First up here are the two football stamps issued in 2012. The England World Cup winners stamp was part of the House of Windsor minisheet released in February 2012 that commemorated four notable events during the reigns of the various Windsor monarchs. The following month in March another football stamp was issued as part of the Comics set. This featured an image of Roy of the Rovers on the stamp commemorating the Tiger comic. Below it is shown with a lovely first day of issue counter date stamp.
|GB - House of Windsor minisheet 2012|
|GB - Roy of the Rovers - Tiger Comic 2012|
|GB 1966 World Cup FDC|
|GB 1966 England Winners Overprint|
It was to be another 22 years before the UK again issued a football stamp. This time it was one stamp amongst a set of four issued in 1988 to commemorate various British sporting organisations. Here it is on a Football League centenary first day cover with a Tottenham Hotspur pictorial postmark. Can you identify the two players shown on the cachet?
|GB 1988 Sports - Football League Centenary|
Next up in 1996 came a superb set of stamps issued to coincide with the Euro 96 football championships hosted by England. These five stamps each featured an English football legend.
|GB 1999 Bobby Moore|
|GB 2000 Body & Bone Football at Hampden Park|
|GB 2002 World Cup|
It was to be another four years before the next football issue but it was well worth the wait with this 2006 set featuring previous winners of the World cup.
|GB 2006 World Cup Winners|
|GB 2009 Sir Matt Busby - Eminent Britons|
|GB 2010 - Football - 2012 Olympic Games|