theyflysohigh : Steve Marsh

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1924-25 Season Memorabilia ...

J.A. Pattreiouex

Black and white, numbered series of 96 photographic cards, Series F.B. Inscribed on reverse "These Copyright Photos are issued with Casket Cigarettes Sweet and Mild"

Size: 69x40mm  PRICE GUIDE: £7.00

Football Series F.C.

patt008 - Young patt010 - Kay captain


Young Left Full Back


Edwards Outside Right


Kay Captain & Centre Half


Capewell Aston Villa

v. West Ham United

The Triumph 1st Division English League Photo-Album

Amalgamated Press Ltd

Slate blue tinted Series of 1st Division Team Groups issued in booklet form comprising teams from the 1924/25 season.


amal001 Team Triumph Photo Album

D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd

thom006 - A Earl

Paper inserts issued in booklet form

British American Tobacco Co Ltd

Famous Footballers - First Series

Coloured, numbered series of 50 portraits of famous footballers.

Anonymous issue grey-brown front with player profile printed in brown on reverse.

Size: 63x38mm   PRICE GUIDE: £3.50

batc001 - William Thirlaway batc002 - George Kay batc003 - Victor Watson batc004 - John Tresadern

7. William Thirlaway

19. George Kay

25. Victor Watson

31. John Tresadern

butr001 - Team Group

Bucktrout & Co Ltd

Islanders Fags - Special Clubs

Coloured, numbered series of 50 team group cards. Matt fronts, with anonymous back. Inscribed to reverse "Islanders Fags Special Clubs"

Size: 70x46mm   PRICE GUIDE: £8.00


Comptons (Gravy Salt)

comp001 - Colour comp001 - Colour back

Coloured, numbered series of 22 cards. Descriptive backs, inscribed "Comptons Gravy Salt"    

even001 - Fixture List 1924-25

Evening Standard (Newspaper)

Fixture List 1924-25

The history of the Comptons Gravy Salt brand goes back many years and was originally manufactured by the Sheffield based Carters of Attercliffe Road in the early 1920’s before being taken over by Bonds of London & Penguin Confectionary and subsequently moved to Carlisle, Cumbria in 1994.

These highly collectable football cards were released in 1924 and were printed over several series. The three West Ham United cards if you can find them were issued in “Series A, B & D”. One card was given free inside special tins and packets and in turn the cards could be saved up and exchanged for a gift. Umpteen Sunday dinners and Thirty cards later would get you a Pocket Knife, Tennis Ball or even a Hair comb in a case. At auction the cards can now command a hefty £45 each, how much for a comb or tennis ball?

In 2004 Teasdales Confectionary bought the Comptons brand, the condiments and seasonings company that has been on the lips of great Sunday dinner chef’s for over 80 years relocated in Carlisle. Unsurprisingly, the chief use of Comptons gravy salt is for making wonderful, rich-tasting gravy.

1925-26 Season 1923-24 Season

D.C. Thomson & Co. Ltd


Black halftones with gilt borders, unnumbered anonymous series of 8 portraits. Inscribed on reverse "Presented with The Vanguard". Given free with issue no.50 dated 20 September 1924

Size: 91x67mm  PRICE GUIDE: £8.00

thom013 - Syd Bishop