Thursday, 12 February 2015

R. Scott & Co. - Famous Football Teams No. 4 - Second Edition


1900's
Famous Football Teams No. 4 - Second Edition
R. Scott & Co.
Unknown number

A superb photo album issued in the early 1900's - see the comments below.


Bedminster (with advert - Jacksons Famous Hats)

Bolton Wanderers (with Southampton)
Bristol City (with Tottenham Hotspur)
Crewe Alexandra (with Middlesbrough)
Grimsby Town (with advert - Cycling)
Leicester Fosse (with Walsall)
Middlesbrough (with Crewe Alexandra)
Southampton (with Bolton Wanderers)
Tottenham Hotspur (with Bristol City)
Walsall (with Leicester Fosse)


5 comments:

  1. Fantastic stuff Alan. I believe it's for 1899-1900, as the Southampton photo is listed as that elsewhere. The Reading team picture from that season is one that I'm missing, so I'm hopeful that it exists!

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    1. Thanks Chris, missed that. I'll amend the date.

      Alan

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  2. Hi Alan

    I feel sure that the 1899-1900 date is too early. The Crewe team photo shows Frank Hesham (who later played for Croydon Common) - but he did not join Crewe until June 1901, having spent the four previous seasons with Manchester City. So I don't think that the set can predate this date.

    I too have the Southampton team group listed as 1899-1900 (I have it as it contains Sam Meston who later joined Croydon Common), so I suspect that it was a couple of years old by the time that it appeared in this set.

    Kind regards

    Alan

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    1. Hi Alan,

      Thank you for your input, it certainly must be a year or two later. I think I'll just list it as 1900's for now, or until we get a more definite date.

      Alan

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  3. Well, that's intriguing then! When they issued these things, didn't they realise a load of old duffers would want to know the date?!

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