|BC238||World Cup Winners - 40th Anniversary, unsigned||£25.00||Limited Availability|
|BC238S||World Cup Winners - 40th Anniversary, signed by Gordon Banks OBE||£40.00||Buy Now|
|BC238S10||World Cup Winners - 40th Anniversary, signed by Martin Peters MBE||£40.00||Buy Now|
|BC238S11||World Cup Winners - 40th Anniversary, signed by Ray Wilson MBE||£40.00||Limited Availability|
|BC238S12||World Cup Winners - 40th Anniversary, signed by George Cohen MBE||£40.00||Buy Now|
|BC238S14||World Cup Winners - 40th Anniversary, signed by Gordon Banks OBE (alt football postmark)||£40.00||Limited Availability|
|BC238S15||World Cup Winners - 40th Anniversary, signed by Sir Geoff Hurst||£40.00||Buy Now|
|BC238S7||World Cup Winners - 40th Anniversary, signed by Nobby Stiles MBE||£40.00||Buy Now|
|BC238S8||World Cup Winners - 40th Anniversary, signed by Roger Hunt MBE||£40.00||Buy Now|
|BC238S9||World Cup Winners - 40th Anniversary, signed Jackie Charlton OBE||£40.00||Buy Now|
|BC238S13||World Cup Winners - 40th Anniversary, signed Alan Ball MBE||£75.00||Buy Now|
|BC238BS||World Cup Winners - 40th Anniversary, signed by Diego Maradona||£300.00||Limited Availability|
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|BC238LTDA||World Cup Winners - 40th Anniversary, signed by 9 members of the 1966 England winning team||£325.00||Buy Now|
|BC238S6||World Cup Winners - 40th Anniversary, signed by Gordon Banks OBE and Pele||£350.00||Limited Availability|
Issue Date: 06/06/2006
Issue Name: World Cup Winners - 40th Anniversary
Producer: Buckingham Covers
Royal Mail released stamps to mark the 40th anniversary of England's World Cup Victory. They feature 6 World Cup winning countries since 1966, including of course, England, and our cover has a Wembley Middx postmark (6th June, 2006). It is available signed by Gordon Banks OBE, Alan Ball MBE, Pele, Nobby Stiles MBE, Roger Hunt MBE, Jackie Charlton OBE, Ray Wilson MBE, Martin Peters MBE, George Cohen MBE, Sir Geoff Hurst, Maradona, double signed by Gordon Banks and Pele, or signed by 9 of the 1966 England World Cup winning team (George Cohen MBE, Sir Geoff Hurst, Gordon Banks OBE, Alan Ball MBE, Nobby Stiles MBE, Jackie Charlton OBE, Roger Hunt MBE, Martin Peters MBE and Ray Wilson MBE).
40th Anniversary of England Winners 1966 - 2006
160 national teams compete in the World Cup Championship, but since the competition began in 1930, only eleven countries have made it to the finals, of which seven have had the honour of winning. Brazil is at the top of the list with five wins, then Italy and Germany, with three each, Uruguay and Argentina have two wins each and England and France just one.
Six of the seven past world championships have won while playing in their homeland. The only previous winner not to have won on home ground is the otherwise extremely successful Brazil, who famously lost the deciding match when they hosted the 1950 tournament. Even traditionally weaker nations have been successful during their spell as hosts, most recently South Korea in 2002.
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Gordon Banks OBE is a former England international football goalkeeper. He made 628 appearances during a 15-year career in the Football League, and won 73 caps for his country.
Alan James Ball MBE was a professional English footballer and football club manager. He was the youngest member of England's 1966 World Cup winning team and played as a midfielder for various clubs, scoring more than 180 league goals in a career spanning 22 years.
Edson Arantes do Nascimento, known as Pelé, is a Brazilian retired professional footballer who played as a forward. He is regarded by many in the sport, including football writers, players, and fans, as the greatest player of all time
Norbert Peter "Nobby" Stiles MBE is an English retired footballer. He was born in Collyhurst, Manchester. Stiles played for England for five years, winning 28 caps and scoring one goal. He played every minute of England's victorious 1966 FIFA World Cup campaign.
Roger Hunt, MBE is an English former footballer who played as a forward. He spent eleven years at Liverpool and was the club's record goalscorer with 286 goals until that number was surpassed by Ian Rush. Hunt remains Liverpool's record league goalscorer. Under Bill Shankly, Hunt won two league titles and an FA Cup.
John Charlton, OBE DL is an English former footballer and manager who played as a defender. He was part of the England team that won the 1966 World Cup. He is the elder brother of former Manchester United forward Bobby Charlton, who was also a teammate in England's World Cup final victory.
Ramon Wilson, MBE was an English footballer who played at left back. He was a member of the England team that won the 1966 World Cup. He was born in Shirebrook, Derbyshire.
Martin Stanford Peters MBE is an English former footballer and manager and a member of the England team which won the 1966 FIFA World Cup as well as playing in the 1970 FIFA World Cup. Born in Plaistow, Essex, he played club football for West Ham United, Tottenham Hotspur, Norwich City and Sheffield United.
George Reginald Cohen MBE is an English former professional footballer. He was the right-back for the England side that won the 1966 World Cup. He has been inducted into the English Football Hall of Fame and is the uncle of rugby union World Cup winner, Ben Cohen.
Sir Geoffrey Charles Hurst MBE is an English former professional footballer. A striker, he remains the only man to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final, when England recorded a 4–2 victory over West Germany at the old Wembley Stadium in 1966
Diego Armando Maradona is an Argentine retired professional footballer and current manager of Mexican second division club Dorados.