Pooltella cards by John Waddington Ltd, “the cards that simplify football pool forecasts ... by taking all that is tedious out of coupon filling”, from a range of popular party games produced in the mid-1930s.
The game is mentioned in Hamley's toy catalogue of 1937.
Price one shilling.
The inventor did not claim that its use would bring you a fortune.
See the Instructions►
Above: the party game of Pooltella by John Waddington Ltd, mid-1930s, contains 52 indication cards plus an index card and instructions booklet in a tuck box.
The fundamental basis of Pooltella is that there are 27 different ways in which the three results 1, 2 and X can be combined.
These are represented by the 26 lleters of the alphabet and the dypthong Æ.
Instructions booklet courtesy Rex Pitts.