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Brooke Bond Brooke Bond Tea Card Issues Discovering Our Coast Standard Set blue back 1989 Discovering Our Coast Standard Set blue back 1989 50 - This set celebrates the diversity of the British coastline and its people. We look at fish farming, wildlife, the grandeur of Fingal’s Cave, historic buildings like Skara Brae and Caernarvon Castle, events like ‘Up-Helly-Aa’ and the Cumbrian ‘Gurning’ competition, harbour and beach scenes, St. Michael’ Mount, lighthouses etc. Also included is the story of Grace Darling and Sir Francis Drake and the lifting of Tudor warship the ‘Mary Rose’. Brooke Bond also re-issued this set with a black back in 1992, produced this as a large size set of 25 with two pictures per card and an album and wallchart for this set was also available. With lovely colour pictures on the front and informative backs what more could you want. Cards size 68 x 36mm.
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Discovering Our Coast Standard Set blue back 1989

Discovering Our Coast Standard Set blue back 1989

Brooke Bond - 50 in set

Catalogue Price £4.00 Special Offer £3.00

Carreras A Special Offer of £2, £3 and £5 Sets Military Uniforms 1976 Military Uniforms 1976 50 - This set takes a look at British uniforms from 1860 to 1960 and provides a historical record of the changing times in the armed services. We see how breeches give way to trousers and the ornate braiding, gold edging and lace are gradually pared down. The set starts with a Musketeer of the King’s Royal Regiment of Guards in 1660 with his blue breeches and red gaiters and continues with an officer of the First Regiment of Foot Guards 1685, a Garde Te Voet in stunning blue and gold uniform who accompanied William of Orange when he succeeded to the British throne, a Private of the Grenadier Company 1791, a Sergeant of the Coldstream Regiment of Foot from the time of the American Revolutionary Wars, an 1812 Foot Guards Ensign carrying the regimental colour, a Light Company Officer of the Scots Fusilier Guards 1846, Coldstream Guards Drummer, a Grenadier Guards Pioneer of 1853 portrayed with apron and axe, 1853 Bandsman etc. Also included is a 1925 Subaltern wearing “plus fours” and puttees which had been adopted in the First World War, battle dress from 1950, kilts of the Irish and Scots Guards and No. 1 Dress of the Coldstream Guards of 1960. Good pictures with informative text on the reverse. An album was also issued to accompany this set. Size 69 x 36mm
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Military Uniforms 1976

Military Uniforms 1976

Carreras - 50 in set

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Players Flowers and the Garden Britains Wild Flowers Grandee Issue 1986 Britains Wild Flowers Grandee Issue 1986 L30 - There are some lovely colour pictures of wild flowers in this set which are every bit as beautiful as their cultivated cousins and there is plenty of information about them on the numbered card backs. Included are the Wood Anemone which carpets the ground in Spring, the Greater Stitchwort which takes its name from the belief is could cure the pain you get on over exercising, the Cowslip which is now recovering after being on the endangered list, the Germander Speedwell with its blue/purple flowers, the scentless Red Campion, the Bird’s-Foot Trefoil which takes its name from the shape of its seedpods, Yellow Flag a member of the Iris family, Field Scabious which blooms from June to October, the Field or Corn Poppy with its bright red flowers, the Common Mallow which also have medicinal uses and the Harebell with its delicate purple flowers. An album to house this set was originally available from Players and they also issued this set with Player’s Doncella. A lovely set with cards size 90 x 50mm
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Britains Wild Flowers Grandee Issue 1986

Britains Wild Flowers Grandee Issue 1986

Players - L30 in set

Catalogue Price £7.50 Special Offer £5.00

Greater Manchester Police Rugby Union & League Riversiders Wigan R.F.C. 1990 Riversiders Wigan R.F.C. 1990 L24 - Now more often known as Wigan Warriors, Wigan RLFC is a professional Rugby League side who have been more successful than any other team in Rugby League history and have a huge following. It is no surprise then that Greater Manchester Police used pictures of the players to promote their tips for children. The backs give a Riversider’s tip such as “Loose Ball is when during play the ball is not held by a player and not being scrummaged” with the police tip at the bottom “Don’t play ball in the street. Loose balls in this area can cause serious accidents”. There are excellent colour pictures on the front of players, manager and team giving their names and position as well as the logo and name of Milliken Contract Carpets who were one of the sponsors. A black and white badge of the Greater Manchester Police is pictured in the middle of the card backs and the first card also pictures this in colour on the front together with the badges of the club and carpet firm. A fine Rugby League set with cards 105 x 60mm.
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Riversiders Wigan R.F.C. 1990

Riversiders Wigan R.F.C. 1990

Greater Manchester Police - L24 in set

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Players Animals & Wildlife Britains Endangered Wildlife Grandee Issue 1984 Britains Endangered Wildlife Grandee Issue 1984 L32 - Originally issued with Player’s Grandee Cigars this is a first-class series of clear colour photographs featuring species either rarely seen or benefitting from conservation efforts. The cards are a mixture of horizontal and vertical format and the backs, printed in green and black on white, are numbered with comprehensive and informative text concerning distribution, breeding and the reason why they are vulnerable. The backs tell us about a free album that could be obtained from the manufacturers. The album was 210 x 150mm and contained an introduction by naturalist John F. Burton. Amongst the creatures featured are the Greater Horseshoe Bat which we are told can only be found in the south-west and Wales, the Natterjack Toad which used to be found on sandy heaths all over Britain and the Bittern which we are told was in worrying decline with less than 50 pairs left. This set was also issued with Player’s Doncella brand with the same pictures and text but with Doncella instead of Grandee. These beautiful and informative cards, size 90 x 50mm, add greatly to the appreciation of our wildlife.
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Britains Endangered Wildlife Grandee Issue 1984

Britains Endangered Wildlife Grandee Issue 1984

Players - L32 in set

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Players Animals & Wildlife Britains Nocturnal Wildlife Grandee Issue 1987 Britains Nocturnal Wildlife Grandee Issue 1987 L30 - In the history of cigarette cards tens of thousands of different series have been issued including many hundreds on a wildlife theme, but this is one of the first and only sets devoted entirely to ‘creatures of the night’. These were originally packed with ‘Doncella’ cigars and an alike set was also issued with their ‘Grandee’ brand. The thirty cards (6 vertical, 24 horizontal) bear incredibly clear colour photographs of various types of animal which come to life at night with numbers 1 to 8 being mammals such as a hedgehog, bat or fox, numbers 9 to 14 being birds, 15 to 18 covers reptiles, fish and molluscs, 19 to 26 are insects with spiders and crustaceans finishing the set. All have white borders and the numbered backs are full of interesting information as well as an acknowledgement to the photographer concerned and details of an album which was available from the issuers. A spectacular set with cards size 89 x 50mm.
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Britains Nocturnal Wildlife Grandee Issue 1987

Britains Nocturnal Wildlife Grandee Issue 1987

Players - L30 in set

Catalogue Price £8.00 Special Offer £5.50

Players Animals & Wildlife Britains Wayside Wildlife (Flowers, Animals etc) 1988 Britains Wayside Wildlife (Flowers, Animals etc) 1988 L30 - These were issued with Player’s ‘Grandee’ cigars and were prepared by Bruce Burton a naturalist and author who had been responsible for some of Player’s other wildlife issues. These use colour photographs from a variety of sources to show with superb clarity some of the rich variety of animals, birds, reptiles, insects and plants to be found in Britain’s hedgerows and wayside verges, an environment which has become increasingly important as a wildlife reserve. The excellent pictures (6 vertical and 24 horizontal, with some having two pictures showing different aspects such as a caterpillar and butterfly) have a white border and the numbered and titled backs are full of fascinating facts. Among our favourite pictures are the Stoat which is standing on its hind legs, the beautifully marked Kestral and a stunning close-up of a Thick-legged Flower Beetle on a yellow flower. A 16-page album was also originally issued to house this set with additionally information. A very impressive set with cards 89 x 50mm.
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Britains Wayside Wildlife (Flowers, Animals etc) 1988

Britains Wayside Wildlife (Flowers, Animals etc) 1988

Players - L30 in set

Catalogue Price £9.00 Special Offer £6.00

Harbour Digital Motoring Jaguar Cars 1996 Jaguar Cars 1996 24 - Jaguar made their name with a series of eye-catching sports cars many of which are included in this excellent set, including the XK 120 from 1950, XK 150 and E Type from the 1960s, a 1938 SS-Jaguar 21/2 litre drophead coupe, 1955 D-Type and MK 1 2.4 litre, the 1964 XJ13, 1937 SS100 and 1988 XJ 220. The set also includes models used on the racing circuit such as the ZJR and 1988 XJR-6. Sadly apart from details of the issuers and the model number and date there is no information on the back. That said this is well drawn set sure to appeal to any car enthusiast. The cards are size 70 x 38mm.
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Jaguar Cars 1996

Jaguar Cars 1996

Harbour Digital - 24 in set

Catalogue Price £9.00 Special Offer £6.00

Harbour Digital Military & Armed Forces Ships That Battle The Seas 1996 Ships That Battle The Seas 1996 18 - These are colour pictures reproduced from what appear to be 19th century paintings of ships and naval engagements from the 16th to 19th centuries plus one card which seems out of place "Ship at the time of Alfred the Great". The wording on the backs is basic. Numbered 1 to 18 , but "Entrance to Portsmout Harbour" has number missing which should be number 10. Size 70 x 38mm.
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Ships That Battle The Seas 1996

Ships That Battle The Seas 1996

Harbour Digital - 18 in set

Catalogue Price £9.00 Special Offer £6.00

Skybox (USA) Films, TV, Sci Fi & Comic Art The Lion King Walt Disney Film 1st Series 1995 The Lion King Walt Disney Film 1st Series 1995 LT90 - Walt Disney\'s hugely successful big scene animated film is pictured on these coloured picture cards which shows us scenes and characters backed by a story-line text from Simba\'s birth through to his defeat of Scar and his rightful destiny as king. Set is numbered 1-90. Size 89x63mm
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The Lion King Walt Disney Film 1st Series 1995

The Lion King Walt Disney Film 1st Series 1995

Skybox (USA) - LT90 in set

Catalogue Price £9.50 Special Offer £7.00

Hitchmans Dairies Military & Armed Forces Aircraft of World War II (black back) 1966 Aircraft of World War II (black back) 1966 25 - In one of the most daring exploits of World War II, Guy Gibson and the crew of his 617 Squadron of Lancaster bombers attacked and breached the Ruhr dams with ‘bouncing bombs’. The resulting flood wrecked vast areas of war factories and power stations with devastating effects on German armament production. Arthur ‘Bomber’ Harris, Bomber Command’s wartime chief, described the ‘Lanc’ as the greatest single factor in winning the war. More than 7,000 had been built when production ended in 1946. this iconic aircraft is one of 25 featured in Hitchman’s Aircraft of World War II, among which, needless to say are the Hurricane and Spitfire which played such an important part in the Battle of Britain. Other Allied aircraft in the set include the Mosquito, Mustang and B17 Flying Fortress, whilst the enemy’s armoury includes the Japanese Zero, a Heinkel bomber and several Messerschmitts – the 109, the 110 and the rocket-propelled 163 and the jet-propelled 262 introduced towards the end of the war, but too late to effect the outcome. Size 68 x36mm
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Aircraft of World War II (black back) 1966

Aircraft of World War II (black back) 1966

Hitchmans Dairies - 25 in set

Catalogue Price £10.00 Special Offer £7.00

Players Military & Armed Forces Britains Maritime History 1989 Britains Maritime History 1989 M30 - These cards were originally issued with Tom Thumb cigars and are taken from paintings by Hardy, Gordon Frickers or E.D.Walker which are all first class and depict in chronological order many of the greatest vessels in our history. They begin with the ‘Henry Grace â Dieu’ from the sixteenth century then go on to include ‘Golden Hind’, ‘Mayflower’, Nelson’s ‘Victory’, ‘SS. Great Britain’ and ‘Cutty Sark’ before coming more up-to-date with Scott’s ‘Discovery’, liners ‘Mauretania’, ‘Elizabeth’ and the ‘QE2’, war ships ‘HMS Hood’, ‘HMS Belfast and ‘HMS Ark Royal’, ‘Gypsy Moth IV’ in which Sir Francis Chichester sailed round the world before ending with ‘HMS Invincible’ which was completed in 1980 and took part in the Falklands War. All the pictures are in horizontal format with a white border and the backs are printed in vertical format in a mixture of green and black on white card. There is plenty of fascinating information on these numbered card backs which also explain that a free album was available from the issuers to house these cards. A truly impressive set with cards size 74 x 57mm.
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Britains Maritime History 1989

Britains Maritime History 1989

Players - M30 in set

Catalogue Price £12.00 Special Offer £8.00

Herald Alarms Military - General Series Feudal Lords 1986 Feudal Lords 1986 EL10 - These extra-large cards feature mounted knights in medieval armour pictured against appropriate backgrounds such as castles and battlefields. Each picture is signed M Davies and has a relevant caption such as “An Englishman’s Home” or “A Hail of Death” which pictures the knight struggling as the sky rains arrows. The backs feature a flag with the company name and series title with details of Herald Alarms including their telephone number below. Nice artwork on an uncommon subject. Size 100 X 66mm
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Feudal Lords 1986

Feudal Lords 1986

Herald Alarms - EL10 in set

Catalogue Price £12.00 Special Offer £8.00

Nabisco Football Football Tactics (England Soccer Stars) 1977 Football Tactics (England Soccer Stars) 1977 EL8 - Issued in connection with ‘Shredded Wheat’ these cards feature England stars including Kevin Keegan, Mike Channon, Gerry Francis and Colin Todd. There are two cards for each player and the brightly coloured fronts picture a caricature of the player in action whilst the backs contain a black and white drawing of the player together with a football pitch and diagrams illustrating the tips they refer to. The clear diagrams and instructions should improve anyone’s performance on the field. Size 125 x 72mm.
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Football Tactics (England Soccer Stars) 1977

Football Tactics (England Soccer Stars) 1977

Nabisco - EL8 in set

Catalogue Price £12.00 Special Offer £8.00

Gregg (New Zealand) Birds, Butterflies & Moths Native Birds of New Zealand 1971 Native Birds of New Zealand 1971 M40 - We just love this vividly colourful set of birds which can be found in New Zealand which were issued with the firm’s jelly products and originally an album was available from grocers to house this set. Amongst the beauties featured are the Red-crowned Parakeet, a Kingfisher with what looks like a lizard in its beak, a Kaka, the Kakapo which we are told hides in a burrow or crevice by day, a Kea which is named after its call, the Shining Cuckoo, the delightfully named Stichbird, a Tui, North Island Fantail, the Huia which the card says is thought to be extinct and two different types of Kiwis which are of course the national bird of New Zealand. The backs are full of facts about the species. This is a beautiful birds set with cards size 59 x 46mm.
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Native Birds of New Zealand 1971

Native Birds of New Zealand 1971

Gregg (New Zealand) - M40 in set

Catalogue Price £12.00 Special Offer £8.00

Golden Wonder Football Soccer All Stars 1978 Soccer All Stars 1978 24 - Originally issued with Golden Wonder’s crisps and snacks these are god colour drawings of British football stars from the seventies including Trevor Francis, Joe Jordan, Frank Worthington, Kenny Dalglish, Ray Clemence, Bruce Rioch, Peter Shilton, Paul Mariner, John Toshack, Liam Brady, Malcolm Macdonald, Lou Macari, ‘Butch’ Wilkins, Joe Royle, Steve Heighway and Mike Channon. The numbered backs give plenty of facts about the player and their career. An album was also originally available to house this set which could be obtained from the issuers. Pure nostalgia and with cards size 68 x 37mm.
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Soccer All Stars 1978

Soccer All Stars 1978

Golden Wonder - 24 in set

Catalogue Price £12.00 Special Offer £8.00

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

County Print Cricket Australian Test Cricketers 1993 Australian Test Cricketers 1993 M25 - These contain colour caricatures by John Ireland set against a green background with plenty of information on the numbered backs such as clubs played for, place of birth and bowling or batting style. Among those included are Allan Border, Steve Waugh, Ian Healy, Merv. Hughes, Craig McDermott, Tim May and Shane Warne. An excellent cricket set with cards size 78 x 51mm
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Australian Test Cricketers 1993

Australian Test Cricketers 1993

County Print - M25 in set

Catalogue Price £15.00 Special Offer £12.00

Players Animals & Wildlife British Mammals Doncella Issue 1983 British Mammals Doncella Issue 1983 L30 - This is a stunningly beautiful set which reproduces the artwork of Archibald Thorburn (1860-1935). His depictions are so life-like you feel you can almost touch the creatures which include a superb picture of a mole capturing a worm, the Dormouse which is on the endangered list, a Long-Eared Bat, the nocturnal Hedgehog, Water Shrew, rare Wild Cat, Fox, Grey Seals, Common Seals, Otter, Badgers, the hard to spot Pine Marten, Polecat, a Stoat in both summer and winter coat, Britain’s smallest carnivore the Weasel, Red Squirrel, Red Deer, Roe Deer, Woodmice, House Mouse, Yellow-Necked Mouse, the unpopular Brown Rat, Brown and Mountain Hares, Rabbit, White Cattle which we are told are kept as wild herds in some parks, the Orca or Killer Whale and Walrus which are occasional visitors to these shores and the Common Porpoise. There is plenty of information on the card backs and a special album was originally available to house this set which was also issued with “Grandee” in 1982 with either ‘Grandee Ltd’ or Grandee PLC’ on the backs. Cards size 90 x 50mm.
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British Mammals Doncella Issue 1983

British Mammals Doncella Issue 1983

Players - L30 in set

Catalogue Price £15.00 Special Offer £10.00

Golden Wonder Football World Cup Soccer All Stars 1978 World Cup Soccer All Stars 1978 36 - World Cup fever gripped Scotland in 1978 when the national side qualified for the FIFA World Cup to be held in Argentina and Scottish manufacturers Golden Wonder cashed in on this by issuing cards in their packets of crisps featuring international stars due to appear in the tournament. An album was also available in which to house these cards. No doubt the success was even sweeter as England had failed to qualify and hopes were high for the Scottish side which had beaten Czechoslovakia and Wales to earn their place. Sadly the Scotland side did not make out of the group stage and the competition was later won by the host nation Argentina. Among the star players pictured in colour on these borderless cards are Brazil’s Zico, Roberto Bettega of Italy, French midfielder Michel Platini, Scotland captain Bruce Rioch, Peru striker Oswaldo Ramirez, Sweden’s Bjorn Nordqvist, Rudi Krol of Holland, Klaus Fischer of West Germany and Rene Houseman of Argentina. The card backs are full of information about the player and both his team and national team. The cards are size 68 x 36mm.
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World Cup Soccer All Stars 1978

World Cup Soccer All Stars 1978

Golden Wonder - 36 in set

Catalogue Price £18.00 Special Offer £12.00

Harden Animals & Wildlife Animals of the World 1959 Animals of the World 1959 50 - This set of 50 cards comprises of colour images of animals such as the Kangaroo, Buffalo and Otters all images will have a white borders on the front, pictures are all untitled. However the backs have a full description of each animals and all in black text. Size 69 x 38mm
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Animals of the World 1959

Animals of the World 1959

Harden - 50 in set

Catalogue Price £20.00 Special Offer £13.50

Golden Fleece (Australia) Dogs and Pets Dogs 1967 Dogs 1967 L36 - These cards have rounded corners and a white border and are full of wonderful colour dog photos with the numbered backs giving details of the breed in red text with sheep logo in the bottom right corner. All the dogs appear to be Australian show champions and their owner’s names are also given. Included are ‘Duffton Glen Angus’ a Labrador Retriever, ‘Kefalin Storm Sun’ an Australian Kelpie which the card back tells us can do the work of seven men on sheep properties, ‘Imperial Rebel of Kobe’ a Samoyed which was also an English champion, Boxer ‘Taree Karate’, ‘Mighty Rare of Ware’ a Cocker Spaniel, Pekingese ‘Jaydene Jaison’, ‘Derawuda Bellmaid’ an intelligent looking Beagle, a Collie called ‘Glendallo Grenadier’ which we are told does not work on farms as the climate is too hot, a Pug called ‘Linfred Belinda’ and ‘Kohinoor Kazan’ a German Shepherd. An excellent dog set with cards size 89 x 57mm.
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Dogs 1967

Dogs 1967

Golden Fleece (Australia) - L36 in set

Catalogue Price £20.00 Special Offer £13.50

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

Topps (UK) Films, TV, Sci Fi & Comic Art The Black Hole 1980 The Black Hole 1980 LT88 - Based on the 1979 space film this set pictures scenes from the film set within a blue space border. The film was produced by Walt Disney Productions and has the distinction of being their first P.G film. It told the story of staff returning to Earth after a long mission who come across a lost spaceship which is mysteriously parked near a black hole, but somehow avoiding its gravitational pull. On investigation it is discovered that this ship is captained by a scientist and crewed by android drones and a sinister robert known as Maximilian. The scientist explains that he is preparing to explore the black hole, but when some of the other crew discover the droids are in fact zombie like members of the old crew things turn nasty. The film ended on a bit of a cliff-hanger as they are all forced into the black hole and enter a hellish landscape from which the heroes escape by following a white light to reach a planet on the other side. The backs make up into three different pictures from the film. The cards are size 89 x 64mm
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The Black Hole 1980

The Black Hole 1980

Topps (UK) - LT88 in set

Catalogue Price £22.00 Special Offer £15.00

Players Motoring Famous M.G. Marques 1981 Famous M.G. Marques 1981 L28 - There were originally issued with Grandee Cigars and are reproductions of paintings by James Dugdale, a Lancastrian who specialised in paintings of transport. The write-ups on the backs are by John Thornley OBE who was associated with the MG Car Company and the MG Car Club for many years and he gives an informative but concise history of the car and the changes in design that occurred. Card number 1 shows “Old Number One” (1923/25) which we are told was not the first MG to be made, but was built specifically for competition and the final card shows the MGB (1975-80) which was made to American specifications. Between these two cards are many racing cars of the era together with those models which have been and still are admired. This is a fine series of cards commemorating the Golden Jubilee of the MG Car Club and an album/wall chart was originally produced to house these. The cards are size 89 x 50mm
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Famous M.G. Marques 1981

Famous M.G. Marques 1981

Players - L28 in set

Catalogue Price £25.00 Special Offer £17.00

Priory Tea Motoring Cars 1964 Cars 1964 50 - This excellent coloured set pictures many types of car, both British and Continental, from the small German Isetta ‘bubble’ car to the luxurious Vanden Plas Princess 4-litre Austin, all shown against appropriate town or country backgrounds. In fact the majority of the models are British. Ah, nostalgia indeed! The text backs describe each model and the base reminds collectors that a special 32-page album could be had for 6d. Big Chief I-Spy (Charles Worrell), inventor of the I-Spy books, joined the Daily Mail in 1948 and his column was in the paper daily until 1986. The I-Spy books were hugely popular with some 20 million being sold in the 1950s and ‘60s, and during that period the Priory Tea & Coffee Company issued a dozen or so series of I-Spy cards, including this one. Size 68 x 36mm
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Cars 1964

Cars 1964

Priory Tea - 50 in set

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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

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Players Dogs and Pets Dogs Pairs and Groups 1955 Dogs Pairs and Groups 1955 L25 - This set is devoted to man’s greatest companion, dogs, in a series of twenty-five paintings by the distinguished artist Arthur Wardle. Already a favourite with collectors for his portrayal of dogs in three other Players series, Wardle was commissioned to product this new set which are thought to have been printed in the early 1950s, but which for one reason or another were never actually issued with cigarettes. Concentrating on hounds, spaniels and terriers plus a few other breeds such as the Saluki, Borzois, Setters and everyone’s favourite the Labrador Retriever, each picture shows either two or three examples of the breed in a way which demonstrates the artist’s love of his subject, bringing out the character of each individual animal. The backs are highly informative about the origin of the breeds, their uses, famous owners etc. and reveal interesting facts such as Jack Russell Terriers are named after the Rev. Jack Russell or Cocker Spaniels were originally used in connection with the shooting of Woodcock from which they get their name. The artwork is superb and this is a wonderful set for anyone with a love of dogs. Cards size 79 x 62mm
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Dogs Pairs and Groups 1955

Dogs Pairs and Groups 1955

Players - L25 in set

Catalogue Price £35.00 Special Offer £25.00

Players Dogs and Pets Dogs Heads by Biegel 1955 Dogs Heads by Biegel 1955 50 - Although the issuing of cigarette cards did not start up again on a large scale after World War II the major tobacco companies commissioned several new series which they kept in reserve in case the opposition resumed issuing them. One of the subjects chosen by Players for this purpose was Dogs Heads by the artist Peter Biegel. The advantages of such a series are apparent – dogs are popular, appeal to men and women and they do not date so that the cards could be released after being stored for years with no one the wiser. Apart from his name Biegel was a wise choice because his colour portraits of these fifty breeds seem faithfully to capture each individual’s personality. Among the breeds portrayed are the Yorkshire Terrier, English Springer Spaniel, Cocker Spaniel, Old English Sheepdog, Irish Setter, Yellow Labrador, Golden Retriever, Pug, Poodle, Pekingese and Dachshund. The backs are full of information about the breed, for example the card for the Alsatian tells us that their strong and intelligent personalities “were used to great effect in the Second World War when they were employed for such diverse purposes as guard duties and mine detecting”. A fabulous canine set with cards 66 x 36
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Dogs Heads by Biegel 1955

Dogs Heads by Biegel 1955

Players - 50 in set

Catalogue Price £45.00 Special Offer £32.00

Players Ships & Shipping Shipping (Unissued) c1960 Shipping (Unissued) c1960 50 - The illustrations in this set were reproduced from paintings by Richard Ward a well-known marine artist and include liners, cargo ships and ferries from shipping lines around the world like the ‘Arcadia’, ‘Bergensfjord’, ‘Brazil’, ‘City of Colombo’, ‘Empress of England’, ‘Federico C’, ‘Gripsholm’, the ‘Manxman’ which ferries passengers from the Isle of Man to Liverpool etc., tanker ‘Methane Pioneer’, Russian liner ‘Mikhail Kalinin’, ‘Olympia’, ‘Orsova’, ‘Pendennis Castle’, ‘Prinsesse Margrethe’, Cunard liner the ‘Queen Elizabeth’, ‘Queensland Star’, ‘Rotterdam’, ‘Savannah’ the world’s first nuclear-powered merchant ship, ‘Statendam’ etc. The numbered backs contain plenty of information about the vessels such as the fact that the ’Fort York’ was designed to carry cargo on the St. Lawrence Seaway, but can be converted to an ocean going vessel if needed or that ‘Southern Cross’ made four round-the-world trips a year. Although prepared around 1960 for one reason or another these were never issued with cigarettes. The fine pictures and interesting text on the numbered backs make this an excellent set for any collection with cards size 66 x 36mm.
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Shipping (Unissued) c1960

Shipping (Unissued) c1960

Players - 50 in set

Catalogue Price £75.00 Special Offer £55.00

 
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Bargain 10 Offer

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 June 2019

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