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Postal Auction: Ending February 23rd 2019

360 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 360 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 23rd February 2019 - Bids can be submitted by post, phone, fax, e-mail or through this website.


Lot 21

One of our star lots in this auction has to be lot 21 which is a Cope set of 50 British Warriors, mixed printings, with black and grey backs c1912 which is estimated at £275 and contains lovely colour illustrations of soldiers down the ages from an ancient Briton to and a Hussar of 1853. 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. Make sure you read through the auction catalogue carefully so you don’t miss out. 


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 do not hesitate to get in touch on 01458 273452 or  cards@londoncigcard.co.uk

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Lots 1 to 72


Lot 7

One of the first lots to catch our eye in this section is lot 4 the Sanitarium Australia set of M30 Melbourne Olympic Games 1956 which in top condition is estimated at £30, then a couple lots down at lot 7 is a River Group USA part set of LT104/220 The Beatles Collection 1993 (est. £10). These are a lovely mix of performance shots, close ups and off-stage moments which capture the vitality and humour of the band. Lots 18 to 21 are all worth a mention. Lot 18 is a Clevedon part set of 47/50 Famous Football Clubs 1961 (est. £275) with a drawing of a footballer on one side and the team’s logo/crest on the other. Teams include Bristol City, Wolves, Manchester United, Swansea and Glasgow Rangers. Next, lot 19 is a Barratt part set of 33/35 Test Cricketers by E.W. Swanton Series A dating from 1956 and estimated at £230. This includes the likes of Denis Compton, Colin Cowdrey and Freddie Trueman, then lot 20 is the wonderful Taddy set of 25 Famous Actors, Famous Actresses dating from around 1907 which with a few cards fair and the rest good is estimated at £475.00. This pictures stars of the day in their famous roles and includes the likes of Forbes Robertson, Mrs Langtry, Ellen Terry and actor-manager Sir Henry Irving who was born just down the road fro us. Lot 21 is one of our star lots mentioned above.   Lots 37 to 39 are all empty waxed saleswrappers for Star Wars the Empire Strikes Back then lots 40 to 55 are all type cards amongst which are lot 40 a Taddy type of Dogs No. 29 dating from around 1900 which pictures an Irish Terrier, lot 45 a Wills type of Cricketers 1896 featuring Chatterton of Derbyshire (in fair condition estimated at £40) and a number of Chinese types. Lots 56 to 58 are all inserts, then we return to type cards between lots 59 and 63. Lot 64 is a Kinnear set of 1 A Gentleman in Kharki 1900 (est. £60), then there are more types between 65 and 67. Lot 68 is a S Clayton advert card for the ‘New Remington Sewing Machine’ picturing a lakeside scene with flowers on left and ‘Summer 105’ underneath and copyright 1882 (est. £20). Lot 70 contains a postcard of the Lion Inn, Forbury and this section ends with lot 72 a Liebig set of Chinese Art from 1937.






Lots Left to Right 

19 , 45 , 68

Lot 73 to 144


Lot 100

The Liebigs continue in this section between lots 73 and 75 then there are empty cigarette packets and tins between lots 76 and 79, but the lot we want to mention is lot 91 a Cards Inc. set of LT6 The Pink Panther 2003 Preview Series which is a limited edition of 300 sets and in mint condition is estimated at £18. These all picture Peter Sellers as the bumbling detective in various situations and disguises. Lot 100 is always popular this is a R & J Hill set of 25 Battleships and Crests from 1901 which in good to very good condition is estimated at £500. It is not very often we get a set of these in such good condition both front and back. Among these ships is Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory, HMS Renown and the delightfully named HMS Magpie which we are told is a 1st class gunboat launched in 1889. A few items down at lot 103 is the delightful set of Hignett 50 Celebrated Old Inns from 1925 estimated at £145. This contains detailed sepia pictures of such hostelries as The Star at Alfriston, the Spaniards at Hampstead Heath, The Ship at Porlock and the Bull Hotel at Rochester with 1920s vehicle outside. A couple of French sets follow, then we return to type cards between lots 114 and 143 which include lot 133 a Kimball Tob USA type of Beauties with playing card inset ‘King of Hearts’ c1890 with an estimate of £26 and 139 a Pattreiouex type of Football Teams No. F215 featuring Nottingham Forest and dated 1922 (est. £65) with the players all listed on the back. This section ends with lot 144 a Jackson & Son postcard of Cardiff ‘Free Library’ with two circular inserts ‘Sophia Gardens & Castle’ with horse and carriage in the road dating from 1912.





Lots Left to Right

91 , 133

Lots 145 to 216


Lot 154

There is another postcard at the start of this section (lot 145) which pictures an ‘Indian Tea Hill Woman’ c1910, then there are varieties between lots 146 and 152. Lot 154 is a Players set of EL6 The Royal Family 1902 (estimated at £240) containing excellent photographic images of H.M. Queen Victoria who had died in 1901, her son King Edward VII and other family members. Lots 156 and 157 are both empty candy sticks packets and lots 158 and 159 are both empty special albums. This section also includes the excellent Davies set of 30 Aristocrats of the Turf 1st Series dating from 1924 and inscribed a series of 30 (lot 176, est. £190). This contains lovely sepia photos of famous racehorses from the period including ‘Conjuror II’, ‘Verdict’ and ‘Papyrus’. There is another Beatles set at lot 178, namely the A & BC Gum set of L60 The Beatles black and white issue 1964 with an estimate of £180. These show them in a variety of different situations and have facsimile signatures in blue on the front. Lot 186 features stars of a different era as this is a Wills Overseas part set of 48 out of 250 Actresses ALWICS with front portrait in black and a red border c1903 (est. £110). We don’t come across these much, but they are well worth looking for as the pictures are lovely and actresses include Billie Burke who is best known for playing Glinda the good witch in the Wizard of Oz, Madie Hope, Grace Palotta and May De Sousa a Broadway actress and singer. As always in our auctions there is a selection of Brooke Bond items which this time are between lots 190 and 206. These include a Brooke Bond type of Place the Face Bingo with a single face and ‘P.G. Tips’ dating from 1972 and featuring radio star Tony Blackburn (est. £30) which concludes the section at lot 206.






Lots Left to Right

178 , 186 , 206

Lots 217 to 288


Lot 247

The Brooke Bond lots continue into this section then we are back to type cards between lots 214 and 232, amongst which is lot 222 a Jones Bros. type card of Spurs Footballers ‘F. Bentley’ from 1911 estimated at £100 and lot 230 a Mason type of Naval and Military Phrases “Very Squally” without a border dating from around 1904 with humorous picture and in very good condition estimated at £50. Lots 233 to 236 are all postcards then the next item worth a mention is lot 247 a 21st Century Archives USA set of LT55 Horror Stories/Terror Tales 1993 estimated at £12 in mint condition. These contain covers from American horror publications from the 1930s to 1950s advertising such delights as ‘Vault of the Damned’ and ‘The Dolls of Doom’. There are more racehorses at lot 256 in the Player set of 25 Racehorses 1926 which is estimated at £120 and includes the likes of ‘Ballinode’ and ‘Picaroon’. Between lots 275 and the end at lot 288 there are more type cards including lot 280 a F & J Smith type of Races of Mankind No. 23 from 1900 without the series on the front and advertising ‘Cup Tie’ cigarettes. This features a Siberian man in who looks like he is going hunting.






Lots Left to Right

230 , 256

Lots 289 to 360


Lot 331

The type cards continue between lot 289 and 299 in this section, then there are postcards at lots 300 and 301, empty special albums between lots 313 and 317 then lot 322 is a Duke Tob USA set of 50 Shadows c1890 with an estimate of just £220 due to its condition. These picture a shadow animal on one side with the character that created the shadow on the other, so for instance the soldier with curved hat brim produces a duck shadow whilst a woman with trailing ribbons on her cap produces an elephant. Be warned though some of the cards contain unpleasant racial stereotypes. Lot 324 contains a part set by one our favourite issuers F & J Smith this contains 46 out of 50 A Tour Round the World with title and text back dating from 1906 (est. £100). These contain lovely colour pictures of sights from around the world which are described on the reverse and these include the Town Hall in Sydney, Market Street, San Francisco and a night-time view of Queen Street, Auckland. There are more world views in the Sanitarium Australia set of M50 This Fascinating World 1957 at lot 331 (VG, est. £35), but this set also includes people, things and wonders of nature in scenes as diverse as a Dacca Bazaar, tiger hunting, silk weaving and the Church of the Nativity. As always this last section contains our promo and autograph cards and these can be found between lots 350 and 355. They include lot 353 a Rittenhouse autograph card of The Fantasy Worlds of Irwin Allen No. A17 June Lockhart at Maureen Robinson from Lost in Space 2003 lot 322 which in mint condition is estimated at £25 and lot 354 a Cult-Stuff autograph card of The Art of Burlesque Khandie Khisses No. BA3 2013 (est. at £20). According to the card back Khandie is one of the top 50 burlesque performers in the world. Lot 356 is a Strictly Ink Costume Redemption card from The Avengers Series 1 (John Steed’s suit) then lots 357 to the end are all promo cards. There is plenty of variety in this auction and we wish you luck with your bids.

We wish you luck with your bids.





Lots Left to Right

324 , 354

The Catalogue, which contains a full description of all 360 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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