FIFA World Cup 2014 -Countdown -Philatelic Coverage

FIFA World Cup 2014 -Countdown -Philatelic Coverage

The 2014 FIFA World Cup Football will be played in Brazil from 12 Jun to 13 Jul 2014. It will be Second time that Brazil is hosting the World Cup -earlier it hosted in 1950. The National Teams of 32 Countries including hosts will vie for the World Cup Trophy at 12 different City Venues in Brazil.

Stamps on 2010 FIFA World Cup held in South Africa.

Stamps on Football – FIFA World Cup 2010 Finals

FIFA World Cup 2010 Finals was  played between Spain and Holland .It was  an all European Final . Spain plays its First Final and Holland its Third World Cup Final.

Spain vs Holland
Holland vs Spain

ATM Stamps – Spain – Theme Architecture

ATM Stamps – Spain- Theme Architecture

ATM – the German abbreviation for  “Automatenmarken”,  i.e. postage labels from electronic stamp vending machines – exist since 1969. They are – according to the Postal Law of the UPU (passed at the UPU Congress at Hamburg, 1984) – postage stamps that are printed by electronic stamp vending machines. After inserting the necessary amount of money (coins, banknotes etc.) the customer usually gets a stamp directly printed on (security) paper by the machine. In all respects (denomination of value and country, symbol of the postal authorities etc.) this stamp corresponds to the traditional postage stamp.

Five ATM stamps from Spain on Architecture theme issued from different Cities like Madrid,Zaragoza,Lagrono etc. The Postal tariff and date are printed through the vending Machine.

This is an amazing relatively new field of Philately. We shall cover on this aspect in days to come.