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Tchocky
02-27-2007, 06:42 AM
Federer to Grace a Swiss Stamp
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Swiss Post is honoring ATP World No. 1 Roger Federer with a special stamp, which will be available from April 10, 2007.

The 25-year-old, who is the new record holder for most consecutive weeks (161) at No. 1 in the history of the ATP Rankings (since August 1973), breaking the almost 30-year record of Jimmy Connors, is an outstanding ambassador for Switzerland wherever he goes.

Roger Federer ATP Rankings Record

The Federer stamp is as unique as the sportsman himself, since living persons do not normally feature on stamps.

The exact design of the special stamp with a face value of one franc is still under wraps. The Federer stamp will be available from the issue date at all Swiss post offices and philatelic sales points.

Orders can be placed as of now on the Internet at www.post.ch/philashop or by phoning + 41 (0)31 338 06 09. There will be no advance sales.

Roger Federer Photo Gallery

First...he gets his own Beanie Bear and now his own stamp. What's next? Winning the French and the Grand Slam?

DueSouth
02-27-2007, 06:45 AM
The Federer stamp is as unique as the sportsman himself, since living persons do not normally feature on stamps.


The Queen is on our stamps and she isnt dead.....




First...he gets his own Beanie Bear and now his own stamp. What's next? Winning the French and the Grand Slam?

Or maybe someone finding a piece of toast that looks like him?

kat1
02-27-2007, 06:57 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tchocky
The Federer stamp is as unique as the sportsman himself, since living persons do not normally feature on stamps.

The Queen is on our stamps and she isnt dead.....

> living persons do not normally feature on stamps.

That seems to be Swiss tradition.

Shahar26
02-27-2007, 07:00 AM
That doll that was going on E-bay is not enough?

vive le beau jeu !
02-27-2007, 07:16 AM
would be cool to have roger in my collection ! :)

this makes me think that i have a stamp from the monte carlo tournament (a monegasque one) with goran... (andres, are you jealous ?!)
;)

tintin
02-27-2007, 09:14 AM
can't wait to get mine,the best tennis player to ever step on a court on a stamp:D :D

vive le beau jeu !
02-27-2007, 09:48 AM
can't wait to get mine,the best tennis player to ever step on a court on a stamp:D :D
well... or you can simply say : the best player to ever step on a stamp.
;)

whistleway
02-27-2007, 11:31 AM
Here's the direct link:
https://shop.post.ch/PostShop/Category.aspx?pageId=8009&teaserId=51498&sendingPageType=SiteMap&Catalog=Philately&Category=Roger+Federer+10.4.2007&Path=Neuheiten%7cRoger+Federer+10.4.2007

tintin
02-27-2007, 11:37 AM
well... or you can simply say : the best player to ever step on a stamp.
;)

;) sure;) ;)

urban
02-27-2007, 11:56 AM
I think, Fed has no monopol; there are several players, who got a a stamp. Wimbledon had a series of stamps with players around 1990. Laver and Court got a stamp by the Australian post in 2002. Maria Bueno had a Brasilian stamp in 1960. I think Graf and Becker had some stamps by some unknown African governments.

Moose Malloy
02-27-2007, 12:32 PM
I hope the American posters here are aware that Ashe got a stamp last year.

norcal
02-27-2007, 02:27 PM
I used the Ashe stamps.

My brother lives in Geneva. I'll ask him to send me a letter with Fed postage...and maybe sprayed with Fed cologne. *swoon*

jasonbourne
03-07-2007, 01:08 PM
http://www.centredaily.com/305/story/33083.html

Roger is Boring
03-07-2007, 04:27 PM
lol thats so ********.

Gugafan_Redux
03-08-2007, 08:14 AM
I bought two books of ten. One for me, one for a gift.

norcal
03-08-2007, 09:14 AM
"The United States Post Office, on the other hand, favors athletes long dead and gone - maybe so those it honors won't show up with a posse at some strip club and get in a shootout at 4 a.m."

They've have a good point there.

fr600
03-08-2007, 09:44 AM
That's cool.