Our previous philatelic post on this years AFCON tournament detailing the first football stamps issued by each of this years participants showed Zambia being a relative late starter in issuing football-themed stamps. It was only in 1980 their first soccer stamp was issued and their haven't been too many issues since. Here's most of them, there's a couple missing from 1998 and 2002, do a google search and if you find a decent image please use the comments to share a link. Cheers.
|1980 Moscow Olympics|
|1984 Los Angeles Olympics|
|1986 Mexico World Cup First Day Cover|
|1988 Seoul Olympic Games|
|1990 Italy World Cup|
|2002 Korea Japan World Cup|
|2008 Beijing Olympics|
|2010 South Africa World Cup|
|2010 South Africa World First Day Cover|
So there we are the football stamps of Zambia. The last two are pretty interesting in that nine countries who are members of the South African Postal Operators Association produced a joint issue to commemorate the first World Cup to be held in Africa. More about that here.
To finish I'll leave you with a rather excellent tidbit of Zambian togga trivia. Did you know that English football legend Bobby Charlton made his last ever appearance as a player against Zambia? But who was it for? Find out here Bobby Charlton v Zambia.
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