GB 2013 Football Heroes I

From Stamps of the World

  • Issue Date : 9th May 2013
  • Designed by : True North, from illustrations by Andrew Kinsman of British footballers wearing national shirt (Banks in goalkeeper’s golden jersey) contemporary with their international career, except Bobby Robson in 1982 shirt
  • Printed by : Cartor SA, France (eleven gummed stamps, miniature sheet, stamps from Prestige booklet) or Walsall (£3.60 self-adhesive booklets)
  • Print process : Offset Lithography, or gravure (£3.60 self-adhesive booklet)
  • Sheet Format: 30 (6 x 5) or (5 x 6)
  • Stamp Size : 30mm x 32mm (footballer stamps) or small definitive format (Machins, country stamps)
  • Perforations : 14.5 x 14.25, or die-cut perf 14.5 x 14.2 (self-adhesives in Prestige Booklet), die-cut perf 14.5 x 14.25 (stamps in £3.60 self-adhesive booklet)
  • Paper : All-over phosphor, or two phosphor bands (Machins)
  • Withdrawn: 9th May 2014. (Except 2nd Self Adhesive Booklet which was withdrawn on 20th February 2015)

Sheet Stamps[edit]


Stamps were printed together, se-tenant, as horizontal strips of six stamps (1-5) and (6-11) as horizontal strips of five stamps, in sheets of 30 (6×5) or Sheets of 30 (5 x 6).

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First Day Covers[edit]

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Presentation Pack[edit]

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Miniature Sheet[edit]

  • Sheet size : height 74mm x width 192mm
miniature sheet (11 values)

Miniature Sheet First Day Cover[edit]

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Self-adhesive Retail Booklets[edit]

  • Containing George Best and Bobby Moore stamps, and 4 x 1st Machins, booklet initially sold for £3.60
  • Designs as sheet stamps above but with the following differences
  • Printed by : Walsall
  • Print process : Photogravure
  • Perforations : Die-cut 14.5 x 14.25


1st (60p) ~ Bobby Moore, England (with illustrated surround)
1st (60p) ~ George Best, Northern Ireland (with illustrated surround)
1st (60p) x 4 copies ~ Machin definitive, in red. Security code M13L / MCIL (matrix surround removed)

Booklet Stamps[edit]

1st self-adhesive George Best
1st self-adhesive Bobby Moore

Booklet[edit]

Retail self-adhesive booklet of six (£3.60)

Booklet First Day Cover[edit]

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  • Additional Booklet Issued:20th February 2014
  • Containing John Charles and Dave Mackay stamps, and 4 x 1st Machins, booklet initially sold for £3.60
  • Designs as sheet stamps above but with the following differences
  • Printed by : Walsall
  • Print process : Photogravure
  • Perforations : Die-cut 14.5 x 14.25


1st (60p) ~ John Charles, Wales (with illustrated surround)
1st (60p) ~ Dave Mackay, Scotland (with illustrated surround)
1st (60p) x 4 copies ~ Machin definitive, in red. Security code M13L / MCIL (matrix surround removed)

Booklet Stamps[edit]

1st self-adhesive John Charles
1st self-adhesive Dave Mackay

Booklet[edit]

Retail self-adhesive booklet of six (£3.60)

Booklet First Day Cover[edit]

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Prestige Booklet (Wrapped)[edit]

  • Note Booklet was sealed in a Plastic Wrapper
Prestige Booklet sold for £11.11p

Prestige Booklet[edit]

Prestige Booklet sold for £11.11p


Booklet contains text and illustrations on panes and interleaving pages. Stitched. Sold at £11.11

  • panes 2 and 3 are facing each other (ie, pane 2 is bound in by right edge)
  • Pane 1: England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland country stamps and 2 x 1p, 2 x 1st class red Machin definitives
  • Pane 2: five footballers stamps:- Jimmy Greaves, John Charles, Kevin Keegan, Denis Law, Bobby Moore.
  • Pane 3: six footballers stamps:- Gordon Banks, George Best, John Barnes, Bryan Robson, Dave MacKay, and Bobby Charlton.
  • Pane 4: Machin definitives - 2 each 2p, 5p, 10p