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Morris Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Horoscopes cream card 1936 Horoscopes cream card 1936 12 - None of us can be certain as to what is in store. Nonetheless it can be fun to dabble in our horoscopes imagining that the stars influence our fortunes, and you can join in with the help of Morris’s 1936 series of 12 Horoscopes with a card for each month of the year. Take someone born in January; their card will tell them about their birth sign (Aquarius), birthday jewel (garnet), colour (sky blue) and flower (primrose), a list of dates which will be your lucky days and a horoscope, the details of which we will not reveal here. Find out what your horoscope is, and those of you friends and relatives with this set. Size 68 x 36mm
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Horoscopes cream card 1936

Horoscopes cream card 1936

Morris - 12 in set

£8.50

Morris Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Wax Art Series 1931 Wax Art Series 1931 25 - The 25 cards show pictures of items that have been embellished with artwork produced using melted sealing wax, a hobby that would appear to have died out. The first card in the set features an ink pen holder and, in what we are told is a simple way of making it more decorative, it is smeared with heated yellow wax, then when this has dried flat a stick of red wax is melted and the pen held so the hot wax is melted into the places marked for flowers. After this has cooled you model it into the flowers and then repeat the process for the green leaves, whilst the crossed over ribbons are created by rolling and attaching strips of warm wax. This was definitely not a craft for children as there must have been a real potential for hot wax related injuries! If you could master the pen holder then a whole new world opened up as there does not seem to be much you could not add wax art to. The set shows examples of pendants, boxes, brooches, vases, tumblers, a paper knife and even a matchbox decorated with flowers and edging. The backs contain all the information you need to give it a go so if you are looking for a new hobby to fill a long winter evening then you need look no further!
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Wax Art Series 1931

Wax Art Series 1931

Morris - 25 in set

£12.50

Morris Animals & Wildlife Whipsnade Zoo 1932 Whipsnade Zoo 1932 25 - In the 1920s when Whipsnade was conceived attitudes towards wildlife in general and animal welfare in particular were somewhat different from those of today with exploitation rather than conservation the principal aim. The vision of Whipsnade therefore is all the more remarkable ad the backs of these cards emphasize the point explaining it consists of five hundred acres of formerly rough farmland, fifteen times the size of London Zoo from where many of the animals were brought by the Royal Zoological Society and “it is the intention to retain the natural wilderness of Whipsnade.” Also “nothing has been left to chance with regard to the health and comfort of the animals and birds, to the extent that electricity has been conducted from Luton not just for lighting but as a means of providing warmth for the more sensitive members”. The colour pictures are excellent and whether or not you support the idea of Zoos, even “open” ones like Whipsnade, this set is quality and worth a place in any collection. Cards size 68 x 36mm.
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Whipsnade Zoo 1932

Whipsnade Zoo 1932

Morris - 25 in set

£15.00

Morris Fish, Fishing & the Ocean At the London Zoo Aquarium 1928 At the London Zoo Aquarium 1928 35 - As you would expect this contains pictures of the weird and wonderful creatures to be found at the Aquarium, but what makes this set stand out is the use of superb colour artwork. The artists responsible have managed to give the marine life a bit of a make-over and even the oddest looking specimens appear to their best advantage. Included in this set are a Perch, Star-fish, Smooth Spur-Toed Frog, Thornback Skate, Octopus and Sea-Horse. The backs contain facts about the creature including their favorite food. The Star-fish, we are told, can stay for days in the same position, but can move rapidly if disturbed. Apparently they particularly enjoy eating oysters. The Thornback Skate used to be found all around the British Isles and can vary in size between two to four feet. Unfortunately their thorny bodies are easily trapped in the nets of trawlers and there are concerns about their long-term survival in UK waters. Sea-Horses too are under threat worldwide and even back in 1928 the card says they were rarely found off the coast of England. Only two species of Sea-Horse live in these waters, but they are difficult to see as they are very good at disguising themselves spending most of their time clinging by their tail to stems of seaweed. These tiny creatures swim with their body erect but one of the most interesting things about them is that it is the male that carries the young in an abdominal pouch.
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At the London Zoo Aquarium 1928

At the London Zoo Aquarium 1928

Morris - 35 in set

£17.50

Morris Film & Stage Stars Pre-1940 Captain Blood 1937 Captain Blood 1937 25 -
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Captain Blood 1937

Captain Blood 1937

Morris - 25 in set

£30.00

Morris Film & Stage Stars Pre-1940 How Films are Made White Card 1934 How Films are Made White Card 1934 25 - Before the benefit of modern computer-generated wizardy and special effects films had to be real, as we can see from this set. Prepared with the help of Gaumont-British, the cards provide a fascinating insight of production techniques during the heyday of the silver screen, model making, scenery, snow, fog, rain, make-up, camera positions, continuity,lighting, sound and so on. The illustrations are fabulous and the descriptions enhance the magic of the cinema. Size 67 x 36mm. This set was also issued on a cream card background.
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How Films are Made White Card 1934

How Films are Made White Card 1934

Morris - 25 in set

£30.00

Morris Film & Stage Stars Pre-1940 How Films are Made Cream card 1934 How Films are Made Cream card 1934 25 - Before the benefit of modern computer-generated wizardy and special effects films had to be real, as we can see from this set. Prepared with the help of Gaumont-British, the cards provide a fascinating insight of production techniques during the heyday of the silver screen, model making, scenery, snow, fog, rain, make-up, camera positions, continuity,lighting, sound and so on. The illustrations are fabulous and the descriptions enhance the magic of the cinema. Size 67 x36mm. This set was also issued a white card background.
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How Films are Made Cream card 1934

How Films are Made Cream card 1934

Morris - 25 in set

£35.00

Morris Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Measurement of Time 1924 Measurement of Time 1924 25 - Time waits for no one, or so they say, but our perception of time varies according to circumstances. Time drags if we are bored and flies when we are enjoying ourselves. How then can we appreciate the concept of time? That is something which has exercised mankind since primitive times when they used shadows cast by the sun. Later methods include candles marked by lines, hour-glasses, coiled spring and pendulum time pieces through to the atomic clock with each advance producing a new degree of accuracy. Many of these developments can be seen in this excellent colour series which is titled Measurement of Time and was issued in 1924. The texts give us a fascinating insight into the ways in which different civilisations approached the challenge – for example the Egyptians used the transfer of water from one container to another, regulated by an adjustable stopper, with the period between sunrise and sunset being calibrated in twelve equal parts, the hours. Clepsammia or hour-glasses measure time when find sand falls from the upper to the lower glass bulb and we are told that a sand-glass is being “used in the House of Commons to this day”. Is that still the case we wonder? This series is packed with interesting facts and pictures and is well worth your time! Cards size 68 x 38mm
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Measurement of Time 1924

Measurement of Time 1924

Morris - 25 in set

£35.00

Morris Military - General Series Victory Signs 1928 Victory Signs 1928 50 - in March 1918, the German’s mounted their last desperate bid to break the British line, throwing half a million men against the 5th Army under General Sir Hubert Gough. This information is revealed on the back of card no. 2, on the front of which is a racing Red Fox with a white splash on its tail, the 5th Army’s distinguishing mark, chosen by General Gough a keen hunting man, when he took command. This is a truly fascinating series. Released in 1928, it is in effect a history of the British Army in the Great War, and not just the broad canvas, but down to the work of individual groups such as the Royal Engineer’s Tunnelling Company whose highly dangerous task it was to “dig vast mines under the enemy trenches at the end of the tunnels of great length lay tons of explosives and then blow them up.” The tunnellers’ distinguishing mark was a T superimposed on a triangle. All the marks were chosen to represent a particular attribute – the White and Red Rose of the 31st Division reflecting its make up as Lancashire and Yorkshire troops, the 38th Division comprised Ulstermen hence the Red Hand, the 9th (Scottish) Division a Thistle and so on. SIZE 68 X 38mm
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Victory Signs 1928

Victory Signs 1928

Morris - 50 in set

£35.00

Morris Animals & Wildlife Animals at the Zoo Blue back 1924 Animals at the Zoo Blue back 1924 50 -
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Animals at the Zoo Blue back 1924

Animals at the Zoo Blue back 1924

Morris - 50 in set

£40.00

Morris Dogs and Pets Racing Greyhounds 1939 Racing Greyhounds 1939 25 - We think this set was issued just before the Second World War broke out because the last reference in the text is to the withdrawal of one of the runners from the 1939 Greyhound Derby which had taken place in June that year. Greyhound racing in the 1920s and ‘30s had a huge following and that is reflected in the number of sets issued by manufacturers at the time, but this set was produced by the London firm of B. Morris under the brand title “Forecasta”. The cards picture top-class greyhounds born from 1935 to 1937, whilst the informative texts give their pedigree, owner, trainer, track and prize record etc. Greyhound racing was clearly a serious business if the amount of money involved is any example. For example, Ballyhennessy Sandhills on card 2 won more than £4,800 in just three races, which was a fortune in those days. Alas there is no longer dog-racing at White City and most of the other tracks around the country have also gone, but these fine animals will bring back memories for many. Cards size 64 x 38mm.
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Racing Greyhounds 1939

Racing Greyhounds 1939

Morris - 25 in set

£40.00

Morris Animals & Wildlife Animals at the Zoo Grey back 1924 Animals at the Zoo Grey back 1924 50 -
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Animals at the Zoo Grey back 1924

Animals at the Zoo Grey back 1924

Morris - 50 in set

£45.00

Morris Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Actresses 1898 Actresses 1898 30 - These are black bordered black and white photos of actresses from the 1890s which are stamped on the front “photo of Bassano”. English photographer Alessandro Bassano was all the rage in the late Victorian era and was famous for his high society portraits and picture of Kitchener which was used in the famous recruiting poster in WWI. He seems to have taken just as much trouble with these beauties who include Dora Bateman who went on to appear in silent movies, Jessie Bateman who began as a child actress, Muriel Beaumont who retired from acting in 1910 and is the mother of writer Daphne du Maurier, Rosie Boote who caused scandal by marrying the 4th Marquis of Headford in 1901, Evie Green a star of Edwardian musical comedies and Decima Moore a singer/actress who sung soprano with the D’oly Carte Opera Company, was active in the women’s suffrage movement and was awarded a CBE for her work in the First World War. Curiously two of the ladies appear more than once, but we don’t know why. Singer and comedian Nina Sevening appears on 3 cards and Marie Shields on 2. The plain back cards measure 68 x 41mm.
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Actresses 1898

Actresses 1898

Morris - 30 in set

£60.00

Morris Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards How to Sketch 1929 How to Sketch 1929 50 -
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How to Sketch 1929

How to Sketch 1929

Morris - 50 in set

£60.00

Morris Royalty The Queens Dolls House 1925 The Queens Dolls House 1925 25 -
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The Queens Dolls House 1925

The Queens Dolls House 1925

Morris - 25 in set

£80.00

Morris Motoring Motor Series (Motor Parts) 1922 Motor Series (Motor Parts) 1922 25 -
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Motor Series (Motor Parts) 1922

Motor Series (Motor Parts) 1922

Morris - 25 in set

£140.00

Morris Golf Golf Strokes 1923 Golf Strokes 1923 25 -
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Golf Strokes 1923

Golf Strokes 1923

Morris - 25 in set

£200.00

 
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