A set of 220 black and white cards in two series (1-110 and 111-220)
issued in pairs, but most often seen as singles. The 2nd series differs
in that the player name is printed on the front of the card. There are
8 checklist cards for the 1st series, all being parts of a picture of
the 1966 England World Cup Winning Team. The 8 checklists from the 2nd
series form a picture of the runners-up - West Germany.
50 stickers/stamps sold by A&BC. These
are very, very rare. For the price of 1d. you received a piece
of bubble gum, plus one sticker.
These badges include the text 'Featured in A&BC's Footballer Bubble
Gum'. Douglas Coakley, one of original founders of A&BC Chewing
Gum, tells me that the badges were produced as promotional items to
giveaway at sales and marketing events to promote the bubble gum packs
and football cards. He can't recall the exact dates, but the featured
players strongly suggest the 1966 World Cup Squad. Originally throw-away
items, these badges are now very collectable. They are surprisingly
small, being 18mm or 0.7" diameter.
Another series of 50 attractively coloured sweet
cigarette cards, issued by Barratt & Co Ltd, London. Cards printed in
An album of colour pictures, not stickers, which is not marked as FKS but
which is clearly the precursor to the FKS sticker sets. The image on the
front of the album is the same as used for the 1974 and 1978 World Cup albums
(see album gallery).The
album was printed in Spain, but published in England by World Distributors
of Manchester. Album price 2s 6d.
Following on from the tremendous sales experienced
as a result of the 1966 World Cup and the 'World Cup Willie' sugar lollipops
(see above) Sugosa designed and wholesaled packs of sweet cigarettes through
the UK, which included these Famous Footballers cards. The football cards were
supplied by a company who added Sugosa's name to the bottom of the cards,
though the name of the production company has been lost over time. I
suspect that it was the same company that manufactured for
Barratt & Co if not Barratt itself.
These two giant posters were given away with the
Hornet comic. They both fold out to large posters with many coloured images
of teams and players.
A very attractive set of reverse transfers
from around 1966. Two sheets of 24 (Series 1 and 2) were produced ('Made in England') by T.P.