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1937/8 (Championship Winning Season)      HANDBOOK the cover is slightly creased otherwise this handbook is in good condition 60, BIRMINGHAM (16/4/38) includes season ticket renewal form for next season 65, BOLTON (7/5/38) game that won the championship in good condition 60, CHARLTON (2/4/38) good condition 45, CHELSEA (19/2/38) 50, DERBY (5/2/38) 45, FULHAM RESERVES (8/9/37) single sheet programme (possibly ex-bound volume but difficult to tell whther it is or isn't) 125, PRESTON (11/12/37) good condition 45, STOKE CITY (5/3/38) slight rust marks from staples which have been removed otherwise pretty good condition 40, SUNDERLAND (18/9/37) horizontal and vertical fold 45, WEST BROM (13/11/37) horizontal fold 40


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Index of notation of condition of programmes: cr = crease, fld = fold, mk = mark, nof = note on front, rs = rusty staples, sl = slight, tc = team changes, tr = tear, v = very, UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED THE PROGRAMMES ARE IN GOOD/VERY GOOD CONDITION AND ALL ARE ABOVE AVERAGE

Arsenal Programmes and Handbooks

Woolwich Arsenal Home Programme 1907/8

1920/1      HUDDERSFIELD (27/11/20) 4 page large format programme in decent overall condition which has had some professional restoration to the folds and has had the paper deacidified, meaning the paper is safe to handle without the danger of it crumbling (old paper can get brittle with age) - see image below 235

1921/2      LEICESTER CITY (18/2/22) FA Cup 3rd Rnd small piece missing from rear page, no text affected 220

1922/3      BLACKBURN (2/4/23) 4 page large format programme from this era in decent condition with some professional restoration to the folds and edges. The paper has also been deacidified meaning the paper is safe to handle without the danger of it crumbling (old paper can get brittle with age) - see image below 250

1924/5      REDS v BLUES PRE-SEASON PRACTICE MATCH (23/8/24) incredibly scarce 4 page programme in very good condition, with minor professional restoration on a horizontal fold (see image) 725

1925/6      BIRMINGHAM (1/5/26) folded and pages show signs of wear 120, AT ARSENAL AMATEUR CUP SEMI-FINAL (13/3/26) NORTHERN NOMADS V REDHILL includes press cutting of report on the match, this rare programme has fold marks and is in reasonable condition 475 - see images below

   

1926/7      ASTON VILLA (15/4/27) 200, SHEFFIELD UNITED(22/1/27) 190

1927/8      MIDDLESBROUGH(12/11/27) 130 all pages showing signs of wear but all text legible and programme is complete see image below, WBA FAC 3rd Round (14/1/28) 150 horizontal fold and noticable rust marks from staples which have been removed - a rare programme, see images below

 

 

1928/9      CARDIFF(16/3/29) heavy horizontal fold and rust marks from staples which have been removed 150, LEICESTER(13/4/29) folded and cover showing signs of wear 130, MANSFIELD FAC 4th ROUND(26/1/29) rust marks from staples which have been removed 275

1929/30      BIRMINGHAM(15/3/30) 100, LEICESTER (18/4/30) evidence of creases but pretty good overall 100, NEWCASTLE(30/11/29) 100     

1930/1 FIRST EVER CHAMPIONSHIP WINNING SEASON      ASTON VILLA FA Cup 3rd Round (10/1/31) 70, DERBY(14/2/31) 70, MAN UTD (21/2/31) 195, PORTSMOUTH RESERVES(3/4/31) cover slightly worn 100

1931/2      ASTON VILLA (31/10/31) number written to top of front cover otherwise superb condition 75, BOLTON(17/10/31) 70, CHELSEA(2/4/32) 70, LIVERPOOL(28/11/31) 70, MIDDLESBROUGH(30/4/32) 65, PLYMOUTH ARGYLE FA CUP 4TH ROUND(23/1/32) slight rust marks from staples 75, HUDDERSFIELD(12/12/31) very slight horizontal crease otherwise very good 65

1932/3 (Championship Winning Season)      ASTON VILLA(1/4/33) 70, CHELSEA Opening of the West Stand very rare white fold out sheet featuring the Prince Of Wales on the front with pictures of the building of the stand. This item has two punch holes in it 30 (see below), MIDDLESBROUGH(26/11/32) small ink stain to the top of all pages, no text affected 70, SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY(14/4/33) 70

1933/4 (Championship Winning Season)      AUSTRIA VIENNA (friendly 4/12/33) slight rust marking from staples which have been removed 75, AT ARSENAL: ENGLAND SCHOOLBOYS v SCOTLAND SCHOOLBOYS (16 page programme) good condition 55

1934/5 (Championship Winning Season)      BLACKBURN(5/9/34) folded 55, LEEDS (19/1/35) 65, PRESTON (25/12/34) 55, SHEFFIELD WED (2/2/35) rust markings from staples which have been removed 55

1935/6      HANDBOOK in good condition 35, BIRMINGHAM (4/1/36) 50, BLACKBURN ROVERS (5/10/35) 50, DERBY COUNTY (9/11/35) slight rust marks from staples otherwise pretty good 45, MAN CITY (21/9/35) pretty good condition with rust marks from staples which have been removed, horizontal fold and scorers noted on the team page 50, MIDDLESBROUGH (7/12/35) folded and rear cover slightly dirty 50, PRESTON (26/10/35) horizontal fold 50, STOKE CITY (1/2/36) rust marks from staples which have been removed otherwise pretty good 50, WOLVES (23/11/35) 'wolves' written in pencil to front cover 50

1936/7      CHARLTON (24/2/37) horizontal crease and some wear to centre team page 35, DERBY (26/9/36) 50, EVERTON (29/8/36) slight rust marks from staples otherwise good 50, MIDDLESBROUGH (21/11/36) excellent 45, SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY (10/10/36) slight rust marks from staples which have been removed 45, WEST BROM (3/4/37) slight rust marks from staples which have been removed, scorers and half times filled in on centre pages 45, AT ARSENAL: ENGLAND v HUNGARY (2/12/36) 12 page programme with annotations on centre team pages (score and scorers) in overall condition good 175

1937/8 (Championship Winning Season)      BIRMINGHAM (16/4/38) includes season ticket renewal form for next season 65, BOLTON (7/5/38) game that won the championship in good condition 60, CHARLTON (2/4/38) good condition 45, CHELSEA (19/2/38) 50, DERBY (5/2/38) 45, PRESTON (11/12/37) good condition 45, STOKE CITY (5/3/38) slight rust marks from staples which have been removed otherwise pretty good condition 40, SUNDERLAND (18/9/37) horizontal and vertical fold 45, WEST BROM (13/11/37) horizontal fold 40

1938/9      ASTON VILLA (24/9/38) 40, BIRMINGHAM (3/12/38) 40, BOLTON (4/3/39) 50, CHARLTON (21/1/39) folded horizontally and vertically 40, CHELSEA (18/2/39) 45, DERBY (14/9/38) 40, EVERTON(10/9/38) 45, GRIMSBY (8/10/38) 40, HUDDERSFIELD (31/12/38) 40, LEEDS (5/11/38) very good 70, LEICESTER (19/11/38) 40, LIVERPOOL (18/3/39) 50, MIDDLESBROUGH (1/4/39) 40, PRESTON (22/10/38) 40, STOKE CITY (17/12/38) good condition 40, SUNDERLAND (4/2/39) 45, TOTTENHAM Jubilee Trust friendly match (20/8/38) cover of programme has splitting along the spine and there is a vertical crease otherwise in decent condition 60, TOTTENHAM RESERVES (22/4/39) very good condition 100, AT ARSENAL: CHELSEA v SHEFFIELD WED FA Cup 5th Round Replay (20/2/39) 100, ENGLAND v REST OF EUROPE (26/10/38) 8 page programme in overall good condition 125

1939/40 HANDBOOK FOR THE ABANDONED LEAGUE SEASON good condition with slight wear to the cover 45, (War programmes are single A4 page programmes, originally sold for one penny, with team line ups on one side and news and fixtures on the back. Arsenal played war matches at Tottenham's ground.)     CHELSEA (23/3/40) rare wartime programme with signs of horizontal and vertical folds otherwise good 120

1940/1 (War programmes are single A4 page programmes, originally sold for one penny, with team line ups on one side and news and fixtures on the back. Arsenal played war matches at Tottenham's ground.)     LEICESTER War cup Semi-Final first leg (19/4/41) good condition with some creasing where the programme was presumably originally folded, very rare programme 175

1941/2 (War programmes are single A4 page programmes, originally sold for one penny, with team line ups on one side and news and fixtures on the back. Arsenal played war matches at Tottenham's ground.)     BRIGHTON AND HOVE ALBION (14/3/42) 75

1942/3 (War programmes are single A4 page programmes, originally sold for one penny, with team line ups on one side and news and fixtures on the back. Arsenal played war matches at Tottenham's ground.)     PORTSMOUTH (2/1/43) team changes in pencil and one inch tear (no paper missing) in pretty good overall condition 50

1943/4 (War programmes are single A4 page programmes, originally sold for one penny, with team line ups on one side and news and fixtures on the back. Arsenal played war matches at Tottenham's ground.)    CHELSEA (6/11/43) good condition with a couple of minor creases 55, TOTTENHAM (22/4/44) good condition horizontal crease 55

1945/6 (War programmes are single A4 page programmes, originally sold for one penny, with team line ups on one side and news and fixtures on the back. Arsenal played war matches at Tottenham's ground.)     ASTON VILLA very slight wear to the paper and a slight tear 25

Matches At Arsenal

1933/4      ENGLAND SCHOOLBOYS v SCOTLAND SCHOOLBOYS (16 page programme at Highbury) good condition 55

1936/7      ENGLAND v HUNGARY (2/12/36) at Highbury 12 page programme with annotations on centre team pages (score and scorers) and slight rust marking from staples which have been removed, overall condition good 175

1938/9      ENGLAND v REST OF EUROPE (26/10/38) at Highbury 8 page programme with score and scorers noted on centre team pages and slight rust marking from staples which have been removed overall good condition 165

Aston Villa Programmes

1929/30 MIDDLESBROUGH (29/3/30) programme in very good condition 95, 1938/9 ARSENAL (28/1/39) very good condition 95 see below

Birmingham City Programmes

1931/2 MANCHESTER CITY (29/3/32) programme in very good condition 175

Chelsea Programmes

1932/3 BLACKBURN ROVERS (27/8/32) first home game of season with horizontal fold otherwise good clean programme with picture of the Chelsea squad to the front cover 50, NEWCASTLE (24/9/32) horizontal crease and staple removed otherwise good clean programme 45, SHEFFIELD UNITED (10/9/32) horizontal and vertical crease and very slight rust marking from staple otherwise good 45, 1938/9 SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY FA CUP 5th ROUND 2ND REPLAY AT ARSENAL (20/2/39) good condition 100

Everton Programmes

ARSENAL (28/8/37) very good condition (possibly from a bound volume) 100

Luton Town Programmes

1937/8 SWINDON TOWN FA Cup 4th round (22/1/38) vertical crease otherwise good condition 180

Millwall Programmes

1945/6 ARSENAL (23/3/46) pretty good condition 30

Newcastle United Programmes

1923/4 ARSENAL (1/9/23) very good condition (has been professionally restored) see images below 550

 

New Zealand Programmes

1924 New Zealand v Chinese Universities 24 page programme covering the Chinese tour of New Zealand in good condition. This was the year that the Chinese Football Association was formed. 150

Portsmouth Programmes

1935/6 ARSENAL (19/10/35) slight creasing and slight rust marks from staples which have been removed, otherwise a good condition programme 170

South African Programmes

SOUTH AFRICA WESTERN PROVINCE LEAGUE 1936      April 13th 1936 4 page programme featuring two matches, Tramway v Hibs and Caledonian v Clyde. PLEASE NOTE these games do not feature Scottish teams, these are South African league teams using the same names as their Scottish counterparts. Programme in good condition with small rust hole to spine 75

Sheffield United Programmes

1915/16 Huddersfield (18/12/15) extremely rare first world war programme. The programme has a small section missing from the top right (see photo) affecting all pages although no text is missing. It is also splitting along the spine. Both faults could be easily repaired by a professional restorer. 300

West Bromwich Albion Programmes

1922/3 MIDDLESBROUGH (28/4/23) good condition with no writing - has had professional restoration to the spine. Nice item 155

1937/8 BOLTON (6/11/37) very good condition 100

West Ham United Programmes

1937/8 TOTTENHAM (2/4/38) very light crease otherwise excellent 130

WORTHING Programmes

1936/7 Legal & General (6/12/36) Amateur Cup 1st Round in good condition 30

Pre-War England Programmes

1933/4      ENGLAND SCHOOLBOYS v SCOTLAND SCHOOLBOYS (16 page programme at Highbury) good condition 55

1936/7      ENGLAND v HUNGARY (2/12/36) at Highbury 12 page programme with annotations on centre team pages (score and scorers) and slight rust marking from staples which have been removed, overall condition good 175

1938/9      ENGLAND v REST OF EUROPE (26/10/38) at Highbury 8 page programme in overall good condition 125

Pre-War and War-Time FA Cup Final/SemiFinal Programmes and Tickets

1934/5 Sheffield Wednesday v West Brom TICKET pretty good condition with faint discolouration to rear 175

1936/7     FA CUP SEMI-FINAL Preston v West Brom (at Highbury) this programme had one page missing which has been replaced by a photocopy of an original and is priced accordingly at 75 (recently seen sold at auction for 350)

1938/9 Portsmouth v Wolves TICKET very good condition with a couple of extremely faint rust spots 165

1940/1 Arsenal v Leicester War Cup Semi-Final first leg (19/4/41) at Tottenham, good condition with some creasing where the programme was presumably originally folded, rare programme 175

1941/2 Arsenal v Brentford War Cup Semi Final (at Chelsea) scarce single sheet programme with a couple of folds and a slight tear on one of the folds - pretty good condition 175

Postcards of Team Groups (all original postcards) - scans available upon request

ASTON VILLA      1910/11 team group with names printed at the bottom of the postcard - excellent condition 75

BRISTOL CITY      1906 team group - excellent condition 75

EVERTON      1906/7 team group with names printed at the bottom of the postcard - excellent condition 75

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN      circa 1910 team group (trainer was Carter, directors were JL Crowther and JH Crowther) with names printed at the bottom of the postcard - good condition with slight rounding of the corners of the postcard 60

LIVERPOOL      1913/14 team group - excellent condition 75

MANCHESTER UNITED      circa 1910 team group by R Scott and Co - each player shown in a separate circular picture of head and shoulders with names printed at the bottom of the postcard (team members include Holden, Edmunds, Stacey, Duckworth, Roberts, Bell, Wall, Turnbull, West, Halse, Meredith) - slight creasing of postcard, reasonable condition 80

SWINDON TOWN      1912/13 team group by Protheroe Simons - very good condition with minor crease to one corner 65