theyflysohigh : Steve Marsh

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Banner Hammers Logo theyflysohigh webs003 - Webster cover webs001 - Brighton beaten by West Ham

1923-24 Season Memorabilia ...


Tom Webster's Annual 1924

pals001 - Team Group

New Football Series


Brown gravures, unnumbered series of 27 known subjects. Issued as joined pairs.

Size 145x91mm, size when cut approx: 91x73mm  PRICE GUIDE: £9.00 cut



Laceys Footballers

Black and white, series of 50 cards. Rare cards.


patt004 - Cup Semi-Final


Football Series FB

Black and white, numbered series of 96 photographic cards, Series F.A. Inscribed on reverse "These Copyright Photos are issued with Casket Cigarettes Sweet and Mild"

Size: 69x40mm  PRICE GUIDE: £7.00

F.B.6 Cup Semi-Final West Ham defeat Derby County

patt005 patt007 - Cardiff City


West Ham v. Cardiff City

at Upton Park

F.B.20 Watson West Ham Centre-Forward about to score

F.B.23 West Ham v. Newcastle Headwork in front of home goal

fils001 - Watson



Sepia photograph, unnumbered series of 25 cards. Inscribed on reverse "Makers John Filshill Ltd. Glasgow"

Size 69x37mm   PRICE GUIDE: £20.00

D.C. THOMSON & Co. Ltd

The Rover League Ladder

Sepia gravure portraits, unnumbered anonymous series of 10 cards.

All issued as doubles with four footballers, 2 each side of a folding card.

Size: as single 56x40mm (Size: as double 56x80mm)

PRICE GUIDE: £9.00 (as double £19.00)

thom003 - Jack Young

Jack Young

W. Jennings - Bolton Wanderers

is featured on the reverse


Football Series 1923-24

The Third Series 1923-24 featured two teams per sheet.

Sepia gravures, unnumbered series of 6 team groups. Plain backs, inscribed to front "Boys' Magazine"

Sheet size 140x90mm   PRICE GUIDE: £25.00

boys005 - Team group 1924-25 Season 1922-23 Season



Series of 50 cards. Clarke, Nicholls & Coombs were sweet manufacturers based in Hackney

Wick, London and that company is the likely source for these

unnumbered anoymous plain-backed cards, hence the name Clarnico.

Size: 63x35mm  PRICE GUIDE: £60.00

potn001 - Kay and Williams

12. Vic Watson                        13. George Kay

D.C. THOMSON & Co. Ltd

Star Footballers of 1924

thom005 - W Brown

Given free with 'Adventure' magazine issue No.126 dated 9th February 1924

W. Brown (West Ham United)

W. Bradshaw (Bury)

H. Whitehurst (Rochdale)

W. Chadwick (Everton)

L. Birks (Port Vale)

J.G. Ridley (South Shields)

T. Wynne (Oldham Athletic)

T. Mort (Aston Villa)

G. Clark (Stoke City)

A. James (Raith Rovers)

T. Curry (Newcastle United)

L. Banfield (Bristol City)

J. Walsh (Liverpool)

H.S. Miller (Chelsea)

T. Magee (West Bromwich Albion)

J. Elkes (Tottenham Hotspur)

W.T. Roberts (Preston North End)

J. White (Hearts)

C. Pringle (Manchester City)

A. McKay (Greenock Morton)

P. Bennie (Burnley)

P. McCloy (Ayr United)

C. Wilson (Huddersfield Town)

J. Walker (Third Lanark)

A. Wilson (Middlesbrough)

50 Star players Album

Vanguard Photo Gallery

D.C. THOMSON & Co. Ltd

thom006b - 1923 Rover League Ladder thom006a - West Ham United (Flag)

Believed to be the 'Holy Grail' of League Ladder/Team Tab collecting; this, the earliest known example, dates to 1923 (the featured teams correspond to those of the First Division in season 1923-24) and was issued with D.C. Thomson's 'ROVER' comic.

Images courtesy of Alan Jenkins and Roger Pashby


G. Kay

J. Ruffell

W.D. Williams

Gilbert Thomas Webster (1886–1962) was a British cartoonist and caricaturist.


Born in Bilston, West Midlands, Webster specialised in sporting cartoons. He originally worked in a railway booking office and taught himself to draw. In 1904 he won a newspaper cartoon contest, and this started off his career in cartooning. He started out at the Sports Argus in Birmingham, then later the Evening News, before joining the Daily Mail in 1919. He specialised in cartoons of horseracing, cricket, golf and football and stayed at the Mail for over twenty years. In his capacity as a sports cartoonist, he became friends and golf partner with Arsenal manager Herbert Chapman, and one account says it was a combination of clothing worn by Webster that inspired Chapman to add white sleeves to Arsenal's red shirts.


Webster also worked on caricaturising politicians, so much so that on the night of the 1929 general election, a selection of his cartoons was shown in public in London's Trafalgar Square. He left the Daily Mail in 1940, but continued to draw for other newspapers, and his own range of annuals, until 1960. He died in 1962, aged 76.

Cartoon depicts West Ham United beating Brighton & Hove Albion in the  

FA Cup Second Round replay 1-0 at Upton Park 7 February 1923 which first appeared in the Daily Mail.

fils001 - back Puddefoot Shea

R & J HILL Ltd

Famous Footballers

Issued with Sunripe Cigarettes, the two players featured are both depicted in West Ham United strip but had moved on to different clubs at the time of issue.

Syd Puddefoot (Falkirk)

Danny Shea (Coventry City)