World Cup legends FDC signed by Dave Corbett, owner of Pickles the Dog
Pickles (died 1967) was a black and white Collie dog renowned for his role in finding the stolen Jules Rimet Trophy in 1966.
The trophy had been stolen during a rare public stamp exhibition at Westminster Central Hall, on the afternoon of Sunday 20 March, just four months before the 1966 FIFA World Cup in England was scheduled to kick-off. The thief ignored rare stamps with a value of ?3 million to steal the trophy which was worth far less. Police received a ?15,000 ransom demand. However, when they arrested the culprit, he turned out to be a hoaxer. The trophy was found just seven days later wrapped in newspaper at the bottom of a suburban garden hedge in Beulah Hill, South Norwood, South London, by Pickles while taking a walk with his owner David Corbett.
1966 World Cup icon Pickles the Dog signed FDC
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