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Lyons Maid Sports Miscellaneous Junior Champs 1983 Junior Champs 1983 EL10 - These cards picture sports stars who began at a young age such as Superbike champion Barry Sheene, Olympic gold medal winner Mary Peters, skateboard star Tony Alva, Welsh rugby star Gareth Edwards who won his first international cap at 15, football legend Pele, Olympic figure-skater John Curry, tennis legend Christine Evert, swimmer Shane Gould, show-jumper Debbie Johnsey and Rumanian gymnast Nadia Comaneci. With plenty of informative text and colour pictures this is an interesting set which was also issued by Tonibell in 1979. Cards size 76 x 76mm.
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Junior Champs 1983

Junior Champs 1983

Lyons Maid - EL10 in set

Catalogue Price £3.50 Special Offer £2.75

Brooke Bond Brooke Bond Tea Card Issues British Costume blue back 1967 British Costume blue back 1967 50 - These illustrate male and female dress from 1050 to the swinging Sixties and include formal court wear, day wear and even a Scottish kilt and Welsh country dress. This is a fine historical set with plenty of information on the reverse. For instance we learn that dresses for ladies in the 1920s flattered the flat chested and men had a new soft felt hat. These colourful cards also demonstrate perfectly the excessive lengths to which being fashionable can take you – this is especially apparent in the 1880s when in addition to the incredibly tight corset an extreme bustle was attached on the back which we are told had to support the weight of the heavily-trimmed overdress. Such a dress must have severely restricted movement and it is no wonder that the Rational Dress Society was founded in that same period to promote more comfortable clothing. This blue text back set was issued in 1967 and an album was originally available to house these cards, but the set was also re-issued by Brooke Bond in 1973 with black text with a re-issue album. These provide a real guide to clothing over the centuries and the cards are size 68 x 36mm.
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British Costume blue back 1967

British Costume blue back 1967

Brooke Bond - 50 in set

Catalogue Price £5.00 Special Offer £3.50

Barbers Tea Dogs and Pets Dogs 1960 Dogs 1960 24 - This series of 24 cards featuring colour images of various "Dogs" some situated in scenic backgrounds and some in plain backgrounds. The fronts have white borders with a black frameline on front. On the reverse you will find full descriptive text and information about the Dog in green. Some of the dogs listed are Bull Terrier, Dachshund, Bulldog (British) & Labrador. Size 68 x 35mm
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Dogs 1960

Dogs 1960

Barbers Tea - 24 in set

Catalogue Price £5.00 Special Offer £3.50

Aston And Erdington Police Miscellaneous Trade Cards Cop Card Toons including Album 1989 Cop Card Toons including Album 1989 L24 - These cards and their accompanying album were an attempt by local police and businesses to promote crime prevention and child safety. The album contains adverts from business sponsors, spaces for the numbered cards and three messages on the left hand-side on subjects such as defence against bogus callers, dealing with vandalism etc. At the back of the album is a list of police stations and if you took the completed album to one of them you could claim a free keyring. The cards have black and white cartoons on them with numbers on the back and when placed in their allotted slots in the album (four per page) these form sectional pictures illustrating various crime messages such as don’t take sweets from someone you don’t know, that vandalism and graffiti destroys or the benefits of joining the Neighbourhood Watch. A novel set and album with some cards size 96 x 57mm and the rest 90 x 64mm.
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Cop Card Toons including Album 1989

Cop Card Toons including Album 1989

Aston And Erdington Police - L24 in set

Catalogue Price £6.00 Special Offer £4.00

Frame Set And Match Football Wembley Magpies 1995 Wembley Magpies 1995 25 - The club had enjoyed mixed fortunes in more modern times, but these cards look back at the star players from the Magpies’ history who helped them reach the FA Cup finals so often in the 1950s, including their victories in 1951 and 1955. These include Stan Seymour known as “Mr Newcastle” who joined the board on his retirement and led the team out at Wembley in both the 1951 and 1952 finals, Len White who scored 153 goals for the club, Bob Stokoe who took part in the 1955 final, Chilean born Ted and George Robledo, Bobby Mitchell who scored their second goal in the 1955 final, the legendary Jackie Milburn who joined the club in 1943, Vic Keeble who was especially good in the air, Welsh born Billy Foulkes, Jack Fairbrother, Ivor Broadis and Frank Brennan. The fronts picture black and white cariactures with coloured grass and sky and the numbered backs are full of interesting information about the players and their time with the club. A must for any supporter of the club. Cards size 71 x 38mm.
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Wembley Magpies 1995

Wembley Magpies 1995

Frame Set And Match - 25 in set

Catalogue Price £6.00 Special Offer £4.00

Automatic Machine Aviation & Space Modern Aircraft 1958 Modern Aircraft 1958 25 - This series was originally issued in an automatic machine which dispensed sweets and one card on the insertion of a coin. The cards contain fine colour pictures of planes in the sky with informative text on the reverse. We learn, for instance, that the Douglas X-3 is the most fantastic of all U.S. research aircraft and is designed to fly at three times the speed of sound. Also included in the set are an R.A.F. Meteor, Lockheed F.940 Starfire, Avro Canada, Bell H-13D helicopter as used in Korea, the French Vautour, De Havilland Vampire and Venom, Saab Lansen, an Alitalia Convairliner 340 passenger aircraft, a Westland-Sikorsky Whirlwind and Bristol 173 Rotocoach helicopters, Short Sew Mew etc. Cards size 68 x 36mm. This set was also issued by an Anonymous Company
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Modern Aircraft 1958

Modern Aircraft 1958

Automatic Machine - 25 in set

Catalogue Price £7.50 Special Offer £5.00

B P Petrol Football Team England (World Cup) 1998 Team England (World Cup) 1998 25 - These are rather nice colour, full-length caricatures of players from the England World Cup squad such as Michael Owen, Paul Ince, manager Glenn Hoddle, David Beckham, Gareth Southgate etc. Their names are given below and the top of the cards bears both the BP and the Football Association logos. The backs contain a mini photo of the player together with details of caps, goals, date of birth and height. These cards were originally given away free in BP garages, one card for each £10 spent on petrol and an album was also available for a small cost. Cards size 67 x 35mm.
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Team England (World Cup) 1998

Team England (World Cup) 1998

B P Petrol - 25 in set

Catalogue Price £7.50 Special Offer £5.00

Phillips Animals & Wildlife Animal Studies 1936 Animal Studies 1936 M30 - We just love the pictures in this set which have so much character they include the Indian Rhino, Lion, Tiger, Northern Fur Seal, Elk, Reindeer, Polar Bear, Indian Wild Boar, Elephant, Hippopotamus, Chamois, Walrus, Zebra, Tasmanian Devil, Puma, Red Kangaroo, Cheeta, and Black-backed Jackal many of which are today is in danger due to habitat loss or poaching. There are a couple of more familiar UK creatures too such as the Fox and Badger. The lovely colour pictures are backed by a small write-up about the creature concerned. For instance we learn that the Black-backed Jackal is the enemy of the sheep farmers who pay a reward of seven or sixpence per tail for its destruction. We are also told that the Puma is fond of horse-flesh, but is noted for its friendly disposition towards man – we don’t think it would be a good idea to put that to the test! The cards are size 60 x 53mm.
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Animal Studies 1936

Animal Studies 1936

Phillips - M30 in set

Catalogue Price £9.00 Special Offer £6.00

Authentix (USA) Miscellaneous Trade Cards Blondie (Comic Strip) 1995 Blondie (Comic Strip) 1995 LT50 - Chic young created the Blondie comic strip in 1930 and his son Dean took over in 1973. Blondie, the gorgeous flapper (full name Blondie Boopadoop) is a contemporary (and rival) of Betty Boop, and also hugely successful all around the world. Here we see some of the cartoons, meet the characters and learn the background. Size 89 x 63mm
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Blondie (Comic Strip) 1995

Blondie (Comic Strip) 1995

Authentix (USA) - LT50 in set

Catalogue Price £9.50 Special Offer £6.50

Badshah Tea Miscellaneous Trade Cards Wonders of the World 1967 Wonders of the World 1967 25 - The colourful drawings in this set depict both ancient and modern wonders and as well as views and tourist spots include a steel furnace, Jodrell Bank, the hovercraft, record-breaking Delta Dart aircraft and a hydro-electric plant. The pictures are backed with informative text making this a very attractive set. Among the more established wonders are the harbour bridge in Sydney, the Victoria Falls, the Pharos of Alexandria which was destroyed in the 14th century, Stonehenge, the Great Wall of China, Leaning Tower of Pisa, the Parthenon, Boulder Dam, Shway Dagon Pagoda, Mount Fuji, Empire State Building, Abu Simbel Taj Mahal, Grand Canyon and the Great Bell of Russia. This set was also issued by Browne Bros. Ltd in 1968 and Wilcocks and Wilcocks Ltd in 1971. Cards size 65 x 35mm.
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Wonders of the World 1967

Wonders of the World 1967

Badshah Tea - 25 in set

Catalogue Price £10.00 Special Offer £6.50

Barbers Tea Railways Railway Equipment 1958 Railway Equipment 1958 24 - Many companies have issued cards depicting locomotives or engines, but this set offers something a little different as it focuses on some of the behind-the-scenes equipment that keeps the service running, all pictured in colour with informative text on the back. We see, for instance, a coaling plant, inside Waterloo signal box, a sleet tender, a weed-killing train, a West Coast Postal train, diesel-electric shunting locomotive, inside a second class sleeping card and a kitchen car, a steam breakdown crane, hydraulic buffers, signals, Whitemoor marshalling yard, inside a locomotive erecting shop, containers being craned etc., although they have managed to include a few locos as well. Fascinating stuff for any train enthusiast. Cards size 69 x 35mm.
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Railway Equipment 1958

Railway Equipment 1958

Barbers Tea - 24 in set

Catalogue Price £12.00 Special Offer £8.00

Phillips Flowers and the Garden Annuals 1939 Annuals 1939 50 - If you don’t have green-fingers yourself this set may be the next best thing as it features lovely colour examples of popular annual flowers such as Antirrhinum, Candytuft, Coreopsis, Cornflower, Eschscholtzia, Godetia, Gypsophila, Lupins, Marigolds, Mimulus, Nasturtium, Nigella, Nigh-Scented Stock, Poppies, Rudbeckia, Salvia, Scabious, Sunflower, Sweet Pea etc. The backs are full of information including how its name is pronounced, when to plant and what kind of planting position is best. For instance we learn that Marigolds are easy to grow and the seed should be sown in a sunny position in either March or April. We are also told that we should not be afraid to cut the blooms as there will be plenty to spare if we pick off the seed pods to maintain a succession of flowers. This set was also issued in New Zealand, but with different planting dates. A fine set with cards size 67 x 36mm.
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Annuals 1939

Annuals 1939

Phillips - 50 in set

Catalogue Price £12.50 Special Offer £8.50

Barratt Aviation & Space Space Mysteries 1966 Space Mysteries 1966 25 - This set was issued in 1966 in the middle of the space race between America and Russia, but this largely concentrates on unidentified flying objects, U.F.Os, mostly in the form of ‘flying saucer’ sightings in Britain and the U.S.A. Apparently as far back as the ancient Egyptians floating circular craft were seen descending from the heavens and Native American legends tell of gods visiting in circular ships. The colour pictures are backed by interesting text on the reverse. Issued with “Space Man Bubble Gum Cigarettes” these cards are size 64 x 35mm.
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Space Mysteries 1966

Space Mysteries 1966

Barratt - 25 in set

Catalogue Price £12.50 Special Offer £8.50

Granose Railways 150 Years of British Locomotives 1980 150 Years of British Locomotives 1980 M20 - This is a lovely set which covers locomotive developments from a replica of Stephenson’s Rocket of 1829 right through to a Inter-City 125 high speed train. The colour pictures are mostly taken at the National Railway Museum in York and include a North Eastern Bo-Bo electric loco of 1904, a G.W.R 2-8-0 of 1905, a Class A4 named Sir Nigel Gresley in tribute to the great engineer, a British Rail Class 9F ‘Evening Star’, 1960 diesel-electric, and Class 50 1967 diesel-electric. The backs give the type, date of operation and name of the locomotive concerned and tells you that “there is more fascinating information regarding this locomotive printed on a colour project poster which is obtainable by sending a 12p stamp with your name and address…” What is nice about this set is the number of diesel-electric trains which are sadly missing from a lot of train sets. The cards are size 77 x 58mm.
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150 Years of British Locomotives 1980

150 Years of British Locomotives 1980

Granose - M20 in set

Catalogue Price £15.00 Special Offer £10.00

Pattreiouex (Senior Service) Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Coastwise 1939 Coastwise 1939 M48 - Goodness know how many miles would be involved if you were to go around Britain’s coast with all the ins and outs, plus hundreds of islands large and small. Its diversity from sheer cliffs to wide expanses of golden sands is aptly demonstrated in this set, which was also issued by Gallaher Limited and Peter Jackson. Many of the views have hardly changed over the years especially some of the quiet West Country coves like Cadgwith and Combe Martin or the front at Frinton, but where you really notice a difference is in the fishing ports like Yarmouth and Lowestoft which are bustling with ships whereas today there are just the odd one or two and just look at all the trams lined up a Liverpool Pier with a liner in the background!. The charming black and white photos are backed by plenty of text, for instance card 15 explains that the picture shows a rescue in progress of the Italian ship ‘Nimbo’ which owing to a fierce gales could not be rescued by lifeboat so a rocket line was fired over to the ship and by means of the lifeline and breeches buoy the crew were safely hauled ashore. Cards size 77 x 52mm
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Coastwise 1939

Coastwise 1939

Pattreiouex (Senior Service) - M48 in set

Catalogue Price £15.00 Special Offer £10.00

Pattreiouex (Senior Service) Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Sights of Britain 2nd Series (Large Caption) 1936 Sights of Britain 2nd Series (Large Caption) 1936 M48 - J.A. Pattreiouex Ltd of Manchester, the makers of Senior Service Cigarettes, were noted for specialising in photographic cards during the 1930s, including Sights of Britain 2nd Series. The 'sights' are both natural and man-made - the likes of Glencoe, Snowdon, Lake Windermere, Mullion Cove and the Wye Valley on the one hand, and Chester Cathedral, Eton College, Caernarvon Castle and Edinburgh's Princes Street on the other. We also see Cutty Sark and HMS Victory. All fine photos backed by highly informative texts, and, as I'm sure you will agree, all worthy choices, the kind of subjects you would expect. But there are also one or two surprises - the Manchester Ship Canal with factory chimneys smoking in the background, Southampton's King George graving dock and Croydon aerodrome's main passenger terminal designed to cope with 'ever-growing air traffic'. Wells, Glastonbury & Wookey are also pictured. Size 76 x 51mm
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Sights of Britain 2nd Series (Large Caption) 1936

Sights of Britain 2nd Series (Large Caption) 1936

Pattreiouex (Senior Service) - M48 in set

Catalogue Price £15.00 Special Offer £10.00

Autobrite Motoring Vintage Cars 1965 Vintage Cars 1965 25 - Issued by car polish firm Autobrite the old vehicles in this set includes an 1928 Lancis ‘Lambda’, 1927 Sunbeam, a Leyland Straight-Eight, 1927 M.G. 14/40 with a top speed of 65mph, the economical Austi ‘Chummy’ Seven from 1926, a 1924 Alvis 12/50 with sports-touring body, a 1919 Studebaker ‘Big Six’, 1925 Morris ‘Cowley’, a Model T Ford Coupe of 1924, 1907 Rolls-Royce ‘Silver Ghost’, 1913 Sunbeam 12/16, 1906 Wolseley-Siddeley Tourer, 1929 M.G. ‘Midget’, 1927 Riley ‘9’ and 1925 Alvis 12/30 with its famous ‘duck’s back’ polished aluminium body. The fine colour drawings and informative text backs add up to a very nice little set with cards size 69 x 37mm. This was also issued in 1964 by Sweetule Products.
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Vintage Cars 1965

Vintage Cars 1965

Autobrite - 25 in set

Catalogue Price £15.00 Special Offer £10.00

Phillips Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Beauties of Today (B D V Issue) 1939 Beauties of Today (B D V Issue) 1939 EL36 - Between 1937 and 1939 Godfrey Phillips issued seven series of Beauties of Today real photographs in extra-large format, this is the last of these, the ‘B’ printing with “issued with BDV medium cigarettes” on the back. The beauties in swimsuits or skimpy dresses, include well-known film stars such as Carole Lombard, Joan Blondell and Dorothy Lamour who would soon achieve greater fame co-starring with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby in the “Road” films. Quite racy in their day, I’m sure these pin-ups attracted more than a passing glance! Size 96 x 68mm
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Beauties of Today (B D V Issue) 1939

Beauties of Today (B D V Issue) 1939

Phillips - EL36 in set

Catalogue Price £18.00 Special Offer £12.00

Phillips Birds, Butterflies & Moths British Butterflies Transfers 1936 British Butterflies Transfers 1936 25 - These transfers picture in colour butterflies from around the British Isles all set against a black background with their name in the white border at the bottom. The backs give information about the butterfly including such things as size and where it can be found as well as suppling instructions for how to remove the transfer from its backing. We are told to “place the transfer in water for 30 seconds, slide the design off the backing paper on to a white base, squeegee flat and leave to dry”. Frankly these cards are too nice for that sort of treatment and are best enjoyed as they are. Among the butterfly featured are the Swallowtail, Peacock, Large Garden White, Painted Lady, Common Blue, Orange Tip, Silver-Washed Fritillary, Red Admiral, Purple Emperor, Small Tortoiseshell etc. These Transfers were also available in card format with a dark blue or light blue back and were also issued by Abdulla in 1935. Size 67 x 35mm.
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British Butterflies Transfers 1936

British Butterflies Transfers 1936

Phillips - 25 in set

Catalogue Price £20.00 Special Offer £13.00

Barratt Films, TV, Sci Fi & Comic Art Tarzan 1967 Tarzan 1967 50 - The Edgar Rice Burroughs tale of an orphaned child who is raised by apes continues to provide material for films even today. Maybe it is because despite being found by his grandfather and returned to so-called civilisation he remained a wild-man and later returned to Africa where there was always some drama awaiting that required his special talents and bond with the animals. This set of colourful cartoons was based on the 1966 TV show which starred Ron Ely as the legendary apeman who along with chimp Cheeta and small boy known as Jai battles poachers and hostile tribes etc. The action pictures are accompanied by plenty of information on the numbered backs. An excellent set with cards size 65 x 35mm.
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Tarzan 1967

Tarzan 1967

Barratt - 50 in set

Catalogue Price £20.00 Special Offer £13.50

Pattreiouex (Senior Service) Dogs and Pets Dogs 1939 Dogs 1939 M48 - This set celebrates dogs in all their different shapes and sizes and was originally issued with ‘Senior Service’ cigarettes. The black and white pictures are first class and there is a brief description of each breed on the back, but there is more as the write-ups also include general hints on handling, raising and feeding puppies (apparently most are partial to a piece of orange and at bedtime leave some food the pup does not much care for such as a stale crust, in case it gets hungry in the night), registering dogs, disease control (disinfect his box with a mixture of eucalyptus and turpentine) etc. Training hints include “never throw a dog into the water to teach him to swim”, “if he tries to go off the pavement jerk him back sharply and scold him” or “if your pup starts yapping say ‘quiet’ and cuff him”. You’d have to be a real dog-hater not to find the puppy pictures adorable and the adult dogs aren’t bad either! Breeds include the Irish Setter, Bull Terrier, Welsh Springer, Cocker & Clumber Spaniels, a Great Dane, Pugs, Pekingese, Saluki, Corgis, Poodles, Westies, Dachshunds, an Alsatian, French Bulldog, Dalmatians, Golden Retrievers and Labradors. Cards size 76 x 51mm.
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Dogs 1939

Dogs 1939

Pattreiouex (Senior Service) - M48 in set

Catalogue Price £25.00 Special Offer £17.00

Pattreiouex (Senior Service) Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Sights of Britain 3rd Series 1937 Sights of Britain 3rd Series 1937 M48 - This is the third in a series black and white photographs of interesting views and buildings from around the UK and included in this set are the historic old town of Knaresborough, Loch Lomond, Tarr Steps, part of Hadrian’s Wall, Boscastle Harbour, Tintern Abbey, Douglas Head Lighthouse on the Isle of Man, a Broadstairs beach scene, Ely Cathedral, Battle Abbey, Oxford Hight Street, Kenilworth Castle, Margate, Brighton, St. Giles Cathedral in Edinburgh, Horseshoe Falls Llangollen, the Royal Observatory at Greenwich, Lord Street in Southport, Belfast City Hall, Lake Windermere and Trevaunance Cove in Cornwall. There are a couple of odd inclusions such as the Manchester Central Library, the Naval College at Dartmouth, the Florence Nightingale memorial in Derby and Chetham’s Hospital School and Library Manchester. The later shows the traditional procession of schoolboys on founder’s day. There are a lot of people too in the Happy Valley, Llundudno picture who are gathered for entertainment in this natural amphitheatre and you can just make out the performers on stage. The pictures are backed by informative text which include the fact that the Plough Inn in Kenilworth was where Harry Williams wrote “It’s a long way to Tipperary” the marching song of Great War troops and we learn that he himself was a victim of the war. This delightful set provides a fascinating glimpse at Britain in the 1930s. Card size 76 x 51mm.
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Sights of Britain 3rd Series 1937

Sights of Britain 3rd Series 1937

Pattreiouex (Senior Service) - M48 in set

Catalogue Price £25.00 Special Offer £17.00

Barratt Amazing Black Friday to Cyber Monday Deals Soldiers of the World 1966 Soldiers of the World 1966 50 - This set contains colour pictures of British, European and American soldiers in uniforms from the 18th century to the 1960s. Having said that over half of the set are British examples and most of these are from the 1960s. The numbered descriptive backs give regimental histories, battle honours and interesting facts. For instance we are told the French Foreign Legion wear a hat with sides known as a Kepi which offered protection against the hot North African sun. Interesting inclusions are a U.S. Military Policeman of the 1st Cavalry Division which was dismounted in 1942, a scruffy looking officer of Wurmser’s Free Corps., Austria 1793 who we are told has disregarded dress regulations, a French officer 1814 who’s uniform is described as the most elegant of all time, but not the most practical for action, a Prussian officer of Cuirassier Regiment No. 3 (1862) who’s helmet had a detachable silver eagle, a U.S. paratrooper from 1944, a private of the Gordon Highlanders, a WWII German infantry-man, a 1960s Trumpeter, King’s Troop of the Royal Horse Artillery, a Sergeant of the Glider Pilot Regiment formed in 1942 and a 1960s officer of the Royal Tank Regiment whose motto we are told is “Fear Naught”. An interesting set. Cards size 66 x 35mm. This set was also issued by Wiko with German text.
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Soldiers of the World 1966

Soldiers of the World 1966

Barratt - 50 in set

Catalogue Price £25.00 Special Offer £17.00

Pattreiouex (Senior Service) Railways British Railways 1938 British Railways 1938 M48 - A look back at the old days of British railways as a golden age and it is easy to see why with this set which was produced in 1938. That year ‘Senior Service Cigarettes’ cost a shilling for twenty and included a free card from this set of 48 which features superb photographs of locos, the travelling post office, a turntable, wind tunnel etc. Among the most dramatic is a photograph titled the ‘Big Five, which pictures five new (in 1938) engines of the ‘Silver Link’ class steamed and ready to haul the Coronation expresses with sound-proofed and air-conditioned coaches. One of these engines 4468 ‘Mallard’ had just set up a new world steam record of 126mph. Other famous expresses include the ‘Flying Scotsman’, the ‘Royal Scot’, the ‘Mancunian’, ‘Torbay Express’ and ‘Golden Arrow’, but the set also includes a camping coach which are parked up at beautiful locations and rented to the public as holiday homes, the train ferry between England and France and a track laying vehicle. You don’t have to be a railway buff to appreciate this classic set which is size 76 x 51mm
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British Railways 1938

British Railways 1938

Pattreiouex (Senior Service) - M48 in set

Catalogue Price £35.00 Special Offer £25.00

Ardath Military - General Series Life in the Services 1938 Life in the Services 1938 50 - This set was issued just before the start of the Second World War and paints a somewhat glowing picture of life in the British services which we are sure many of those who took part in that conflict would dispute. The R.A.F for instance “offers all the advantages of a healthy, open-air existence”, the Royal Navy “security of employment, good pay and a varied and interesting life” and the Army “offers exceptional advantages such as foreign travel and liberal holidays. Well for many the foreign travel part was true, but the liberal holidays still awaited! These cards are all based on black and white photographs supplied by the War Department and were designed to show what a happy, active and rewarding life awaited recruits to the armed forces. Good clear pictures with comprehensive texts on the adhesive backs make this an interesting and historical set. The cards are size 68 x 36mm.
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Life in the Services 1938

Life in the Services 1938

Ardath - 50 in set

Catalogue Price £35.00 Special Offer £25.00

Phillips Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Beauties of Today 2nd Series 1940 Beauties of Today 2nd Series 1940 36 - Some of the pictures in this set must have been quite risqué in the 1940s. The ladies featured are portrayed in colour and certainly live up to their “beauties” title. Included are Constance Bergen who for some reason is depicted with little yellow chicks, star actress Carole Lombard, Mary Maguire, Mary Kidd who is protecting her modesty with a large feather, a tap dancing Eleanor Powell, Betty Furness, the legendary star Betty Grable, Paulette Goddard, Mlle L’Ardy who is pictured with very little on, Dorothy Lamour, Mary Carlisle, Eleanor Whitney, Polly Waters, Sonja Levkova and top hat wearing Nini Peters who is wearing a very short skirt and nothing else! The backs are numbered with the wording “A Series of 36 of these Studies now being issued with these Cigarettes Second Series” and the company name. Size 68 x 36mm.
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Beauties of Today 2nd Series 1940

Beauties of Today 2nd Series 1940

Phillips - 36 in set

Catalogue Price £40.00 Special Offer £28.00

Barker Miscellaneous Trade Cards Circus Scenes 1961 Circus Scenes 1961 EL24 - This set was produced in collaboration with Bertam Mills’ Circus and pictures the acts and the Mills Brothers, Cyril and Bernard who carried on the circus founded by their father Bertram. In those days animal acts were still considered acceptable so there are elephants balancing and driving a car, lions and tigers and their tamers, horses and ponies, dogs and monkeys as well as human clowns, trapeze acts, high wire performers, the Ringmaster etc. There are also interesting pictures of the circus on the road and the outside of the big top. The card backs tell you all about circus life. An interesting set taking a peek at circus life in the 1960s. The cards are size 97 x 50mm
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Circus Scenes 1961

Circus Scenes 1961

Barker - EL24 in set

Catalogue Price £50.00 Special Offer £36.00

Ardath Sports Miscellaneous Sports Champions 1935 Sports Champions 1935 50 - 43 men and 7 women, many are still legends today. The collection of Sports Champions distributed with Ardath’s State Express cigarettes in 1935 reads like a Who’s Who of top sporting personalities of the 1930s, among them Don Bradman, Alex James, Henry Cotton, Gordon Richards, Helen Jacobs, Len Harvey, Joe Davis and Fred Perry. Also featured is Tom Green, the record-breaking walker who won Olympic gold in 1932 at the age of 46 and Ted Phelps the rower who won the historic Doggett’s Coat and Badge race in 1930, bringing to eight the victories for the Phelps family and talking of eight, what about Glasgow Celtic’s centre-forward J. McGrory? He scored eight goals against Dunfermline in one match, just on of the fascinating facts to be found on the card backs. Size 68 x 36mm
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Sports Champions 1935

Sports Champions 1935

Ardath - 50 in set

Catalogue Price £55.00 Special Offer £38.00

 
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Starter Collections

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10 Sets selected from Section 1 'British Tobacao Issuers' of our catalogue, issued between 1936 and 1979. These are all original sets and not reprents in top condition Catalogued at £93.00 for a bargain price of £35.00. Sets included in this bargain offer are:

  • Carreras - 50 British Birds 1976
  • Carreras - 50 Military Unifiorms 1976
  • Carreras - 50 Sport Fish 1978
  • Carreras - 50 Vintage Cars 1976
  • Carroll - 25 Birds 1940
  • Murray - 40 Bathing Belles 1939
  • Murray - 50 The Story of Ships 1940
  • Players - 24 The Golden Age of Motoring 1975
  • Teofani - 12 London Views 1936
  • Wills - 25 Pond and Auquarium 1st Series 1950

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We have selected 20 sets from Section 4 'Trade Card Issuers' of our catalogue, issued between the 1950's and the 1990's, chosen for their wide variety of interesting subjects. All in top condition. Each set is individually catalogued at £3.00 or more, so this collection represents a huge saving on normal prices.

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