Dandies 1932
Players Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Dandies 1932 Dandies 1932 L25 - This is an excellent set of colour pictures by ‘Christopher Clark R.I’ illustrates fashionable men (otherwise known as dandies) through the ages. The subjects include King Richard II who according to the card back wore shoes with such long pointed toes that they had to be fastened to his knees with chains, Sir Walter Raleigh who was one of the first in England to smoke, the Duke of Buckingham whose rose silk and diamond suit cost a staggering £80,000, dandy highwayman Claude Duval, the extraordinary looking French actor Michel Baron, Richard “Beau” Nash who made the city of Bath so fashionable, legendary leader of fashion “Beau” Brummell, politician and novelist Benjamin Disraeli and famous author Charles Dickens. Mixed in with the famous names are examples of fashion amongst ordinary people. This a vivid and informative set with cards size 79 x 62mm, but was also produced as a set of 50 standard size cards.
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Dandies 1932

Issuer: Players Condition: Very Good to Excellent * These are original and NOT reprints Description: This is an excellent set of colour pictures by ‘Christopher Clark R.I’ illustrates fashionable men (otherwise known as dandies) through the ages. The subjects include King Richard II who according to the card back wore shoes with such long pointed toes that they had to be fastened to his knees with chains, Sir Walter Raleigh who was one of the first in England to smoke, the Duke of Buckingham whose rose silk and diamond suit cost a staggering £80,000, dandy highwayman Claude Duval, the extraordinary looking French actor Michel Baron, Richard “Beau” Nash who made the city of Bath so fashionable, legendary leader of fashion “Beau” Brummell, politician and novelist Benjamin Disraeli and famous author Charles Dickens. Mixed in with the famous names are examples of fashion amongst ordinary people. This a vivid and informative set with cards size 79 x 62mm, but was also produced as a set of 50 standard size cards. Number of cards in set: L25 Abbreviations used for Number In Set:
EL = Extra Large; LT = Large Trade ( size 89 x 64mm); L = Large; M = Medium; K = Miniature.

Price for complete set: Only £45.00

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Players Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Dandies 1932 Dandies 1932 50 - Player's 1932 set of Dandies holds a special interest for collectors beyond the admirable pictures and texts, because it contains one of the most famous gaffs in cigarette card history. Christopher Clark R.I. was responsible for the artwork, and no doubt was careful to be historically accurate when portraying the characters. Unfortunately when it came to Disraeli (subject no.43) he painted Big Ben in the background. However, the text tells us 'Dizzy' was 22 at the time, so the date was 1826? and Big Ben wasn't built till thirty years later! The error was discovered after the first printing was released and an attempt to remove Big Ben in the second run left a ghostly blur. The third run has a plain background and this is what you will see in our set of the month. Elsewhere in the series we meet Narcissus, Julius Caesar, Richard II, Walter Raleigh, Samuel Pepys, George IV, Beau Brummell and Charles Dickens through to London's Pearly Kings and Queens and World Heavyweight boxing champion James. J. Corbett. Size 68 x 36mm
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Dandies 1932

Dandies 1932

Players - 50 in set

£20.00