1981 First Footballer on a stamp ??

The Australian Sporting personalities issue was released by Australia Post on the 18 February 1981. The personalities honoured were the jockey, Darby Munro, cricketer Victor Trumper, Billiards Champion Walter Lindrum and the tennis player, Sir Norman Brookes.

It was thought that Sir Norman was the first Australian Footballer to appear on a stamp. Unfortunately in 2016 it was discovered that it was actually his brother Harold who played two games for St Kilda in the 1898 season.

Postcard of Sir Norman postmarked with the St Kilda AFL Centenary postmark.