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Postal Auction: Ending November 25th 2017

416 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 416 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 25th November 2017 - Bids can be submitted by post, phone, fax, e-mail or through this website


Lot 22

OWe are sure there is something for everyone amongst the 416 lots in this auction some of which have estimates of just a few pounds, but the star lot has got to be lot 22 Wills 25 Ships without ‘Wills’ on front, grey scroll back 1895 which in mixed condition is estimated at £550. This covers ships down the centuries including Nelson’s ‘Victory, but perhaps more interesting are the iron-clad examples such as HMS Anson and HMS Dreadnought as they highlight the dawn of a new age of ships. If you have any queries about any of the lots then don’t hesitate to get in touch on 01458 273452 or send us a message on our contact page Other lots in the auction offer sets & type cards from as little as £2 a lot and many other card collecting items. Each lot is carefully described with its condition and estimated value.A guide to how we assess condition and how to bid can be found on the bidding sheet, so it couldn't be easier if you are an auction beginner. 

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Lots 1 to 90


Lot 5

There are a couple of Topps sets in this section and lot 5 Topps LT44/50 Shocking Laffs grey card 1977 is definitely worth a mention. These feature pictures taken from Dracula movies with a humorous caption underneath such as “Counting bats really puts me to sleep” and a joke and further information on the back. After this there are some 1930s cigarette cards, then lot 12 is a Mitcham set of 25 Motor Racing 1957 in mint condition estimated at £50 which is followed by more cigarette card sets including lot 20 Wills Overseas 50 Royal Mail with mixed ‘Capstan’ and ‘Vice Regal’ backs dating from 1913 and estimated at £160.  Lot 23 is the most expensive in the auction, this is J Wix Silks EL29/30 Kensitas Flowers mixed plain and printed backs (minus No. 27) 1934 which with a few cards good otherwise very good is estimated at £1,250. All in their cardboard folders these silks are as brightly coloured as when they were first produced. Football fans will be drawn to lot 35 a Kellogg set of M8 International Soccer Tips c1978 in top condition estimated at £40. The tips are given by famous players such as Gordon Banks and Alan Ball and include a facsimile signature on the reverse. If sport holds no appeal then perhaps you will be tempted by lot 38 Cards Inc LT18 The Joan Sims Tribute Collection Limited Edition 300 c2002 estimated at £27. This is followed by some sports and modern sets, then lots 43 to 58 are all type cards including lot 49 Wills Waterloo ‘Meeting of Wellington & Blucher’ plain back c1916 (good condition, estimate £80) and lot 54 Clarke Cricketer Series, No.5 ‘W. Brockwell, Surrey’ 1901 which in very good condition is estimated at £180. There are more type cards between lots 60 and 78 then lot 79 is a New Home Sewing Machine Co USA advert card scene with river in front, buildings at back with 1 corner surrounded by flowers and a plain back c1890 estimated at £10. This section ends with another type card, empty waxed sales wrappers for Charlie’s Angels (lots 81 to 83), sets and part-sets, then lots 87 to 90 are all early Liebig sets






Lots Left to Right

49 , 23

Lots 91 - 180


Lot 107

The first lot to catch the eye in this selection is lot 94 Boys Magazine Set M11 Zat Cards Cricketers 1932 estimated at £110, but lot 99 Dandy M53 Our Modern Army 1956 is also worth a mention (estimated in top condition at £55) as are lots 107 and 108. Lot 107 is a J S Fry set of 50 Ancient Sundials (with series title issue) 1924 estimated at £150, whilst lot 108 is a Gallaher set of 100 Famous Cricketers 1926 (estimate £320). The cricketers include Wilf Rhodes and the legendary W.G. Grace. A few items further down lot 110 is a Nestle set of 49 Happy Families 1935 (estimate £60), then lot 121 is Cards Inc LT6 The Saint Preview Set Limited Edition of 300 2002 estimated at £18 in mint condition. These contain pictures of Roger Moore as Simon Templar including the infamous spanking scene. Further down lot 126 is Twenty First Century Archives LT55 Horror Stories Terror Tales 1993 (est. £20) featuring magazine covers from the 1930s and ‘40s. Lots 134 to 145 are all type cards including lot 135 J Sinclair North Country Celebrities c1905 ‘Captain Lambton’ estimated at £75. There are more type cards between lots 147 and 161, then after a couple of inserts they continue down to lot 173. Amongst these is a Wills Overseas type of Miniatures Oval Medallions ‘Portrait of a Lady’ No. 19 Ref W261 1914 estimated at £48 (lot 171). The lady in question is wearing one of the biggest hats you will ever see, but the artwork is charming. Towards the end of this section there are empty sweet cigarettes packets, then lot 177 is a Panini UK set EL24 The Simpsons The Springfield Collection II plus its special album 2000 (est. £22) and this is followed by Card Collectors Society reprints and modern trade items.









Lots Left to Right  99 , 107 , 126

Lots 181 to 270


Lot 214

We start this section with a NAC USA set LT100 Branson on Stage with facsimile autographs a scarce edition from 1992 (lot 181, estimate £50) then continue with a mix of trade and cigarette sets from which lots 198 to 200 are of particular interest. Lot 198 is Westminster Tob 50 Views of Malaya 1930 (est. £350), lot 199 is a Cope set of 50 British Warriors black & grey backs c1912 (estimate £300) containing excellent colour drawings of soldiers down the ages from an ancient British warrior through to a Hussar of 1853 and lot 200 is a Murray set of 50 Prominent Politicians 1909 (estimate £150). This is the issue with “in two strengths” in the centre of the back which includes Ramsay MacDonald and Lloyd-George. Lot 204 is Players 50 Shipping unissued 1960 in mint condition estimated at £75 with good colour pictures of liners. Lots 214 to 242 are all Brooke Bond items including our favourite, lot 214, a Rhodesian set of 50 African Birds from 1955 estimated at £220. These were illustrated by C.F. Tunnicliffe who was a superb wildlife artist and captures the essence of these birds. Lots 243 to 261 are all type cards, then there are a couple of postcards and lot 264 is a Clark’s Mile-End USA advert card picturing an 1896 Calendar hung from a girl’s neck with a cotton spool on her head. This measures 145 x 150mm (est. £12) and the back gives their address as East Newark, but lists offices all over America. This selection finishes with a 118 page Meccano Instruction booklet from 1933 (lot 269) and two Rittenhouse James Bond sets (lot 270).






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Lot 271 to 360


Lot 290

There are a number of trade card items worth a look at in this section including lot 277 Kellogg Canada M15 General Interest Set 3 Picture Puzzles c1939 (estimate £28), lot 280 Anglo American Gum M19/72 Noted Football Clubs waxed paper issue 1959 (estimate £38) and 289 Barratt 50 Famous Footballers Series A9 1961 which is estimated at £290. This includes the likes of Ian St John and Jimmy Greaves who later went on to become TV football pundits. There is sport of a different kind in the next lot, 290, a Pattreiouex part-set 53/75 Cricketers Series 1926 which is estimated at £480 and includes our old friend W.G. Grace again. A little further on lot 301 is a Moustafa set of 40 Leo Chambers Dogs Heads from 1924 (estimated at £130) and lot 311 is an A & BC Gum part set L33/36 Olympics 1972. Lot 313 is considerably older, being a type card of Players Castles, Abbeys, etc. c1894 ‘Houses of Parliament’ without border issue (est. £25). Lots 317 to 323 are all Chinese type cards, then the types continue with a number of British and overseas examples between lots 324 and 341. After this there is a c1910 postcard, then lots 343 to 349 are all varieties. Lot 352 is the Players extra-large set of 6 The Royal Family 1902 (estimate £240), then we have a German set from 1938, modern trade, card magazines (lots 356 & 357) and empty special albums for Players and Wills.











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311 , 352

Lot 361 to 416


Lot 368

Don’t miss lot 363 Gallaher 400 Irish View Scenery Ref H.181-1 black photos c1910 (estimated at £360, not bad value when you consider there are 400 cards). These are real snapshots into the past which include the steamer Heroic at Belfast, inside a linen weaving factory and wool spinning as well as stunning shots of Irish towns, landmarks and countryside.  Lot 368 is Cardz USA LT46 Julie Bell Fantasy Art plus set LT10 Teckchrome Series 1994 which showcase her artistic talent and tell you about her motivations. A few lots further on, at lot 370, is A & BC Gum’s set of L132 Footballers red back 1974 (estimated at £265) containing individual players and team photos, then lot 374 is a Cope set of 60 Happy Families 1937 estimated at £75. Instructions are given on the backs of the cards, but the game is well-known although the families are different no Ms Bun the Baker’s wife instead we have the likes of Mr Clamp the Carpenter, Mrs Smut the Sweep’s wife, Master Drug the Doctor’s son etc. Next at lot 375, is The Sun M134 Football 1970 (estimated at £85) featuring teams and individual players. Golf fans should look out for lot 383 Players Channel Islands issue of L25 Golf 1939 without ITC clause (£175), whilst amongst the sets and part-sets that follow is lot 400 Inkworks LT7 Alias Season 3 Preview Set (numbered T1 to T7) 2004. Lots 404 to 407 are autograph cards including 406 a Strictly Ink autograph card of Doctor Who 3rd Series No. AU2 Sylvester McCoy as the 7th Doctor 2002 (est. £40). Lots 408 to 412 contain a costume card, promo cards and a Bonus Fans Motion Card for Arsenal (412), lots 413 to 415 are all LCCC type albums and the final lot, 416, is another Doctor Who set, Cornerstone USA LT110 Doctor Who 2nd Series 1995 (estimate £17).

We hope you enjoyed reading this and good luck with your bids.








Lots Left to Right  375 , 406

The Catalogue, which contains a full description of all 416 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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