The following is a "catalog" of stamps, blocks and sheets from around the world highlighting the FIFA World Cup™ Championships from 1930 to 1978, and some of later championships when the item is related to my focus years, such as stamp-on-stamp, when the championship logo of my focus years has been used, and so on .....It includes Specimen stamps, cinderella stamps, covers and FDCs, as well as special stamps and postmarks from the soccer competition held during the 1924 & 1928 Summer Olympic Games.  

The Summer Olympic Games Soccer Championships during these 2 years are generally considered to be the precursor to the FIFA World Cup™ Soccer competition of today. 

This catalog also includes items from the 1982 and later FIFA World Cup™ competitions, with photos or o/p stamps referring to the World Cups held between 1924 and 1978.  

All items illustrated are part of my collection, with the exception of those pages with the text Not in my collection on the right top corner. It is not my intention to be complete with FDCs, covers and cards.

Each page includes, where possible, catalog details like Michel and Scott catalog number, year, size, color, paper, print run, perforation, type, stamp subject, etc.

On the bottom of several pages you also find the text Additional Information, meaning that there is more information about the particular page …..

At the end of each FIFA World Cup™ year you will find additional details regarding the matches, teams, players, scores, etc. involved by year, as well information about the participation of The Netherlands’ World Cup team.

Apart from showing my collection with all details, it is also my aim to call all this and many more interesting facts back into memory of the proposed soccer fan. Illustrated by thematic stamp items, I want great games and players, scandals and records to be remembered. Nestled in the relevant sporting, and political context, the exciting historical picture was traced every single World Cup, where we, starting with the most recent event, slowly work our way into the early history of this impressive competition.

Join me on a journey into the past at the FIFA World Cup with all its unique ups and downs, and I hope you like my collection.

For now, enjoy the website and feel free to contact me if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions.



Peter C.A. de Jong, The Netherlands                                                                                            

Dedicated to my grandchildren, and especially to my wife for her patience and understanding

Special thanks to:

  • Bill Senkus - "Partner in Crime"....
  • Richard van Delft, for his good advice and solutions. Please check their website. They are excellent in Google projects.
  • Giorgio Sini, CIFT, for his support and his book Special Postmarks
  • Carlos Hernández Rocha, Expert - Uruguayan Philatelic Federation (UFF) for his support, effort and his detailed information about stamps from Uruguay.
  • Alexandre Lollini, for his service where standard service ends ... Espacelollini is philately about space and surrounding sciences themes
  • Peter Groeneveld for his support
  • Roger van de Kimmenade for his contribution to this website
  • Tony Amsler,, Senior Consultant, for his support and continuously answering my Google questions. Please check out his excellent videos about Google Sites on YouTube
  • Not to mention, of course Roger West, . Special thanks for his ongoing willingness, without hesitation, to answer all my questions and make suggestions.