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Early 1940's Celluloid Subbuteo set


Early Celluloid Subbuteo set

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This is a rare and interesting early, , boxed Subbuteo set.
This square boxed set was introduced in the 1940's
Subbuteo was invented by Peter Adolph (1916-1994) in the mid-1940s. Its arrival was announced in the August 1946 edition of Boys' Own magazine and it finally went on sale in 1947.

The contents of the game have changed over time. When it first came out, the little men were made from cardboard and were weighted down with buttons and lead washers, and they only came in two strips: red shirts or blue shirts.

The set is generally in played with condition:
The box is intact with just a few scuffs around the edges.
Please study photos for condition

This is a nice and rare early set of this iconic football game.

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