The 1966 World Cup was held in England and is a favourite amongst collectors due to the amazing match between West Germany and England.
Colour Differences Between Original and Fake
A good way to test the authenticity of a programme is by looking at its colour. You’d think that genuine programmes would always be in perfect condition, but this isn’t necessarily true. The colour variations between original and fake are due to various factors:
- Age: As a rule of thumb, the older your programme is, the more faded it will become over time (unless you’ve kept it under glass). This can give off an aged look when compared with modern-day copies printed on high-quality paper stock.
- Printing process: By looking at how many colours were used in making your programme and whether they’re still vivid or dulled out, you can tell whether your copy was produced using traditional printing techniques or digitally produced using modern technology.
- Lighting conditions: When viewing an original print under natural light instead of artificial illumination like fluorescent lights or LED lamps, there will be less contrast between reds and blues compared with other colours because these two hues tend not to mix well together when exposed directly to sunlight (they’re complementary colours). In contrast, however, if you’re viewing under indoor lighting conditions where there’s lots of yellowish/greenish illumination coming from overhead fluorescents then this may cause those particular shades to appear more vibrant than they actually are so keep this in mind as well!
1966 World Cup Final Programme: Original or Reprint:
For the purposes of this article, we’ll be using the 1966 World Cup Final programme as our example. The original has a glued spine and is missing a few pages, while the reprint has stapled spines and is complete. The print quality on the reprint is also slightly different from that of the original.
The main differences between these two editions are:
- Original prints have a cover printed on thicker paper than reprints and are generally larger in size.
- Original prints use different fonts for headlines and text than reprints do.
- Original prints.
How Can I Tell if My 1966 World Cup Final Program is Original?
The first thing you can do is look at the cover. If it’s in good condition, then that’s great. But if it looks worn or torn, ask yourself if you would be willing to pay a few hundred dollars for a used copy of this program.
Next, take a look inside the book and see how many pages are there. As mentioned before, the official programme was 32 pages long but there were also numerous “advertisements” from companies that wanted to advertise during the World Cup final game itself.
The number of these advertisements will vary depending on what edition of your football program you have; an original version should have about 20-25 ads present throughout its 32 pages (with some having more) while later versions will have fewer due to sponsorships changing over time due to economics or other reasons like that – but still being significantly higher than ten!
Finally – and most importantly – look at where signatures appear on your documents! Did someone sign it? Are there any signatures whatsoever? These are all important questions because they can tell us whether or not something was truly made during 1966 or after its publication date (eBay sellers often do this).
How Much is the 1966 World Cup Programme Worth?
There are a number of reasons why the 1966 World Cup final programme is worth more than the match itself, ticket and medal combined. The programme was printed with a glossy cover and contained colour photographs of each team. It is also one-of-a-kind; each competing country had its own unique design for its football kit – meaning only one copy was made for each country’s football team.
While it’s impossible to put an exact value on such an item, experts estimate that a 1966 World Cup final programme could fetch anywhere between £10,000 – £20,000 at auction
1966 World Cup Final Programme Value :
You may have a 1966 World Cup Final Programme in your attic, or you might be lucky enough to have bought one at auction. Either way, it’s likely worth some money.
The programme is valued at around £1,000 depending on its condition and whether it has been signed by one of the stars of the day like Bobby Moore or Pele. If you can get hold of an original edition then you’re in luck as they were only printed once before being made obsolete by changes to FIFA rules around advertising during matches.
Where to Buy the 1966 World Cup Final Programme?
This book is a valuable part of football history and you can buy one on eBay or at a specialist auction house. A collector may also have one to sell, so keep an eye out for adverts in the press.
How many people are still alive who saw the 1966 World Cup Final?
The first question to ask is: How many of the 1966 team are still alive? And as it turns out, all but one of them is! Of the 22 players on England’s squad, only Gordon Banks isn’t yet dead. If you include substitutions and unused substitutes (six in all), there were 30 members of that team at Wembley Stadium on July 30th, 1966.
Of course, some of those people haven’t been around for quite as long—the youngest player on the pitch was 21 years old that day; he would be 70 years old today. That’s a lot longer than most people are going to live!
How many viewers did the 1966 World Cup final have?
The final had a worldwide audience of 400 million, making it the most-watched television event in history. It was broadcast in over 100 countries and for the first time, it was also broadcast in colour. In the UK, it was broadcast on BBC1 at 6 pm on a Saturday evening (with coverage starting from 5:30 pm).
According to reports from newspapers around the world at the time, many people went out of their way to watch this game. Some even travelled long distances or spent their entire weekend glued to their TV sets!
How to spot a fake 1966 World Cup Final Program?
- The watermark
- The colour of the cover
- The colour of the print (blacks are usually darker)
- The paper (it should be thicker, heavier and have a rough texture)
- Fonts used in 1966 were different to those used today. Make sure it doesn’t look too clean. e.g., there shouldn’t be any serifs on letters like ‘I’ or ‘l’. Fonts back then were often very wide and this adds to authenticity as well.
Should I collect one?
If you’re a collector, it doesn’t matter if the item is valuable or not. You have your own personal reasons for collecting that particular object. But there are some good reasons to collect these programmes from 1966.
- The first reason is that they are rare and hard to find. There were only 200,000 printed for each national team that played in this final game, which means there are less than half as many left today as there were then!
- The next great thing about collecting football programmes is that they provide an interesting glimpse into history – especially when we know that the people who wrote them died long ago and likely never imagined their words would be read by us today! This kind of thing makes collecting even more special…
Despite the fact that it is 50 years old, the 1966 World Cup Final programme is still a desirable collectable today and a great investment.