
and books of 50 for both the
No Australia Post FDC was issued but some
(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
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
of the SES container gives a history of the MCG. A
of the Ashes cover and postmark with the MCG stamp.