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Fax Pax Miscellaneous Trade Cards London 1992 London 1992 L40 - Originally issued in 1985 and reissued in 1992 these cards picture tourist landmarks in all their glory with detailed information on the reverse. Included are Big Ben (now known as the Queen Elizabeth Tower), H.M.S. Belfast a WWII warship birthed near Tower Bridge, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Hampton Court, Albert Hall Trafalgar Square, the Tower of London, the modern building used by Lloyds of London, the Bank of England, Old Bailey, Royal Courts of Justice, Mansion House, The Old Curiosity Shop which was made famous by Dickens, the Barbican, St Katharine Dock, Greenwich, Covent Garden and a lovely shot of Fleet Street full of old cars and buses. Also included is the Royal Hospital, Chelsea which every May is the site of the Chelsea Flower Show. Each set comes in its own box making this set ideal for both tourists although the pictures are good enough to appeal to Londoners as well. Size 102 x 64mm.
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London 1992

London 1992

Fax Pax - L40 in set

Catalogue Price £5.00 Special Offer £3.75

Carreras Motoring Vintage Cars 1976 (without word Filter) Vintage Cars 1976 (without word Filter) 50 - This set contains excellent colour pictures of vintage cars beginning with a 1919 Ballot racing car from France and ending with a stylish 1931 Alfa Romeo. In between there are plenty of weird and wonderful sports cars including the 1920 Briggs & Stratton, USA, ‘Flyer’ which was the only five-wheeler car to see production and had virtually no bodywork, a 1921 Heine Velox which was America’ most costly car, the British 1922 Stoneleigh in which the drive sat centrally, a 1923 Chevrolet of which only two are known to survive, the cheap British baby car the Austin Seven of 1924, the 1¾ ton 1924 Hispano-Suiza, a 1924 Renault, a 1925 M.G., a 1926 Bugatti, a 509 Fiat from 1926, classic 1927 Bentley, 1928 Packard, boat-tailed 1929 Auburn, 1940 Cadillac and the classy 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II. The backs contain plenty of information about the different models and have the words ‘Craven Black Cat’ with the black cat logo in a while oval at the top. This set was also produced with the word ‘Filter’ in the white oval at the top. Card size 70 x 35mm.
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Vintage Cars 1976 (without word Filter)

Vintage Cars 1976 (without word Filter)

Carreras - 50 in set

Catalogue Price £5.00 Special Offer £3.50

Pony Magazine Animals & Wildlife Horse & Pony Breeds Trumps 2008 Horse & Pony Breeds Trumps 2008 EL26 - In their own wallet as supplied with “Pony Magazine” these extra-large cards bear colour photos of various breeds of horses and ponies such as Andalucian, Shetland, Shire, Dartmoor etc., plus their ungulate cousins the Donkey and Zebra, below which are printed ‘horsey stats’ about their qualities which can also be the basis of a trumps card game. Size 120 x 80mm.
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Horse & Pony Breeds Trumps 2008

Horse & Pony Breeds Trumps 2008

Pony Magazine - EL26 in set

Catalogue Price £6.00 Special Offer £4.00

Churchman Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Howlers 1936 Howlers 1936 L16 - It’s not hard to understand the popularity of Howlers. The schoolboy type of unconscious humour is a real classic. The colour illustrations are funny enough in themselves and the misunderstood definitions on the backs are highly entertaining. The artist Rene Bull had worked previously for Churchmans producing the successful Eastern Proverbs series issued between 1931 and 1934. The detail and characterisation in the Howlers pictures make this set a true classic. Size 82 x 63mm
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Howlers 1936

Howlers 1936

Churchman - L16 in set

Catalogue Price £8.00 Special Offer £5.50

Polydor Pop Stars & Singers Polydor Guitar 1975 Polydor Guitar 1975 16 - British record label Polydor Ltd were established in London in 1954 and over the years have signed some big names such as The Who, Take That, Snow Patrol etc., so presumably when they decided to issue this card set they had plenty of artists to choose from. The set concentrates on guitarists who are portrayed in colour caricatures alongside musical notes and the backs give plenty of information about the artist. Included are Roy Buchanan, Eric Clapton, Mick Taylor, blues legend B.B. King, Duane Allman, John McLaughlin, Jan Akkerman, Link Wray, Albert King, Harvey Mandel, Les Harvey Pete Townsend who played with The Who, Shuggie Otis, American Freddy King, Irish born Rory Gallagher and guitar legend Jimi Hendrix. An interesting set backed by plenty of information. Cards size 60 x 32mm
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Polydor Guitar 1975

Polydor Guitar 1975

Polydor - 16 in set

Catalogue Price £8.00 Special Offer £5.50

Prescott Pickup Miscellaneous Trade Cards Sovereign Series No. 6 Papal Visit 1982 Sovereign Series No. 6 Papal Visit 1982 EL63 - These cards were issued to mark the visit of Pope John Paul II to Britain in 1982. Papal visits to this country don’t happen very often and a number of events were planned in England, Scotland and Wales, including huge gatherings at Wembley, Ninian Park, York Racecourse etc. This historic set covers all aspects of his tour with good quality colour photos of him in action, preaching, meeting the Queen and religious leaders etc. Also included are pictures of his transport such as a special train, the Papal helicopter and the specially adapted vehicle known as the ‘Popemobile’ which had large bullet-proof glass windows to enable his followers to catch a glimpse as he drove past. The postcard format backs are numbered and contain a brief statement regarding the picture as well as details of other Sovereign Series. The cards in this set are size 141 x 89mm.
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Sovereign Series No. 6 Papal Visit 1982

Sovereign Series No. 6 Papal Visit 1982

Prescott Pickup - EL63 in set

Catalogue Price £10.00 Special Offer £6.50

Carreras Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Views of London 1929 Views of London 1929 27 - Pretty well every major landmark is included, from Marble Arch in the west to Tower Bridge in the east. More than eighty years after these cards came out you could still use them to organise your own tour of the capital and the texts will tell you all you need to know about the sights. Particularly fascinating, though, is the amount of detail revealed in the stunningly clear pictures – you might even be able to make out, with the aid of a magnifier, the numbers on open-top buses or read the advertisements on buildings – and then there are the horse-drawn cabs, a delivery boy cycling past the Horse Guards and a throng of citizens going about their business. Fascinating stuff! Size 68 x 36mm
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Views of London 1929

Views of London 1929

Carreras - 27 in set

Catalogue Price £11.00 Special Offer £7.50

Kellogg Football International Soccer Stars 1961 International Soccer Stars 1961 12 - This set of colour head and shoulders pictures of famous footballers includes the following:- J. Armfield of Blackpool, Hibernian’s J. Baker, Manchester United’s Bobby Charlton, B. Douglas of Blackburn Rovers, Wolves’ half-back R. Flowers, Jimmy Greaves of Chelsea, Fulham’s Johnny Haynes, Michael McNeil of Middlesbrough, West Brom’s Bobby Robson, Bobby Smith of Spurs, Sheffield Wednesday goalie R. Springett and his clubmate Peter Swann. The numbered backs give details of the players careers and background information. Size 65 x 36mm
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International Soccer Stars 1961

International Soccer Stars 1961

Kellogg - 12 in set

Catalogue Price £12.00 Special Offer £8.00

Prescott Pickup Railways Our Iron Roads (Railways) 1980 Our Iron Roads (Railways) 1980 EL64 - This set celebrates 150 years of railway history from colliery tramways in 1737 right through to the last of the steam trains in the 1950s. The glossy pictures have coloured borders and the backs are in a postcard format with the name of the issuers at the bottom. This is a lovely set for any train enthusiast containing early engines by Trevithick, Hedley and, of course, the most famous of them all, George Stephenson’s “Rocket”. It also encompasses some oddities such as Mr Brandreth’s Horse-Treadmill and as well as representations of famous locomotives there are pictures of the opening ceremony in Liverpool in September 1830, the Edgehill Tunnel under construction, the Railway Office in Liverpool, a London and Manchester Railway train travelling across Chat Moss and the impressive Sankey Viaduct, both of which presented huge building challenges for the company and station offices and passenger platform in Manchester. Locomotives include the G.W.R ‘North Star’ of 1837, ‘Jenny Lind’ (1847) of the Midland Railway, foreign examples that appeared at the Great Exhibition in Paris in 1867, electric locos by Edison and Sprague (1880s), British experiments in electrification in 1908, London & North Eastern Railway’s A3 Class ‘Spion Kop’ of 1929 and a British Railways ‘Castle’ class 1950s loco ‘Clun Castle. An excellent set size 140 x 89mm.
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Our Iron Roads (Railways) 1980

Our Iron Roads (Railways) 1980

Prescott Pickup - EL64 in set

Catalogue Price £12.00 Special Offer £8.00

Prescott Pickup Royalty Queen and People 1977 Queen and People 1977 EL60 - This set of Prescott-Pickup’s Queen and People issued in 1977 was issued as a souvenir of Her Majesty’s Silver Jubilee. The sixty colour photographs are wide-ranging, covering special events, the Queen’s wedding, the Coronation, christenings, the Silver Jubilee itself, overseas visits, the Royal Yacht Britannia, crowns, orders of chivalry, the royal carriages, arms and standards, the corgis, relaxing at Balmoral and so on with descriptive backs Size 139 x 90mm
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Queen and People 1977

Queen and People 1977

Prescott Pickup - EL60 in set

Catalogue Price £12.00 Special Offer £8.00

Payne Tea Dogs and Pets Dogs Heads 1963 Dogs Heads 1963 25 - You don’t have to be a dog lover to appreciate this set as the colour drawings of canine heads are full of character. There is a particularly lovely drawing of a Wire-Haired Fox Terrier, but also included are a Kerry Blue Terrier, Alstatian, English Sprinter Spaniel, Gordon Setter, Scottish Terrier, Saluki, Peckingese, Borzoi, Dalmation, Bloodhound, Boxer, Mastiff, Greyhound, Deerhound, Boston Terrier, Airedale Terrier, Scottish Collie, Foxhound, Miniature Poodle, Welsh Corgi, Pointer, Golden Retriever, English Setter and Chow Chow. The numbered backs give plenty of information on the breed for instance the Greyhound card tells us that they are of very ancient origin and their sense of smell is poor so they chase prey entirely by sight and their build is streamlined for speed. This set was also issued by Amaran Tea and Bishops Stortford Dairies – see website for availability. Size 68 x 36mm.
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Dogs Heads 1963

Dogs Heads 1963

Payne Tea - 25 in set

Catalogue Price £12.50 Special Offer £8.50

Prescott Pickup Railways Railway Locomotives 1978 Railway Locomotives 1978 50 - Titled on the front Collectors’ Miniatures this set contains small but wonderfully detailed pictures of steam locomotives from around the world pictured in their different liveries on a white, borderless background. Included are the daddy of them all, Stephenson’s ‘Rocket’, a 4-2-4 express passenger loco designed in 1887 for the Midland Railway, a 2-4-2 side tank engine (No. 1008) of the Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway, the sleek L.M.S.R. Coronation class “Queen Elizabeth” loco built in 1937, the G.W.R. City class “City of Truro” and King class “King George V”, a Cambrian Railways Beyer Peacock tank loco, Snowdon Mountain Railway’s rack tank loco “Snowdon”, a Class A1 express loco No. 4472 “Flying Scotsman”, the famous Class A4 Pacific express loco “Mallard” which established a world speed record, a South African express loco with heat-exchanger, Brazilian Bauart Mallet articulated loco, American Ps4 Pacific passenger loco, a Prussian tank loco and several German locos. With plenty of information on the card backs these are ideal for any train enthusiast. The cards are size 67 x 36mm
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Railway Locomotives 1978

Railway Locomotives 1978

Prescott Pickup - 50 in set

Catalogue Price £12.50 Special Offer £8.50

Cavanders Animals & Wildlife Animal Studies 1936 Animal Studies 1936 36 - The animals are pictured in sepia coloured photographs with a humorous caption underneath and there are plenty of cute shots to make you go ahh! Cats and dogs dominate, but the set also includes, chimps, a gorilla, a donkey, a lion, budgies and even a highland cow and calf. There are also a couple of inappropriate cards. One of these shows a small child riding an Alsatian, which is definitely not to be encouraged and the other is a lovely picture of nine black Labradors at a table, but sadly I can’t illustrate this either as the caption is unacceptable. Aside from this the set is charming and the captions really add to the pictures. The numbered backs contain the series title and explain that these were “Issued by Cavanders Ltd of London, England. The firm of Three Centuries. Established – 1775”, but sadly there is no information on the pictures or photographers. Lovely pictures for any animal lover. Size 68 x 36mm
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Animal Studies 1936

Animal Studies 1936

Cavanders - 36 in set

Catalogue Price £14.00 Special Offer £9.50

Carroll Birds, Butterflies & Moths Birds c1940 Birds c1940 25 - Produced around 1940, but never actually issued, these cards contain lovely delicate colour artwork picturing British birds against appropriate backgrounds. There is plenty of information on the numbered backs which give details of habitat, how many eggs are usually laid etc. The text pulls no punches, for instance the Wood-Pigeon card says “Nothing good can be said of this bird” whilst the Kite is recorded as “somewhat cowardly”. Birds include the Green Plover, Reed Warbler, Tree Pipit, Oyster Catcher, Chiffchaff, Hooded Crow, Rook, Hawfinch, Pied Wagtail, Mistle Thrush, Sky Lark, Cuckoo, Sparrow Hawk, Magpie etc., but not common favourites like the Robin or Blackbird for some reason. A lovely set for any bird lover, size 63 x 38mm
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Birds c1940

Birds c1940

Carroll - 25 in set

Catalogue Price £17.50 Special Offer £12.00

Churchman Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Eastern Proverbs 4th Series 1934 Eastern Proverbs 4th Series 1934 L12 - Churchman produced a number of sets of Eastern Proverbs and is their 4th Series of 12 large cards produced in 1934. The humorous colour artwork ilustrates proverbs from India, Arabia, China etc. such as “The house with two mistresses is unswept”, “The washerwoman knows the defects of the village” or “The woman who sells fans often shades her eyes with her hand”. The backs give further information on the saying and relate it to similar maxims from other parts of the world including Britain. For instance “It’s no use calling the tiger to chase away the dog” equates to our “out of the frying pan into the fire”. Many of the themes are universal although “The rain of tears is necessary for the harvest of learning” might be frowned upon these days referring as it does to the beating of children to encourage them to learn. The well known western equivalent of this proverb is “Spare the rod and spoil the child”. These detailed and entertaining cards are a worthy addition to any collection and are sure to raise a chuckle.Size 82 x 63mm
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Eastern Proverbs 4th Series 1934

Eastern Proverbs 4th Series 1934

Churchman - L12 in set

Catalogue Price £18.00 Special Offer £12.00

Primrose Films, TV, Sci Fi & Comic Art Andy Pandy 1960 Andy Pandy 1960 50 - This set, originally issued with packets of sweets, is based on popular children’s favourite Andy Pandy. The programme was shown as part of the ‘Watch With Mother’ programme on the BBC and featured the adventures of a puppet called Andy Pandy and his friends a teddy bear called Teddy and rag doll called Looby Lou who all lived in a large picnic hamper. The original 26 episodes were continuously repeated and in the 1970s 13 new episodes were added. This set pictures pastel cartoon drawings of the friends as they play and look at the world around them. For instance they pick apples, fly a kite, find a crab on the seashore and play leap frog. The fronts contain a caption of the action at the bottom and the backs contain details of the company and an album that could be ordered for the price of “only 9d and one box top”. The simple charm and naivety made this an enduring classic and it was rebooted for a modern audience in 2001 with the puppets replaced by stop-motion filming. Pure nostalgia. Cards size 67 x 34mm
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Andy Pandy 1960

Andy Pandy 1960

Primrose - 50 in set

Catalogue Price £20.00 Special Offer £13.50

Primrose Films, TV, Sci Fi & Comic Art Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (paper thin card) 1969 Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (paper thin card) 1969 50 - This set pictures scenes from the 1968 musical fantasy film loosely based on a novel by Ian Fleming. It starred Dick Van Dyke as Caractacus Potts an eccentric inventor who is persuaded by his children and father to rescue and restore an old racing car. Confectionery heiress Truly Scrumptious, played by Sally Ann Howes, also becomes involved and after they all go on a picnic in the car they become stranded and Caractacus tells the story of a wicked Baron who lives in a foreign land who wants to steal the car. Suddenly they find themselves caught up in the adventure and discover that the car, which they have nicknamed Chitty Chitty Bang Bang owing to the noise it makes, can float and fly. The Baron captures Grandpa and the rest set off in pursuit to a county where the Baron dominates the people and children are banned. The Baron and his wife employ and evil child-catcher to round up any children including the Potts children. Eventually Caractacus and Truly capture the Baron by infiltrating the castle as life-sized dolls, freeing the children and Grandpa before returning home in their car. This was a popular film with memorable music, although the child-catcher gave many children nightmares. This set was also produced on a thick card (see website for availability) and both are size 64 x 34mm.
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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (paper thin card) 1969

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (paper thin card) 1969

Primrose - 50 in set

Catalogue Price £20.00 Special Offer £13.50

Churchman Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Eastern Proverbs 1st Series 1931 Eastern Proverbs 1st Series 1931 25 - This charming little set originally issued in 1931, features colourful illustrations of ancient proverbs from the East. The informative backs give us an idea of the meaning and also compares similar sayings from other countries including Britain. For instance the Indian proverb ‘Call on God, but row away from the rocks’ is compared to the Persian ‘Trust in Allah but spread not your prayer-carpet in a wet place and Cromwell’s ‘Trust in God but keep your powder dry’. The meaning of some is obvious just from the pictures and text on the front such as ‘Look at the mother before becoming engaged to the daughter’ however some are more obscure such as ‘Picking up a large stone is a sign it won’t be thrown’ or ‘Look the other way when the girl at the tea house smiles’. A lovely set size 68 x 36mm. The set was also reprinted in 2001,
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Eastern Proverbs 1st Series 1931

Eastern Proverbs 1st Series 1931

Churchman - 25 in set

Catalogue Price £20.00 Special Offer £13.50

Primrose Football Famous Footballers 1961 Famous Footballers 1961 50 - Originally issued with sweets these cards contain colour pictures of well-known footballers in a mixture of head and shoulders and action shots. The numbered backs give plenty of interesting information concerning the player. Included are West Brom’s Don Howe, Dave Mackay of Spurs, Man. City’s Denis Law, Jackie Charlton then playing for Leeds, Blackpool’s Jimmy Armfield, Swansea’s Mel Nurse, Munich air-crash survivor and Man. United leading scorer Dennis Viollet, Brian Clough of Middlesbrough, but better known for his later managerial role, Man. City’s German goalkeeper Bert Trautmann, Fulham’s Johnny Haynes, Bobby Robson of West Brom, and legends Stanley Matthews of Blackpool and Preston’s Tom Finney. Pure football nostalgia. Card size 66 x 33mm.
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Famous Footballers 1961

Famous Footballers 1961

Primrose - 50 in set

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Churchman Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards In Town Tonight 1938 In Town Tonight 1938 50 - In the 1930,s the Saturday evening radio show was ‘In Town Tonight’ which began with the cry of a Piccadilly flower seller in the background as “we stop the roar of London’s traffic.” The recording was the voice of Mrs Emma Baker whose picture appears on card no. 2 in Churchman’s 1938 series of fifty, which takes its title from the programme. The basis of the show, and the cards, was to meet people from all walks of life who happened to be in London that night. So on these cards we meet the likes of Cyclone Danny Carter, the international stunt rider; John Tussaud, Madame Tussaud’s great grandson; Christina Foyle of booksellers fame; Dante, the master magician; Prince Monolulu, the racing tipster; Captain Slocum, British Airways pilot; and engine-driver William Hagland who apparently used the cigarette card of himself to prove his identity when appearing as a witness in court. Size 68 x 36mm
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In Town Tonight 1938

In Town Tonight 1938

Churchman - 50 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

Challis Birds, Butterflies & Moths Wild Birds At Home 1935 Wild Birds At Home 1935 36 - There are plenty of bird sets available, but it is safe to say this one is very different. For a start the pictures are in black and white with a greenish tinge, but also because so many of the cards feature birds sitting on a nest or feeding young, which must have proved challenging for the photographer. If we were being picky we would also say that the title is misleading as there are quite a few shots of nests full of eggs, but the birds were very much not a home and we can only hope that the parents have just gone to get food and were not scared off by the close-up photography. That said this is a fascinating set backed with plenty of information such as what they like to eat, general characteristics, how many eggs they lay etc. and it is impressive how the photographer has managed to capture shy and elusive bids looking at home on their nests such as the Mistle Thrush, Merlin, Oyster Catcher and Great Crested Grebe. Our favourite picture has to be of the Spotted Flycatcher which is feeding its hungry family who are nesting in the fork of a tree. The tree frames the picture nicely and the adult bird has obviously turned at the sound of the flash whilst the babies are protesting their need for food with open beaks. A delightful set size 64 x 40mm
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Wild Birds At Home 1935

Wild Birds At Home 1935

Challis - 36 in set

Catalogue Price £22.00 Special Offer £15.00

Prescott Confectionery Motoring Speed Kings 1966 Speed Kings 1966 L36 - This set is billed as the “thrills and spills of speed kings” and there are plenty of card featuring illustrations of cars crashing, catching fire etc., but as if that were not enough the set also includes the ‘new Bluebird jet’ (1966), the ‘Avenger’ which Paula Murphy used to set a new woman’s land speed record, the ‘Spirit of America’ and ‘Bluebird which broke land speed records and the ‘Whispering Ghost’ a Rover gas turbine car which took part in the 1965 Le Mans 24-hour race. What really sets this apart is the inclusion of artists impressions of future vehicles such as rocket looking dragsters, a police car of 2066 and an automated car. Automated cars are of course already in production, but we have to say they look quite boring compared to the example show on card 16 with its nose cone and huge glass panel, indeed if the actual cars looked more like this everyone would be clamouring to have one! A fascinating set, complete with checklist, which is backed by plenty of interesting snippits. Size 77 x 57mm.
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Speed Kings 1966

Speed Kings 1966

Prescott Confectionery - L36 in set

Catalogue Price £27.00 Special Offer £18.00

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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Cavanders Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Ancient Egypt 1928 Ancient Egypt 1928 L25 - The mysteries of ancient Egypt have fascinated generations of Europeans trying to unravel the secrets of pyramids, but the discovery of the tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen by the Earl of Carnarvon and Howard Carter in 1922 thrilled the world. The amazing treasures revealed and the strange circumstances of the Earl’s early death giving rise to rumours about “the curse of the Pharoahs”, sparked a frenzy of interest in Egyptology. Tobacco company Cavanders decided to exploit this phenomenon and in 1928 they commissioned cards on the subject of ancient Egypt. These cards feature colour pictures based on original Egyptian drawings set on a rich gold or silver background. This illustrate every aspect of everyday life in the Nile Valley such as winnowing corn, making pottery, textiles and bricks, fishing etc. The set also includes troops, trumpeters and archers of the army and we learn about their kings and gods in the highly informative texts. Amongst the gods featured is Anubis who is portrayed with a mummy and a bird. We are told that resurrection of the body was believed necessary for the after-life so the dead were carefully embalmed and the bird represents the spirit or soul returning to breathe life back into the mummy whilst Anubis prepares to unwrap the bandages ready for the body to live again. Cavanders also produced a standard size set in the same format, but with different illustrations. This large size set is size 89 x 60mm.
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Ancient Egypt 1928

Ancient Egypt 1928

Cavanders - L25 in set

Catalogue Price £35.00 Special Offer £25.00

Churchman Football Association Footballers 1st Series 1938 Association Footballers 1st Series 1938 50 - Some of the clubs which were in the Premiership in 2014 were also represented in this set, for instance Manchester United (W. Roughton and W. McKay), Arsenal (E. Drake & E Hapgood), Chelsea (V. Woodley & P. Buchanan), Manchester City (P. Doherty) and Liverpool (B. Nieuwenhuys). Seeing two Preston North End players (Andrew Beattie and George Mutch) included in the set, it occurs to us that they may well have encountered a star-to-be, Tom Finney, then a 16-year old ground staff boy at Preston. It’s also interesting to note that Stoke City’s Stanley Matthews “has been with the club since starting work in the office on leaving school. Capped when a schoolboy he is now England’s first choice.” Size 68 x 36mm
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Association Footballers 1st Series 1938

Association Footballers 1st Series 1938

Churchman - 50 in set

Catalogue Price £35.00 Special Offer £25.00

Cavanders Film & Stage Stars Pre-1940 Cinema Stars Set 6 1934 Cinema Stars Set 6 1934 30 - This set, known as "Set 6" comprises thirty hand-coloured pictures issued with Cavanders "Army Club" cigarettes in 1934, according to the catalogue. We suspect it was issued slightly earlier. There are clues - Vilma Banky is noted as having been voted most popular actress in 1927. Early talkies such as "The Jazz Singer"and "The Ghost Train" (1928) are mentioned. Dolores DelRio was born in 1904 and we are told she married for the second time at the age of 26 - which takes us to 1930. (Incidentally, another Dolores, Dolores Costello was married to John Barrymore). But there the date clues run out, except by omission - for instance Bebe Daniels' prominent role in "42nd Street" is not included in her list, so we're going to stick our necks out and suggest this set dates from around 1932, and certainly pre-October 1933 because no review ever appeared in Card Collectors News, which began publication that month. Strangely, Esther Ralston appears twice inthe set - at numbers 10 and 29 - both with exactly the same texts but different portraits. Why? This set leaves many questions unanswered and could provide film buffs with a lot of research opportunities! Size 67 x 36mm
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Cinema Stars Set 6 1934

Cinema Stars Set 6 1934

Cavanders - 30 in set

Catalogue Price £36.00 Special Offer £25.00

Paterson Aviation & Space Balloons 1964 Balloons 1964 M48 - The cards tell the history of balloon flight including the ascent of a sheep, rooster and duck in a Montgolfiere balloon in 1783, the first manned flight by Pilatre de Rozier & the Marquis d’Arlandes which lasted 25 minutes, a hydrogen balloon invented by J.A.C. Charles, Henri Giffard’s 1850s steam powered balloon, the first parachute and a dirigible called L’Esprance. As well as the important developments in this form of transport the set also includes artist’s impressions of some of the more unusual suggestions such as the Viennese idea of using eagles to control navigation, the balloon city of 1803 which was to carry a surgeon’s house and an orchestra, Jakob Degen’s idea which incorporated a balloon and wings, the novelty flight in which a Frenchman named Margat ascended astride a white stag and the first English balloon ascent by Vincent Lunardi in 1784. A colourful set with interesting facts.
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Balloons 1964

Balloons 1964

Paterson - M48 in set

Catalogue Price £45.00 Special Offer £32.50

 
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Starter Collections

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

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

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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 2018

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