From the early days of settlement, New Zealanders have got together to play organised sport for enjoyment and the thrill of competition. One popular game to take root here was Association Football or soccer as it is better known here - brought by British settlers.
The New Zealand Football Association began to administer the game on a national basis in 1891. However, soccer has only started to blossom in New Zealand since the 1970s. The game has made strides under the influence of a sponsored national league that began in 1970, weekly television exposure of the best English league games and, most importantly, New Zealand's (The All Whites) participation in the 1982 World Cup finals.
To celebrate the Association's centenary New Zealand Post issued two 80c se tenant stamps, depicting an international between The All Whites and Brazil.
Two se-tenant 80c stamps
An international between New Zealand's national team, the All Whites, and Brazil.
Product listing for 1991 Football
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|Se-tenant Set||Mint, used or cancelled set of 2 x 80c stamps.||$1.60|
|First Day Cover||First day cover with stamps affixed. Cancelled on the first day of issue.||$1.85|
|Date of issue:||6 March 1991|
|Designers:||Terry Crilley, Marlborough Sounds, NZ|
|Printer:||Southern Colour Print, New Zealand|
|Denominations:||80c x 2 stamps|
|Stamp size:||40mm x 28mm|
|Sheet size:||100 stamps per sheet|
|Paper type:||Peterborough Paper Convertors, red phosphor coated, unwatermarked|
|Period of sale:||These stamps remained on sale until 6 March 1992.|