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Gibraltar celebrates becoming UEFA 54th member with a 54p stamp

Tuesday, June 4th 2013 - 08:13 UTC
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The stamp with the GFA founding year clearly visible, 1895 (before Spain, 1913)( Photo: Chronicle.Gi) The stamp with the GFA founding year clearly visible, 1895 (before Spain, 1913)( Photo: Chronicle.Gi)

A stamp has been issued to commemorate Gibraltar’s historic achievement of becoming the 54th Uefa member. The Government opted for a 54p value as Gibraltar is now the 54th member country. Stephen Perera photographed the embroidered badge from a new GFA team jersey and the GFA’s founding year of 1895 is clearly visible for the world to see

This is an important statement as the GFA’s pre-dates Germany’s association (founded in 1900), Italy’s (in 1898) and Spain’s (in 1913). Indeed, the GFA is the seventh oldest national football association in Europe and one of the oldest in the world.

The Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau has thanked the Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo and Minister for Sport, Steven Linares and their respective offices for their immense help in having produced these historic Uefa stamps and having them flown into Gibraltar from the printers in Ireland in time for today’s celebration.

The Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau will promote and sell the stamps and philatelic products to collectors in more than 80 countries and thus will give further promotion to the GFA’s momentous achievement.

These stamps are now available for purchase as a Set (54p), Collectors sheet let of 10 (£5.40), Limited Edition of 1500 First Day Cover (£1.50) and Limited Edition of 1500 Presentation Packs (£1.50). A free commemorative card is being given with the purchase of any of these philatelic items at the Philatelic Shop in Main Street and through the Gibraltar Philatelic Bureau official website.
 

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  • GeoffWard2

    Since UEFA is seen as somewhat more authoritative than the UN,
    this must be seen as some sort of Gibraltar 1; Spain 0.

    Jun 04th, 2013 - 11:48 am 0
  • Trunce

    @1

    UEFA have instructed that Gibraltar and Spain will be kept apart in qualifying groups on order that Spain can pretend Gibraltarians don't exist, or perhaps to avoid a repetition of previous encounters.

    http://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2011/07/30/outrage-as-scandalous-incident-sees-kids-football-team-abused-at-tournament/

    Jun 04th, 2013 - 02:19 pm 0
  • GeoffWard2

    #2
    ... as we always suspected, the 'Draw' for who-plays-who is fixed.
    ... but still less 'fixed' than the UN C24.

    Jun 04th, 2013 - 03:21 pm 0
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