Item - Genuine Original World Championship Jules Rimet Cup Cufflinks by Commodore of London England; produced for the 1966 World Cup in Original Box with Tag (please see all photos)
Maker - Commodore of London, England
Stamps - COMMODORE stamped to the rear of the swivel
Type - T-Bar Swivel (Hinged)
Circa - July 1966
Construction - Gold Plated
Country of Origin - England
Face Dimensions - 20mm by 12mm
Weight - 52 gram
Condition - Excellent Condition appearing to be completely unused!
Other Interesting Points - The Cufflinks come complete in their original box with tag that reads - GUARANTEE Fashioned by COMMODORE of London embodying expert craftsmanship and design. Guaranteeing your complete satisfaction.
Insight into The Jules Rimet Trophy (Original World Cup Trophy)
The Jules Rimet Trophy was the original prize for winning the Football World Cup. Originally called "Victory", but generally known simply as the World Cup or Coupe du Monde it was officially renamed in 1946 to honour the FIFA President Jules Rimet who in 1929 passed a vote to initiate the competition. Designed by Abel Lafleur and made of solid gold on a blue base of Lapis Lazuli, it stood 35 centimetres (14 in) high and weighed 3.8 kilograms (8.4 lb). It comprised an octagonal cup, supported by a winged figure representing Nike, the ancient Greek goddess of victory. The Jules Rimet Trophy was taken to Uruguay for the first FIFA World Cup aboard the Conte Verde, which set sail on 21 June 1930, the same ship that carried Jules Rimet and the footballers representing France, Romania and Belgium who were participating in the tournament that year. The first team to be awarded the trophy was Uruguay, the winners of the 1930 World Cup.
During World War Two, the trophy was held by the 1938 winners Italy. The Italian vice-president of FIFA and president of FIGC, secretly transported the trophy from a bank in Rome and hid it in a shoe-box under his bed to prevent the Nazis from taking it.
On 20 March 1966, four months before the 1966 FIFA World Cup in England, the trophy was stolen during a public exhibition in Westminster. The trophy was found just seven days later wrapped in newspaper at the bottom of a suburban garden hedge in South London, by a dog named Pickles
As a security measure, the FA secretly manufactured a replica of the trophy for use in the post-match celebrations. The replica was also used on subsequent occasions until 1970. The replica was sold at an auction in 1997 for £254,500, when it was purchased by FIFA. The high auction price, several times the reserve price of £20,000-£30,000, led to speculation that the auctioned trophy was not a replica. Subsequent testing by FIFA confirmed the auctioned trophy was indeed a replica. Subsequent to the auction, FIFA arranged for the replica to be displayed at the English National Football Museum.
The Brazilian Football Team won the tournament for the third time in 1970, allowing them to keep the real trophy in perpetuity, as had been stipulated by Jules Rimet in 1930. It was put on display at the Brazilian Football Confederation headquarters in Rio de Janeiro in a cabinet with a front of bullet-proof glass.
On 19 December 1983, the wooden rear of the cabinet was prised open with a crowbar and the cup was stolen again. Four men were tried and convicted in absentia for the crime, the trophy has never been recovered.
The Confederation commissioned a replica of their own, made by Eastman Kodak using 1.8 kg (3.97 lb) of gold. This replica was presented to the Brazilian president in 1984
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