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25th March 2019


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Worlds Masterpieces inscribed 2nd Series 1915
Hill Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Worlds Masterpieces inscribed 2nd Series 1915 Worlds Masterpieces inscribed 2nd Series 1915 25 - There are not many pre-Great War sets as modestly priced as this little series of twenty-five photogravures. Although titled ‘Second Series’ there was no first series issued and it is thought to have been a continuation of their Famous Pictures series issued in 1913. The pictures begin with portraits of the King and Queen and then continues with classic paintings from galleries around the world with the emphasis on 19th century artists. These include ‘Sea Scouts of the Empire by marine artist Bernard Gribble, ‘The Judgement of Paris’ by Rubens, Raphael’s ‘The Sistine Manonna’, ‘The Knight Errant’ by Sir John Everett Millias, Edward Burne-Jones’ ‘King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid, Lord Frederick Leighton’s ‘Bath of Psyche’, ‘Charles I’ by Peter Lely, Constable’s ‘The Valley Farm’, Gainsborough’s ‘The Market Cart’, Turner’s ‘Crossing the Brook’, ‘A Cavalier’ by J.L.E. Meissonier, ‘The Horse Feeder’ by George Morland and ‘The Music Lesson’ by E. Muenier. The backs bear intelligent texts with alternate cards advertising ‘Badminton’ or ‘Spinet’ tobaccos. An interesting set with cards size 69 x 41mm
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Worlds Masterpieces inscribed 2nd Series 1915

Issuer: Hill Condition: Very Good to Excellent * These are original and NOT reprints Description: There are not many pre-Great War sets as modestly priced as this little series of twenty-five photogravures. Although titled ‘Second Series’ there was no first series issued and it is thought to have been a continuation of their Famous Pictures series issued in 1913. The pictures begin with portraits of the King and Queen and then continues with classic paintings from galleries around the world with the emphasis on 19th century artists. These include ‘Sea Scouts of the Empire by marine artist Bernard Gribble, ‘The Judgement of Paris’ by Rubens, Raphael’s ‘The Sistine Manonna’, ‘The Knight Errant’ by Sir John Everett Millias, Edward Burne-Jones’ ‘King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid, Lord Frederick Leighton’s ‘Bath of Psyche’, ‘Charles I’ by Peter Lely, Constable’s ‘The Valley Farm’, Gainsborough’s ‘The Market Cart’, Turner’s ‘Crossing the Brook’, ‘A Cavalier’ by J.L.E. Meissonier, ‘The Horse Feeder’ by George Morland and ‘The Music Lesson’ by E. Muenier. The backs bear intelligent texts with alternate cards advertising ‘Badminton’ or ‘Spinet’ tobaccos. An interesting set with cards size 69 x 41mm Number of cards in set: 25

Price for complete set: Catalogue Price £50.00 Special Offer £35.00

March Special Offers:

Below are just 2 of the 28 special offers we have to offer throughout March, Click here to view them all

Barratt Films, TV, Sci Fi & Comic Art Tom and Jerry 1971 Tom and Jerry 1971 50 - In August 1940, Hanna and Barbera joined forces to direct the furry feline and mouse in their first six-minute cinema cartoon ?Puss Gets the Boot? which was an instant success and was nominated for an Academy Award. Other cartoons quickly followed, the hilarious cat and mouse antics providing much-needed laughter during the darkest years of the war, and in 1944, Jerry won audiences? hearts when he danced a sequence with Gene Kelly in the musical ?Anchors Aweigh?. The comic duo continued to delight the critics too, and in 1953 they awarded their eighth Oscar. Tom and Jerry?s lives changed in 1958 when MGM?s animation studios closed, a move which motivated Hanna and Barbera to start up their own television production company which not only originated new cartoons, but also re-animated many of the old ones. Kids, of course, love Tom and Jerry, so its hardly surprising to find Barratt?s issuing a series of fifty cards featuring the cartoon favourites, with their sweet cigarettes back in 1971, each colour picture being a self-evident situation in which Tom usually comes of worst, with a suitable description on the back. Size 67 x 36mm
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Tom and Jerry 1971

Tom and Jerry 1971

Barratt - 50 in set

Catalogue Price £25.00 Special Offer £17.00

Phillips Dogs and Pets Our Favourites 1935 Our Favourites 1935 M48 - The current craze for looking at cute animal pictures online is not new although in the pre-computer age you had to view them on cigarette cards like these that were issued in 1935. The black and white photos picture different animals with a humorous caption underneath. For instance a dog and puppy is titled ‘A chip off the old block’, there is a picture of chimps with a camera titled ‘A perfect picture, two dogs and a bone is captioned ‘The eternal triangle’, a cat playing with a pull-cord is titled ‘Blind Devotion’, dogs in giant flowerpots are titled ‘Gone to pot’, a goat climbing up to reach some leaves has the heading ‘Stolen fruits are sweetest etc. We have to say that some of the pictures use animals in ways that would not be acceptable today such as the elephant riding a bike and chimps dressed as humans, but overall this is a lovely set. The numbered backs contain an advert for ‘De Reszke The Aristocrat of Cigarettes” but no text about the subject. Cards size 60 x 53mm
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Our Favourites 1935

Our Favourites 1935

Phillips - M48 in set

Catalogue Price £12.50 Special Offer £8.50

Monthly Auction:

361 Lots with estimated values from £1 upwards Everyone should find something to interest them and suit their pocket Click here to find out more

Last date for bids 30th March 2019 - Bids can be submitted by post, phone, fax, e-mail or through this website


Lot 91

There are some real gems in this month’s auction so it is well worth having a good read through the auction catalogue. Our star lot for March is lot 91 the Liebig England set of EL6 Sport F460/S461 dating from 1895 which is rare as it was only issued with English text. This is the set that was mentioned in February's Card Collectors News magazine which we hardly ever come across so we are sure any sports fan will want to snap this up even with an estimate of £700 due to its fair to good condition. 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 

Please note there are no additional charges to bidders for buyers premium etc.

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March New Issues:

Below are just 2 of the 4 issues added to our stock this month, Click here to view them all

Lychgate Press Pop Stars & Singers The Cramps (Punk Rock Band of the 1970s) 2019 The Cramps (Punk Rock Band of the 1970s) 2019 L6 - In case you haven’t heard of this band the first card helpfully explains on the back that they formed in 1976 and were one of the first American punk bands. The cards picture caricatures of band members set against a green background with text about the band members on the green backs. The last card gives details of their band including real names and date of birth and death where applicable. The other side of this card give details of their albums and when they were issued. All-in-all an interesting tribute to American punk icons with cards size 79 x 60mm.
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The Cramps (Punk Rock Band of the 1970s) 2019

The Cramps (Punk Rock Band of the 1970s) 2019

Lychgate Press - L6 in set

£5.00

Epic Cards Football European Footballers 1st Series (footballers from the 1940s onwards) 2019 European Footballers 1st Series (footballers from the 1940s onwards) 2019 10 - This is an unsual set from a new issuer containing caricatures of famous footballers drawn by Ed Carter. The caricatures are in colour and are set against a green grass background with series title at the top and the player’s name, artist’s credit and number at the bottom. The green bordered backs are also numbered and give information about the footballer and their career. Amongst the stars are the legendary Stanley Matthews, Hungarian Ferenc Puskas, Luis Suarez who plays for Barcelona and Uruguay, Eusebio who is considered one of Portugal’s all-time greats, England 1966 World Cup player Bobby Charlton and Manchester United star George Best. Sure to be popular with football card collectors these are size 69 x 36mm.
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European Footballers 1st Series  (footballers from the 1940s onwards) 2019

March Updates:

  • New issues: We have added a further 4 Series to our website.
  • Monthly Auction: This months postal auction ends on Saturday March 30th 2019. Our auction contains 361 lots with estimated values from £1 upwards
  • Cards for sale: We have updated many of our thematic lists, Click here to check them out.
  • Set of the month: This month we feature "Primrose 50 Cowboy Series 1961". Magazine subscribers can buy this set for £10.00 a saving of £2.50
  • Special offers: Throughout March you can take advantage of any of the 28 special offers
  • Daily offer: Everyday we offer a new set a special discount click here to see today's offer

Odd Cards & Special Requests

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