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21st February 2019


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Players Past and Present 1916
Players Film & Stage Stars Pre-1940 Players Past and Present 1916 Players Past and Present 1916 25 - This is a lovely set which contains colour pictures of actors and actresses in their best known role so for example we see Sir Henry Irving, who had died in 1905, in his role as Mephistopheles in ‘Faust’, Sir Herbert Tree as Svengali in ‘Trilby, Gertrude Elliott as Peggy in ‘Mice and Men’, Gladys Cooper who appeared in ‘My Lady’s Dress’ in 1914, legendary actress Ellen Terry as Marguerite in ‘Faust’ and Gerald du Maurier who is depicted as gentleman-burgler Raffles. As well as appearing in this set Gerald has the distinction of having a brand of cigarettes named after him. He was paid for the use of his name, but although a keen smoker he never actually smoked the Du Maurier brand himself! The numbered backs are full of information and enable us to paint a picture of life on the stage at the turn of the century. These great-value cards are size 68 x 36mm.
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Players Past and Present 1916

Issuer: Players Condition: Very Good * These are original and NOT reprints Description: This is a lovely set which contains colour pictures of actors and actresses in their best known role so for example we see Sir Henry Irving, who had died in 1905, in his role as Mephistopheles in ‘Faust’, Sir Herbert Tree as Svengali in ‘Trilby, Gertrude Elliott as Peggy in ‘Mice and Men’, Gladys Cooper who appeared in ‘My Lady’s Dress’ in 1914, legendary actress Ellen Terry as Marguerite in ‘Faust’ and Gerald du Maurier who is depicted as gentleman-burgler Raffles. As well as appearing in this set Gerald has the distinction of having a brand of cigarettes named after him. He was paid for the use of his name, but although a keen smoker he never actually smoked the Du Maurier brand himself! The numbered backs are full of information and enable us to paint a picture of life on the stage at the turn of the century. These great-value cards are size 68 x 36mm. Number of cards in set: 25

Price for complete set: Catalogue Price £25.00 Special Offer £17.50

February Special Offers:

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

Phillips Flowers and the Garden Annuals 1939 Annuals 1939 50 - If you don’t have green-fingers yourself this set may be the next best thing as it features lovely colour examples of popular annual flowers such as Antirrhinum, Candytuft, Coreopsis, Cornflower, Eschscholtzia, Godetia, Gypsophila, Lupins, Marigolds, Mimulus, Nasturtium, Nigella, Nigh-Scented Stock, Poppies, Rudbeckia, Salvia, Scabious, Sunflower, Sweet Pea etc. The backs are full of information including how its name is pronounced, when to plant and what kind of planting position is best. For instance we learn that Marigolds are easy to grow and the seed should be sown in a sunny position in either March or April. We are also told that we should not be afraid to cut the blooms as there will be plenty to spare if we pick off the seed pods to maintain a succession of flowers. This set was also issued in New Zealand, but with different planting dates. A fine set with cards size 67 x 36mm.
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Annuals 1939

Annuals 1939

Phillips - 50 in set

Catalogue Price £12.50 Special Offer £8.50

Barratt Amazing Black Friday to Cyber Monday Deals Soldiers of the World 1966 Soldiers of the World 1966 50 - This set contains colour pictures of British, European and American soldiers in uniforms from the 18th century to the 1960s. Having said that over half of the set are British examples and most of these are from the 1960s. The numbered descriptive backs give regimental histories, battle honours and interesting facts. For instance we are told the French Foreign Legion wear a hat with sides known as a Kepi which offered protection against the hot North African sun. Interesting inclusions are a U.S. Military Policeman of the 1st Cavalry Division which was dismounted in 1942, a scruffy looking officer of Wurmser’s Free Corps., Austria 1793 who we are told has disregarded dress regulations, a French officer 1814 who’s uniform is described as the most elegant of all time, but not the most practical for action, a Prussian officer of Cuirassier Regiment No. 3 (1862) who’s helmet had a detachable silver eagle, a U.S. paratrooper from 1944, a private of the Gordon Highlanders, a WWII German infantry-man, a 1960s Trumpeter, King’s Troop of the Royal Horse Artillery, a Sergeant of the Glider Pilot Regiment formed in 1942 and a 1960s officer of the Royal Tank Regiment whose motto we are told is “Fear Naught”. An interesting set. Cards size 66 x 35mm. This set was also issued by Wiko with German text.
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Soldiers of the World 1966

Soldiers of the World 1966

Barratt - 50 in set

Catalogue Price £25.00 Special Offer £17.00

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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