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Sunblest Tea Dinosaurs Prehistoric Animals 1st Series 1966 Prehistoric Animals 1st Series 1966 25 - This is an excellent colourful and educational series which as the title suggests looks at prehistoric animals. Included in this 1st Series are the Hyracotherium which looks somewhat like a pig, the Cynognathus which is described as a mammal-like reptile “akin in some aspects to the dog” although not looking like any pet we would want in the house, the Rhino-like Brontotherium, the 40-foot sea-living Macroplata, the Mesosaurus which was amphibious and frankly hideous looking, Rhamphorhynchus which was a Jurassic flying reptile, Alticamelus a forerunner of the camel and Dimorphodon an early flying reptile which was the first specimen discovered by legendary fossil hunter Mary Anning in 1828. This set was also issued by Cooper & Co Stores Limited in 1962 and a 2nd Series was also issued by both companies. This is a fascinating set with cards size 68 x 36mm.
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Prehistoric Animals 1st Series 1966

Prehistoric Animals 1st Series 1966

Sunblest Tea - 25 in set

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Sunblest Tea Dinosaurs Prehistoric Animals 2nd Series1966 Prehistoric Animals 2nd Series1966 25 - This is an excellent colourful and educational series which as the title suggests looks at prehistoric animals. Included in this 2nd Series are the Hyracodon which looks rather horse-like, the Dinoris which we are told looks similar to an Ostrich, but was 13 feet high, the dolphin like Stenopterygius, ancient Bison, the Woolly Rhinoceros with a horn over 3 feet, the ancestor of the elephant known as a Palaemastrodon which was only 3 feet tall, a sabre-toothed Smilodon, a type of Giant Gopher and dinosaurs Allosarus and Brachiosauras. This set was also issued by Cooper & Co Stores Limited in 1962 and a 1st Series was also issued by both companies. This is a fascinating set with cards size 68 x 36mm.
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Prehistoric Animals 2nd Series1966

Prehistoric Animals 2nd Series1966

Sunblest Tea - 25 in set

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Diamond Collection Pop Stars & Singers Rock N Roll 1998 Rock N Roll 1998 L20 - A good professionally-produced set, with first class original artwork for the artists which bring to life big names from the 1950s and 1960s. The likes of Bill Hayley, Fats Domino. Little Richard and Elvis Presley – with excellent descriptive backs. Size 79 x 63mm
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Rock N Roll 1998

Rock N Roll 1998

Diamond Collection - L20 in set

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Sonny Boy Railways Railway Engines (cream card) 1960 Railway Engines (cream card) 1960 50 - These cards, issued by Sonny Boy sweet cigarettes, contain black and white photos of railway engines. The majority are British and the photos are “(by the courtesy of British Railways), but for some reason the last four cards cover locos from French Railways including two diesel-electric rail-cars. Pictured are “Britannia” a Pacific class loco, “Thane of Fife” which was among the heaviest and most powerful, the “Mallard” a giant Pacific type which attained the world speed record, the “Coronation” class engine used on the London to Glasgow service, the “Royal Scott which toured USA and Canada, Southern Railway’s “Merchant Navy” and Electric “Bo-Bo” locomotive, gas turbine locos, No. 10202 which was one of three diesel-electrics and 4-6-0 “King Arthur one of a series of express passenger engines named after King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. These cards have plenty of information on the reverse and the set was also issued with a white back. Cards size 68 x 38mm
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Railway Engines (cream card) 1960

Railway Engines (cream card) 1960

Sonny Boy - 50 in set

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Sweetule Miscellaneous Trade Cards Treasure Island 1958 Treasure Island 1958 25 - As you probably guessed from the title this set is based on the famous novel by Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson. The white bordered sepia drawings are titled on the front with the name of the character or description of the action and the backs give further details. The classic adventure story tells the tale of Jim Hawkins who comes into the possession of a pirate treasure map which he shares with the local Squire and doctor who organise a ship to reclaim the treasure. Jim joins the ship, but the motley crew. who include a one-legged seaman called Long John Silver, although experienced are far from trustworthy. All sorts of adventures follow including mutiny, fighting with pirates, meeting a castaway and discovering the treasure. All is well in the end and Jim and his companions sail home with a new crew as wealthy men. Cards size 65 x 36mm
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Treasure Island 1958

Treasure Island 1958

Sweetule - 25 in set

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Sporting Profiles Boxing Cassius Clay The Early Years 2002 Cassius Clay The Early Years 2002 L16 - Muhammad Ali boxed under his given name Cassius Clay during the first part of his amazing career in the ring, and this series reproduces in colour fifteen of the posters advertising some of his major contests including that memorable fight at the Empire Stadium, Wembley on 18th June 1963 when he nearly lost his title to Henry Cooper. The 16th card pictures Clay at his peak with a checklist on the back. Size 78 x 59mm.
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Cassius Clay The Early Years 2002

Cassius Clay The Early Years 2002

Sporting Profiles - L16 in set

Catalogue Price £9.00 Special Offer £6.00

Sweetule Motoring Historical Cars and Cycles 1957 Historical Cars and Cycles 1957 K18 - This set is tiny, but full of interest and pictures, in black and white, car and bicycle developments of the years with useful text on the reverse. These include the Dandy Horse which was like a bicycle, but had no pedals so you walked it along, a Knight motor car of 1895, the bizaare Dicycle which consisted of two huge wheels with a seat in between but did have pedals, the first petrol driven car of 1875, the Lever Tricycle which had two small wheels but also a large one, the famous Penny Farthing, an early car which used steam, a Lanchester Military Car from 1900, an 1898 Daimler, a Napier Racing Car, the first London Motor Bus, an 1896 Rolls car and a Butler Tricar from 183. Fascinating stuff. Cards size 48 x 28mm.
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Historical Cars and Cycles 1957

Historical Cars and Cycles 1957

Sweetule - K18 in set

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Sharman Railways Golden Age of Steam 1979 Golden Age of Steam 1979 L24 - The series includes many of the most famous names in British railway history such as “City Truro” (100mph in 1904), “King George V” (in 1927 Britain’s most powerful loco, shipped to America for railway centenary celebrations), “Flying Scotsman” (the best known of all Gresley Pacifics), “Sir Nigel Gresley” (one of the 35 high-speed A4 streamlined Pacifics of which “Mallard” attained the world record steam speed of 126mph in 1938), and “Evening Star” (in 1960 the last steam locomotive built by British Rail at Swindon). The descriptive backs are highly informative. This is a true classic, impeccably produced, a ‘must’ for anyone with even a passing interest in railways. This set was also issued by John Players ad Son. Size 90 x 52mm
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Golden Age of Steam 1979

Golden Age of Steam 1979

Sharman - L24 in set

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Allen & Ginter (USA) Birds, Butterflies & Moths Prize and Game Chickens c1892 (reprint 2000) Prize and Game Chickens c1892 (reprint 2000) 50 - This is a reprint of the Prize & Game Chickens set originally issued by Allen & Ginter Tobacco around 1890 in America and we just love the proud specimens strutting their stuff. The backs contain a checklist of the cards in the set and explain these were issued one card per box of cigarettes. Included are the American Light Brahma, an Andalusian Cock, Ãyãm Jallãk Malay Game Cock, Black Frizzled Fowl, Black Minorca Fowl, Brown Leghorn, Buff Cochin China Hen, Crêve-Coeur Hen, Derbyshire Red Cap, Gold-Laced Bantam, Golden-Spangled Hamburgh Cock, Guinea Fowl, Langshan, Plymouth Rock, Silver-grey Dorking Hen and Wyandotte Cock. These are lovely colour cards size 70 x 38mm
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Prize and Game Chickens c1892 (reprint 2000)

Prize and Game Chickens c1892 (reprint 2000)

Allen & Ginter (USA) - 50 in set

Catalogue Price £10.00 Special Offer £7.50

Carreras Dogs and Pets Greyhound Racing Game Instruction Leaflet 1926 Greyhound Racing Game Instruction Leaflet 1926 L1 - This leaflet was produced in connection with a set of L52 Greyhound Racing Game cards (see website for availability) and give instructions on how to play the game. The cards included 15 whips, 16 obstacles, 10 dogs, 10 greyhound (single and groups) and 1 hare. These days hare coursing is rare and rightly so, but obviously in the 1920s this was not the case as the card set was all about chasing the hare. The basic premise of the game is that as soon as the hare card is played the first player to play a single greyhound card is the winner. When scoring the winner is awarded points for cards in the losers’ hands i.e 5 points for each single greyhound, 1 for each obstacle card etc. When opened flat the leaflet is size 88 x 89mm
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Greyhound Racing Game Instruction Leaflet 1926

Greyhound Racing Game Instruction Leaflet 1926

Carreras - L1 in set

Catalogue Price £11.00 Special Offer £7.50

Strictly Ink (UK) Films, TV, Sci Fi & Comic Art Doctor Who 3rd Series 2002 Doctor Who 3rd Series 2002 LT120 - This third series is dedicated to the memory of John Nathan-Turner who died in May 2002. John produced Doctor Who throughout the 1980s, being responsible for casting three actors in the title role, seven companions, a new Master and the all-robot assistance Kamelion. In this set we have scenes in colour or black and white depending on the date of the programme, plus sections on set design, costume design, special make-up, etc., which give a fascinating look behind the scenes. Size 89 x 63mm.
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Doctor Who 3rd Series 2002

Doctor Who 3rd Series 2002

Strictly Ink (UK) - LT120 in set

Catalogue Price £12.00 Special Offer £8.50

Sporting Profiles Boxing The Greatest Muhammad Ali 1993 The Greatest Muhammad Ali 1993 L50 - This set celebrates the achievements of the legendary boxer who was born Cassius Marcellus Clay in January 1942, but changed his name in 1964 after converting to Islam. The colour pictures are taken from fight posters and programmes whilst the backs are full of information about his career and life. Included is the programme for the 1960 Olympics in Rome where he became Olympic light-heavyweight champion. Immediately after this success Ali turned professional and the rest, as they say, is history. Supremely talented and famed for his outrageous self-promotion he won 56 of his fights, but is most famous for the so called “Thriller in Manilla” against Joe Frazier which he won but only after 14 rounds. This is a comprehensive set which takes us on a journey from Rome all the way to his last fight in 1981. What a boxer, what a set! Cards size 78 x 60mm.
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The Greatest Muhammad Ali 1993

The Greatest Muhammad Ali 1993

Sporting Profiles - L50 in set

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Sporting Profiles Boxing Joe Louis A Career History 2000 Joe Louis A Career History 2000 L25 - These are colour pictures of programme covers recording the career of Joe Louis, the Brown Bomber, thought by many to be the greatest heavyweight champion of all time. Starting with the fight against Carnera at the Yankee Stadium in June 1935, via the famous ‘Aryan supremacy’ match against \\r\\nMax Schmelling to his defeast by Rocky Marciano in October 1951, beaten by ‘Father Time’, but it was only the third time he had lost in 31 fights. Text and match ticket picture on the numbered backs. Size 80 x 60mm.
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Joe Louis A Career History 2000

Joe Louis A Career History 2000

Sporting Profiles - L25 in set

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Sun Football Soccercards 1979 50 cards Numbers 651 to 700 from the set of 1000 Soccercards 1979 50 cards Numbers 651 to 700 from the set of 1000 50 out of 1000 - These cards were originally issued through The Sun newspaper in batches of 50 in return for coupons printed in the paper and had to be ordered on a special order form which required one token and 20p for each pack. 1000 were originally available and these were split between subjects such as International Stars, All-Time Greats, Defenders, Midfielders, Strikers and Trophies and Flags of Football Nations. Albums were also available to house the cards. The cards contain colour drawings with a useful biography on the reverse. This batch, numbered 651 to 700 are all Midfielders and include Billy McColl of Ayr United, Manchester City’s Gary Owen, Tony Parkes of Blackburn Rovers, Derby County’s Steve Powell, David Price and Graham Rix of Arsenal and Bolton’s Peter Reid. A further 19 sets of 50 cards were issued. These cards are size 68 x 36mm
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Soccercards 1979 50 cards Numbers 651 to 700 from the set of 1000

Soccercards 1979 50 cards Numbers 651 to 700 from the set of 1000

Sun - 50 out of 1000 in set

Catalogue Price £12.50 Special Offer £8.50

Sun Football Soccercards 1979 50 cards Numbers 851 to 900 from the set of 1000 Soccercards 1979 50 cards Numbers 851 to 900 from the set of 1000 50 out of 1000 - These cards were originally issued through The Sun newspaper in batches of 50 in return for coupons printed in the paper and had to be ordered on a special order form which required one token and 20p for each pack. 1000 were originally available and these were split between subjects such as International Stars, All-Time Greats, Defenders, Midfielders, Strikers and Trophies and Flags of Football Nations. Albums were also available to house the cards. The cards contain colour drawings with a useful biography on the reverse. This batch, numbered 851 to 900, are all Strikers and include West Brom’s Cyrille Regis, Kevin Reeves of Norwich, Paul Randell of Bristol Rovers, Wolves’ Bill Raffety, Wigan’s Ian Purdie, Malcolm Poskett of Brighton, Matt Pollock of Queen of the South, Steve Perrin of Plymouth Argyle, Millwall’s Ian Pearson, Manchester City’s Roger Palmer, David Mills of Middlesbrough, Orient’s Joe Mayo, Hib’s Ally MacLeod, Sunderland’s Bob Lee and Tommy Langley of Chelsea. A further 19 sets of 50 cards were issued. These cards are size 68 x 36mm
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Soccercards 1979 50 cards Numbers 851 to 900 from the set of 1000

Soccercards 1979 50 cards Numbers 851 to 900 from the set of 1000

Sun - 50 out of 1000 in set

Catalogue Price £12.50 Special Offer £8.50

Sweetule Motoring Vintage Cars 1964 Vintage Cars 1964 25 - 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 set was also issued in 1965 by car polish firm Autobrite.
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Vintage Cars 1964

Vintage Cars 1964

Sweetule - 25 in set

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Carreras Dogs and Pets Greyhound Racing Game 1926 Greyhound Racing Game 1926 L52 - This yellow bordered set with rounded corners contains 15 cards featuring whips i.e huntsmen and women, 16 obstacle cards picturing fences, hurdles and streams, 10 general dog cards, 10 greyhounds (a mixture of single greyhounds and groups) and 1 hare card. The backs feature a blue and white pattern and state that a “leaflet giving directions how to play can be obtained from your dealer”. The instruction leaflet (see website for availability) explained that as soon as the hare card was played the first player to play a single greyhound was the winner. The individual greyhounds are all based on actual greyhounds as they are depicted in racing jackets with their names at the top. They include ‘Mona’, ‘Lion Heart’, ‘Rover’, ‘Mayflower’ and ‘Black Eyed Susan’. A small size version (68 x 26mm) of these cards was also available (see website for availability). These would be ideal as a family game, but the pictures are sufficiently attractive and ‘of-their-time’ to make them well-worth adding to any collection. Size 78 x 62mm
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Greyhound Racing Game 1926

Greyhound Racing Game 1926

Carreras - L52 in set

Catalogue Price £15.00 Special Offer £10.00

Gallaher Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Scenes from the Empire 1939 Scenes from the Empire 1939 L48 - This set gives us a snapshot of the extent and status of the British Empire at a particular point in time before the Second world war and its aftermath were to change things forever. The scenes on the cards were taken by the Rotary Photographic Co. and the set includes five famous London views, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square, the Tower, Parliament and Westminster Abbey. Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa are well represented, plus there are five views of India There is also a card of Gibraltar which incidentally celebrates the 400th anniversary (in 2013) of the Rock being ceded to Britain by the treaty of Utrecht. Size 82 x 63mm
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Scenes from the Empire 1939

Scenes from the Empire 1939

Gallaher - L48 in set

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Brooke Bond (Canada) Aviation & Space The Space Age 1969 Ref CU12 The Space Age 1969 Ref CU12 48 - Brooke Bond are well-known in the UK for issuing cards, but they also issued cards in several parts of the world, particularly in Canada. In fact the firm’s Montreal-based subsidiary, Brooke Bond Canada Limited, released seventeen different series covering all topics, but with the emphasis on wildlife. All these cards had a distinctive style, being series of 48 with rounded corners and with texts in both English and French. This particular set was released in 1969 just as man was landing on the moon and the cards give a wide-ranging overview of the universe and space exploration including the planets, galaxies, celestial phenomena, radio telescope, Sputnik, space-walk, Lunar Module etc. All with informative text on the reverse. An album was also produced to house these cards which are size 68 x 37mm
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The Space Age 1969 Ref CU12

The Space Age 1969 Ref CU12

Brooke Bond (Canada) - 48 in set

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Lambert & Butler Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Third Rhodesian Series 1930 Third Rhodesian Series 1930 25 - Lambert & Butler’s 25 Third Rhodesian Series issued in 1930, reflects attitudes representative of those times describing grown men as ‘boys’ displaying Negroid characteristics of long skull etc., and saying which tribe is “the most civilized”. The series begins with a picture of the then prime minister Howard Unwin and continues with a variety of themes such as a native family, building a hut, dug-outs on the Zambesi, pounding corn, baby elephants and so on before ending with Warkie Colliery where natives housed in compounds mined a million tons of coal annually. Card no. 7 is particularly scathing of the locals “steeped in superstition”, “hideously cruel” and of “revolting customs” which the “Authorities must take great care to prevent”. The set completes a trio by Lambert & Butler and follows The Rhodesian Series (1928) and Fauna of Rhodesia (1929). Size 68 x 36mm
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Third Rhodesian Series 1930

Third Rhodesian Series 1930

Lambert & Butler - 25 in set

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Sweetule Sports Miscellaneous Famous Sports Records (blue back issue) 1957 Famous Sports Records (blue back issue) 1957 25 - A series of 25 Famous Sports Records issued with 'Junior Service' sweet cigarettes. This really is a gallery of sporting legends whose names will still be familiar today, Joe Louis, Don Bradman, Len Hutton, Billy Wright, Stanley Matthews, Donald Campbell, Gordon Rrichards, Pat Smythe, Geoff Duke, Edmund Hillary and Emil Zatopek, plus Chris Chataway and Roger Bannister who had then just recently established new records. The backs include informative texts summarising these great stars achievements. Size 67 x 36mm
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Famous Sports Records (blue back issue) 1957

Famous Sports Records (blue back issue) 1957

Sweetule - 25 in set

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Gallaher Sports Miscellaneous Sporting Personalities 1936 Sporting Personalities 1936 48 - Plenty of sporting fixtures take place in a year and this was no doubt true in 1936 when Gallahers issued, with their “De-Luxe” cigarettes, a series of 48 Sporting Personalities. Many of the names will still be remembered today, such was their brilliance – Alex James, Dixie Dean, Clifford Bastin, Len Harvey, Kid Berg, Gordon Richards, Steve Donoghue, Frank Wooley, Jack Hobbs and Patsy Hendren – just a few of the stars in this sporting hall of fame. Other colourful characters include Bertram Mills of circus fame who put up £10,000 for the capture of the Loch Ness monster, Malcolm Campbell, Tom Webster who was a famous cartoonist popular for his sports cartoons in the Daily Mail and Lord Clydesdale who was the first person to fly over Mount Everest. The excellent colour portraits are pictured against an appropriate background and there is plenty of information on the numbered backs. A must for any collection and size 63 x 37mm.
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Sporting Personalities 1936

Sporting Personalities 1936

Gallaher - 48 in set

Catalogue Price £20.00 Special Offer £13.50

Gallaher Animals & Wildlife Wild Animals 1937 Wild Animals 1937 48 - This set was issued in 1937 and when it was reviewed in our magazine that year we described it as being nicely produced and said that “the compilers have shown commendable originality in the choice of subjects, many out of the way types such as the platypus, rare foxes, jerboa, tenrec, panda, pangolin and others being illustrated as well as many of the more familiar wild animals”. We would have to agree with this statement, but would add that these have first class colour artwork and the text includes some delightful touches such as the puma “purrs when pleased and like a kitten will jump to catch butterflies or play for hours by itself at hide-and-seek.” It also added that it is “friendly to man”, but alas man has not proved a good friend to the puma or many other species. We can’t praise this series highly enough. Cards size 63 x 37mm.
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Wild Animals 1937

Wild Animals 1937

Gallaher - 48 in set

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Gallaher Horse Racing and the Turf Racing Scenes 1938 Racing Scenes 1938 48 -
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Racing Scenes 1938

Racing Scenes 1938

Gallaher - 48 in set

Catalogue Price £30.00 Special Offer £20.00

Gallaher Military & Armed Forces The Navy 1937 Park Drive back The Navy 1937 Park Drive back 48 - When this set was reviewed in “Cigarette Card News in 1937 it was described as “a most interesting issue covering practically every phase of the Navy’s activities, both as regards personnel and material. Examples of battleships, cruisers, aircraft carriers, destroyers, submarines and various small craft are given as well as numerous scenes depicting the routine of a seaman’s life” and indeed it is the behind the scenes look at the sailors’ lives which make this set so appealing. It was issued at a time when Britain was gearing up for the war that was to come and just three years later H.M.S. Warspite, pictured mooring on card no. 25 and in heavy seas on card no. 48, was in action at Narvik inflicting great damage on shore installations and sinking German ships. Then in May 1941 came the tragic demise of the battle cruiser Hood which was sunk by the Bismarck. There were only three survivors from the crew of 1,400. The Navy had its revenge when aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm (card 44) disabled the Bismarck’s rudder and the crippled ship was sunk by torpedoes from H.M.S. Dorsetshire. There is plenty of information on the card backs which have Park Drive Cigarettes at the bottom, but the set was also produced without this and just the company name. Cards size 63 x 37mm.
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The Navy 1937 Park Drive back

The Navy 1937 Park Drive back

Gallaher - 48 in set

Catalogue Price £30.00 Special Offer £20.00

Lambert & Butler Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Pirates and Highwayman 1926 Pirates and Highwayman 1926 25 - This is a very good series indeed, using excellent colour artwork to bring to life many exciting and often bloody episodes in history. Some of the names like Captain Kidd, Captain Morgan and Dick Turpin will be familiar to us all, but others may not be. Most lived violent lives and paid the price with violent deaths, as we discover on the vividly descriptive backs which mostly end with the words “hanged” or “executed”, or in the case of Mary Read, one of the two female pirates in the set, “died in prison”. We learn much of the lawless times on the high seas and highways in the 17th and 18th centuries, of great riches, hardship and slavery. Many were famous and romantic figures in their day like Frenchman Claude Duval who was as famous for his gallantry as for his daring robberies on the roads around London. He was hanged at Tyburn in 1670 “to the great grief of the women” we are told. His tombstone in Covent Garden Church bore the epitaph “Here lies Duval: Reader, if male thou art, Look to thy purse; if female to thy heart.” Exciting stuff! Cards size 68 x 36mm.
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Pirates and Highwayman 1926

Pirates and Highwayman 1926

Lambert & Butler - 25 in set

Catalogue Price £40.00 Special Offer £28.00

Lambert & Butler Aviation & Space History of Aviation (green front) 1932 History of Aviation (green front) 1932 25 - You don’t have to be a flying fanatic to enjoy this set issued in 1932 which covers the early years of flight in chronological order and in fascinating detail. Beginning in 1843 with a contraption built by Sir George Cayley, the “Father of British Aeronautics” which is a multiple helicopter type of which there is a model in the Science Museum in London, we are guided through the various landmark developments such as the Wright Brothers’ 1903 aeroplane, the monoplane in which Louis Bleriot flew the Channel in a historic 31-minute flight in July 1909, the Short Brothers’ “Shirl” torpedo bomber of 1917 designed for flying off the decks of ships, the Vickers-Vimy in which Alcock and Brown made their first direct trans-Atlantic flight in June 1919, right through to the Vickers Supermarine in which Flight-Lt. Stainforth established his world speed record of 407.5mph and won the Schneider Trophy for Great Britain. When one considers that the first race, just 18 years earlier, was won at a mere 46mph the truly staggering advance in aerial capability can be appreciated. This fascinating series of green-tinted pictures with detailed texts on the back is of great historical significance and important to any aviation collection and was also produced in 1933 with a brown-tint. Size 68 x 36mm.
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History of Aviation (green front) 1932

History of Aviation (green front) 1932

Lambert & Butler - 25 in set

Catalogue Price £50.00 Special Offer £35.00

Gallaher Film & Stage Stars Pre-1940 Portraits of Famous Stars 1935 Portraits of Famous Stars 1935 48 - Fred Astaire, Katharine Hepburn, Douglas Fairbanks, Marlene Dietrich and Gertrude Lawrence, famous stars indeed whose names are as familiar today as they were in 1935 when Gallahers pictured them in their series of 48 Portraits of Famous Stars. The cinema in the mid-1930s was at the peak of its popularity, with U.K. admissions exceeding fifty million a week. And one of the biggest box office successes was the film version of John Buchan's "The Thirty-Nine Steps" The two stars, Robert Donat and Madeleine Carroll, both feature in this card series, reviving memories of their gripping adventure as fugitives, a classic portrayal that has never been equalled in the several remakes. Not all the stars in the set are instantly recognisable, and we must admit that we've never heard of Lorna Storm, Tomari Desni or Grete Natzler. Excellent colour portraits are backed by informative texts.
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Portraits of Famous Stars 1935

Portraits of Famous Stars 1935

Gallaher - 48 in set

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Lambert & Butler Motoring How Motor Cars Work 1931 How Motor Cars Work 1931 25 - In 1931 mass-production had reduced car prices to within the reach of millions and demand was matched by huge new factories such as the new opened Ford plant at Dagenham. How motor cars worked was no longer the interest solely of a wealthy minority of enthusiasts it was vital information for a new generation of motorists unfamiliar with what was under the bonnet so this set much have been very helpful. It begins with generalities such as the engine structure and main working parts, then quickly turns to specifics such as the lubrication system, clutch, gear box, ignition, brakes etc. All are shown in excellent detailed colour diagrams backed with comprehensive explanations. The principals are largely the same today, although the details are somewhat different. Enjoy this set for what it is – a first class production which gives an intriguing glimpse of the motor car as it was in the 1930s. Card size 68 x 36mm
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How Motor Cars Work 1931

How Motor Cars Work 1931

Lambert & Butler - 25 in set

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Jackson Film & Stage Stars Pre-1940 Shots from the Films 1937 Shots from the Films 1937 M24 - This excellent black and white set includes the big-budget epic Elephant Boy which had come out earlier that year and made a star of the true-life elephant boy Sabu. Another newcomer that year was Humphrey Bogart who had a tough-man role in “Black Legion”. The 1930s were the heyday of the film musical and Britain’s top female singing and dancing star, Jessie Matthews, is pictured in a still from “Head over Heels”. 1937 was a vintage year for the cinema as is demonstrated by this set which also shows scenes from “King Solomon’s Mines”, “Romeo & Juliet”, “Charge of the Light Brigade” with Errol Flynn and “A Woman Rebels” starring a youthful Katherine Hepburn. A small size set of 28 was also produced which also included these last three cards plus “Black Legion”, “General Spanky”, “Cain & Mabel”, “The Plough & The Stars”, “Flying Hostess”, “Well Done Henry”, “Take a Chance” and “Sensation”, but all have different pictures. Aside from these all the other subjects are different as is the informative text on the numbered backs. Wonderful Stuff! Cards size 76 x 51mm
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Shots from the Films 1937

Shots from the Films 1937

Jackson - M24 in set

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Gallaher Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Tricks and Puzzles black back 1933 Tricks and Puzzles black back 1933 100 - Relatively simple tricks with matches, coins, handkerchiefs etc. can intrigue adults as well as mystifying children and so there is almost endless amusement to be gained from this series of 100 Tricks and Puzzles issued in 1933. The coloured fronts are carefully explained in the texts on the back so that even the least dexterous of us can become impressive exponents of sleight-of-hand. Among the tricks you can master are the getting a penny out from under a bottle without touching it, passing a tumbler through a table, bucket balancing etc. There are lots of tricks involving money, matchsticks and maths, but some are definitely not to be tried by children without supervision, such as the lighting a safety match with your boot trick or the breaking glass by setting fire to a thread of turpentine! All fascinating stuff. Cards size 63 x 38mm
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Tricks and Puzzles black back 1933

Tricks and Puzzles black back 1933

Gallaher - 100 in set

Catalogue Price £100.00 Special Offer £70.00

 
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10 sets for £35.00
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

Price: £35.00

Bargain 20 Offer

20 sets for £30.00
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.

Price: £30.00


Sampler Collections

We have taken one card from each of 450 post-war standard size series and assembled them into nine different groups of 50. These are particularly useful for the collector who wishes to see sample cards before buying complete sets, and are also a great foundation for a "type" collection. Each group of 50 costs £6.00

Price: £6.00


Order all 9 sets for £45.00

CCN October 2018

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