Lost Treasure! The Jules Rimet Trophy-- will it ever be found??
The World Cup is the most widely viewed sporting event in the world. The winner of this event would take home a gold trophy from 1930 to 1970, called the Jules Rimet Trophy. Later, and until present day, the trophy presented to the winner of the World Cup is called the FIFA World Cup Trophy.
The first trophy, the Jules Rimet, was renamed in honor of the FIFA president in 1946, who initiated the first ever competition of the World Cup in 1930. The trophy was originally called ‘Victory’, and was made of gold plated sterling silver depicting Nike, the Greek goddess of victory. It was stated that if ever a team won the World Cup three times, they would get to keep the trophy and another would be made.
Follow your gut feeling never came more true than in May of 1918 for William T. Robey. He was a stamp collector and was aware that a new issue of stamps was going to be produced which required a two step process. He wrote to his friends the following:
“It might interest you to know that there are two parts to the design, one an insert onto the other, like the Pan-American issues. I think it would pay to be on the lookout for inverts on account of this.” Read more on MW