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18th February 2019


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Crystal Palace Souvenir Varnished Front 1937
Hill Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Crystal Palace Souvenir Varnished Front 1937 Crystal Palace Souvenir Varnished Front 1937 40 - These cards were issued following the disastrous fire in November 1936 which destroyed this famous London landmark and the informative text on the reverse tells us that although the fire was attended by sixty-five fire engines and six hundred firemen they could not save the building. The last couple of cards picture the charred remains, but the set begins with a picture of the extraordinary building designed by Sir Joseph Paxton which was erected in Hyde Park. The wonderful glass structure, nicknamed the ‘Crystal Palace’, was home to the Great Exhibition of 1851 which showcased exhibits from around the world as well as British manufacturing talent and a host of entertainment. Following the success of this Exhibition when it was over the decision was taken to move the building from Hyde Park to land at Sydenham and it was re-erected there in 1852 where it became a place of entertainment where people visited to view displays, listen to concerts, watch fire-works or football etc. This set pictures in black and white interesting rooms, some of the entertainments, foreign visitors and some of the ups and downs of its long history. There is plenty of information on the card backs making this a worthy souvenir. These cards have a varnished front, but a matt front version was also issued in 1936. Size 66 x 37mm
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Crystal Palace Souvenir Varnished Front 1937

Issuer: Hill Condition: Very Good to Excellent * These are original and NOT reprints Description: These cards were issued following the disastrous fire in November 1936 which destroyed this famous London landmark and the informative text on the reverse tells us that although the fire was attended by sixty-five fire engines and six hundred firemen they could not save the building. The last couple of cards picture the charred remains, but the set begins with a picture of the extraordinary building designed by Sir Joseph Paxton which was erected in Hyde Park. The wonderful glass structure, nicknamed the ‘Crystal Palace’, was home to the Great Exhibition of 1851 which showcased exhibits from around the world as well as British manufacturing talent and a host of entertainment. Following the success of this Exhibition when it was over the decision was taken to move the building from Hyde Park to land at Sydenham and it was re-erected there in 1852 where it became a place of entertainment where people visited to view displays, listen to concerts, watch fire-works or football etc. This set pictures in black and white interesting rooms, some of the entertainments, foreign visitors and some of the ups and downs of its long history. There is plenty of information on the card backs making this a worthy souvenir. These cards have a varnished front, but a matt front version was also issued in 1936. Size 66 x 37mm Number of cards in set: 40

Price for complete set: Catalogue Price £80.00 Special Offer £64.00

February Special Offers:

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Barker Miscellaneous Trade Cards Circus Scenes 1961 Circus Scenes 1961 EL24 - This set was produced in collaboration with Bertam Mills’ Circus and pictures the acts and the Mills Brothers, Cyril and Bernard who carried on the circus founded by their father Bertram. In those days animal acts were still considered acceptable so there are elephants balancing and driving a car, lions and tigers and their tamers, horses and ponies, dogs and monkeys as well as human clowns, trapeze acts, high wire performers, the Ringmaster etc. There are also interesting pictures of the circus on the road and the outside of the big top. The card backs tell you all about circus life. An interesting set taking a peek at circus life in the 1960s. The cards are size 97 x 50mm
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Circus Scenes 1961

Circus Scenes 1961

Barker - EL24 in set

Catalogue Price £50.00 Special Offer £36.00

Aston And Erdington Police Miscellaneous Trade Cards Cop Card Toons including Album 1989 Cop Card Toons including Album 1989 L24 - These cards and their accompanying album were an attempt by local police and businesses to promote crime prevention and child safety. The album contains adverts from business sponsors, spaces for the numbered cards and three messages on the left hand-side on subjects such as defence against bogus callers, dealing with vandalism etc. At the back of the album is a list of police stations and if you took the completed album to one of them you could claim a free keyring. The cards have black and white cartoons on them with numbers on the back and when placed in their allotted slots in the album (four per page) these form sectional pictures illustrating various crime messages such as don’t take sweets from someone you don’t know, that vandalism and graffiti destroys or the benefits of joining the Neighbourhood Watch. A novel set and album with some cards size 96 x 57mm and the rest 90 x 64mm.
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Cop Card Toons including Album 1989

Cop Card Toons including Album 1989

Aston And Erdington Police - L24 in set

Catalogue Price £6.00 Special Offer £4.00

Monthly Auction:

360 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 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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February New Issues:

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

Ogdens Boxing A B C of Sport 1927 (CCS Reprint 2002) A B C of Sport 1927 (CCS Reprint 2002) 25 - We now have in stock a reprint of the 1927 set by Ogdens which illustrates a sport for each letter of the alphabet except Z which appears on the same card as Y. The often humorous colour pictures are backed by a little rhyme such as “J is the jockey (cross-country of course!) who passes the winning-post after his horse – the steed had a notion, abrupt but intense, to see what it felt like to sit on a fence!” Some of the subjects chosen are odd, for instance D is deerstalking, but surely it would be less of a stretch to have illustrated dog racing and the entry for I is an Imbecile when obviously ice skater would be the logical choice. Also V and X clearly proved a challenge as the rhymes explain - V stands for Villikins a champion at spillikins and “X is a prefix that champions use when to their laurels they finally made their adieus”. Yachting was the obvious choice for Y, but the best they could come up with for Z is ‘Zest’. That said this is an entertaining little set with cards size 68 x 36mm
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A B C of Sport 1927 (CCS Reprint 2002)

A B C of Sport 1927 (CCS Reprint 2002)

Ogdens - 25 in set

£12.50

Players Animals & Wildlife Famous Irish Bred Horses 1936 (CCS Reprint 2001) Famous Irish Bred Horses 1936 (CCS Reprint 2001) 50 - There are some fine equine examples in this set of colour pictures including “Windsor Lad” which was bred in Dunboyne, County Meath and earned the title “Horse of the Century” due to victories in the Derby, St. Leger, Coronation Cup etc., “Ard Patrick” which in 1903 was sold to an agent from the German government, “Bahram” who’s winnings totalled £43,086½ after two seasons, “Brown Jack” who won the Alexandra Stakes at Ascot six years in succession etc. The backs are full of interesting facts about the horses and their life. For instance we are told that “Mr Jinks” is a descendant of “The Tetrarch” and inherited his grey coat colour. This set is a celebration of champion horses in their prime with cards. Size 68 x 36mm
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Famous Irish Bred Horses 1936 (CCS Reprint 2001)

February Updates:

  • New issues: We have added a further 2 Series to our website.
  • Monthly Auction: This months postal auction ends on Saturday February 23rd 2019. Our auction contains 360 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 "Gallaher Set of 48 Aeroplanes 1939". Magazine subscribers can buy this set for £35.00 a saving of £10.00
  • Special offers: Throughout February 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

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