FIFA was pleased to announce the continuation of its global philatelic (postage stamp) programme for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil. FIFA’s current programme is a legacy of the FIFA Centennial Philatelic Programme, which was established in 2004 to celebrate FIFA’s 100-year anniversary. The programme has since continued with great success under the title of the Official Commemorative Philatelic Programme for the 2006, 2010 and, most recently, the 2014 FIFA World Cup™.
“The philatelic programme offers postal administrators all over the world a great opportunity to play their part in the celebration of world football’s greatest event. The programme enables a strong national engagement in a global programme for an event which brings together the world’s best national sides in front of a global audience of billions of football fans,” says Thierry Weil, FIFA Marketing Director.
The philatelic programme for the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ included an Official Philatelic Collection issued globally by Master Licensee, Bolaffi. In addition, Brazil’s national postal service, Correios, was a central part of FIFA’s Philatelic Programme within the Host Country, producing a range of stamps featuring FIFA’s registered brand assets, such as the Official Emblem and the Official Mascot. Correios do Brasil also teamed up with Official Numismatic Licensee MDM to release a collection of 12 postage stamp ingots representing Brazil in the past and present FIFA World Cup™ competitions.
To find out more about our philatelic programme, please feel free to contact our licensee Bolaffi directly at firstname.lastname@example.org