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WAFL DRINKING GLASSES

Just like the mirrors, the glasses have been quite sought-after in recent years. But it's not commonly known that there were at least 10 different sets of WAFL glasses produced over the years, not to mention a set of plastic cups.

Unlike the mirrors, however, the glasses don't fetch huge prices. But that doesn't mean there isn't stiff competition when one comes up at auction and more than one collector is chasing it.

Below is my guide to the different glasses issued over the years.

1980-1982 "W" Logo Tumblers

The most common style of WAFL logo found on a drinking glass is the "w" logo that the clubs used during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Each club's w-style logo could be found on three types of glasses, and by far the most common of those was the regular tumbler. The tumblers were first given away at chemists in 1980 and more than 200,000 were put into circulation. Towards the end of the run, a new West Perth glass was manufactured to reflect the club's change from the Cardinals to the Falcons in 1982, so there are two distinctly different West Perth glasses in the set of "w" logo tumblers.

Claremont
East Fremantle
East Perth
Perth

South Fremantle

Subiaco

Swan Districts

West Perth (WPFC Logo)

West Perth (Falcons Logo)

1980-1982 "W" Logo Pint Glasses

Just like the tumblers, these glasses featured the WAFL clubs' "w" logos and were basically the same product, but in a different size. The only real difference is that these were also given a gold band around the rim and the WAFL logo is encircled in white. These are a bit tougher to find than the tumblers, and it's particularly difficult to find them without any damage to the gold band. There is only one West Perth version in this set.


Claremont

East Fremantle

East Perth

Perth

South Fremantle

Subiaco

Swan Districts

West Perth

1980-1982 W-Logo Beer Mugs

The third set of glasses featuring the "w" logos are much tougher to find than the others. In fact, I've only eve seen the East Fremantle and Perth versions of these beer mugs in all my years of collecting WAFL memorabilia, so the w-logo beer mugs are definitely not common.

Claremont

East Fremantle

East Perth

Perth

South Fremantle

Subiaco

Swan Districts

West Perth

c1983 Shield Logo Pint Glasses

By the end of 1981, the WAFL decided it was time for a fresh look. Well, either that or they just wanted logos that looked a bit more like the VFL's logos. So, they did away with the "w" logos and replaced them with shield logos instead. This shield logos were the second style of club logos to appear on drinking glasses and the first type of glass on which they appeared was a pint glass, which featured a gold rim at the top. I've only seen three of these and have only one in my collection.

Claremont
East Fremantle
East Perth
Perth
South Fremantle
Subiaco
Swan Districts
West Perth

c1983 Shield Logo Beer Mugs

The WAFL clubs' shield logos could also be found on a set of beer mugs. And these are just as tough to find as the pint glasses. That said, I rarely hear from other collectors chasing them. So while there's not much supply, I'm not sure there's much demand for them, either.

Claremont
East Fremantle

East Perth

Perth

South Fremantle

Subiaco

Swan Districts

West Perth

c1983 Cartoon Logo Tumblers

The third style of logo found on glasses was the cartoon logo. As discussed above, once the WAFL had done away with the old "w" logos during the 1981 finals series, they moved all their products across to the shield logos. But what most people don't know is that there were two types of shield logos. The alternative shield logos featured cartoon-style mascots for each club and these appeared on a few different sets of glasses, including a set of tumblers. The tumblers were sold in club sets of six, so they often turn up in groups. I know several collectors chasing the East Perth and West Perth versions, so anyone with a set of six to sell for either of those clubs stands to make some good money.

Claremont

East Fremantle

East Perth

Perth

South Fremantle

Subiaco

Swan Districts

West Perth

c1983 Cartoon Logo Pint Glasses

You guessed it. The cartoon logos came in more than one size. There were also pint glasses that featured the same club logos and, again, the pint glasses came with a gold-painted rim. However, I have found a few without any sign of a gold rim. I'm not yet sure whether this is another set or just a production error, but the appearance of those without the gold trim is otherwise identical.

Claremont
East Fremantle
East Perth

Perth

South Fremantle

Subiaco

Swan Districts

West Perth

c1983 Cartoon Logo Beer Mugs

But wait, there's still more... yes, the c1983 cartoon logo glasses came in a third style - beer mugs. The same club logos were printed on each of these as were found on the tumblers and pint glasses. And these are also tough to find.

Claremont

East Fremantle

East Perth
Perth

South Fremantle
Subiaco

Swan Districts
West Perth

c1985 Circular Logo Tumblers

The fourth, and final, style of club logos found on drinking glasses was the circular logo. These are believed to post-date the other sets and feature circular club logos with the club's nickname also printed on the glass. They also often turn up in small clusters.


Claremont

East Fremantle

East Perth

Perth

South Fremantle

Subiaco
Swan Districts

West Perth

c1985 Circular Logo Beer Mugs

Just like the previous designs, the circular logos were also printed on another size of glass. Again, it was a beer mug.

Claremont

East Fremantle

East Perth

Perth

South Fremantle

Subiaco

Swan Districts

West Perth

c1973 Cameo Press Kristaware Cups

These little cups date back to the early 1970s and started their lives as generic white Kristaware cups, but were then imprinted with WAFL club logos by a company called Cameo Press. Similar offerings were available in South Australia and Victoria at the time, obviously with the logos of clubs from those competitions. At the time, they cost just 20c each.

The cups feature specially designed club logos and are tough to find today, though quite a few of the Perth version have hit the market over the past few years.

I'm yet to work out why there are two different versions for East Fremantle.

Claremont

East Fremantle (E Logo)

East Fremantle (Man Kicking Ball)

East Perth

Perth

South Fremantle

Subiaco

Swan Districts

West Perth

c1976 WAFL Club Logos Cup

This was a single cup that featured the logos of all eight WAFL clubs. It has a copyright logo and the year 1976 printed near the base of the cup.





WAFL Club Logos Cup





Ashtrays

These ashtrays likely date to the mid-60s, which is when the transfers were released that have been stuck to the bottom of them. They consist of simple, mass-produced glass ashtrays of about 11cm in diameter. The club transfer/decal on each isl from a set produced by Artcolour (you can find details about this set by clicking here). A piece of felt is then glued on the bottom. I only have the Subiaco and Perth ashtrays in my own collection, so please email me if you have another for sale or trade.



Claremont

East Fremantle

East Perth

Perth

South Fremantle

Subiaco

Swan Districts

West Perth



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