Thursday, 27 February 2014

Murray, Sons & Co. (Maple Cigarettes / Murray Cigarettes) - M970-240/M164-11.5 Football Colours / Football Flags (2)

Pre 1915

M970-240/M164-11.5 Football Colours / Football Flags
Murray, Sons & Co. (Maple Cigarettes / Murray Cigarettes)
29 known

The previously listed date of 1908 is probably wrong for this collection. Cardiff Rugby Club play in Blue and Black, so the Cardiff club listed here must be Cardiff City, but they played in local leagues until turning professional and joining the Southern League in 1910, gaining promotion to the First Division for the 1913-14 season. Roger Pashby tells me that Huddersfield Town, although founded in 1908, didn't start playing in Blue and White Stripes until 1914.

Derry Celtic were voted out of the Irish League 1913 and disbanded that year.

Sam on the Cigarette Card Collecting forum posted a lot of information for me, that was originally included in two books published by the Cartophilic Society of Great Britain. Fossil, another member of the same forum has provided details of the 8 missing cards from my list.

1.  Aston Villa, Burnley
2.  Blue - Dundee, Birmingham, Rangers, Motherwell, Linfield, Millwall, Partick Thistle, Cardiff, Leicester City
3.  Hamilton Academicals, Airdrieonians
4.  Hull City
5.  Norwich City
6.  Blue and White stripes - West Bromwich Albion, Oldham Athletic, Sheffield Wednesday, Reading, Huddersfield Town, Brighton
7.  Black and White stripes - St. Mirren, Bristol Rovers, Newcastle United, Notts County
8.  Watford, Portsmouth, Derby County, Fulham, Glossop
9.  Wolverhampton Wanderers
10.  Blackburn Rovers
11.  Bohemians
12.  Brentford
13.  Falkirk
14.  Blue and White hoops - Greenock Morton, Kilmarnock
15.  Sheffield United, etc.
16.  Third Lanark, etc.
17.  Claret with Light Blue edging - West Ham United, Crystal Palace
18.  Belfast Celtic, Derry Celtic, etc
19.  Queens Park
20.  Green and White hoops.  Queens Park Rangers, Celtic
21.  Bradford City
22.  Glentoran
23.  Grimsby Town
24.  Hibernian
25.  Leeds City
26.  Northampton, Heart of Midlothian
27.  Plymouth Argyle
28.  Tottenham Hotspur, etc.
29.  Coventry City

Nos 1-9 from World Index Handbook (Part II) published 1976 by CSGB; listed as  'Football Colours'
Nos 10-17 from World Index Handbook (Part III) published 1982 by CSGB; listed as 'Football Flags' 
Nos 18-20 from World Index Handbook (Part V) published in 1990 by CSGB

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