Set of 5 SUNDERLAND FA Cup Football Stamps
On offer here is a nice little piece of Sunderland memorabilia - 4 mint, unused, pristine postage stamps and £2 Minisheet commemorating their exploits in the FA Cup. The stamps depict Kerr receiving the cup from the Duchess of Kent; the Club's Crest (as of 1973); the team holding aloft the cup; Malone and Clarke contesting a ball; and John Byrne slipping past Mark Wright during the 1991-92 Cup Final.
On 5 May 1973, second-division Sunderland ended a fairy-tale cup run by beating cup-holders Leeds United in the FA Cup Final. A first-half goal by Ian Porterfield was the only goal of the game - in no small part thanks to an outstanding double-save by goalkeeper Jimmy Montgomery (one of which is often described as one of the greatest saves of all-time). At the end of the game, Sunderland manager Bob Stokoe ran on to the pitch to embrace his goalkeeper, an enduring image in FA Cup Final history. It was the first time a team from outside of the top-flight had lifted the cup in over 40 years. (Please note: any marks on the image below are from my scanner).
FACE VALUE (Original Purchase Price) was £3.40.
These Great Sporting Events "Local Issue" stamps were issued in 1996 by six postal authorities of the United Kingdom (UK). They were released to chart the history of the FA Cup Final, and depict great moments from finals over the years. The F.A. Cup Collection was officially authorised by the Football Association and the clubs who are featured. Each of the six postal authorities issued six stamp designs (Gairsay issued 8) and 2 souvenir minisheets, totalling 38 different stamps and 12 minisheets. All of these are available as full sheets of 20 stamps, or individually in my other listings.
PLEASE NOTE: The stamps are not valid for postage in mainland Britain unless the Royal Mail postage stamps are also applied. They were issued offshore and were only valid for delivery to the mainland Post Office, at which point the Royal Mail took responsibility for delivery. The postal rates for delivery to the mainland was double those of the UK, hence some of the higher value issues. The stamps are genuine, and listed in various stamp catalogues. They were issued primarily to support the boat services to the mainland and the community councils of the islands. They have also found popularity with visitors to the islands (who then use the postal service, e.g. for postcards) and stamp collectors worldwide.
And for those needing a Geography lesson, the six postal authorities are: BERNERA (Great Bernera and Little Bernera - northwest of the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides); DAVAAR - an island at the mouth of Campbeltown Loch in Kintyre Peninsular, Argyll; EASDALE - A small island in Argyll on the west coast of Scotland, 16 miles south of Oban; GAIRSAY lies at the eastern end of Eynhallow Sound and at the northern exit of Wide Firth, Orkney; and Gugh Island and St. Martin in the Scillies off Cornwall.
UK 1st CLASS P&P is 60p. Additional football stamps P&P FREE.
Airmail (Europe) is £1.20. Additional football stamps P&P FREE.
Airmail (World) is £1.85. Additional football stamps P&P FREE.
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