Postal Stamp Image : TWO FOOTBALLERS 1190 Indian Post
Stamp Issue Date : 31/05/1986
Postage Stamp Dinomination : 5.00
Postal Stamp Serial Number : 1190
Postal Stamp Name : TWO FOOTBALLERS
Stamp Information : Interest in international football began in 1872, when the first match between any two countries was played. This was Scotland Vs England in Glasgow. The idea of the World Cup was, however, conceived in France. Its true parents were, indeed, two Frenchmen: Jules Rimet, after whom it was first named and Henri Delaunay. Rimet was the President of the French Federation FFF for 30 years from its beginning in 1919 and President of FIFA, the Federation Internationale des Football Association, from 1920 to 1954. The very first meeting of FIFA took place in Paris in 1904, and decided that it alone had the right to organise a world championship. This right was not to be excercised for twenty-six years. In 1920, at FIFA's Antwerp Congress, concrurrent with the Olympic Games, the idea of a World Cup, previously much debated, was accepted in principle. In 1924,at the Paris Olympics, the FIFA meeting discussed it in more serious detail, while a dazzling and hitherto obscure Urguayan side walked off with the trophy of soccer tournament. In 1930, the first World Cup Tournament was held in which thirteen countries took part, only three being from Europe. Today, there are no fewer than 150 nations who are members of FIFA, the world governing body whose headquarters are in Zurich. The World Cup with its finals every four years following the example of Olympic Games is firmly enconsed in the world of sports and is now simply called the FIFA World Cup. The competetions has been held in Uruguay (1930), Italy (1934), France (1938), Brazil (1950), Switzerland (1954), Sweden (1958), Chile (1962), England (1966), Mexico (1970), West Germany (1974), Argentina (1978), Spain (1982) and now is scheduled for Mexico in 1986. The Department of Posts is happy to issue a special stamp on the occassion of World Cup Football '86 to be held in Mexico.
Philatelic Stamp Description : The special stamp of 500P denomination has been designed by Kumari Vandana Joshi. The First Day Cover and the Cancellation design has been prepared by Smt. Alka Sharma.
Stamp Currency : R
Stamp Language : English
Stamp Overall Size : 4.06 X 2.73 cms
Postal Stamp Print Size : 3.71 x 2.3 cms.
Number of Stamps Per Sheet : 40
Stamp Perforations : 13 x 13
Postal Stamp Shape : Horizontal
Postage Stamp Paper : Unwatermarked P.G. Matt coated paper
Indian Stamp Process : Photogravure
Number of stamps printed : 15,00,000
Stamp Printed At : India Security Press
Indian Stamp's Color : Multicolour
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