Did you know that:
- British publications in the 1870's routinely showed
badminton scenes to poke fun at parliamentary or legal actions.
- A badminton player appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated in the
- Parker Brothers manufactured a boxed badminton/battledore set
in the 1890's.
- Badminton has spawned several shuttlecock related games including
Petecada (Brazil) and Iniaca (Germany, Brazil and Japan).
- Badminton was a popular Hollywood sport in the 1930's; with tickets
for the World Badminton Championships in 1935 (between Jack Purcell
(Canada) and Jess Willard (America)) costing $3.30 at the Ambassador
- There are over 77 different badminton related stamps from 21 different
- That Badminton rackets and shuttlecocks have come in a variety of
different sizes and shapes over the years.
To see some wonderful badminton/battledore paraphernalia visit the
Racket Heritage Museum.
If you are surfing through a badminton web page, you must be a
die-hard badminton enthusiast. While most of us love to play the
game, others also enjoy collecting badminton related collectibles. We
might have been influenced by our first wood shafted racket or an old
tube of shuttlecocks.
Whatever your area of interest, we would like
to hear from you regarding the formation of a trading/collecting
group. Anyone interested in rackets, shuttlecocks, games, prints,
books, stamps, programs, photos, paintings, autographs, and related
items are encouraged to e-mail or call the group facilitator. It is
anticipated that a future chat-line, trading-line and related sites
can be formed by those interested individuals, especially individuals
from outside the United States.
Anyone interested in getting involved
can contact Gil Fried at firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please specify several means which can be used to reach you
and your collecting interests.
Contributed by Gil Fried.
Last Revision: 02JAN2002