Ice Cream Tin Peters Football Specials
Blue and white striped lid.
Football scenes black on white around container.
Back in the 1960s, when the WAFL was king, every major company in Perth wanted to be linked with the competition. The biggest supplier of ice cream was the Peters Ice Cream company, which had started in Roe St around the turn of the century, and it was no different. The most notable link between the WAFL and the ice cream manufacturer was the production of special tins, which featured the colours of each of the WAFL clubs. Of course, this was in the days before ice cream was stored in plastic containers. The tins themselves were all the same, featuring famous football scenes around the side, though some of those scenes were from the VFL. The lids were each painted in WAFL club colours and bore the words "Peters Football Specials". Notably, the lids do not feature the names of the clubs at all.
There are, in fact, two different types of lids and, therefore, two different sets of tins. The first has the words "Peters Football Specials VANILLA ICECREAM" on the lid, while the other carries the additional words "HALF GALLON" and details of the maker.
MADE BY PETERS ICE CREAM (W.A.) LTD. PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA. REG. No. 979
Peters - Football Specials - VANILLA - ICECREAM - HALF GALLON