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New Issues for February 2019

In February we added a further 2 issues to our stock list, they can be found below.

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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


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)