Famous Escapes 1926
Carreras Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Famous Escapes 1926 Famous Escapes 1926 EL10 - This is a novel subject for a set which, as the title suggests, looks at some of the great escapes in history. Among the escapees in this set are Napoleon III who escaped imprisonment by dressing as a workman, Bonnie Prince Charlie who hid in a robber’s cave, Charles II who evaded capture by hiding in an oak tree, Scottish smuggler Robertson who fought his way free, resourceful thief Jack Sheppard who is pictured on his second escape from Newgate Jail and also an earlier escape from Round House with Bess Lion, William Seymour who escaped from the Tower of London, Queen Matilda who fled capture through the snow, Swiss archer William Tell who took advantage of stormy conditions in a boat to escape his guards and Winston Churchill who escaped from Pretoria during the war in South Africa and hid on a train under sacks of wool for two days until he reached safety. The cards contain colour illustrations of the action with details given on the numbered backs. Carreras also produced two other sizes of Famous Escapes, a small and a large size, but these have additional cards as they are sets of 25 each. Please note that due to the glaze-coating of these cards they are slightly concave. That said this is an excellent set and well worth adding to any collection with cards size 133 x 70mm.
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Famous Escapes 1926

Issuer: Carreras Condition: Very Good to Excellent * These are original and NOT reprints Description: This is a novel subject for a set which, as the title suggests, looks at some of the great escapes in history. Among the escapees in this set are Napoleon III who escaped imprisonment by dressing as a workman, Bonnie Prince Charlie who hid in a robber’s cave, Charles II who evaded capture by hiding in an oak tree, Scottish smuggler Robertson who fought his way free, resourceful thief Jack Sheppard who is pictured on his second escape from Newgate Jail and also an earlier escape from Round House with Bess Lion, William Seymour who escaped from the Tower of London, Queen Matilda who fled capture through the snow, Swiss archer William Tell who took advantage of stormy conditions in a boat to escape his guards and Winston Churchill who escaped from Pretoria during the war in South Africa and hid on a train under sacks of wool for two days until he reached safety. The cards contain colour illustrations of the action with details given on the numbered backs. Carreras also produced two other sizes of Famous Escapes, a small and a large size, but these have additional cards as they are sets of 25 each. Please note that due to the glaze-coating of these cards they are slightly concave. That said this is an excellent set and well worth adding to any collection with cards size 133 x 70mm. Number of cards in set: EL10 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 £30.00

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