In association with Stamp and Coin Mart, Chapman and Mitchell Covers have released a guide to collecting cricket stamps and covers. Contributors include cricket legends Tom Graveney and John Jameson plus Cricket Philatelic Society President Arthur Melville-Brown. India's leading cricket historian, Dr Boria Majumdar also contributed a piece on the India's rise to cricket prominence. The content and layout makes it a good read for collector and cricket fan alike.
The guide was launched at Stampex, the national stamp show, on February 25th. A special display of cricket memorabilia was mounted at the show with the MCC. This ranged from the bat W G Grace used to score his 1000th Test run to Indian Premier League kit donated and signed by Rahul Dravid and Sourav Ganguly. The bat will be auctioned at Sotheby's in May and the IPL kit will form part of the "Going to the Cricket" exhibition at the MCC museum.