Orchids 1925
Carreras Flowers and the Garden Orchids 1925 Orchids 1925 L24 - If ever there was a series of cards which demonstrated several of the principles which make card collecting appeal so widely this is it. It shows that tobacco companies didn’t slavishly seek to produce ‘popular’ subjects ad infinitum and the resulting rich diversity is a major attraction of the hobby, also the professional approach and illustration make this unpromising theme a delight to behold. The set features exotic specimens from South and Central America (such as Cattleya Labita), Africa (Disa Grandiflora), India (the Coelogyne Cristata etc.) and South East Asia (Phalaenopsis Schilleriana) that were introduced into Britain for hot-house cultivation in the 19th century. The stunningly beautiful blooms are pictured in colour with the latin name underneath and the backs, with black cat motif at the bottom, describe their origin, appearance and cultivation within an ornate frame which epitomises the 1920s period. This set was also produced in a standard size, but these card are size 78 x 62mm.
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Orchids 1925

Issuer: Carreras Condition: Very Good to Excellent * These are original and NOT reprints Description: If ever there was a series of cards which demonstrated several of the principles which make card collecting appeal so widely this is it. It shows that tobacco companies didn’t slavishly seek to produce ‘popular’ subjects ad infinitum and the resulting rich diversity is a major attraction of the hobby, also the professional approach and illustration make this unpromising theme a delight to behold. The set features exotic specimens from South and Central America (such as Cattleya Labita), Africa (Disa Grandiflora), India (the Coelogyne Cristata etc.) and South East Asia (Phalaenopsis Schilleriana) that were introduced into Britain for hot-house cultivation in the 19th century. The stunningly beautiful blooms are pictured in colour with the latin name underneath and the backs, with black cat motif at the bottom, describe their origin, appearance and cultivation within an ornate frame which epitomises the 1920s period. This set was also produced in a standard size, but these card are size 78 x 62mm. Number of cards in set: L24 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 £25.00

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Orchids 1925

Orchids 1925

Carreras - 24 in set

£25.00

G D S Cards Flowers and the Garden Orchids by Robert Warner and Thomas Moore (1882) 2010 Orchids by Robert Warner and Thomas Moore (1882) 2010 L20 - It’s a fallacy to assume that orchids are restricted to the tropics. In the field next to my house hundreds of pyramid orchids and bee orchids flourish, and in this set of cards we see the Lady’s-slipper which flourishes in limestone areas across England. But the more exotic varieties which hale from South America and Asia are pictured on the other nineteen cards showing how extraordinarily diverse these plants are, and the lovely artwork does justice to the blooms whilst the text provide much factual information. Size 80 x 61mm
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Orchids by Robert Warner and Thomas Moore (1882) 2010