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Lamberts Tea Flowers and the Garden Cacti 1967 Cacti 1967 25 - This set was issued with packets of Lambert & Son’s tea in 1962 and contains colour drawings of different types of cacti with guidance on how to grow them, country of origin, details of flowers etc. on the numbered backs. For instance the Selenicereus Glandiflorus is described as the finest of all cacti and named the “Queen of the Night” because the lovely flower opens towards sunset and the Echinofossulo Cactus Crispatus was apparently “fairly recently discovered”. This set was also issued by Amalgamated Tobacco in 1961 and as an anonymous issue in 1965. It is fascinating how many different varieties of the plant are available and this set certainly does them all justice. Cards size 68 x 36mm.
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Cacti 1967

Cacti 1967

Lamberts Tea - 25 in set

Catalogue Price £3.00 Special Offer £2.00

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

Brooke Bond Aviation & Space Race Into Space blue back 1971 Race Into Space blue back 1971 50 - The race between America and the Soviets really got going in 1957 when Sputnik 1 began beeping in orbit, so this is number 1 in the series which goes on to guide us via manned space flights, Mariner 4, Apollo, Saturn V, etc. before finishing with speculation about projects of the future such as manned flights to Mars and the Space Shuttle. The excellent pictures are accompanied by comprehensive text. Exciting stuff! An album was originally issued to accompany this blue back set and a black back re-issue set and re-issue album was also produced in 1974. Cards size 68 x 37mm.
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Race Into Space blue back 1971

Race Into Space blue back 1971

Brooke Bond - 50 in set

Catalogue Price £6.00 Special Offer £4.00

Brindley Railways Trains London and South Western Railways 1992 Trains London and South Western Railways 1992 20 - These are green bordered black and white photographs of railway locomotives built between the 1880s and 1911 that worked the London and South Western railways with blue text on the numbered back giving details of class, construction, locomotive designer and working details. Among them is an ‘Ilfracombe’ goods engine designed by W.G. Beattie, an “Ironclad” built by Beyer Peacock, a “Jubilee” passenger engine built in 1887, a “B4” shunting engine designed by W. Adams, a “Saddle” shunting engine which originally worked Southampton Docks and a “Drummonds” 0-4-4T passenger engine built in 1911. Sure to appeal to any train enthusiast. Cards size 70 x 38mm.
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Trains London and South Western Railways 1992

Trains London and South Western Railways 1992

Brindley - 20 in set

Catalogue Price £7.00 Special Offer £4.75

Brooke Bond Birds, Butterflies & Moths Butterflies of the World 1964 Butterflies of the World 1964 50 - This set of butterflies contains stunning examples from around the globe and is backed by interesting facts. Included are the Gaudy Commodore which has different colours in summer and winter, the blood-red African Cymothoe sangaris, the mountain loving Parnassius autocrator, the leaf-like Orange Oakleaf, the fantastic green coloured Malabar Bonded Peacock, the beautiful Blue Mountain Swallowtail, Callicore neglecta with geometric underwings and the aptly named Dog’s Head Butterfly with dog’s head outline on the wings. Size 68 x 37mm
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Butterflies of the World 1964

Butterflies of the World 1964

Brooke Bond - 50 in set

Catalogue Price £7.50 Special Offer £5.00

Britton Golf Golf Courses of the British Isles 1993 Golf Courses of the British Isles 1993 L24 - Golf is a popular pastime and this set shows the layout of various golf courses in the Eastern counties, mostly in Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire and Norfolk, plus a few from Leicestershire or Hertfordshire. Pictured in colour these give detailed layouts of the course and the backs give plenty of details about the club and course including location, lay of the land, phone number of the course and green fees. The courses include Gedney Hill, Thorpe Wood, Orton Meadows which contains three large lakes, Old Nene, Hemmingford Abbots and Horncastle. An interesting golf set with cards size 81 x 62mm.
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Golf Courses of the British Isles 1993

Golf Courses of the British Isles 1993

Britton - L24 in set

Catalogue Price £7.50 Special Offer £5.50

Brindley Fish, Fishing & the Ocean Sea Fish 1992 Sea Fish 1992 16 - Anglers will appreciate this set which pictures examples of the type of fish which can be caught around our coast. These are depicted in black and white drawings on a light blue background with darker blue border. Included are the John Dory, Wrasse, Bream, Bass, Pollack, Cod, Flounder, Plaice, Red Gurnard etc. The backs contain brief information such as what bait they like or other names by which they are known etc. The set also include the Ribbon Fish which we are told lives at great depths and “only surfaces when wounded or dying”. An interesting set with cards size 70 x 38mm
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Sea Fish 1992

Sea Fish 1992

Brindley - 16 in set

Catalogue Price £8.00 Special Offer £5.50

Topps (USA) Films, TV, Sci Fi & Comic Art Lord of The Rings Return of The King 1st Series 2003 Lord of The Rings Return of The King 1st Series 2003 LT90 - “The Return of the King”, the concluding instalment of director Peter Jackson’s film trilogy of Tolkien’s “The Lord of The Rings”, received rave reviews when it opened in London, with superb action, masterful performances and breath-taking special effects. This card series does justice to the production, with the first fourteen cards devoted to the principal characters, followed by a sequence of shots from the film and ending with eleven cards which take us behind the scenes to reveal some of the secrets of the team at work. Tremendous. Size 89 x 63mm.
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Lord of The Rings Return of The King 1st Series 2003

Lord of The Rings Return of The King 1st Series 2003

Topps (USA) - LT90 in set

Catalogue Price £9.50 Special Offer £7.50

Brooke Bond Brooke Bond Tea Card Issues Secret Diary of Kevin Tipps 1995 Secret Diary of Kevin Tipps 1995 LT50 - Chimps both real and man-made have been used for years by Brooke Bond to advertise their PG Tips tea and this set is in the form of a diary by one of their chimp characters known as Kevin, with colour pictures of the chimps in various poses on the front and childlike diary entry on the reverse. To give you a flavor, the card for March 26 tells us it’s Mother’s Day and that Kevin gave her a box of her favourite chocolates, but according to his diary Kevin “got into trouble later – mum found that I’d tried a few chocs to make sure they were OK.” Whatever the action or trouble the text points out it is always improved by a cup of PG! These cards are size 89 x 63mm.
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Secret Diary of Kevin Tipps 1995

Secret Diary of Kevin Tipps 1995

Brooke Bond - LT50 in set

Catalogue Price £10.00 Special Offer £7.50

Topps (USA) Films, TV, Sci Fi & Comic Art Lord of The Rings Fellowship of the Ring 2nd Series 2002 Lord of The Rings Fellowship of the Ring 2nd Series 2002 LT72 - Described as a “collectors update edition” this set follows on from Topps’ first series with numbers 91 to 162 continuing with scenes from ‘The Fellowship of The Ring’, the acclaimed first film in ‘The Lord of the Rings’ trilogy. Particularly interesting is the use of the backs to show production paintings, artists’ concepts, models, animation work and so on, whilst the last nine cards preview the next film in the series ‘The Two Towers’. Size 89 x 63mm.
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Lord of The Rings Fellowship of the Ring 2nd Series 2002

Lord of The Rings Fellowship of the Ring 2nd Series 2002

Topps (USA) - LT72 in set

Catalogue Price £12.00 Special Offer £8.50

Brindley Pop Stars & Singers Opera Stars 1988 Opera Stars 1988 30 - This is a rather nice set on a subject that doesn’t appear much on cards. The opera stars are depicted in black and white ovals set within a salmon/pink background and include Enrico Caruso (1873-1921) who was the first tenor to have his voice on a record, Greek soprano singer Maria Callas, more modern favourites Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti, Ezio Pinza famous for his role in Don Giovanni, but he also sang in the musical South Pacific, Edna Thornton an English contralto famous for her roles in Wagnerian operas, Amelita Galli-Curci who became a major recording star, Australian soprano Dame Nellie Melba and Paul Robeson who played Otello but is best known for his rendition of “Ol’ Man River” in the musical Show Boat. The green backs contain white text advertising Brindley and Orpheus Records and give details of the star and their musical ability and best roles. Cards size 70 x 38mm.
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Opera Stars 1988

Opera Stars 1988

Brindley - 30 in set

Catalogue Price £12.00 Special Offer £8.00

Hill Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Our Empire 1929 Our Empire 1929 30 - You might imagine from the title this is a set of lovely views from places within the British empire, but you would be wrong. In fact these are photos of leaders, members of parliament etc. Beginning with King George V and his two sons the set then pictures Westminster, the Prime Minister Ramsay MacDonald and other members of the Labour government including Margaret Bondfield the first woman to become a member of the Cabinet (that’s a good quiz question for you!) and the Rt. Hon. Wedgwood Benn as well as statesmen and leaders from New Zealand, South Africa, Canada and Australia. There is plenty of informative text on the backs which gives a background to an interesting time when for the first time Britain had a Labour government. This set iwas issued in a larger format with cards size 78 x 67mm, but this set is size 66 x 38mm.
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Our Empire 1929

Our Empire 1929

Hill - 30 in set

Catalogue Price £12.00 Special Offer £8.00

Brook Motors Railways Railway Engines 1970 (125 x 105mm) Railway Engines 1970 (125 x 105mm) EL12 - This is a first rate set issued by the Huddersfield firm of Brook Motors, part of Hawker Siddeley, containing excellent colour artwork by Weatheral showing steam trains at work on preserved railways such as Ffestiniog, Snowdon, Keighley, the Severn Valley, Bluebell Line, Dart Valley etc. Included also is the Ravenglass and Eskdale Railway’s 15” gauge “River Mite” with tiny open carriages. The large format gives extraordinary detail and clarity and a description of each is given on the front at the bottom. The backs advertise electric motors and control gears. These are fine works of art in their own right and worthy of any collection. Cards size 124 x 105mm
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Railway Engines 1970 (125 x 105mm)

Railway Engines 1970 (125 x 105mm)

Brook Motors - EL12 in set

Catalogue Price £12.00 Special Offer £8.00

Brooke Bond Brooke Bond Tea Card Issues History of the Motor Car blue back 1968 History of the Motor Car blue back 1968 50 - This set contains superb artwork by Kenneth Rush illustrating road vehicles from the days of steam power through to the latest (1960s) high performance racing cars, with Peter Hull’s descriptive backs brim full of interesting facts. Included, of course, is the Mini or more correctly, as card no. 46 states, Morris Mini Minor, which we are told was the “first really revolutionary mass-produced British car whose remarkable features were its unique front-wheel drive design with a transverse engine enclosing the gearbox in the crankcase, tiny 10-inch wheels and all-independent variable rubber suspension.” If you prefer speed to small and practical then you will appreciate some of the other cars in this set such as the 1935 ‘Bluebird’ in which Malcom Campbell broke the 300mph speed record, a Ferrari P4 with its V12 engine, the Cooper-Climax Grand Prix winner from 1958, the sleek 1948 Jaguar XK120, a 1938 Alfa Romeo and 1936 BMW etc. This set was re-issued by Brooke Bond in 1974 with black text on the backs. An ideal set for any car enthusiast. Size 68 x 36mm.
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History of the Motor Car blue back 1968

History of the Motor Car blue back 1968

Brooke Bond - 50 in set

Catalogue Price £12.50 Special Offer £8.50

Hill Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Views of Interest 1st Series Sunripe and Spinet Ovals back 1938 Views of Interest 1st Series Sunripe and Spinet Ovals back 1938 L48 - Back in 1938 when we originally reviewed this set we wrote “it is difficult to imagine better cards of this type than these beautifully hand-coloured real photos” and we would stand by that statement today. Included in this set are well-known landmarks like the Clifton Suspension Bridge, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Trafalgar Square, Piccadilly Circus, Blackpool Tower, Buckingham Palace, York Minster, Caernarvon Castle and the Liver Building in Liverpool, but also included are natural wonders and views like Cheddar Gorge, Kynance Cove and Derwentwater as well as views of Cardiff, Sheffield, Hull and Newcastle which don’t often appear on cards. These must have proved popular as Hill continued with another four series of different views in 1938 and 1939. The numbered backs give plenty of information about the featured subject and “issued with Sunripe & Spinet Oval Cigarettes”, but was also issued with “The Spinet House” instead. A fine set with cards size 78 x 64mm
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Views of Interest 1st Series Sunripe and Spinet Ovals back 1938

Views of Interest 1st Series Sunripe and Spinet Ovals back 1938

Hill - L48 in set

Catalogue Price £12.50 Special Offer £8.50

Hill Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Views of Interest 2nd Series 1938 Views of Interest 2nd Series 1938 L48 - Britain’s turbulent history has left us with a rich legacy of castles. Their story provides a fascinating insight into the wars and power-struggles this country has endured down through the centuries and there is no better presentation of these amazing structures than the 48 castles featured in this set. Nowadays most are open to the public, so let’s have a quick look at some – Norwich with its magnificent Norman keep houses a wonderful museum, Lancaster (a goal until a few years ago), Dover (a landmark for travellers from the continent), Nottingham (familiar to collectors as the John Player trademark), Tintagel (with its Arthurian connections), Taunton (re-opened as an award winning museum) and Windsor (now fully restored following that terrible fire). This set of hand-coloured photos issued in 1938 is highly recommended. Size 82 x 63mm
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Views of Interest 2nd Series 1938

Views of Interest 2nd Series 1938

Hill - L48 in set

Catalogue Price £12.50 Special Offer £8.50

Hill Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Views of Interest 3rd Series 1939 Views of Interest 3rd Series 1939 L48 - This is the third in a series of five Views of Interest sets featuring beautifully hand-coloured real photos of British scenes. Amongst the delights in this series are Devil’s Bridge, Aberystwyth, Bath, Cambridge, Clovelly, Cowes on the Isle of Wight, Haytor on Dartmoor, Edinburgh Castle, Glasgow University, Glencoe, Fermain Bay in Guernsey, Mont Orgueil Castle, Jersey, Leamington Spa, Llandudno, Loch Lomond, Newquay, Penzance, Plymouth, Ross-on-Wye, Torquay, Whitby etc. All are backed with interesting and informative text and numbered 97 to 144. An excellent series which provides a fascinating glimpse into Britain just before the Second World War. Cards size 77 x 64mm.
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Views of Interest 3rd Series 1939

Views of Interest 3rd Series 1939

Hill - L48 in set

Catalogue Price £12.50 Special Offer £8.50

Brook Motors Motoring Traction Engines 1968 Traction Engines 1968 EL12 - This company are renowned for their fine issues and this is no exception. The set contains twelve beautiful pictures in full colour of old traction engines and the odd steam roller. Amongst the engines are a Fowler No. 15813 built in 1921, a Burrell No. 3526 ‘Lightening 11’, a McLaren 1421 ‘Captain Scott’ which was used for threshing in Derbyshire between 1926-45, an Aveling & Porter No. 11839 ‘Oberon’ which used to work on the road mending gang and an Aveling & Porter Showman type No. 12115 built in 1928. The numbered backs have a short descriptive text about the engine, plus a general discourse on steam traction engines and an advert and illustration different Brook Motors products. The subject is not that common so is a must for all transport fans. Cards size 119 x 76mm.
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Traction Engines 1968

Traction Engines 1968

Brook Motors - EL12 in set

Catalogue Price £24.00 Special Offer £16.00

British Automatic Military & Armed Forces Warships of The World 1950 Warships of The World 1950 K24 - British Automatic, who were founded in 1887, manufactured coin operated machines for dispensing sweets and weighing people as well as the type of equipment found in amusement arcades on piers. For 42 years they had the contract for supplying machines used on British railway station platforms as well as public buildings. The weighing machines operated by standing on the base and inserting money and then a card would be dispensed with a date and your weight in stones and pounds. The other side would usual have a picture or horoscope. These cards feature colour pictures of warships on the front whilst the numbered backs have instructions and company name and a space in the middle for date and weight. The card backs contain a variety of different weights and dates whilst some have the space left blank. The fronts are captioned with the name of the vessel, tonnage and the country to which it belongs. The British entries are destroyer HMS Agincourt, submarine HMS Taciturn, cruiser HMS Superb, aircraft carrier HMS Implacable and battleships HMS Vanguard and HMS Howe. Size 54 x 28mm
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Warships of The World 1950

Warships of The World 1950

British Automatic - K24 in set

Catalogue Price £24.00 Special Offer £16.00

British Automatic Railways British Locomotives 1948 British Locomotives 1948 K24 - British Automatic, who were founded in 1887, manufactured coin operated machines for dispensing sweets and weighing people as well as the type of equipment found in amusement arcades on piers. For 42 years they had the contract for supplying machines used on British railway station platforms and public buildings. The weighing machines operated by standing on the base and inserting money and then a card would be dispensed with a date and your weight in stones and pounds. The other side would usually have a picture or horoscope. In this case the cards feature colour pictures of British locomotives such as a King class “King George V”, “Lulworth Castle a GWR Castle class, a diesel car of the GWR, an electric loco named “John Wycliffe, the sleek 7P class “City of Edinburgh”, a Princess Coronation class named “Duchess of Sutherland”, the world famous A4 class “Mallard”, the “Golden Arrow” London-Paris boat train and the Merchant Navy class “Channel Packet. The numbered backs contain instructions for weighing yourself, company name and a space in the middle for date and weight. The card backs contain a variety of different weights and dates whilst some have the space left blank. Small but beautifully formed these cards are size 55 x 28mm.
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British Locomotives 1948

British Locomotives 1948

British Automatic - K24 in set

Catalogue Price £25.00 Special Offer £16.50

British Automatic Railways Famous Trains of the World 2nd Series 1952 Famous Trains of the World 2nd Series 1952 K24 - British Automatic, who were founded in 1887, manufactured coin operated machines for dispensing sweets and weighing people as well as the type of equipment found in amusement arcades on piers. For 42 years they had the contract for supplying machines used on British railway station platforms and public buildings. The weighing machines operated by standing on the base and inserting money and then a card would be dispensed with a date and your weight in stones and pounds. The other side would usually have a picture or horoscope. In this case the cards feature colour pictures of famous trains from around the world, all are overstamped “weight daily”, including British Railways “Devon Belle”, the Western Australian Government Railway “Boronia”, a Canadian Pacific Railway diesel-electric train, the Danish “Englanderen”, French “Blue Bird Express”, German “Flying Hamburger, an Italian State Railway electric train, South African “Royal Train”, Swiss “Red Arrow” railcar, and Union Pacific Railroad “City of Portland”. The numbered backs contain instructions for weighing yourself, company name and a space in the middle for date and weight. The card backs contain a variety of different weights and dates whilst some have the space left blank. Small but beautifully formed these cards are size 54 x 29mm.
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Famous Trains of the World 2nd Series 1952

Famous Trains of the World 2nd Series 1952

British Automatic - K24 in set

Catalogue Price £30.00 Special Offer £20.00

Hill Film & Stage Stars Pre-1940 Scenes from the Films 1938 Scenes from the Films 1938 40 - As the title suggests these cards picture action from films of the 1930s including “The Call of the Yukon”, “Mama Runs Wild”, “Merry Go Round”, “Mad About Music”, “Second Best Bed”, “Sinners in Paradise”, “Alf’s Button Afloat”, You’re a Sweetheart”, “The Sky’s the Limit”, “Oh Mr. Porter”, “School for Husbands” etc. The backs are full of information about the stars and the film, for instance we are told that Will Hay is a keen astronomer and has the discovery of at least one new star to his credit or that John Boles was originally intended as to be an opera singer and his decision to enter films nearly caused a family feud. Worth breaking out the popcorn for this attractive and informative film set with cards size 64 x 36mm.
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Scenes from the Films 1938

Scenes from the Films 1938

Hill - 40 in set

Catalogue Price £36.00 Special Offer £25.00

Hill Ships & Shipping Famous Ships Front varnished 1940 Famous Ships Front varnished 1940 50 - When these cards appeared in 1940 we described them as “a fine series produced in colour and full of interest at the present time. Fighting ships are well represented by such vessels as the Hood and the new aircraft carrier Illustrious. Commercial craft include crack liners such as the Queen Elizabeth and the now notorious Bremen. There are historic ships such as the Mayflower and the Victory, and vessels, which took part in the 1914-18 conflict. Altogether a valuable contribution to maritime history”. Also here is the ill-fated Lusitania and the Titanic. The Hood would join them in the ocean depths when she was sunk in 1942. The Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Mary were to end their days in Hong Kong and California. The Cutty Sark at Greenwich and the Victory at Portsmouth are reminders of Britain’s maritime heritage, as indeed is this fine set of cards. This set was also issued with a matt front. Size 63 x 38mm
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Famous Ships Front varnished 1940

Famous Ships Front varnished 1940

Hill - 50 in set

Catalogue Price £45.00 Special Offer £32.00

Hill Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Worlds Masterpieces inscribed 2nd Series 1915 Worlds Masterpieces inscribed 2nd Series 1915 25 - There are not many pre-Great War sets as modestly priced as this little series of twenty-five photogravures. Although titled ‘Second Series’ there was no first series issued and it is thought to have been a continuation of their Famous Pictures series issued in 1913. The pictures begin with portraits of the King and Queen and then continues with classic paintings from galleries around the world with the emphasis on 19th century artists. These include ‘Sea Scouts of the Empire by marine artist Bernard Gribble, ‘The Judgement of Paris’ by Rubens, Raphael’s ‘The Sistine Manonna’, ‘The Knight Errant’ by Sir John Everett Millias, Edward Burne-Jones’ ‘King Cophetua and the Beggar Maid, Lord Frederick Leighton’s ‘Bath of Psyche’, ‘Charles I’ by Peter Lely, Constable’s ‘The Valley Farm’, Gainsborough’s ‘The Market Cart’, Turner’s ‘Crossing the Brook’, ‘A Cavalier’ by J.L.E. Meissonier, ‘The Horse Feeder’ by George Morland and ‘The Music Lesson’ by E. Muenier. The backs bear intelligent texts with alternate cards advertising ‘Badminton’ or ‘Spinet’ tobaccos. An interesting set with cards size 69 x 41mm
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Worlds Masterpieces inscribed 2nd Series 1915

Worlds Masterpieces inscribed 2nd Series 1915

Hill - 25 in set

Catalogue Price £50.00 Special Offer £36.00

Hill Ships & Shipping Famous Ships Front matt 1939 Famous Ships Front matt 1939 50 - When these cards appeared in 1940 we described them as “a fine series produced in colour and full of interest at the present time. Fighting ships are well represented by such vessels as the Hood and the new aircraft carrier Illustrious. Commercial craft include crack liners such as the Queen Elizabeth and the now notorious Bremen. There are historic ships such as the Mayflower and the Victory, and vessels, which took part in the 1914-18 conflict. Altogether a valuable contribution to maritime history”. Also here is the ill-fated Lusitania and the Titanic. The Hood would join them in the ocean depths when she was sunk in 1942. The Queen Elizabeth and the Queen Mary were to end their days in Hong Kong and California. The Cutty Sark at Greenwich and the Victory at Portsmouth are reminders of Britain’s maritime heritage, as indeed is this fine set of cards. This set was also issued with a varnished front. Size 63 x 38mm
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Famous Ships Front matt 1939

Famous Ships Front matt 1939

Hill - 50 in set

Catalogue Price £55.00 Special Offer £38.00

Hill Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Puzzle Series 1937 Puzzle Series 1937 50 - Hill's 50 Puzzle Series, issued in 1937. The title itself is a puzzle, because they subjects are nearly all magical tricks rather than puzzles and indeed when a second printing came out in 1938 it was re-titled "Magical Puzzles". The pictures illustrate the magician's stock in trade using string, coins, cards, matches, glasses, handkerchiefs etc., as props with a detailed explanation on the card backs so that, with a little practice and some sleight of hand, you too can amaze your friends! Size 69 x 36mm
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Puzzle Series 1937

Puzzle Series 1937

Hill - 50 in set

Catalogue Price £60.00 Special Offer £45.00

Hill Football Popular Footballers Series B Nos. 31-50 (1934) Popular Footballers Series B Nos. 31-50 (1934) M20 - This contains black and white photos of leading Football Association players from the 1934/5 season and the cards carry on from where Series A left off, so the first card in this set is numbered 31. Among the big names in this selection are Arsenal’s E. Drake and Alex James, L. Stoker of Birmingham, Liverpool’s G. Hodgson, Stoke City’s legendary Stanley Matthews and Sunderland’s J. Connor. There are nice little write-ups about each player on the card backs which also contain an advert for the company’s Gold Flake Honeydew and Navy Cut Medium Cigarettes. A fine football set with cards size 68 x 50mm
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Popular Footballers Series B Nos. 31-50 (1934)

Popular Footballers Series B Nos. 31-50 (1934)

Hill - M20 in set

Catalogue Price £70.00 Special Offer £50.00

Hill Film & Stage Stars Pre-1940 Music Hall Celebrities Past and Present 1930 Music Hall Celebrities Past and Present 1930 30 - We love this set which as the title suggests looks at stars who have graced the music halls over the years who are pictured in colour with their career details on the back including the names of popular songs or sketches. Included are Sir Harry Lauder who made his stage debut in 1900, George Robey who was known and the ‘Prime Minister of Mirth’ and also appeared in pantomime and as goalie for Millwall F.C, Will Hay who did a schoolmaster act and later had a successful film career, Little Titch who gave his first performance in 1884, clog dancer and pantomime dame Dan Leno, the acrobatic Stanley Lupino, clever clown Noni, Charles Penrose known for his ‘Laughing Policeman, classical violinist De Groot, American R.C. Knowles to whom the “Why does the chicken cross the road?” joke is attributed, the Egbert Brothers who performed a popular double act but started work in the circus at just 2½, Max Wall who was described as a “young eccentric step dancer”, the legendary Marie Lloyd, Gwen Farrar a talented actress whose stage act consisted of making weird noises, famous Lancashire comedienne Grace Fields, male impersonator Ella Shields and Australian born Florrie Forde famous for her song “Down at the Old Bull and Bush”. This set was also produced in a larger size. The world of music hall has long since vanished, but you can enjoy it all over again with these charming cards size 66 x 37mm.
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Music Hall Celebrities Past and Present 1930

Music Hall Celebrities Past and Present 1930

Hill - 30 in set

Catalogue Price £85.00 Special Offer £60.00

Hill Football Famous Footballers Shoreditch address 1939 Famous Footballers Shoreditch address 1939 50 - This series was issued by Shoreditch firm R & J HIll during the early part of 1939 and contains colour head and shoulders portraits of top British footballers in that season. The backs start with the name, club and playing position before giving career records and background information, such as why Tommy Walker was called the “player money cannot buy”, what was the first team Stan Cullis played for, at which sport was British Rovers goalkeeper a former champion etc. Other players include E.A. Hapgood, Robert M’Phail, goalie Edward Sagar and the legendary Stanley Matthews. An excellent football series with cards size 63 x 38m.
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Famous Footballers Shoreditch address 1939

Famous Footballers Shoreditch address 1939

Hill - 50 in set

Catalogue Price £140.00 Special Offer £100.00

 
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Starter Collections

Ideal for the new collector. We have put togther 2 bargain offers of sets of cards in mint condition saving well over 50% off catalogue prices.

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

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