Wednesday, 5 February 2014

A.W. Allen (Confectioners) (Australia) - Sports and Flags of Nations


1936
Sports and Flags of Nations
A.W. Allen (Confectioners)
Australia
36 cards

The only football card in this collection is no. 12 - it's good to see Wales' main sport being depicted as 'football' rather than rugby. It's a bit of a fallacy that rugby is usually depicted as the national sport of Wales. I know most of the country goes rugby-mad around the time of the six nations tournament, fuelled by the media in Wales (newspapers and TV) but more people watch and play football every weekend in Wales than watch and play rugby. Some lists include card no. 7 as 'soccer' but that card actually depicts a rugby scene.

1.  Australia - Cricket
2.  Australia - Football (Australian Rules)
3.  Scotland - Golf
4.  England - Cricket
5.  Canada - Lacrosse
6.  South Africa - Big Game Hunting
7.  England - Football (Rugby)
8.  India - Polo
9.  Scotland - Curling
10.  England - Hunting
11.  Ireland - Horse Racing (Cross Country)
12.  Wales - Football (Soccer)
13.  Ceylon - Rickshaw Racing
14.  New Zealand - Fishing
15.  Austria - Mountaineering
16.  America - Baseball
17.  Norway - Ski Jumping
18.  France - Tennis
19.  Japan - Staff Fighting
20.  America - Golf
21.  Germany - Physical Culture
22.  Russia - Sleighing
23.  Belgium - Cycling
24.  China - Kite Flying
25.  Switzerland - Chamois Shooting
26.  Finland - Field Games
27.  Spain - Bull-fighting
28.  Denmark - Swimming
29.  Sweden - Ice Hockey
30.  Czechoslovakia - Sculling
31.  Holland - Ice Skating
32.  Brazil - Bull-fighting
33.  Italy - Motor Racing
34.  Greece - Wrestling
35.  Mexico - Horse Racing
36.  Poland - ?


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