14 July 2024

Football memorabilia for all UK football teams

Dickson Orde

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.

Footybits Ebay Shop