The Royal Mail and some postal organisations and companies at home and in other regions have commemorated Tottenham Hotspur and some of their players on their stamps.
Here are a few that we are aware of …


FA Cup Final 1962 FA Cup Final 1962
Bernera Islands, off the west coast of Scotland, has issued a number of sets of local stamps commemorating various events.

A set of FA Cup final mini-sheets (stamp included within a wider picture) was issued in 1995 with Danny Blanchflower’s handshake with Burnley captain Jimmy Adamson pictured and Danny lifting the trophy on the stamp itself.

The same FA Cup final against Burnley was featured on a stamp issued by Gairsay (one of the Orkney Islands) in 1995.

The photo featured was not one of the most memorable moments in the game but an odd one of Burnley goalkeeper Adam Blacklaw missing a Spurs cross !

Tottenham Hotspur Spurs Hall of Fame
In 2002, the Caribbean country of Grenada issued the six stamps which showed –
Fans at White Hart Lane
Teddy Sheringham and Darren Anderton in action against Fulham on 15.12.2001
Gus Poyet scoring in a 1-0 home win over Liverpool on 27.04.2002
Celebrating winning the UEFA Cup in 1972
The White Hart Lane Stadium and the club shield
Players celebrating a goal in Tottenham’s 5-1 win over Chelsea in the League Cup semi-final second leg on 23.01.2002.
For seasons 2002-2003 and 2003-2004, Victory cards were issued with a Spurs crest postmark on one of the above stamps with a picture from the match and match details.
A limited edition of 2,000 sheets of “Smilers” greetings stamps featured 10 different Spurs players from the club’s history in this “Spurs Hall of Fame” 3rd October 2003 issue from Benham/Victory cards.

Steve Perryman, Glenn Hoddle, Jurgen Klinsmann, Pat Jennings, Cliff Jones, Jimmy Greaves, Dave Mackay, Gary Mabbutt, Danny Blanchflower and Bill Nicholson were chosen to be pictured on smaller stickers se-tenant (joined alongside) the main Royal Mail First Class stamp.

THFC 1987-1988 FA Cup finals 1961-1962
In 1988, the Caribbean island of St. Vincent issued a 2 Dollar stamp featuring the Spurs team photo for the 1987-1988 season. A set of six local stamps were issued on Gugh Island (one of the Scilly Isles) featuring the history of the FA Cup finals.  One of them featured the old Spurs crest to commemorate the club’s victories in 1961 and 1962.
Football Legends – Danny Blanchflower First World War – Walter Tull
A 2011 issue from the Royal Mail saw a series of players included in their “Football Legends” set.  Our former Double winning captain Danny Blanchflower was on the highest value stamp of 60p, with Dixie Dean, Bobby Moore, Duncan Edwards and Billy Wright the players featured on other stamps in the set. Tottenham forward Walter Tull was commemorated in a 2018 series of stamps issued by the Royal Mail to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. 

One of the first professional footballers of black heritage, Walter went on to become a war hero, losing his life leading his men as a Second Lieutenant into war at the Somme in 25th March 1918. 

Footba11 Heroes – Dave Mackay Footba11 Heroes – Jimmy Greaves
A set of stamps issued in 2011 featured eleven footballers from the Home Nations forming the best team from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland over the years.

Dave Mackay was picked in midfield with Bobby Charlton and Bryan Robson to provide the steel in the centre of the team.  

The most clinical goal-scorer of his time, there was no way that Jimmy Greaves could have been omitted from this line-up. 

Paired up front with John Charles in what would have been a lethal partnership, Greavsie would have had Dave Mackay behind him to find him with passes to set him up for even more goals. 



Commemorative envelopes are issued as First Day Covers (FDC) for the day of issue of new stamps or to mark certain events that took place on a specific day.  Normally these are put out by the Royal Mail with their stamps featuring on the first day they are in circulation, but FDCs are common with a contemporaneous stamp but affixed to a pictorial envelope containing details of the event they were issued to celebrate.  Some covers have been issued for specific matches that are not strictly “official” issues, but are aimed at the stamp/football crossover market, although they have some notability and are included here for completeness.

Here are a few that MEHSTG has found that are Spurs related …

European matches
European Cup Winners Cup 1963 UEFA Cup Final 1972
While claiming to be an official Football League issue, this cover appears to be celebrating Tottenham’s 1963 European Cup Winners’ Cup victory in 1988, along with Clive Allen’s 49 goal season in 1987-88. The FDC shows the details of the UEFA Cup final of 1972, when Spurs beat Wolverhampton Wanderers in the first All-English European final.
UEFA Cup Final 1974 UEFA Cup Final 1984
A FDC with a Netherlands stamp marked the unsuccessful 1974 UEFA Cup final, when rioting marred the club’s reputation in Europe as Feyenoord took the trophy 4-2 on aggregate. The home leg of the UEFA Cup final this year ended 1-1, so with there being nothing between the sides it went to extra time and still all level, it was Tony Parks who the hero, saving two penalties in the shoot-out to win Spurs the trophy.


UEFA Cup Semi-final 1973
An unusually typed cover with information of Liverpool’s away goals win over Spurs in the 1973 UEFA Cup semi-final. -.
European Cup Winners’ Cup 1981 European Cup Winners’ Cup 1991
After seven years out of European football, Spurs returned after winning the 1981 FA Cup with a tie against Ajax of Amsterdam and this cover was issued to mark the occasion. After another break away form European football, Spurs beat Sparkasse Stockerau to qualify for the First Round where they were drawn against Hajduk Split as commemorated on this cover.
UEFA Cup 1999-2000 – Zimbru Chisinau UEFA Cup 1999-2000 – Kaiserslautern
Another cover that saw Spurs back in Europe after an eight year break taking on Moldovan side Zimbru Chisinau, with “Leon Hardsen” scoring one of the goal in a 3-0 home win ! Having beaten Zimbru in the First Round, Spurs faced German side Kaiserslautern in what was their 50th European match, winning 1-0, although getting knocked out after losing in the away leg.
Champions League 2016-2017 – AS Monaco Europa League 2012-2013 – Olympique Lyonnais
With Tottenham’s stadium being rebuilt, a Wembley hosted this Champions League match with Monaco in front of 85,011 fans – an English record for a home game in the competition.  The French side were 2-1 winners. Having won the home leg of this Europa League tie with Olympique Lyonnais, Spurs went through 3-2 on aggregate thanks to Mousa Dembele’s last minute equaliser.
UEFA Europa League 2011-2012 – Heart of Midlothian UEFA Champions League 2017-2018
A number of covers were issued for European matches over the last ten years or so to commemorate these games with this one being from the 0-0 draw with Hearts at White Hart Lane. A 3-1 win over Borussia Dortmund at Wembley in the Champions League was the subject of this cover, which is one of a number of issues.
League Cup
Last Day as 1971 League Cup Holders League Cup Winners 1973
Having beaten Aston Villa in the League Cup final at Wembley in 1971, the Football League decided to issue a FDC to remember this was the last day that we were holders of the trophy ! At least the Football League did commemorate our second win in the League Cup when Ralph Coates’ goal gave us a 1-0 win over Norwich City.
League Cup Final 1982 League Cup Winners 1999
The first League Cup Final defeat for Spurs was recorded in this FDC after Liverpool had been taken to extra time before running out 3-1 winners. Tottenham’s 1-0 win over Leicester City was marked by the issue of this cover, which was “official”, but bore no Football League approval.
League Cup Final 2002 League Cup Final 2009
With Wembley being refurbished, the League Cup Final v Blackburn Rovers involved a trip to Cardiff and a depressing journey back after losing 1-2. Back at Wembley after beating Chelsea the previous year, Spurs were involved in a 0-0 draw with Manchester United before losing out on penalties. 
League Cup Semi-final 2014-2015
A bit of an odd one, with a League Cup Semi-final first leg win over Sheffield United commemorated on this cover.
FA Cup
1981 FA Cup Final 1981 FA Cup Final Replay
Tottenham’s 1-1 draw with Manchester City in the 100th FA Cup final was marked with the issue of the above cover with commemorative postmark. The first ever FA Cup final replay to be played at Wembley was the reason for this cover being issued, with Spurs taking the Cup with a 3-2 victory over Manchester City.
1982 FA Cup Final 1982 FA Cup Final Replay
A 1-1 draw with QPR in the 1982 FA Cup Final (as this cover featured) saw Tottenham have to return to Wembley for a replay for the second year running. An early Glenn Hoddle goal from the penalty spot condemned QPR to defeat and handed Spurs to “old tin pot” for the second year running.
1987 FA Cup Final 1995 FA Cup Semi-final
A disappointing day out for Spurs fans at Wembley as we lost out 2-3 to Coventry City after extra time. Despite being re-instated in the competition after initially being banned for financial irregularities, Spurs fell at the last hurdle and lost out to a physical Everton side in the semi-final at Elland Road.
1999 FA Cup Semi-final 2001 FA Cup Semi-final
Having been denied a blatant handball for a penalty, Spurs went to extra-time and Newcastle took the match 2-0 at Old Trafford. The third meeting with Arsenal at this stage of the competition featured on this cover from the 2001 FA Cup semi-final at Old Trafford with Tottenham losing out 1-2.
2018 FA Cup Semi-final
The 2018 FA Cup semi-final was deemed significant enough to issue a postal cover for, with Tottenham losing out 1-2 to Manchester United.
FA Charity Shield
1991 FA Charity Shield
With Villa winning the league title and Spurs beating Manchester City to take the FA Cup, the two teams met in the season’s curtain raiser and produced a good game with two goals apiece for Withe and Falco cancelling each other out. Tottenham’s FA Cup win pitched them against League Champions Arsenal in the 1991 Charity Shield at Wembley that this cover shows ended in a 0-0 draw.
Firsts and Lasts
Carlisle United’s first Division1 home match 1974 Oxford United’s first home match in Division1 1985
24th August 1974 saw Carlisle United host Spurs in their first home game in the First Division, which they won 1-0. A 1-1 draw was the result of Oxford United’s first home Division 1 match in their history when Spurs visited the Manor Ground.
Brighton & Hove Albion’s new stadium opening match 2011 Sunderland’s return to the Premier League 2007
Spurs were invited to play a pre-season friendly at the Amex Stadium to open Brighton’s new ground spoiling the party with a 3-2 win. A 1-0 home win for Sunderland marked their return to the Premier League in the Black Cats’ first home game after promotion, with Spurs on the receiving end.
Tottenham’s First home Premier League match 1992 The Finale at White Hart Lane 2017
A defeat by Coventry City marked Tottenham’s home debut in the Premier League and this cover was issued to record the event. 14.05.2017 was the date that Spurs played their last game at White Hart Lane before it was demolished to make way for the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.  Spurs finished the season unbeaten at home with a 2-1 win over Manchester United with Harry Kane pictured on the cover having scored the club’s last goal at the old ground.
Last game at Wembley as home ground 2019 Newcastle United’s return to the Premier League 1993
A late penalty save by Hugo Lloris kept the score level at 1-1 as Arsenal’s visit to Wembley rounded off Tottenham’s use of the national stadium as their home ground, shattering attendance records during their stay. In August 1993, Newcastle had Premier League football back at St. James’ Park and Tottenham provided the opposition leaving the North-East with a 1-0 victory.
Sunderland first home game back in the First Division 1990
Starting to see-saw between the top two divisions, Sunderland’s return to the top flight football at Roker Park was against Spurs in a 0-0 draw. -.
Landmark events
Villa Park’s Centenary Manchester United win the Premier League title 1998-1999
Tottenham were the opposition for Aston Villa as they celebrated 100 years at their stadium on 19.04.1997 and the game ended in a 1-1 draw.

The 2-1 defeat for Spurs at Old Trafford was sweetened by the fact that it gave Manchester United the title over their nearest challengers Arsenal.

Manchester United win the Premier League title 1999-2000 Manchester United 23.10.1999
To paraphrase Mario Balotelli’s T-shirt, “Why is it always us ?”  Another season and another win over Spurs at Old Trafford gave United the chance to be presented with the Premier League trophy once more.

Just for a change a win over Man U with no title celebrations to follow, but this cover was issued to commemorate 100 seasons of football at White Hart Lane.  With a cracking goal from Stephen Carr into the bargain !

Football League Centenary
The 100 Years of the Football League was marked with a series of FDCs and this one was all about Tottenham.


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