"World Cup Stolen!"

 

Four months before the World Cup Final in 1966 the 'cup' itself, the Jules Rimet Trophy was stolen from a rare stamp exhibition, where it was on public display.

 

One week later, when on a walk with his owner David Corbett, Pickles the black and white collie dog found the trophy, wrapped in newspaper, lying by the wheel of a car.

 

This photo shows Pickles and his owner watching the World Cup Final. When England won, Pickles was invited to the celebration banquet.

 

Corbett collected nearly £5,000 as a reward and used the money to buy a house. Pickles was awarded the silver medal of the National Canine Defence League.

 

High quality glossy print. Frame not included. © Colourised by Tom Marshall (PhotograFix). All Rights Reserved.

World Cup Final, Pickles the Dog, Football 1966 - Colourised Print

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