This is the third stamp issue to honour the historic Ashes series, released to mark Australia’s possession of the hallowed urn. For those that didn’t have their ear to the radio or eye to the telly, this year’s series took place during August–September in England, with the five test matches held at Egbaston, Lord’s, Headingley, Old Trafford and the Oval. Australia went into the 2019 series as defender of the trophy, having won in 2017–18, when the Ashes series took place in Australia between November and January. In what has been viewed as a highly entertaining series, the 2019 Ashes closed with a draw, a result that hasn’t been seen for nearly 50 years. That draw saw Australia retain the Ashes, a fate that was sealed when it won the fourth test, at Old Trafford, Manchester, by 185 runs.

Find out more about the history of the Ashes and Australia retaining them in 2019.

Technical specifications

Release date
Issue withdrawal date
Stamp design
Product design
Paper: gummed
Tullis Russell
RA Printing
Printing process
Offset lithography
Stamp size (mm)
35 x 35
Sheetlet size (mm)
148 x 210
14.28 x 14.28
Sheet layout
Sheetlet of 10
FDI Postmark
Not applicable
FDI withdrawal date
Not applicable

Stamp in this issue

$1  The Australian Ashes team

The team photograph was taken at the end of play on 15 September 2019, at the Oval in London, and features all 17 members of the jubilant Australia team: Tim Paine (c), Cameron Bancroft, Pat Cummins, Marcus Harris, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Marsh, Michael Neser, James Pattinson, Peter Siddle, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Matthew Wade, David Warner.

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Ashes 2019 stamp

This is the Ashes 2019 stamp from the issue celebrating Australia retaining the hallowed urn, when they won the fourth test, at Old Trafford, Manchester, by 185 runs.

Sheetlet of 10:

Ashes 2019 sheetlet of 10

The gummed sheetlet contains 10 x $1 stamps from the Ashes 2019 stamp issue.

Sheetlet pack:

Ashes 2019 sheetlet pack

The Ashes 2019 sheetlet pack contains the sheetlet of 10 x $1 stamps from the stamp issue presented in high quality folder.

This content was produced at the time of the stamp issue release date and will not be updated.