Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Gilea Wafer (Malta) - Maltese Footballers

Maltese Footballers
Gilea Wafer
44 cards

Allan sent a scan of this card, it's the first one I've seen from this collection and I only have one card listed in my database. The cards are quite small. measuring 70mm x 22mm. I don't know what the series title is so I've just labelled it as 'Maltese Footballers'. If anyone can supply further information about this set, please get in touch.

2.  Marat
5.  Vickers
6.  Andrews
10.  Krcil
24.  Bencini  -  added 03-06-2018
26.  Galea
37.  DeBattista  -  added 03-06-2018
38.  Sipocz (St. George's)
44.  Mifsud
??.  Frimmel
??.  Walker
??.  Tony Nicholl (Sliema Wanderers)


  1. I have two of these in my collection "Bencini" #24 and "DeBattista" #37. Of note, the cards are often reported as "Cilea" Wafers but this is incorrect. The manufacturer was actually "Gilea" but the "G" on the card could easily be mistaken for a "C." This, coupled with the age and low print run makes finding information on them almost impossible. The Nichols would be the key card to grab in this set (if it even exist) although I've never seen one put up for sale.

    1. Hi,

      Thank you for leaving a comment on this collection. It's really hard trying to find out which cards are in the collection but at least I can add the two you mention.

      Kind regards,


  2. Hi Alan, if you send me a friend request on Facebook I will send you some scans I have from this set,

    kind regards
    Norman Mifsud

    1. Hi Norman,

      Thanks for your comment. I'm not very good with social media. You can always e-mail me:

      Kind regards,


  3. I have 13 cards of which 12 are different the only card i have that is not on your list
    is Pisani if you want to see a scan e-mail me at

  4. Thank you for your comment, I'll be in touch later today.



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