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Updated: 07/10/2009

Personalised Stamps Listing

P stamps or Personalised stamps were unveiled by Australia Post as a world first at the Australia 99 World Stamp Exhibition. Since Australia Post has had very successful issues with the Olympics and Para-Olympics. They have also issued P stamps for China. Several other countries including Indonesia, Great Britain, South Africa and PNG have produced their own P Stamps.

Premiership Players Club
The Premiership Players Club has issued four sets of P Stamps with pictures of Premiership Players in the selvedge, as a means of Fund Raising. FDCs of the individual stamps and of the A4 sheets have been produced by First Class Collectables.
Date of Issue Description
7th March 2000 20x2000 Celebration stamps with background of old Victoria Park Grandstands and number of sheet in surrounds of A4 sheet with envelope printed with old Grandstands. The players inducted were Stephen Kernahan, John Nicholls, Robert Walls, Thorold Merrett, Bill Serong, Dick Reynolds, Barry Davis, Ken Fraser, Simon Madden, Glenn Denning, Doug Wade, Milton Lamb, Michael Tuck, Stuart Spencer, Percy Beams, Keith Greig, David Cloke, Bob Pratt, Allan Morrow and Jack Collins.
28th March  2001 20xAustralia and Globe  stamps with background of old MCG Grandstands and number of sheet in surrounds of A4 sheet with envelope printed with old Grandstands. The players inducted were David McKay, Jack Hale, Tony Shaw, Bob Rose, John Birt, Norm McDonald, Allan Ruthven, Alistair Lord, John Hyde, Graham Arthur, Peter Knights, Ron Barassi, Brian Dixon, Michael Martyn, Sam Kekovich, Kevin Sheedy, Dale Weightman, Allan Jeans, Charlie Sutton and John Worsfold.
27th  March  2002 20x sun, sand and sky p stamps with the Southern Cross against the background of an old stand. The players inducted were Allan Greenshields, Alex Jesaulenko, Brett Ratten, Barry Harrison, Michael Gayfer, Alan Dale, Terry Danhier, Maurie Hearn, John Sharrock, Russell Renfrey, Alle de Wolde, Leigh Matthews, John Beckwith, Ron Baggott, Frank Gumbleton, John Blakey, Bill Perkins, Michael Green, Barry Breen and Doug Reynolds.
26th March  2003 20x Globe and Southern Cross p stamps against the background of an old Grandstand. Individual sets were also issued for each player including Shaun Rehn, Ken Hunter, Brian Gray, Neil Mann, Jack Jones, Jim Wills, Ray Wartman, Darren Crocker, David Dench, Len Dockett, Darrel Baldock and  Ron Stockman. The players inducted were Shaun Rehn, Dennis Munari, Ken Hunter, Brian Gray, Neil Mann, Dean Wallis, Jack Jones, Laurie Bickerton, Fred Wooller, Jim Wills, Morton Browne, Russell Greene, Len Dockett, Ray Wartman, Darren Crocker, David Dench, Daryl Cumming, Max Oppy, Darrel Baldock and  Ron Stockman.
24th March 2004 20x Globe and Southern Cross p stamps against the background of an old Grandstand. Individual sets were also issued for each player eg Jack Dyer. The players inducted were Alistair Lynch, Ken Hands, Don McIntyre, Lou Richards, Ron Richards, Mark Harvey, Ted Leehane, Bob Davis, Joe Sellwood, Peter Hudson, Colin Youren, Bluey Adams, George Bickford, Stan Alves, David King, Bill Barrot, Jack Dyer, John Bingley, Wally Donald, and Glen Jakovich.
1st September 2005 20x Globe and Southern Cross p stamps against the background of an old Grandstand. Individual sets were also issued for each player and a combined sheet alternating James & Allan Hird. The players inducted, with number of sheets produced in brackets, were Donald Cordner (20), Garry Farrant (12), Allan Hird (16), James Hird (66), Allan & James Hird (88), David O'Halloran (14), Fred Stafford (11), Peter Welsh (12), Bill Deans (10), Michael Christain (24), Loy Stewart (17), Mick Twomey (16), Glenn Archer (32), Harvey Stevens (15), Mike Delaney (25), Ian Law (12), Bill Goggin (19), Greg Brown (37), Ross Smith (19), Tom Hafey (20) and Phil Pinnell (15). No individual covers were released. Reference Craig Chappell Stamp News April 2006.
August 2006 20x Globe and Southern Cross p stamps against the background of an old Grandstand. Individual sets were also issued for each player and a combined sheet alternating Bill and Kevin Rose. The players inducted, with number of sheets produced in brackets, were Bill Rose (x), Kevin Rose (x), Bill and Kevin Rose (x), Rodger Head (x), Dick Clay (x), Matthew Hogg (x), Mick Nolan (x), Peter Wilson (x), Ian Paton (x), Ian Owen (x), Anthony Stevens (x), Fred Flanagan (x), Graham Cooper (x), Barry Gill (x), Jim Clark (x), Noel Allanson (x), Herb Henderson (x), Dick Fenton-Smith (x), Stan Rule (x), Don McKenzie (x) and Hugh Routley (x). No individual covers were released.
2007 Issue 20x Globe and Southern Cross p stamps against the background of an old Grandstand. Individual sets were also issued for each player and a combined sheet alternating Harold and Chris Lambert. The players inducted, with number of sheets produced in brackets, were Harold Lambert (33), Chris Lambert (12), Harold and Chris Lambert (13), Doug William (23), Dave Bryden (46), Gordon Bowman (39), Peter Pianto (11), Murray Wiedman (34), Ian Ridley (27), Brian Beers (17), John Winneke (9), Graeme Johnston (18), Colin Rice (17), Ian Synman (22), Pat Guinane (34), Laurie Fowler (33), John Burns (21), Terry Wallace (26), Guy McKenna (17), Mark Bickley (13), Wayne Schwass (15) and  Ray Garby (20). Reference Craig Chappell Stamp News February 2008.
May 2008 20x Kangaroo and flag p stamps against the background of an old Grandstand. Individual sets were also issued for each player and a combined sheet alternating Harold and Chris Lambert. The players inducted, with number of sheets produced in brackets, were George Hassell  (15), Mark Spittle  (8), Wally May (7), Terry Fulton (12), Lerrel Sharp (16), Jim Gallagher (13), Ralph Lane (12), Harry Sullivan (18) John McArthur ( 27), John Watts (22), Kevin Neale (20), Brian Quirk (16), Rex Hunt (44), Geoff Southbey (13), Peter Chisnall (14), Robert Dipierdomenico (58), Emmett Dunne (15), Peter Sumich (35), Denis Pagan (15) and Tom Harley (20). Reference Craig Chappell.

2000 AFL Issue
Like the 1996 AFL Centenary Issue, the 2000 AFL P stamps issue was the biggest issue undertaken by Australia Post. They were not available from Post Offices and were only sold by the AFL Clubs. They were all issued on the 25th March 2000. They consisted of an A4 sheet with 20x 2000 Celebration stamps. The surrounds of the team sheet included the Captain and another player. The individual player sheets featured the club mascot.
Club P stamps Page Image of Club and players P stamps sheets
Adelaide Adelaide AFC, Andrew Mcleod, Mark Riciutto, Ben Hart, Darren Jarman and Mark Bickley.
Brisbane Brisbane AFC, Alastair Lynch, Michael Voss, Chris Scott, Justin Leppitsch and Jason Akermanis.
Carlton Carlton FC, Craig Bradley, Stephen Silvagni, Anthony Koutoufides, Scott Camporeale and Aaron Hamill.
Collingwood Collingwood FC, Scott Burns, Nathan Buckley, Anthony Rocca, Saverio Rocca and Josh Fraser.
Essendon Essendon FC, James Hird, Michael Long, Steve Alessio, Matthew LLoyd and Mark Mercuri.
Fremantle Fremantle FC, Adrian Fletcher, Daniel Bandy, Dale Kickett, Tony Modra and Sean McManus.
Geelong Geelong FC, Ben Graham, Gary Hocking, Peter Riccardi, Tim McGrath and Ronnie Burns.
Hawthorn Hawthorn FC, Shane Crawford, Nick Holland, Paul Salmon, Trent Croad and Jonathon Hay. (Sheet also included coach)
Kangaroos Kangaroos FC, Wayne Carey, Glen Archer, Corey McKernam, Michael Martyn and Anthony Stevens.
Melbourne Melbourne FC, David Schwartz, David Neitz, Shane Woewodin. (only three players commemorated)
Port Adelaide Port Adelaide FC, Josh Francou, Gavin Wanganeen, Matthew Primus, Warren Tredrea and Darren Mead.
Richmond Richmond FC, Matthew Knights, Matthew Richardson, Brendon Gale, Nick Daffy and Wayne Campbell.
Saint Kilda Saint Kilda FC, Nathan Burke, Peter Everitt, Stewart Loewe, Robert Harvey and Andrew Thompson.
Sydney Sydney FC, Paul Kelly, Darren Cresswell, Greg Stafford, Michael O'Loughlin and Wayne Schwass.
West Coast West Coast Eagles FC, Ben Cousins, Guy McKenna, Scott Cummings, Glen Jakovich and Peter Matera.
Western Bulldogs Western Bulldogs FC, Chris Grant, Brad Johnson, Nathan Brown, Scott West and Scott Wynd.
FDCs of the Team sheet, a Captains series and a Superstar series were produced by First Class Collectables. They can be seen at the relevant clubs P stamp page Link.

Technical Details
The 2000 issue and both Premiership Players Club Issued were printed by Excel Digital using a Xerox Laser Printer. The A4 of stamps was printed separately to the players photos in the tabs and the surrounds. These were then added with the laser printer. The issues come with a seperate sheet with the tabs only on inferior paper.

Adstamps
On the 23rd June 2000 Australia Post issued "Adstamps", the name for Personalised stamps to be used for company advertising. The launch featured an
Essay Sheet, (one of two) showing the logos of Sydney, Collingwood, Richmond, Melbourne and Carlton in the Selvedge. Source: Stamp News Australasia Nov 2004 Vol 51 No 11.

2001 AFL Issue
The 2001 AFL issue was printed by SNP using the offset photolithographic process with all images printed on the same A4 sheet at one printing.
They were announced in the Philatelic Bulletin as being available from Post Offices on the 19th April 2001 although they were available from the Philatelic Bureau on the 30th March 2001. They consisted of an A4 sheet with 20x Australia and Globe stamps. The surrounds of the sheet featured the club mascot.

Club P stamps Page Image of P stamps sheets
Adelaide Adelaide FC
Brisbane Brisbane AFC
Carlton Carlton FC
Collingwood Collingwood FC
Essendon Essendon FC
Fremantle Fremantle FC
Geelong Geelong FC
Hawthorn Hawthorn FC
Kangaroos Kangaroos FC
Melbourne Melbourne FC
Port Adelaide Port Adelaide FC  The 19th April Issue showed Chad Cornes in the upper right hand position. The Port Adelaide FC  original issue of the 30th March showed Kane Cornes his younger brother. This was withdrawn and two sheets sre known to be released. A Cover was released by First Class Collectables.
Richmond Richmond FC
Saint Kilda Saint Kilda FC
Sydney Sydney FC
West Coast West Coast Eagles FC
Western Bulldogs Western Bulldogs FC
Five sets of FDCs  for all 20 players of each team were produced by First Class Collectables.

A series of the stars of the Channel Nine Footy Show were released in the 2001 Sheet of the Club they barrack for. They are  Eddie McGuire , Trevor Marmalade , Sam Newman and Dermot Brereton.

2002 AFL Issue
The 2002 AFL issue was printed using the offset photolithographic process with all images printed on the same A4 sheet at one printing as was the 2001 issue.
They consisted of a landscape A4 sheet with 20 sun, sand and sky p stamps with the Southern Cross with the clubs top 20 players displayed in the selvedge. The sheet surrounds featured the Clubs and AFL logos and the names of the players.

Sets of FDCs  for all 20 players of each team were produced by First Class Collectables.

Kokoda Memorial Issue
Australia Post released a special set of stamps to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Kokoda. The stamps were released on Saturday, August 31 2002 during the Kokoda Memorial AFL Match between the Sydney Swans and the Richmond Tigers. Australian Post released a special stamp sheet to guests at the game showing Ovuru Indiki, a Fuzzy Wuzzy Angel. He is one of the angels left alive. The stamp sheet also shows Australian Digger Stan Bissett, Swans players, and a Koiari dancer from Sogeri. Papua New Guinea


The Melbourne 2002 Stamp Show

The Melbourne Stamp Show organising committee released  a 10 stamp P stamp Souvenir Sheet  at the Show on the 4-6th October 2002 at the National Tennis Centre. It contained the 45c Globe, map & Southern Cross Stamp with a stylised footballer in the selvedge.

2003 AFL Issue
The AFL Footy stamps for 2003 were released the week commencing 22nd April 2003. There are 16 sheets one sheet for all of the 16 AFL teams. The new designed sheets contain the AFL logo, club logos and mascots. There are 20 players photos shown on each sheet. The names of the players are shown in the selvedge area. The base stamp in all stamp sheets is the new Australia & Globe Stamp. New for 2003 is a display stand included in with each sheets packaging.

2004 AFL Issue
The  2004 Issue were a departure from the previous years as the P stamps were issued as "Souvenir Booklets" rather than A4 sheets. The booklets were issued in a staggered fashion over four weeks, with 4 clubs a week starting from the 14th April 2004. Each Booklet has 20 stamps for the 10 players. The 10 team players are nominated by the club in the following categories: Captain, Vice-captain(s), Best and fairest 1, 2, 3 (2003), Leading goal kicker (2003), Club-nominated star players and Most promising young player. The Contents consist of Information about featured players (one page per player featured in tabs), Club history page when founded, premiership wins, Brownlows, etc. Club song, List of players names for 2004 and a Page on the coach.

2004 Brownlow Medal
On 20th September 2004
Chris Judd, of the West Coast Eagles,  won his first Brownlow Medal. Australia Post issued a Souvenir Stamp Sheet on the 27th September 2004. This sheet was in the new size of 244mmx190mm rather than A4 as previous issues.

2004 Premiers
On 25th September 2004
Port Adelaide  won their first AFL Premiership by defeating three time winners the Brisbane Lions, 17.11.113 to 10.13.73. Australia Post issued a Souvenir Stamp Sheet on the 27th September 2004. This sheet was in the new size of 244mmx190mm rather than A4 as previous issues.

2005 AFL Issue
Club P stamps Page Image of P stamps Prestige Souvenir Booklets
Adelaide Adelaide FC
Brisbane Brisbane FC
Carlton Carlton FC
Collingwood Collingwood FC
Essendon Essendon FC
Fremantle Fremantle FC
Geelong Geelong FC
Hawthorn Hawthorn FC
Kangaroos Kangaroos FC
Melbourne Melbourne FC
Port Power Port Adelaide FC 
Richmond Richmond FC
Saint Kilda Saint Kilda FC
Sydney
Sydney FC
Sydney FC booklet was Overprinted to celebrate the win.
West Coast West Coast Eagles FC
Western Bulldogs Western Bulldogs FC

2005 AFL Premiers
On 24th September 2005 the AFL's ugly duckling, the Sydney Swans won their first AFL Premiership in 72 years by defeating the West Coast Eagles by 4 points in a dour tight struggle. The final score was Sydney 8.10.58 to the Eagles 7.12.54. Australia Post issued a Souvenir Stamp Sheet on the 26th September 2005. This follows a precedent that was started in 2004 with a souvenir sheet to celebrate Port Adelaide's Victory.

2006 AFL Issue
Club P stamps Page Image of P stamps Prestige Souvenir Booklets
Adelaide Adelaide FC
Brisbane Brisbane FC
Carlton Carlton FC
Collingwood Collingwood FC
Essendon Essendon FC
Fremantle Fremantle FC
Geelong Geelong FC
Hawthorn Hawthorn FC
Kangaroos Kangaroos FC
Melbourne Melbourne FC
Port Power Port Adelaide FC 
Richmond Richmond FC
Saint Kilda Saint Kilda FC
Sydney Sydney FC
West Coast West Coast Eagles FC
West Coast Eagles FC booklet was Overprinted to celebrate the win.
Western Bulldogs Western Bulldogs FC

2006 AFL Premiers
On 30th 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 a Souvenir Stamp Sheet on the 2nd October 2006. This follows a precedent that was started in 2004 with a souvenir sheet to celebrate Port Adelaide's Victory.

2007 AFL Prestige Booklets
2007 saw Australia Post insert a medallion in the annual AFL P stamp issue for the first time.
Club P stamps Page Image of P stamps Prestige Souvenir Booklets
Adelaide Adelaide FC
Brisbane Brisbane FC
Carlton Carlton FC
Collingwood Collingwood FC
Essendon Essendon FC
Fremantle Fremantle FC
Geelong Geelong FC
Hawthorn Hawthorn FC
Kangaroos Kangaroos FC
Melbourne Melbourne FC
Port Power Port Adelaide FC 
Richmond Richmond FC
Saint Kilda Saint Kilda FC
Sydney Sydney FC
West Coast West Coast Eagles FC
Western Bulldogs Western Bulldogs FC

Bernie Quinlan P stamp Sheetlet
The Fitzroy Historical Society produced a  Souvenir Stamp Sheetlet 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.

2007 AFL Premiers
On 29th September 2007, after 44 years, Geelong finally won the Premiership with a record margin win over Port Adelaide.
Australia Post following tradition released a Souvenir Stamp Sheetlet. Australia Post issued a limited edition Commemorative Medallion cover with the P stamp on the 20th November 2007.


2008 AFL Commemorative Folders
The 2008 AFL Sheetlet P stamps were issued in a new format  of 2 sheetlets of ten players on a foldout three card sheet with the clubs logo on the front. The previous issues since 2000 had been an A4 format. Another significant change was the positioning of the player in the tab on both the right and left of the globe and Southern Cross stamp. This was similar to the initial P stamp issue in 1999 at the Australia 99 World Stamp Expo in Melbourne when the tab was on the left. Subsequently the tab was on the right.
Club P stamps Page Image of P stamps Folder Front Cover
Adelaide Adelaide FC
Brisbane Brisbane FC
Carlton Carlton FC
Collingwood Collingwood FC
Essendon Essendon FC
Fremantle Fremantle FC
Geelong Geelong FC
Hawthorn Hawthorn FC
Kangaroos Kangaroos FC
Melbourne Melbourne FC
Port Power Port Adelaide FC 
Richmond Richmond FC
Saint Kilda Saint Kilda FC
Sydney Sydney FC
West Coast West Coast Eagles FC
Western Bulldogs Western Bulldogs FC

2008 AFLPremiers
On 27th September 2008, Hawthorn won the Premiership with a 26pt win over the favorite Geelong.  Australia Post following tradition released a Souvenir Stamp Sheet. For the second year Australia Post issued a limited edition Commemorative Medallion on the 17th November 2008.

2009 AFL Commemorative Folders
The 2009 AFL Sheetlet P stamps were issued in a new format  of 2 sheetlets of ten players on a foldout three card sheet with the clubs logo on the front. Up until 2008 the previous issues since 2000 had been an A4 format. Another significant change was the positioning of the player in the tab on both the right and left of the globe and Southern Cross stamp.
Club P stamps Page Image of P stamps Folder Front Cover
Adelaide Adelaide FC
Brisbane Brisbane FC
Carlton Carlton FC
Collingwood Collingwood FC
Essendon Essendon FC
Fremantle Fremantle FC
Geelong Geelong FC
Hawthorn Hawthorn FC
Kangaroos Kangaroos FC
Melbourne Melbourne FC
Port Power Port Adelaide FC 
Richmond Richmond FC
Saint Kilda Saint Kilda FC
Sydney Sydney FC
West Coast West Coast Eagles FC
Western Bulldogs Western Bulldogs FC

2009 AFLPremiers
On 26th September 2009, Geelong won the Premiership with a 12pt win over the the highly fancied Saint Kilda.  Australia Post following tradition released a Souvenir Stamp Sheet on the 29th September 2009