Inventors Series 1924
Bucktrout (Guernsey) Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Inventors Series 1924 Inventors Series 1924 20 - Visitors to Guernsey in the Channel Islands may be familiar with the firm of Bucktrout & Co whose premises in St. Peter Port is a mecca for wine buffs, but before the war they also made their own brands of cigarettes in association with the Guernsey Tobacco Company, an offshoot of British American Tobacco. This set is among several series issued in the 1920s and was basically the same as R & J Hill’s 1907 series of Inventors and Their Inventions, using the same colour pictures and descriptive text, but with “Bucktrout & Co. Ltd, manufacturers of all the famous Guernsey-made cigarettes” on the backs together with “Keep this card. The number on it may prove of advantage to you”. This was a reference to numerals over-printed on some cards in connection with a prize scheme. Among the worthies in this set are Pierre Curie (radium), Samuel Morse (electric telegraph), Santos Dumont (airship), Humphrey Davy (safety lamp), Thomas Edison (phonograph), Robert Stephenson (engineer), Hiram Maxim (maxim gun), George Stephenson (first locomotive) and Guglielmo Marconi (wireless telegraph), but no women! If such a series were compiled today we wonder how many of these pioneers would be included, but this is a fascinating set backed by plenty of information and well worth adding to any collection. Cards size 68 x 38mm.
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Inventors Series 1924

Issuer: Bucktrout (Guernsey) Condition: Very Good to Excellent * These are original and NOT reprints Description: Visitors to Guernsey in the Channel Islands may be familiar with the firm of Bucktrout & Co whose premises in St. Peter Port is a mecca for wine buffs, but before the war they also made their own brands of cigarettes in association with the Guernsey Tobacco Company, an offshoot of British American Tobacco. This set is among several series issued in the 1920s and was basically the same as R & J Hill’s 1907 series of Inventors and Their Inventions, using the same colour pictures and descriptive text, but with “Bucktrout & Co. Ltd, manufacturers of all the famous Guernsey-made cigarettes” on the backs together with “Keep this card. The number on it may prove of advantage to you”. This was a reference to numerals over-printed on some cards in connection with a prize scheme. Among the worthies in this set are Pierre Curie (radium), Samuel Morse (electric telegraph), Santos Dumont (airship), Humphrey Davy (safety lamp), Thomas Edison (phonograph), Robert Stephenson (engineer), Hiram Maxim (maxim gun), George Stephenson (first locomotive) and Guglielmo Marconi (wireless telegraph), but no women! If such a series were compiled today we wonder how many of these pioneers would be included, but this is a fascinating set backed by plenty of information and well worth adding to any collection. Cards size 68 x 38mm. Number of cards in set: 20

Price for complete set: Only £25.00

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