|Due to popular demand the postmark was
changed on the 8th August 1996 to a more pictorial postmark (PMP 650) and the
circular postmark was withdrawn. It is shown on the AFL Centenary cover below.
205 covers were cancelled on the first day of usage.
The Dockers have always had trouble keeping their good players. 1999 proved
somewhat of a cue with the Dockers signing Tony
Modra from the Crows.
The 2000 season was again
disappointing with the Crows again finishing out of the eight. The season was
marked with the release of club and individual
2000 Personalised Stamps.
The 2001 season was a disaster for the
Dockers having won only 2 games and having sacked their coach, Damien Drum, and
their star forward, Tony Modra, retiring mid season. The 30th March marked the
release of their
2001 Personalised Stamps.
2002 saw improvement for the Dockers. On
the 15th May the
2002 Personalised Stamps
were released. They finished the season with nine wins in 13th position.
The 2003 season saw the Docker's in the eight and looking to the finals.
Unfortunately they lost to Essendon in the first week but the future looks
2003 Personalised Stamps were released in April.
made the All Australian Team.
2004 started with the Dockers continuing on from
last season. In mid April the
2004 Personalised Stamps were released.
This year they were a booklet of 20 stamps showing 10 players, rather than the
On the 1st
April 2005 the Fremantle Dockers booklet of the
First Class Collectables issued covers to commemorate the Best and Fairest
On the 20th
March 2006 the
booklet of the
2006 Personalised Stamps was
released. Onlycovers released the
Captains series with covers including
Round 16 was the Heritage Round with clubs wearing jumpers from a previous era. Onlycovers
released a cover for each club
On the 21st March 2007 the Fremantle Dockers
Postmark was upgraded to
include changes in ongoing dates. The previous postmarks
After finishing third in 2006 the Dockers slipped down the
ladder and finished 11th in 2007
with Australia Post issuing the
2007 Personalised Stamps.
2008 and 2009 were rebuilding years with them finishing in the bottom half
of the ladder. Australia Post changed from the Prestige Booklet to the Folder
format issuing the
2008 Personalised Stamps
2009 Personalised Stamps.