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Stamps on Stamps - Upper Volta World Cup 1978

Upper Volta, now called Burkina Faso produced these five stamps to commemorate the 1978 World Cup. Each stamp, issued 30/12/77 contains an image of a previously issued football stamp against a stadium backdrop. The stadium depicted on the top two stamps is I think the Maracana in Rio as it was the venue for the 1950 World Cup final as well as where Pele scored his 100th goal. The stadiums on the bottom three stamps are Wembley Stadium in London, the Estadio Nacional in Santiago and the old Wankdorf Stadium in Bern. Each caption provides details of the featured stamp and when it was originally issued.




Upper Volta World Cup 1978
Brazil - 1950 World Cup Final - Issued 24/06/50


Upper Volta World Cup 1978
Brazil - Pele's 100th Goal - Issued 28/11/69

Upper Volta World Cup 1978
Great Britain - England World Cup Winners - Issued 18/08/66

Upper Volta World Cup 1978
Chile - 1962 World Cup Finals - Issued 30/05/62

Upper Volta World Cup 1978
Switzerland - 1954 World Cup Finals - Issued 15/03/54