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22nd April 2019


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Actors Natural and Character Studies 1938
Hignett Film & Stage Stars Pre-1940 Actors Natural and Character Studies 1938 Actors Natural and Character Studies 1938 50 - Description: 1938 and Hollywood was booming. New cinemas were springing up everywhere, new colour photography was bringing greater realism to the silver screen and the public flocked to picture palaces in their droves. Film star cigarette card sets were the latest craze for collectors, and Hignetts joined the bonanza, but their set had a novel approach. Each card has two pictures, one of the star’s natural pose, the other showing him or her in character mode. Examples are W.C. Field (as Mr. Micawber), Boris Karloff (“The Mummy”), George Robey, Gracie Fields, Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Mr Douglas Bying (cast as Queen Elizabeth!) and Florence Desmond on no. 9 playing Elizabeth Bergner who is pictured on no. 2. An absolutely brilliant set. This set was also issued by Ogdens. Size 68 x 36mm
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Actors Natural and Character Studies 1938

Issuer: Hignett Condition: Very Good to Excellent * These are original and NOT reprints Description: Description: 1938 and Hollywood was booming. New cinemas were springing up everywhere, new colour photography was bringing greater realism to the silver screen and the public flocked to picture palaces in their droves. Film star cigarette card sets were the latest craze for collectors, and Hignetts joined the bonanza, but their set had a novel approach. Each card has two pictures, one of the star’s natural pose, the other showing him or her in character mode. Examples are W.C. Field (as Mr. Micawber), Boris Karloff (“The Mummy”), George Robey, Gracie Fields, Laurence Olivier, Ralph Richardson, Mr Douglas Bying (cast as Queen Elizabeth!) and Florence Desmond on no. 9 playing Elizabeth Bergner who is pictured on no. 2. An absolutely brilliant set. This set was also issued by Ogdens. Size 68 x 36mm Number of cards in set: 50

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

April Special Offers:

Below are just 2 of the 29 special offers we have to offer throughout April, Click here to view them all

Players Amazing Black Friday to Cyber Monday Deals Modern Naval Craft 1939 Modern Naval Craft 1939 50 - When this series was first issued and reviewed in our magazine Card Collectors News in March 1939 World War II was just a few months away and many of the vessels featured would soon be in action. In December “H.M.S. Exeter” (card no. 6) was one of the ships involved in the Battle of the River Plate against the German battleship “Admiral Graf Spee” (no. 24) and in May 1940 “H.M.S Warspite” (no. 2) created havoc at Narvik inflicting great damage to German defences. A year later the battle cruiser “H.M.S. Hood” (no. 4) was sunk by the “Bismarck” and only three of the crew of 1,400 survived. Three days later the “Bismarck” was herself destroyed after Swordfish torpedo bombers from “H.M.S Ark Royal” (no. 16) damaged her rudder enabling the pursing British forces to finish her off. The “Ark” met her demise in November 1941 when she was torpedoed by a U-boat off Gibraltar, then there was more bad news in December when “H.M.S. Prince of Wales” and “H.M.S. Repulse” (no. 5) were both sunk by Japanese aircraft off Malaya. Among those in the British section is a M.T.B, one of the small, fast 40-knot plus vessels which proved so versatile and effective, but the set also includes ships from the American, Japanese, French, Italian, U.S.S.R and German navies. The adhesive numbered backs contain plenty of information and the cards are size 68 x 36mm.
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Modern Naval Craft 1939

Modern Naval Craft 1939

Players - 50 in set

Catalogue Price £25.00 Special Offer £17.00

Phillips Football Soccer Stars 1936 Soccer Stars 1936 50 - Founded in 1844, Godfrey Phillips were destined to become one of the “big boys” of the tobacco industry, but more importantly for collectors, they were prolific issuers of cards, producing well over one hundred different series between the 1890s and 1939. Towards the end of 1936 they launched three series of fifty footballers, Famous Footballers, International Caps and this series. The format of these was the same and they had many of the same players in common all depicted in colour head and shoulders pictures with interesting text on the adhesive backs giving not just career information, but interesting asides such as Worrall being considered the comedian of the Portsmouth team, that Arsenal were prepared to pay a world record fee of £12,000 for Hearts player T. Walker or that W.G. Richards bred Alsatians in his spare time. Among other well-known players are Arsenal’s E. Hapgood and E.J. Drake, Scottish born H. Gallacher of Derby County, Everton star ‘Dixie’ Dean and legendary Stoke player Stanley Matthews. This set is undoubtedly in the Premier League of football issues. Cards size 67 x 36mm
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Soccer Stars 1936

Soccer Stars 1936

Phillips - 50 in set

Catalogue Price £90.00 Special Offer £70.00

Monthly Auction:

356 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 27th April 2018 - Bids can be submitted by post, phone, fax, e-mail or through this website


Lot 17

There are some real gems amongst the 356 lots in this month’s auction if you have a question about any of the lots please do not hesitate to get in touch on 01458 273452 or via e-mail cards@londoncigcard.co.uk. As we normally do we have singled out one lot to highlight in the introduction which this month is lot 17 a Wills Overseas set of 50 Prominent Australian and English Cricketers (Ref W.59.8) 1907 (catalogued at £800 in very good condition) which with a few cards fair and the rest good to very good is estimated at £650 . This includes English players like Somerset’s L.C. Braund and W. Rhodes of Yorkshire as well as Australian players like Victoria’s V.S. Ransford and A. Cotter of N.S.W.

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.
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April New Issues:

Below are just 2 of the 6 issues added to our stock this month, Click here to view them all

Solo Cards Films, TV, Sci Fi & Comic Art Glamour Girls 26th Series 2019 (From the 1950s,60s and 70s) Glamour Girls 26th Series 2019 (From the 1950s,60s and 70s) 10 - This is the twenty sixth series of cards issued by Solo Cards featuring blue-tinted photos of lesser-known models and actresses. This batch includes Italian comedy star Giovanna Ralli, Norweigan Lillian Muller who has appeared on American TV in such shows as Starsky & Hutch and Charlie’s Angels, German born actress Helga Line who fled with her family to Portugal in the war and made a number of spaghetti westerns, Simonetta Vitelli who acted under the stage name of Simone Blondell, Iranian actress Tanya Lemani who appeared as Kara in the original Star Trek series, Silvia Dionisio who made her movie debut aged 14, Kathy Kersh who appeared in the 1966 Batman series and married he co-star Burt Ward, Marlys Burdette who was third in the Miss California Bikini Contest, German actress Uta Levka who appeared on TV and film in her homeland and British actress Vanessa Howard who starred in \r\nexploitation and horror films. As always there are plenty of facts on the back. Cards size 68 x 36mm\r\n
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Glamour Girls 26th Series 2019 (From the 1950s,60s and 70s)
Franklyn Davey Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Modern Dance Steps 1st Series 1929 (reprint 2002 limited edition of 1000) Modern Dance Steps 1st Series 1929 (reprint 2002 limited edition of 1000) 50 - What could you do if you had two left feet and no natural rhythm back in the 1930s when the nightclubs and wireless resounded to the tunes of Debroy Somers, Jack Payne or Henry Hall? Well the answer to your prayers would have been to collect a set of Modern Dance Steps and this is a limited edition reprint of this set produced in 2002. The black and white cards show a couple in evening dress performing dances step by step with detailed instructions on the reverse for both the lady and the gentleman. The dances include the Quick Step and Waltz and with such expert tuition you cannot not fail to become proficient providing you can memorize the information. Why not buy these cards and start planning your own Strictly Come Dancing moment! The cards are size 68 x 36mm
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Modern Dance Steps 1st Series 1929 (reprint 2002 limited edition of 1000)

April Updates:

  • New issues: We have added a further 6 Series to our website.
  • Monthly Auction: This months postal auction ends on Saturday April 27th 2019. Our auction contains 356 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 "Ogdens Set of 50 The Story of Sand 1934". Magazine subscribers can buy this set for £45.00 a saving of £5.00
  • Special offers: Throughout April you can take advantage of any of the 29 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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