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Out now - 50 YEARS OF SCOTTISH FOOTBALL by John Litster
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FAIRS, AUCTIONS etc. DATES, venues and contacts details of events over the next few months, including lists of stallholders for SHEFFIELD and GREAT NORTH WEST (ALTRINCHAM) PROGRAMME FAIRS after Christmas.
PROGRAMMES etc FOR SALE More than 40,000 items for sale, mostly £1 post free.
JOHN’S BLOG Read - and respond to - the Daily Blog of founding editor of Programme Monthly, and editor of Scottish Football Historian magazine, John Litster.
ADVICE on how to buy, sell and collect programmes & football memorabilia
BOOKS, PUBLICATIONS & SERVICES Details of books, booklets, databases and other help available on programmes, collecting, and football history
ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF PROGRAMMES & COLLECTING Over 31 years of publishing Programme Monthly magazine, more than 20,000 pages have been devoted to programmes and the hobby. A comprehensive index of contents of the first 363 issues of the magazine will point you in the direction of the information you require
BLACK LIST An alphabetic list of known rogue traders and collectors
PROGRAMME OF THE YEAR AWARDS Winners lists over three decades of Programme of the Year Awards
UK PROGRAMME COLLECTORS CLUB It’s free to join, and free to consult the contacts list of members
HELP FOR PROGRAMME EDITORS Fill those awkward blank pages in your matchday programmes with one of sixteen different sets of articles on programmes, collecting, and football history
FOOTBALL HISTORY Books, databases, and magazines devoted to Football History, and full details of Scottish Football Historian quarterly magazine
BINDERS Display, and preserve, your programmes and other printed memorabilia in our beautiful, hand made-to-order binders
PM PUBLICATIONS is run by John Litster, founding editor of PROGRAMME MONTHLY & FOOTBALL COLLECTABLE, the world's greatest Football & Programme Memorabilia magazine
for 31 years.
Within the pages of this website you will find all the information you require to buy, sell or exchange items, and to enjoy the hobby of collecting football memorabilia.
To find out how to buy a copy of the current issue of PROGRAMME MONTHLY & FOOTBALL COLLECTABLE magazine, please go to
Click on the appropriate box on the left for more information, or click here to find out more about the magazine itself.
PROGRAMME BINDER NEWS - we are now accepting orders for Programme binders
- click on the “Binders” button to the left, for full details and order form.
PAGE DOWN on this page for details of forthcoming MAJOR PROGRAMME FAIRS ; the new book for Programme Collectors A HISTORY AND GUIDE TO FOOTBALL PROGRAMMES ; the new History of THIRD LANARK book, and the new reproduction of Richard Robinson’s iconic HISTORY OF QUEEN’S PARK 1867 - 1917, a first hand account of the first 50 years of Scottish football history, in 300 pages.
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New Version (10) ( 2012/13 edition) OUT NOW !!
The Quick Guide to Football Programme Prices.
For more details click here
Send 5 x 1st class stamps, or send £2.60 to
38 Lowther Road, Norwich NR4 6QW
or - you can pay by paypal - for details click on payment
The next BIG ONE - The PREMIER PROGRAMME FAIR
SATURDAY JUNE 7th 2014
THE ROYAL NATIONAL HOTEL, Woburn Place
(100 yards north of Russell Square Tube Station) WC1H 0DG, CENTRAL LONDON
11am to 4pm.
THE BIGGEST RANGE OF PROGRAMMES UNDER ONE ROOF NEXT YEAR
For more details, contact PM Publications, or to hire a stall contact David Allen on 01923 861468. For a list of stallholders at the fair, click on FAIRS, AUCTIONS etc. DATES
GREAT NORTH WEST PROGRAMME FAIR - ALTRINCHAM
Friday December 27th 2013
at The Cresta Court Hotel, Church Street, Altrincham WA14 4DP
11am to 3pm
Admission £1 adults, schoolchildren free
SHEFFIELD PROGRAMME FAIR
Saturday December 28th 2013
at The Royal Victoria Holiday Inn, Victoria Station Road, Sheffield S4 7YE
10.30am to 2pm
A HISTORY AND GUIDE TO FOOTBALL PROGRAMMES
by John Litster
New 130 page book, revised and updated from the now out-of print 2000 version, including 130 new illustrations.
Available priced £9.99 plus £1.21 UK p&p (= £11.20) from John Litster, 38 Lowther Road, Norwich, NR4 6QW. Send a cheque, postal order, or for alternative methods click on payment
LIFE AND DEATH OF THE HI HI
by John Litster
240 page large hardback book on the history of the club, and the process by which it met its end
Available priced £20.95 plus £3.05 UK p&p (= £24) from John Litster, 38 Lowther Road, Norwich, NR4 6QW. Send a cheque, postal order, or for alternative methods click on payment
Third Lanark was one of the top clubs in Scottish football for the first 50 years of its existence. Formed in 1872, Thirds were founder members of the Scottish Football Association and the Scottish Football League, whose championship they won in 1904. They were twice winners of the Scottish Cup, and their last two grounds, both called Cathkin Park, hosted Scottish Cup Finals and Scotland international matches.
In its last decade, the club played in a Scottish League Cup Final and finished third in the First Division, scoring 100 League goals in the process. This distinguished history, and the impressive list of Scottish international footballers to have played for the club, make it all the more bewildering that they were allowed to die in 1967, in their 95th year.
Their death has been popularly attributed to the actions of their majority shareholder for the last five years of the club’s existence, but the reason for the club’s demise is not quite as simple and as straightforward as the mismanagement by one man.
The seeds of the club’s destruction were sewn as far back as the very early years of the 20th century, and the confluence of events which eventually led to its extinction include decades of disharmony amongst shareholders and in the boardroom, the cost of purchasing (the second) Cathkin Park, the expense of developing it as a modern ground which could hold over 40,000 spectators for Glasgow derbies, the financial burden of full-time football and the difficulty in replacing top class players who either retired, or were transferred for substantial fees.
While these undercurrents were loosening the foundations of the famous old club, the club’s loyal band of supporters were watching the ups and downs of its playing fortunes.
Both stories, on field and off, are told concurrently in the pages of this book. Also included are full statistics of matches played in League and Cups, and the players who played in them. Initially a story of endeavour and success, it has the saddest possible ending nearly a century later. The book explains how and why this happened, and gives the reasons why the club which launched the careers of Jimmy Brownlie, Jimmy Mason, Jimmy Denmark, Jimmy Carabine, Ally McLeod, Bobby Mitchell, Ronnie Simpson, and the famous forward line of Goodfellow, Hilley, Harley, Gray and McInnes, is no longer with us.
HISTORY OF QUEEN’S PARK FOOTBALL CLUB 1867-1917 by Richard Robinson
Original copies of this book, published in 1921, now sell for well in excess of £200. Now followers of Queen’s Park, and students of the history of Scottish football, can purchase this first hand account of the first half century of Scottish football history, for “less than a tenner”. The entire contents of this remarkable book have been faithfully reproduced in a 300 page, softback version.
Richard Robinson wrote the first history of Queen’s Park Football Club to mark the club’s Jubilee in 1917. It was published in 1921, and over the decades, the few remaining copies of the book have become very rare, and expensive to purchase. The contents of the book provide a unique and fascinating account of the first five decades of organised football in Scotland, and, to a degree, throughout Britain ; told by a pioneering football writer from personal recollection, and with access to original documents and records.
Topics covered in detail include the birth of the Scottish Cup, the formation of the Scottish Football Association, the establishment of international football, the formation of the Scottish League and introduction of professionalism The book also provides a detailed and authoritative account of the first five decades of the famous football club, and its equally renowned stadia.
This reproduction is designed to allow 21st century football enthusiasts and historians to enjoy the unique insights provided by the original book, at an affordable price.
Available priced £9.99 plus £2.51 UK p&p (= £12.50) from John Litster, 38 Lowther Road, Norwich, NR4 6QW. Send a cheque, postal order, or for alternative methods click on payment