Football de Table - Belgian Edition boxset

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Football de Table - Belgian Edition boxset

Post by takis2003 » 09 Apr 2011, 08:17

Here are some photos of a Football de Table Belgian edition, another boxset in my collection.

As you may have realised by now (from my other posts with sets from my collection), I rely on the excellent descriptions provided by Peter Upton on his site, to give background information in relation to these sets. This is what he says about this set.

Although the lid design of this Belgian set looks like it came straight from the 1950s, the paperwork supplied with it came from the early 1970s, and featured pictures from the original Subbuteo World Cup of 1970. At the time, the European Table-Soccer Federation (ETF) were still playing the flat-figure game, and I suppose it made sense to provide these sets to ETF players. However, the warehouse stock of these sets that turned up in the 2000s, suggests that it wasn't as big a seller as was hoped. The set was the size and equivalent of the UK Combination edition, and had a piece of chalk supplied rather than a pitch. However, the Combination does not have the lovely cardboard inner display. These editions have been seen with the standard red and blue teams, or an alternative version ..., with the blue team replaced by Barcelona. That suggests a European Cup Final to me (Benfica vs. Barcelona), but that took place back in 1961. So either the sets were old when the 1970s paperwork was added (hence the box style), or this is just wishful thinking on my part (which is more likely to be honest!).

A very interesting set and this one is in near mint condition. :grin:

Outside of box

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Inside of box with protective cover

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The contents of the box

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Team #1 - Ref. 1

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Team #2 - Ref. 19b

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Close-up of chalk and balls (still sealed)

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The manual cover page

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Picture from the manual with Gordon Banks and Bobby Moore (and some tournament contestants :wink: )

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Manual pages showing the box editions available at the time (player figures available were cards, flats and 00-scale)

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Re: Football de Table - Belgian Edition boxset

Post by NicolasP » 09 Apr 2011, 10:50

Lovin' the Barcelona kit!
Still looking for that damned 21...

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Re: Football de Table - Belgian Edition boxset

Post by odoiporos » 12 Apr 2011, 18:08

Nice addition :D
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Re: Football de Table - Belgian Edition boxset

Post by spurs1975 » 12 Apr 2011, 18:14

fantastic set 8)

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Re: Football de Table - Belgian Edition boxset

Post by takis2003 » 16 Apr 2011, 15:49

All the comments are very much appreciated, guys. :grin:

The photos of this set can now be found in the "Reference Photos" section. :wink:
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Re: Football de Table - Belgian Edition boxset

Post by ralphtheclaret » 16 Mar 2018, 10:40

Digging up an old thread here ...just acquired one of these sets vintage 1970/71 and a thought occurs about the Red team

1961 Euro Final - Benfica v Barca ? ... erm no Mr Upton no .
Manchester United ? ... no.
Standard Liege ... Belgian Champions in 1970 and 1971 ? ... very probably.

Snow forecast so I think we'll give theses a flick this weekend...

If anyone has the matching ref 1 and 2 set for sale let me know ...

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Post by ralphtheclaret » 17 Mar 2018, 17:52

Free from the box ... spin fellas spin ...
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Re: Football de Table - Belgian Edition boxset

Post by newgolddream » 18 Mar 2018, 11:22

Very nice. I have this set too. 😍

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Re: Football de Table - Belgian Edition boxset

Post by Warn » 20 Mar 2018, 22:54

Pity Subbuteo didn't retain the original all black goalkeeper.

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Re: Football de Table - Belgian Edition boxset

Post by ralphtheclaret » 28 Mar 2018, 08:00

Yes maybe .. not keen on the All Black keepers myself

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