“Special Action Photo Series” (Gem)

Year of issue: 1922
Issued by: “The Gem Library” (Amalgamated Press)
Trade reference number(s): GEM-060 / GEM-1-1
Number of cards in set: 15
Size: MF (approx. 70mm x 45mm)
Approximate value (per card): Murrays £5.00; FCCM £4.00

These fifteen cards were issued over a fifteen week period, alternating single action shots with paired portraits. The pairs cards were more often than not cut down the middle and now appear mostly as singles. Complete pairs are notoriously hard to find nowadays. The first two cards were unnumbered.

Walden     Walden back     Kelly & DonaldsonKelly & Donaldson back     Gregory     Gregory back     GEM-060 GEM-1-1 Campbell & GrimsdellGEM-060 GEM-1-1 Campbell & Grimsdell back     Hardy     Hardy back     GEM-060 GEM-1-1 McIntyre & HowieGEM-060 GEM-1-1 McIntyre & Howie back     Blyth     Blyth backRoberts & FletcherRoberts & Fletcher back     Hamilton     Hamilton backTorrance & FloodTorrance & Flood back     Browell     Browell backWilson & FortWilson & Fort back     Buchan     Buchan back     GEM-060 GEM-1-1 Ewart & BoyleGEM-060 GEM-1-1 Ewart & Boyle back     Woosnam     Woosnam back

Unnumb. “Fanny” Walden (Tottenham Hotspur) – issue #743
Unnumb. Robert Kelly (Burnley) & Alec Donaldson (Sunderland) – issue #744
4. H. Gregory (West Bromwich Albion) – issue #745
5. K. Campbell (Partick Thistle) & 6. A. Grimsdell (Tottenham Hotspur) – issue #746
7. Sam Hardy (Nottingham Forest) – issue #747
8. John McIntyre (Blackburn Rovers) & 9. David Howie (Bradford) – issue #748
10. W.N. Blyth (Arsenal) – issue #749
11. F. Roberts (Bolton Wanderers) & 12. B. Fletcher (Barnsley) – issue #750
13. Tom Hamilton (Preston North End) – issue #751
14. James Torrance (Fulham) & 15. Charles Flood (Bolton Wanderers) – issue #752
16. T. Browell (Manchester City) – issue #753
17. C. Wilson (Sheffield Wednesday) & 18. J. Fort (Millwall) – issue #754
19. C.M. Buchan (Sunderland) – issue #755
20. Jock Tom Ewart (Bradford City) & 21. Boyle (Burnley) – issue #756
22. Max Woosnam (Manchester City) – issue #757

* I HAVE A COMPLETE SET OF THESE *