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Postal Auction: Ending September 30th 2017

415 Lots with estimated values from £1 upwards

Everyone should find something to interest them and suit their pocket

Postal bidding is open to collectors all around the World, Click here for full list of lots. A printed version of the Auction Catalogue, which contains a full description of all 415 lots, can be obtained FREE of charge by writing to The London Cigarette Card Company Limited at the address below or by telephone, fax or e-mail (see request form at the bottom of the page). A guide to how we assess condition and how to bid can be found on the bidding sheet, which comes with the free auction catalogue, so it couldn't be easier if you are an auction beginner.

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Last date for bids 30th September 2017 - Bids can be submitted by post, phone, fax, e-mail or through this website


Lot 110

There are some real gems amongst the 415 lots in this month’s auction including lot 110 our star lot this month. This is a part set of 24 out of 25 Taddy Admirals and Generals – The War (South African printing) c1915 in mostly very good condition and so estimated at £800. This includes names such as Sir Douglas Haig, Earl Kitchener and Admiral Jellicoe. If these historic cards are not to your taste then make sure you read through the auction catalogue as there are sure to be some that appeal from among the cigarette and trade card items some of which have estimates of just a few pounds. If you have any queries about any of these lots don’t hesitate to get in touch on 01458 273452 or cards@londoncigcard.co.uk 


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Lots 1 to 90


Lot 20

This section starts with a couple modern trade sets, then continues with early tobacco issues, but we want to highlight lot 11 Thomson 16 County Cricketers ‘Adventure’ issue 1957 with a few good cards, mainly very good which is estimated at £35. This contains good pictures and includes Trevor Bailey, W. Wooller and D. Bennett who also played football for Arsenal. Skipping a few items lot 20 is Anglo Confectionery’s L56 The New James Bond 007 On Her Majesty’s Secret Service 1970 estimated at £600. This is the film which starred George Lazenby as the British secret agent and Telly Savalas as arch enemy Blofeld. Next a couple of golf sets. Lot 22 is Churchman’s 50 Prominent Golfers 1931 (estimated at £610) featuring lovely colour caricatures of stars such as Harry Vardon, Joyce Wethered and Bobby Jones while lot 23 is Cope’s M32 Golf Strokes 1923 (estimated at £510) a set of black and white photos of golfers demonstrating golf strokes with tips on the back. Also worth a mention in this section are lot 28 Kane L30 Kings and Queens 1959 (mint condition, estimate £20) and lot 33 Nabisco Australia set M24 United Nations in Action 1969 in good to very good condition at £12. Lots 43 to 81 are all type cards including six by Chinese issuers plus lot 63 is a Richmond Cavendish type of Yachts ‘Santanita’ with gold and black back c1900 (estimated in good condition at £55) and lot 76 is Carrolls Triumph Tob Scandinavia type of Actresses Collotypes No. 112 dated c1895 (estimate £100). Considering its age the picture on this card is remarkably sharp and clear. At lot 85 is a Play Off USA/Canada set LT220 Hockey Challenge One on One card game 1995 in mint condition at £15 and the last five lots in this section (85 to 90) are all early Liebig sets.





 Lots 23 to 63





Lots 91 - 180


Lot 111

The first half of this section contains a lot of sets and part-sets by foreign manufacturers then at lot 104 is Ogdens Tabs 93/120 General Interest Series F Nos. F201-320 dating from 1902 which includes sporting and military subjects and owing to its condition this is estimated at just £75. These provide a real window into the past and in addition to the sports related cards which include cyclists, boxers and golfers there are champion dogs and even dancers performing a Cake-Walk in New York. There are more dogs at lot 111 in R & J Hill’s 20 Breeds of Dogs 1914 (estimate £340). Over the years different breeds become popular, but these colourful dog pictures are sure to appeal to everyone. Lot 122 is the Illingworth set of 25 Comicartoons of Sport 1927 which feature humorous silhouettes of sportsmen. Then a few lots down is lot 129 Anonymous USA M39/40 Remember Gals & Gags from the Fifties & Sixies c1980 which are black and white glamour shots estimated at £18. Lots 133 to 158 are all type cards and include 137 Hignett Beauties Gravure No. 45 Ref H.198 ‘Cavalier’ back c1898 (estimate £80) and Lot 144 Condachi Tob Malta type card of Artistes & Beauties No. 4 Ref RB32/C117-ii c1905. Lots 168 to 170 are empty waxed sales wrappers and the last section (lots 174 to 180) are empty cigarette and sweet cigarette packets.



 Lot 129 (left) Lot 144 (right)








Lots 181 to 270


Lot 217

Among the items worth a mention in this section are lot 199 Lambert & Butler 50 Motor Cycles 1913 estimated at £165 and including the Triumph and Royal Enfield and lot 200 G Phillips 133/135 Guinea Gold Actresses unnumbered black fronts c1900 (estimate £540). A couple lots down at 203 is the Union Jack M8 Police of All Nations 1922 set (estimated at £45). This has some cards cracked, but nice colour pictures. Lot 211 is Players extra-large set of 25 Old Sporting Prints 1924 in mostly very good condition at £100, then lots 214 to 239 are all Brooke Bond items including lot 217 Brooke Bond 20 Francis Pitt British Birds white card issue 1954 in mint condition estimated at £60. Then there are more type cards including lot 262 Fryer Tob Clan Sketches (folders) No. 48 c1936 estimated at £15. Elvis fans are sure to go for lot 266 River Group USA LT220 The Elvis Collection Series 2 1992 in mint at £20. This has selected numbers as issued, but contains marvelous pictures of the legendary singer. This section finishes with a few sets including two Card Collectors Society reprints.

 


Lot 200 (left)

Lot 211 (right)




Lot 271 to 360


Lot 305

This selection starts with two trade sets from 2002-03 and continues with cigarette and trade cards, but 288 is the first lot to draw attention to. This is G Phillips 25 Chinese Series ‘Volunteer Cigarettes’ back with Chinese text c1910 which has a few good cards and therefore is estimated at £225. Not being able to read Chinese we can’t give much information on this set, but the pictures are quite lovely. Next (lot 289) is a part set Kiddys Favourites 49/52 Popular Cricketers 1948 estimated at £140. This is missing Nos. 11, 46 and 48, but the colour caricatures include the likes of Alec Bedser, Don Bradman and Denis Compton. A few lots down (lot 297) is another part set Crosfield 34/36 Film Stars 1924 this contains some with an official ‘cancelled’ stamp on the back and is estimated at £200 due to its condition. The stars from the early years of cinema include Rudolph Valentino and Gloria Swanson. Lot 305 is an interesting set Sanitarium New Zealand M60 The Maori Way of Life 1969 about native New Zealanders, estimated at £30, whilst lot 307 also estimated at £30 is Fleer USA LT64 TV Smelly Award 1980. Lots 314 to 321 are all early American type cards. Lot 314 is Allen & Ginter Tob USA Fruits ‘Lotus’ c1890 which despite its age is brightly coloured and in very good condition (estimate £26). Lot 315 is another Allen & Ginter Tob USA type this time from Flags of All Nations (with curved series title) ‘San Domingo’ c1895 and in good condition at £8. The last of our picks in this section is lot 342 Carrs Biscuits Cricketers No. 14 ‘Graeme Pollock’ 1968 estimated at £8. This card measures 119 x 76 and is a colour action picture of the South African batsman. Lots 347 to 353 are empty special albums by Players, Wills and Skybox and the section finishes with lot 260 Joy Ride USA Collectors box of American Chopper from 2004.

 


Lot 289 (left) 

Lot 315 (right)






Lot 361 to 415


Lot 361

The first item in this next selection is worth a mention – this is lot 361 Whitbread M50 Inn Signs 1st Series (metal) 1951 with an estimate of £150. As the name suggests these are pictures of inn signs and are from Sussex and Kent. Next at lot 362 is the sought-after Mitchell set 70 River & Coastal Steamers 1925 estimated at £210. This contains delightful colour pictures and includes ‘RMS Manxman’ which regularly sailed between Liverpool and the Isle of Man. Amongst the sets and part-sets that follow is lot 387 a Topps USA set of LT66 Charlies Angels Series 3 1977 in mint condition at £25. This features pictures from the popular 1970s TV programme. As always this section contains autographs and promo cards (lots 396 to 401 which include lot 398 Rittenhouse autograph-card from Game of Thrones Season 1 Susan Brown as Septa Mordane 2012 at £20 and lot 400 a Strictly Ink autograph-card from Doctor Who 40th Anniversary No. WA16 Sarah Sutton as Nyssa 2003 in mint condition at £20. Lots 404 to 411 are all varieties, lot 412 contains two LCCC type albums and the last three lots are trade card sets from the 1990s. Happy reading and good luck with your bids.

   

Lot 387 (left) Lot 398 (middle) Lot 400 (right)

The Catalogue, which contains a full description of all 415 lots, can be obtained FREE of charge by writing to The London Cigarette Card Company Limited at the address below or by telephone, fax or e-mail (see request form at the bottom of the page). A guide to how we assess condition and how to bid can be found on the bidding sheet, which comes with the free auction catalogue, so it couldn't be easier if you are an auction beginner.

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