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Carreras Dogs and Pets Dogs and Friend 1936 Dogs and Friend 1936 50 - Carreras were certainly going all out with the cuteness factor in this set which contains black and white pictures of dogs and puppies with small children. Our reviewer in 1936 was not impressed with the idea thinking it frivolous, but actually this is a rather nice set and there is a write up by animal stories author Lady Kitty Ritson on the reverse. Lady Ritson was well qualified to write this as she was involved with dog breeding and also the development of Guide Dogs for the Blind. The text gives details of the breed, but no details are given of the children featured. Amongst the breeds are Fox-Terriers, the Maltese, Yorkshire Terrier, Bull-Dog, French Bull-Dog, Pugs, Chows, Pekingese, Cocker Spaniels etc. Particularly charming are the pictures of large dogs and small children such as the St. Bernard with a boy half his size, the Irish Wolfhound who looks like he could be ridden by the small girl next to him or the Borzoi who’s head is over the shoulder of a small girl. This is a sweet set with cards size 67 x 35mm.
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Dogs and Friend 1936

Dogs and Friend 1936

Carreras - 50 in set

£25.00

Carreras Flowers and the Garden Flowers 1936 Flowers 1936 50 - Tulips and daffodils, wallflowers and primulas paint a colourful picture with this set. Card collectors needn’t look outdoors to enjoy nature’s celebration, because this set portrays fifty superb examples in glorious colour set against a black background. On the card backs the cultivation notes by the editor of Amateur Gardening magazine ensure that even the least green-fingered of us cannot fail to turn our gardens into a miniature Chelsea Flower Show. Size 68 x 36mm
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Flowers 1936

Flowers 1936

Carreras - 50 in set

£25.00

Carreras Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Gran Pop by Lawson Wood 1934 Gran Pop by Lawson Wood 1934 50 - Produced by Carreras in 1934 it is a series of 50 cards featuring ‘Gran-Pop’, a cartoon ape, in humorous colour drawings by the English painter and illustrator Lawson Wood. As well as appearing on cards the ‘Gran-Pop’ character also appeared in a series of annuals that were sold round the world. Lawson Wood was very much concerned with animal welfare and as well as being a member of the Royal Zoological Society he also founded a sanctuary for old animals, but the apes and other animals in his drawings find themselves in very human situations with suitably humorous captions. The card backs contain sepia photos and text showing the manufacture of cigarettes including an illustration of the Arcadia Works of Carreras Ltd in Hampstead Road, London where we are told “happy, healthy work people make good cigarettes with care, pride and conscience under the most hygienic manufacturing conditions”. Size 70 x 41mm. This was also produced in a larger format size 80 x 63mm.
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Gran Pop by Lawson Wood 1934

Gran Pop by Lawson Wood 1934

Carreras - 50 in set

£25.00

Carreras Flowers and the Garden Orchids 1925 Orchids 1925 L24 - If ever there was a series of cards which demonstrated several of the principles which make card collecting appeal so widely this is it. It shows that tobacco companies didn’t slavishly seek to produce ‘popular’ subjects ad infinitum and the resulting rich diversity is a major attraction of the hobby, also the professional approach and illustration make this unpromising theme a delight to behold. The set features exotic specimens from South and Central America (such as Cattleya Labita), Africa (Disa Grandiflora), India (the Coelogyne Cristata etc.) and South East Asia (Phalaenopsis Schilleriana) that were introduced into Britain for hot-house cultivation in the 19th century. The stunningly beautiful blooms are pictured in colour with the latin name underneath and the backs, with black cat motif at the bottom, describe their origin, appearance and cultivation within an ornate frame which epitomises the 1920s period. This set was also produced in a standard size, but these card are size 78 x 62mm.
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Orchids 1925

Orchids 1925

Carreras - L24 in set

£25.00

Carreras Flowers and the Garden Orchids 1925 Orchids 1925 24 - If ever there was a series of cards which demonstrated several of the principles which make card collecting appeal so widely this is it. It shows that tobacco companies didn’t slavishly seek to produce ‘popular’ subjects ad infinitum and the resulting rich diversity is a major attraction of the hobby, also the professional approach and illustration make this unpromising theme a delight to behold. The set features exotic specimens from South and Central America (such as Cattleya Labita), Africa (Disa Grandiflora), India (the Coelogyne Cristata etc.) and South East Asia (Phalaenopsis Schilleriana) that were introduced into Britain for hot-house cultivation in the 19th century. The stunningly beautiful blooms are pictured in colour with the latin name underneath and the backs, with black cat motif at the bottom, describe their origin, appearance and cultivation within an ornate frame which epitomises the 1920s period. This set was also produced in a large size, but these cards are size 68 x 36mm.
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Orchids 1925

Orchids 1925

Carreras - 24 in set

£25.00

Carreras Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Playing Cards and Dominoes 1929 (numbered) Playing Cards and Dominoes 1929 (numbered) L26 -
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Playing Cards and Dominoes 1929 (numbered)

Playing Cards and Dominoes 1929 (numbered)

Carreras - L26 in set

£26.00

Carreras Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Playing Cards and Dominoes 1929 (unnumbered) Playing Cards and Dominoes 1929 (unnumbered) L26 -
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Playing Cards and Dominoes 1929 (unnumbered)

Playing Cards and Dominoes 1929 (unnumbered)

Carreras - L26 in set

£26.00

Carreras Film & Stage Stars Pre-1940 Film and Stage Beauties 1939 Film and Stage Beauties 1939 54 - Set of 54 glamour photos called Film & Stage Beauties produced by Carreras in 1939, some of which are quite racy for the period - even showing a glimpse of stocking tops and some prominent busts - and a fair number are in bathing costumes. Among the beauties flaunting their physical talents are a few Hollywood actresses such as Hedy Lamarr, Anita Louise, Merle Oberon and Sonja Henie with their studio (Paramount, Warner Bros. Or 20th Century Fox noted on the card backs), but most would appear to be stage artistes - and not the theatrical type either, judging by where they could be seen (six of them at the Hollywood Restaurant, five at Rose's Casa Manana, with others at such venues as the Paradise Restaurant and the International Casino). Many bear a credit to Murray Korman. Size 68 x 36mm
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Film and Stage Beauties 1939

Film and Stage Beauties 1939

Carreras - 54 in set

£27.00

Carreras Film & Stage Stars Pre-1940 Film Stars 2nd Series 1938 Film Stars 2nd Series 1938 54 - Features exclusively female subjects in black and white photographic poses which are quite racy for the period. Included are well-established stars such as Marlene Dietrich, Joan Crawford, Joan Blondell, Carole Lombard, Maureen O’Sullivan, Anna Neagle and Florence Desmond. But there is also a bevy of new glamorous stars who were to become wartime pin-ups boosting forces’ morale, Olivia De Havilland, Deanna Durbin, Betty Grable and Dorothy Lamour. The film studios are named on the backs, together with an advert for a slip-in album “obtainable from all tobacconists, price one penny”. Those were the days! Size 68 x 36mm
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Film Stars 2nd Series 1938

Film Stars 2nd Series 1938

Carreras - 54 in set

£27.00

Carreras Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Famous Escapes 1926 Famous Escapes 1926 EL10 -
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Famous Escapes 1926

Famous Escapes 1926

Carreras - EL10 in set

£30.00

Carreras Flags, Arms & Maps Flags of All Nations (un-issued) c1960 Flags of All Nations (un-issued) c1960 60 - These interesting cards picture flags from round the world beginning with Afghanistan and ending with Yugoslavia, which of course no longer exists as a country. Name changes or new flags must be a problem for any card issue as circumstances can change over night a few other examples include Ceylon, Persia, Czechoslovakia and the Soviet Union. There are plenty of well-known examples includes such as Canada, Japan, Norway etc., but oddly the set does not include the Union Jack or flags for any of the United Kingdom countries. The best thing about this set is the wealth of information on the reverse which contains details of neighbouring countries, chief towns and cities, area included, estimate of population and main products or what it is best known for. This educational set was prepared around 1960 but was not actually issued and is size 66 x 35mm
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Flags of All Nations (un-issued) c1960

Flags of All Nations (un-issued) c1960

Carreras - 60 in set

£30.00

Carreras Film & Stage Stars Pre-1940 Glamour Girls of Stage and Films 1939 Glamour Girls of Stage and Films 1939 54 - A bevy of beauties in swimsuits or revealing costumes, quite racy for that period. Most are show-girls rather than film actresses, and in many cases the venue at which they are appearing is mentioned – seven of them at Rose’s Casa Manana, others at Rose’s Diamond Horseshoe, Paradise Restaurant, Midnight Sun Cabaret, Fischer’s International Casino and Hollywood Restaurant, and many of the photos are attributed to “Murray Korman, N.Y” implying American origin. Size 68 x 36mm. Also issued in 3 other sizes
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Glamour Girls of Stage and Films 1939

Glamour Girls of Stage and Films 1939

Carreras - 54 in set

£30.00

Carreras Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Notable MPs 1929 Notable MPs 1929 M50 - Living as we do in the world’s oldest democracy, the British people seem to enjoy a love/hate relationship with their members of parliament. Whether things were the same back in 1929, we don’t know, but Carreras series of 50 Notable MPs certainly included some controversial characters, not least of which was Winston Spencer Churchill, at that time Chancellor of the Exchequer who had already led a chequered career in and out of politics. Among Members locking horns with “Winnie” were three former Prime Ministers, David Lloyd George, Stanley Baldwin and Ramsay MacDonald and a Prime Minister to be, Neville Chamberlain, plus the first woman MP Nancy, Viscountess Astor, all under the gimlet gaze of the Speaker of the House, Captain Fitzroy. Terrific caricatures with excellent descriptions. Size 70 x 60mm. This set was also issued as a standard size set.
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Notable MPs 1929

Notable MPs 1929

Carreras - M50 in set

£30.00

Carreras Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards School Emblems 1929 School Emblems 1929 L40 -
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School Emblems 1929

School Emblems 1929

Carreras - L40 in set

£30.00

Carreras Military - General Series Britains Defences 1938 Britains Defences 1938 50 - On 30th September 1938 British Prime Minister Nevill Chamberlain returned from Munich to a tumultuous welcome with a document signed by Hitler say that we “bring peace with honour”. This was the same month that Carreras issued their series of 50 Britain’s Defences which includes many aspects of the operation of all three services. No doubt the Government made sure that our preparedness was put in the best light with emphasis on the most modern equipment – much of which was then in woefully short supply – without giving away any secrets to a potential enemy. The cards are exceptionally well-produced with excellent colour pictures backed by highly informative texts. Even today when we look back at this kind of set we can sense the unease about what the immediate future held in store. Fortunately, certain “ultra-modern developments” not included in the series were to tip the balance of war in our favour. These are well worth adding to any collection. Size 68 x 36mm.
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Britains Defences 1938

Britains Defences 1938

Carreras - 50 in set

£35.00

Carreras Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards British Costume 1927 British Costume 1927 25 -
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British Costume 1927

British Costume 1927

Carreras - 25 in set

£35.00

Carreras Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Famous Escapes 1926 Famous Escapes 1926 L25 - Of the incidents graphically depicted on these cards no fewer than three are devoted to the daring escapes of the resourceful thief Jack Sheppard from Newgate Prison. Among other celebrated ‘disappearing acts’ are those of Bonny Prince Charlie after Culloden, Mary Queen of Scots from Loch Leven Castle, King Charles after the Battle of Worcester, a mass breakout by 28 prisoners who tunnelled their way our of a Paris prison, William Tell, Napoleon III and Lady Arabella Stuart, wife of William Seymour, who escaped from house-arrest after being detained owing to a possible claim to the throne of England. Probably the most famous of all is Winston Churchill gaining his freedom from a Boer prison by scaling the wall and hitching a ride beneath sacks of wool on a goods train. (Note the nature of the glaze-coating on these cards means that they are slightly concave). Size 82 x 63mm
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Famous Escapes 1926

Famous Escapes 1926

Carreras - L25 in set

£35.00

Carreras Film & Stage Stars Pre-1940 Glamour Girls of Stage and Films 1939 Glamour Girls of Stage and Films 1939 M54 - A bevy of beauties in swimsuits or revealing costumes, quite racy for that period. Most are show-girls rather than film actresses, and in many cases the venue at which they are appearing is mentioned – seven of them at Rose’s Casa Manana, others at Rose’s Diamond Horseshoe, Paradise Restaurant, Midnight Sun Cabaret, Fischer’s International Casino and Hollywood Restaurant, and many of the photos are attributed to “Murray Korman, N.Y” implying American origin. Size 70 x 60mm. Also issued in 3 other sizes
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Glamour Girls of Stage and Films 1939

Glamour Girls of Stage and Films 1939

Carreras - M54 in set

£35.00

Carreras Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Old Staffordshire Figures 1926 Old Staffordshire Figures 1926 24 - Now collecting figurines may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but these are lovely colourful cards so it would be a shame to omit them from your collection and unlike the real thing they won’t need dusting! The figures are slightly embossed and the vivid blue background makes them really stand out. Included are a Toby Fillpot Jug from the late 18th century, a mother and child modelled around 1780, a statuette of Peace showing a female with an inverted torch resting on symbols of war, a general, the goddess Diana, Sir Isaac Newton modelled by Ralph Wood Jr and representations of the four elements, earth, air, fire, water. Humorously the figure for fire rather than having flames features a man about to ‘fire’ a gun, but we are told on the back the modedl was missing the gun and this was added by the artist. The numbered backs give further information and black cat trademark. Size 68 x 36mm
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Old Staffordshire Figures 1926

Old Staffordshire Figures 1926

Carreras - 24 in set

£35.00

Carreras Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Palmistry 1933 Palmistry 1933 50 - This set has pictures of hands against a dark blue background with relevant markings demonstrating aspects of palm reading. Card number 1 shows the chief lines marked A to F and the reverse tells us that A represents life, B fate, C fortune, D health, E head and F heart. Other cards show that even the shape of your hands have a meaning and that fingers relate to different planets. The meanings of lines and markings on the palm are also carefully explained on the reverse. If you want to see what the future holds or just fancy impressing friends with your mystic powers then this is the set for you.
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Palmistry 1933

Palmistry 1933

Carreras - 50 in set

£35.00

Carreras Film & Stage Stars Pre-1940 Film and Stage Beauties 1939 Film and Stage Beauties 1939 L36 -
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Film and Stage Beauties 1939

Film and Stage Beauties 1939

Carreras - L36 in set

£36.00

Carreras Film & Stage Stars Pre-1940 Glamour Girls of Stage and Films 1939 Glamour Girls of Stage and Films 1939 L36 - A bevy of beauties in swimsuits or revealing costumes, quite racy for that period. Most are show-girls rather than film actresses, and in many cases the venue at which they are appearing is mentioned – seven of them at Rose’s Casa Manana, others at Rose’s Diamond Horseshoe, Paradise Restaurant, Midnight Sun Cabaret, Fischer’s International Casino and Hollywood Restaurant, and many of the photos are attributed to “Murray Korman, N.Y” implying American origin. Size 76 x 70mm. Also issued in 3 other sizes
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Glamour Girls of Stage and Films 1939

Glamour Girls of Stage and Films 1939

Carreras - L36 in set

£36.00

Carreras Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Believe It or Not 1934 Believe It or Not 1934 50 -
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Believe It or Not 1934

Believe It or Not 1934

Carreras - 50 in set

£40.00

Carreras Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Round the World Scenic Models 1930 Round the World Scenic Models 1930 L50 -
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Round the World Scenic Models 1930

Round the World Scenic Models 1930

Carreras - L50 in set

£40.00

Carreras Flowers and the Garden Wild Flower Art Series 1923 Wild Flower Art Series 1923 25 -
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Wild Flower Art Series 1923

Wild Flower Art Series 1923

Carreras - 25 in set

£40.00

Carreras Film & Stage Stars Pre-1940 Film and Stage Beauties (without full point printing) 1939 Film and Stage Beauties (without full point printing) 1939 M54 -
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Film and Stage Beauties (without full point printing) 1939
Carreras Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Celebrities of British History 1935 Celebrities of British History 1935 50 - The famous people selected for inclusion are from all walks of life and span 700 years from Thomas A'Becket down to late Victorian notabilities and including Chaucer, Drake, Raleigh, Shakespeare, Cromwell, Wren, Cook, Nelson, Wellington, Darwin and Dickens through to Florence Nightingale. The pictures are taken mostly from paintings, many of which are in the National Portrait Gallery, and it's interesting to note that Dr. Johnson on no. 25 is from a painting in the Tate by Sir Joshua Reynolds who himself appears in a self-portrait on no. 28. Text backs summarise each subject's place in British history. Size 68 x 36mm
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Celebrities of British History 1935

Celebrities of British History 1935

Carreras - 50 in set

£45.00

Carreras Film & Stage Stars Pre-1940 Glamour Girls of Stage and Films 1939 Glamour Girls of Stage and Films 1939 EL36 - A bevy of beauties in swimsuits or revealing costumes, quite racy for that period. Most are show-girls rather than film actresses, and in many cases the venue at which they are appearing is mentioned – seven of them at Rose’s Casa Manana, others at Rose’s Diamond Horseshoe, Paradise Restaurant, Midnight Sun Cabaret, Fischer’s International Casino and Hollywood Restaurant, and many of the photos are attributed to “Murray Korman, N.Y” implying American origin. Size 99 x 69mm. Also issued in 3 other sizes
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Glamour Girls of Stage and Films 1939

Glamour Girls of Stage and Films 1939

Carreras - EL36 in set

£45.00

Carreras Military & Armed Forces History of Naval Uniforms 1937 History of Naval Uniforms 1937 50 - History of Naval Uniforms tracing the development of the Royal Navy from its origins almost to the present day picturing the uniforms of all ranks from ordinary seamen to Admiral of the Fleet through different ages, including the time of Drake and of Nelson, with explanatory backs which also delve into naval history. The set is rounded off with four cards about the Royal Marines. Size 68 x 36mm
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History of Naval Uniforms 1937

History of Naval Uniforms 1937

Carreras - 50 in set

£45.00

Carreras Film & Stage Stars Pre-1940 Paramount Stars (Film Stars) 1929 Paramount Stars (Film Stars) 1929 27 -
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Paramount Stars (Film Stars) 1929

Paramount Stars (Film Stars) 1929

Carreras - 27 in set

£45.00

Carreras Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards School Emblems 1929 School Emblems 1929 EL20 - This set is the extra large (134 x 76mm) version of School Emblems issued by Carreras in 1929 – presumably in boxes of fifty cigarettes judging by the size. Each of the fronts picture a colour cap bearing the school’s badge or emblem, plus a little pile of books top left and sports gear bottom right symbolising the academic and sporting aims of the establishment. The schools (all boys’) from all around England (and one in Edinburgh) are a mixture of public and grammar and include Repton, Dulwich, Merchant Taylors’ and Manchester Grammer. Informative backs tell us all sorts of interesting facts – and claims such as King’s School, Rochester being the oldest in England, dating from AD604.
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School Emblems 1929

School Emblems 1929

Carreras - EL20 in set

£45.00

Carreras Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards School Emblems 1929 School Emblems 1929 50 -
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School Emblems 1929

School Emblems 1929

Carreras - 50 in set

£45.00

Carreras Military & Armed Forces Famous Naval Men 1929 Famous Naval Men 1929 L24 -
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Famous Naval Men 1929

Famous Naval Men 1929

Carreras - L24 in set

£50.00

Carreras Film & Stage Stars Pre-1940 Film Stars by Florence Desmond 1936 Film Stars by Florence Desmond 1936 50 -
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Film Stars by Florence Desmond 1936

Film Stars by Florence Desmond 1936

Carreras - 50 in set

£50.00

Carreras Birds, Butterflies & Moths Birds of the Countryside 1939 Birds of the Countryside 1939 50 -
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Birds of the Countryside 1939

Birds of the Countryside 1939

Carreras - 50 in set

£55.00

Carreras Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Figures of Fiction 1924 Figures of Fiction 1924 25 -
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Figures of Fiction 1924

Figures of Fiction 1924

Carreras - 25 in set

£55.00

Carreras Film & Stage Stars Pre-1940 Film Stars A Series of 54 1937 Film Stars A Series of 54 1937 54 -
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Film Stars A Series of 54 1937

Film Stars A Series of 54 1937

Carreras - 54 in set

£55.00

Carreras Football Popular Footballers 1936 (cream card) Popular Footballers 1936 (cream card) 48 - This brightly coloured set features head and shoulders shots of players from the 1930s era and the numbered backs give career information – for instance we learn that J. Hampson was a “Sharp-shooter of Blackpool’s forward line” and he also played for England against Austria in 1933. Among those featured are goalie W.H. Light of Southampton, Celtic’s C. Geatons, Blackburn Rovers’ J.E. Thompson who we are told broke a leg after scoring a ‘hat-trick’ in 1933, Portsmouth outside-right F. Worrall, W. Furness of Leeds United, Sheffield United’s J. Pickering, Welsh International and Swansea star T. Martin, Aston Villa’s H. Morton, W. McKay of Manchester United, Fulham’s H.E. Hammond who also played cricket for Sussex, Arsenal’s J. Crayston and J.J. Williams of Huddersfield Town who by the time the card was printed had moved to Aston Villa. This set was also produced with a white back – see website for availability. Size 68 x 35mm.
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Popular Footballers 1936 (cream card)

Popular Footballers 1936 (cream card)

Carreras - 48 in set

£55.00

Carreras Football Popular Footballers 1936 (white card) Popular Footballers 1936 (white card) 48 - This brightly coloured set features head and shoulders shots of players from the 1930s era and the numbered backs give career information – for instance we learn that J. Hampson was a “Sharp-shooter of Blackpool’s forward line” and he also played for England against Austria in 1933. Among those featured are goalie W.H. Light of Southampton, Celtic’s C. Geatons, Blackburn Rovers’ J.E. Thompson who we are told broke a leg after scoring a ‘hat-trick’ in 1933, Portsmouth outside-right F. Worrall, W. Furness of Leeds United, Sheffield United’s J. Pickering, Welsh International and Swansea star T. Martin, Aston Villa’s H. Morton, W. McKay of Manchester United, Fulham’s H.E. Hammond who also played cricket for Sussex, Arsenal’s J. Crayston and J.J. Williams of Huddersfield Town who by the time the card was printed had moved to Aston Villa. This set was also produced with a cream back – see website for availability. Size 68 x 35mm.
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Popular Footballers 1936 (white card)

Popular Footballers 1936 (white card)

Carreras - 48 in set

£55.00

Carreras Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Notable MPs 1929 Notable MPs 1929 50 - Living as we do in the world’s oldest democracy, the British people seem to enjoy a love/hate relationship with their members of parliament. Whether things were the same back in 1929, we don’t know, but Carreras series of 50 Notable MPs certainly included some controversial characters, not least of which was Winston Spencer Churchill, at that time Chancellor of the Exchequer who had already led a chequered career in and out of politics. Among Members locking horns with “Winnie” were three former Prime Ministers, David Lloyd George, Stanley Baldwin and Ramsay MacDonald and a Prime Minister to be, Neville Chamberlain, plus the first woman MP Nancy, Viscountess Astor, all under the gimlet gaze of the Speaker of the House, Captain Fitzroy. Terrific caricatures with excellent descriptions. Size 69 x 36mm. This set was also issued as a medium size set.
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Notable MPs 1929

Notable MPs 1929

Carreras - 50 in set

£60.00

 
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