Post by Lakeland Potter on Jul 28, 2020 21:06:51 GMT
Yes, I remember it. I was wondering if my memory was at fault as it was never called the Stoke City Clipper - so the title of the thread confused me. Thankfully the front cover confirmed my memory was right - it was indeed the Ceramic City Clipper.
Post by somersetstokie on Jul 28, 2020 23:57:54 GMT
Yes I remember these. Usually they would feature an image on the front cover of a moment from Stoke's last home match.
They are collectable, but of limited value. 16 editions from 1968 were sold at auction last December (Peter Wilson, Nantwich, lot 40, Dec 19th 2019) with a hammer price of £20.00.
Few football programmes had a better name than Stoke's “Ceramic City Clipper” …not a “magazine”, a “programme” or a “bulletin”, but a clipper of all things (a fancy name for a periodical, apparently). I always used to believe that the name "clipper" came from the pottery industry, being linked as this was to the "ceramic city." Having since looked it up in the Oxford English Dictionary I found that a "clipper" means "a first rate person or thing, an excellent specimen". (slang).
Post by wizardofdribble on Jul 28, 2020 23:59:57 GMT
The Ceramic City Clipper, if my memory serves me correct, it was the ‘brainchild’ of a certain Mr Derek Hodgson, an ex journalist who was hired to promote the image of the club around that particular time. Personally I never took to the new look format, I find that a programme that doesn’t include BOTH the name of the opposition & more importantly the actual match day date on the FRONT cover falls at the first fence for me, annoyingly it even went into the Volume 1, No. 1, 2, 3, etc. mode as the season progressed ! Thankfully the Clipper soon sailed off into the sunset.