I haven’t been able to find out too much information about Dickson Order as a company other than it was based in Surrey and was taken over in 1980 by a confectionery company called Needlers.
It appears to have only issued the one set of football cigarette cards which were simply called “Footballers”.
They were released with “Festoon” confectionery back in 1960 and featured 50 colour head and shoulders portraits and action pictures.
An interesting format was used for some of the players with them appearing in posed position in the changing rooms or assorted locations.
The players appearing in the set and their football club at the time were as follows;
Bob Stokoe. George Eastham – Newcastle United
George Smith, Joe Hogan – Partick Thistle
Dick Beattie – Celtic
Jimmy Miller, Shearer, Willie Ritchie – Glasgow Rangers
Dick Neal – Birmingham City
Ron Flowers, Billy Wright, Gerry Harris, Malcolm Finlayson – Wolves
Bobby Robson, Derek Kevan, Ronnie Allen – West Bromwich Albion
Wilbur Cush – Leeds United
Colin McDonald – Burnley
Peter McParland, Nigel Sims – Aston Villa
Bill Eckersley, Brian Douglas – Blackburn Rovers
Tom Finney – Preston North End
Jim Langley – Fulham
Nat Lofthouse, J Higgins – Bolton Wanderers
Gordon Turner – Luton Town
Ron Stitfall – Cardiff City
Jim Murray – Hearts
Jim Dickinson – Portsmouth
Mel Charles – Arsenal
Ian Greaves, Billy Foulkes, Ron Cope, Wilf McGuiness – Manchester United
Eddie Turnbull – Hibs
Chas Mulligan – Colchester United
A Biggs – Bristol Rovers
J Watkins – Bristol City
Graham Shaw, Alan Hodgkinson, Gerry Summers – Sheffield United
Peter Taylor, Brian Clough – Middlesbrough
Hugh Kelly, Jackie Mude, Stan Matthews, Jimmy Armfield, Roy Gratix – Blackpool
I do have some Dickson Orde football cards for sale in my Ebay shop.
To check them follow the link below and enter “Carreras” into the shop search box.