|BC345A||Eminent Britons - Sir Matt Busby, Manchester postmark, unsigned||£20.00||Buy Now|
|BC345A2DBL||Eminent Britons-Sir Matt Busby single stamp, Manchester postmark, doubled with Bobby Charlton stamp||£20.00||Buy Now|
|BC345ADBL||Eminent Britons - Sir Matt Busby, 5 stamps, Manchester P/M, doubled with single Bobby Charlton stmp||£20.00||Buy Now|
|BC345AS||Sir Matt Busby cover signed by member of the 1968 Man U European Championship winners team||£40.00||Buy Now|
|BC345AS8||Eminent Britons - Sir Matt Busby, Manchester postmark single stamp cover, signed Brian Kidd||£35.00||Sold Out|
|BC345AS9||Eminent Britons - Sir Matt Busby single stamp cover signed by 6||£140.00||Sold Out|
Issue Date: 08/10/2009
Issue Name: Eminent Britons - Sir Matt Busby
Producer: Buckingham Covers
Our tribute to Sir Matt Busby is one of a pair of covers we created for the Eminent Britons set of stamps, issued on 8th October 2009. This cover features 5 of the ten stamps issued and has a Manchester postmark. It is available signed by Brian Kidd, or multi signed by Patrick Crerand, Alex Stepney, Sir Bobby Charlton CBE, Nobby Stiles MBE, Brian Kidd and Denis Law.
Manchester United Legend
Sir Alexander Matthew "Matt" Busby CBE KCSG was born in Bellshill, Scotland on 26 May 1909. He is probably best remembered for being the longest serving manager in Manchester United's history, having managed the team between 1945 and 1969 and again for the second half of the 1970–1971 season.
At the tender age of just 17, he signed for Manchester City and made his debut on 2 November 1929. He was later sold to Liverpool for £8,000 on 12th March 1939 following over 200 appearances for City. His playing days were interrupted with the beginning of World War II, when, like so many of the Liverpool players, he signed up for National Service.
On 19th February 1945 he signed as manager for Manchester United, but didn’t take up the role officially until 1st October. In the following years, Manchester United did phenomenally well: they were runners-up in the league in 1947, 1948, 1949 and 1951, and won the FA Cup in 1948, before winning the league championship in 1952.
Busby was awarded the CBE in 1958 and was knighted following the European Cup victory in 1968, before being made a Knight Commander of St Gregory by the Pope in 1972. He died of cancer, aged 84, on 20th January 1994.
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Brian Kidd is an English football coach and former player, who is currently the co-assistant coach of Manchester City, alongside fellow co-assistant Mikel Arteta and manager Pep Guardiola. Kidd was also assistant to Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson from 1991 to 1998.
Patrick Timothy Crerand, is a Scottish former footballer. After six years at Celtic he moved to Manchester United where he was a member of teams that won the English League title twice, the FA Cup and European Cup. He also gained 16 international caps for Scotland.
Alexander Cyril Stepney is an English former football player who was Manchester United's goalkeeper when they became the first English club to win the European Cup.
Sir Robert Charlton CBE is an English former football player, regarded as one of the greatest midfielders of all time, and an essential member of the England team who won the World Cup in 1966, the year he also won the Ballon d'Or.
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.
Denis Law, CBE is a Scottish former footballer who played as a forward. His career as a football player began at Second Division Huddersfield Town in 1956. After four years at Huddersfield, he was signed by Manchester City for a transfer fee of £55,000, which set a new British record.