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Postal Auction: Ending February 24th 2018

410 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 410 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 24th February 2018 - Bids can be submitted by post, phone, fax, e-mail or through this website


Lot 20

There are a couple of lots which are interesting amongst the 410 lots in this auction, as lot 20 & 21. Firstly Cope set of 50 Dogs of the World by Cecil Aldin (pictured) & Kinney Tob USA 50 National Dances with border c1890 which is valued at £500 due to condition. This includes some unusual dances such as a Native North American War Dance and an East Indian Egg Dance. In case you were wondering the English national dance is the hornpipe for both males & females!

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 or click here for information, so it couldn't be easier if you are an auction beginner. . If you have any queries about any of the lots don’t hesitate to get in touch on 01458 273452 or via e-mail cards@londoncigcard.co.uk 


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Lots 1 to 90


Lot 9

The first lot to catch our eye in this section is lot 5 Reddings Tea 25 Castles of Great Britain 1965 which in mint condition is estimated at £55.00. This contains good colour photos of famous castles including Glamis Castle in Angus the childhood home of the Queen Mother. At lot 9 is Trade Cards Europe LT9 Manchester United Vortex the scarce foil front set from 1999 which in mint condition is estimated at £18 then lot 16 is a Reynold Tob USA set of 8 Celebrate America Road Trip Series 1999 (finest collectible condition, est. £16) which features some of the unusual buildings you can find along the roadside in the States. A few lots down, at lot 20, is Cope set of 50 Dogs of the World by Cecil Aldin c1910 which in mostly very good condition is estimated at £675. This contains some fine drawings of popular breeds of the 1900s. Next to draw to your attention is lot 21 Sterling Cards USA LT21 1991 Blue Angels (mint, est. £10) which features pilots and aircraft of the American Navy. The Blue Angels are based in Florida and perform at air shows around the country. Also worth a mention is lot 42 a Wills part-set of L279/288 Punch Lines 1983 estimated at £210. This features cartoons that have appeared in Punch Magazine, the back of which contain a humorous story from a regional paper that never made the national press. Lots 45 to 82 are all type cards and include lot 66 a Parkhurst Canada type of Parkie 1951-52 Hockey Series No.56 Robert Ted Lindsay with an estimate of £200, Chinese types (lots 71 to 77) and a type of Clarke Cricketer Series No. 13 ‘T. Hayward, Surrey’ from 1901, again estimated at £200 (lot 78). Lots 82 to 85 are waxed sales wrappers, then lots 86 to 89 are all Liebig sets from 1896 to 1905. This selection ends with another Trade Cards Europe Manchester United set plus embossed set and album (lot 90).



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Lot 91 to 180


Lot 112

The first item, lot 91, is an Artbox set of LT72 Disney Classics Film Cardz from 2003 at £12, then we have another football set at lot 96. This time it is Futera EL14 Aston Villa F.C. the scarce gold edge issue from 2000 (est. £28). Players include Dion Dublin and Gareth Southgate who is the current England manager. If golf is your game then lot 107 may be of interest as it is the Cope set of 32 Golf Strokes 1923 estimated at £525. This is in two sizes with Nos. 1 to 24 64 x 44mm and Nos. 25 to 32 size 70 x 44mm. Among the golfers demonstrating their skills are Abe Mitchell and Harry Vardon. Next, at lot 108, is Ogdens 50 British Costumes from 100BC to 1904 (1905) which in mostly good to very good condition is estimated at £250. This is a wonderfully drawn colour series and it is interesting to see how fashion has changed for both men and women over the centuries. Also worth a mention is lot 112 Cards Inc. LT6 The Magnificent Seven Memorabilia 2003 limited edition of 300 (est. £18). These all feature Steve McQueen as one of the gunmen hired to defend a Mexican village. Lots 113 to 131 are sets from a mixture of trade and cigarette companies, then lots 132 to 160 are all type cards including lot 142 Carroll’s Triumph Tob Scandinavia type of Actors & Actresses Collotypes No. 7 c1895 estimated at £100. The next lot, 142, is an unrecorded card El Sultan Tob Chile type card of Beauties Photo Series 3 No. 40 c1905 (est. £15) – see Discoveries for more information. Lot 161 is an Anstie silk L1 Lord Kitchener c1915, lots 162 to 165 are all postcards, then lot 170 is Starline USA LT250 Hollywood Walk of Fame including a variety of No. 108 dating from 1991 and estimated at £20.00. There are empty cigarette and candy stick packets between lots 173 and 179 then this section ends with a Dart special album for Shrek the film.


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Lots 181 to 270


Lot 255

This selection starts with a mixture of trade and cigarette sets on a variety of subjects, but two are worth a special mention. These are lot 199 Continental Cigarette Factory UK 25 Charming Portraits blue back with firm’s name c1925 (estimated at £100) which picture lovely ladies, then lot 200 is Thomson 64 World Cup Footballers ‘Adenture’, ‘Hotspur’, ‘Rover’ and ‘Wizard’ issues from 1958 (estimated at £170). Among the footballers featured are Mel Charles of Swansea and England stars Billy Wright and Tom Finney. Among the sets that follow are lot 212 Illingworth 25 Old Hostels 1926 estimated at £115 containing lovely colour drawings of old inns and lot 215 a Brooke Bond Canada set of 48 Animals of North America ‘Rolland’ (with 2 Ls issue) 1960 estimated at £140 with beautiful wildlife illustrations. There are more Brooke Bond lots between lots 216 and 240, then there are type cards between lots 241 and 256 which include lot 255 Lambkin Bros. type card of Irish Views ‘Lagan Valley, Shaws Bridge’ c1925 estimated at £6.00. There is an Ardath error card at lot 257 then the types continue to 262, followed by two postcards, then another type card and sets and part sets, finishing with lot 270 Rittenhouse 2 sets  Heroes Archives and Six Feet Under 2004-10.


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Lots 271 to 360


Lot 288

The first few in this section are sets and part sets then lot 279 is a Happy Home silks set of M9 Flags c1915 (estimated £20). We then jump a few lots to lot 287 which is a G. Phillips part set 49/50 Busts of Famous People green back, white caption (minus No.16) 1906 with an estimate of £360. The outlines of the busts have been cut out so they can be stood up and among the luminaries featured are Napoleon, Washington, Nelson and Wren. The next lot, 288 is Ogdens set of 50 Club Badges 1914 (estimated at £240) which features the badges of cycling, rowing, bowling and athletic clubs etc. Lot 301 is G. Phillips Old Masters Ref GP.240, the scarce paper issue from c1915. Lots 315 to 325 are all type cards including quite a few American examples such as lot 323 Duke Tob USA type card of Histories of Poor Boys Who Have Become Rich & Other Famous People ‘Horace B Claflin’ (booklet) c1888 with an estimate of just £20. This is a fascinating little book giving the life history of Mr Claflin who seems to have been a paragon of the business community. Lots 326 to 328 are all inserts then there are more type cards between 329 and 337. Lot 338 is an insert then there are more type cards between lots 339 to 342. There is a seldom seen card at lot 346 Dr Thomas Eclectric Oil USA advert card showing a lady in head-dress with the firm’s name on the bustline of her dress this has a gold background and the back is headed ‘You May Want It’ c1890. There are a selection of varieties between lots 349 and 335 including lot 350 Carreras the two varieties of No. 10 Famous Film Stars with & without shadow 1935, which are followed by empty Players and Wills special albums between lots 356 and 359, then this section ends with card magazines at lot 360.

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Lots 361 to 410


Lot 366

The first lot to catch our eye amongst this selection was lot 366 Barratt 50 Famous Footballers Series A9 which includes the 5 cards marked as Series A8 in error estimated at £260. Players include Ian St. John, Jimmy Armfield and Ivor Allchurch. The next lot, 367, is an Anstie set of 40 Nature Notes 1939 (est. £370) with black and white pictures of creatures and plants, lot 368 is a I T C of Canada set of 50 Infantry Training with matt fronts and caption in capitals & small case letters 1915 (estimate £130) which includes hints on saluting, signalling, firing etc. and lot 369 is again by I T C of Canada but this time is the two varieties of No. 37 of Infantry Training correct & inverted card 1915 (est. £20). Lot 375 is a B A T Battle Ax set of M50 Women of Nations (Flag Girls) from 1917 estimated at £150. These contain excellent pictures of girls in national dress carrying a flag. This lot is followed by a number of trade and cigarette sets then at lot 405 is a Somportex part set of L6/26 Sean Connery as James Bond (You Only Live Twice) real colour film in strips of 3 from 1967 (estimate 78). The next four lots are all autograph cards including lot 405 Strictly Inc autograph card from Doctor Who 1st Series No.A12 Elizabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith 2000 in mint condition at £40. Lot 406 is another Strictly Inc autograph card from Doctor Who, this time from the 3rd Series No. AU14 Ingrid Pitt as Queen Gallera & Dr Solow 2002 (£20). Lot 407 is a costume card from The Avengers Series 2, lot 408 is an autograph card from Land of the Giants, 409 is a sketch card from the Thunderbirds movie and the auction ends with lot 410 which is a costume card from the Thunderbirds movie No. TC2 Lady Penelope’s pink coat. Good luck with your bids.













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The Catalogue, which contains a full description of all 410 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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