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CWS Birds, Butterflies & Moths Parrot Series 1910 (reprint 1996) Parrot Series 1910 (reprint 1996) 25 -
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Parrot Series 1910 (reprint 1996)

Parrot Series 1910 (reprint 1996)

CWS - 25 in set

£6.00

CWS Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards African Types 1936 African Types 1936 24 - Titled African Types, the 24 colour pictures illustrate native people from various parts of the continent from Soudan in north to the Cape in the south, in traditional dress and engaged in everyday activities – carrying water, cooking, harvesting, weaving, etc. – with tribes such as the Zulu and Masai etc. The backs bear a basic description, an advert fo Raydex Tobacco, and a zebra. Size 68 x 36mm
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African Types 1936

African Types 1936

CWS - 24 in set

£12.00

CWS Native North American Indians and Cowboys Western Stars 1957 Western Stars 1957 24 - C.W.S series of 24 Western Stars issued with 'Jaycee' tipped cigarettes featuring colour pictures of stars noted for their roles in that popular genre of films based on adventures in America's west. Naturally, 'King of Cowboys', Roy Rogers, is included as well as Ward Bond who appeared in "Gone With The Wind" and John Ford's classic western "Salute". Also in this set is Ernest Borgnine whose memorable roles included "From Here to Eternity" as well as numerous westerns, Sterling Hayden, a regular in cowboy films but also prominent in "Asphalt Jungle" and "Johnny Guitar" and Dale Robertson, the one-time prize fighter who was later to become the star of TV's "Wells Fargo". Size 67 x 36mm
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Western Stars 1957

Western Stars 1957

CWS - 24 in set

£17.50

CWS Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Beauty Spots of Britain 1936 Beauty Spots of Britain 1936 M50 -
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Beauty Spots of Britain 1936

Beauty Spots of Britain 1936

CWS - M50 in set

£25.00

CWS Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Famous Buildings 1935 Famous Buildings 1935 48 - Back in the 1930s, the Co-Op issued a number of colour artwork series with their tobacco products including a set of 48 Famous Buildings. The selection of subjects is intriguing. 21 are British, including obvious candidates such as Stonehenge, St. Paul's Cathedral, the Tower of London, etc, but also the likes of Scotland's Rosslyn Chapel and Liverpool's St George's Hall ? interesting structures, but hardly world-class. What's famous in on person's opinion might be completely unknown to another. There's no dispute that the Taj Mahal, the Colosseum and the leaning Tower of Pisa are definitely in the famous category, but the Castle of Sirmione, the portal of San Zeno and the Telephone Buildings New York are hardly in the same class. Judge for yourself in this well illustrated and informative set. Size 68 x 36mm
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Famous Buildings 1935

Famous Buildings 1935

CWS - 48 in set

£40.00

CWS Flowers and the Garden Wayside Flowers (Gray/green back) 1928 Wayside Flowers (Gray/green back) 1928 48 - Modern farming practices, the ever-encroaching urban sprawl and pollution of one kind or another have all had a dramatic effect on wildlife in general and wild flowers in particular since the 1920s when this set was produced. Ironically motorway banks and verges have become a major haven for many species whose former habitats have been under pressure, but it was hedgerows along country lanes which the Co-op had in mind when they issued this set of Wayside Flowers. These contain lovely colour paintings of plants in bloom, some also with a close-up inset of the flower or seed, and descriptions on the back which include quaint medicinal uses and adverts for “Anglian Mixture” and “Tyneal Plug” tobacco. Some, like Orache and Sneezewort may be unfamiliar, but then there’s buttercup, daisy, primrose and violet, plus our old friend dandelion whose name comes from the French “dent-de-lion” or “Lion’s tooth”, although we believe many of our Gallic neighbours still call it by its alternative name “pis-en-lit” which translates as “wet-the-bed”, a reference to the plant’s diuretic properties. The cards are size 67 x 36mm.
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Wayside Flowers (Gray/green back) 1928

Wayside Flowers (Gray/green back) 1928

CWS - 48 in set

£40.00

CWS Birds, Butterflies & Moths British and Foreign Birds 1938 British and Foreign Birds 1938 48 - This is a lovely little set full of delightful colour pictures of birds. Numbers 1 to 24 are all familiar British birds such as the Magpie, House Sparrow, Chaffinch, Blackbird and Robin whilst the remainder comprise of a good selection of foreign species including a Cape Crowned Crane, Red Bird of Paradise, Hoopoe and Ostrich. The cards have adhesive backs and an advert for an album which was originally available from Co-op stores for one penny. The numbered backs also include interesting facts about the featured birds. A lovely set with cards size 67 x 37mm.
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British and Foreign Birds 1938

British and Foreign Birds 1938

CWS - 48 in set

£50.00

 
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