Prominent Politicians B Series (Without in two strengths in centre of back) 1909
Murray Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Prominent Politicians B Series (Without in two strengths in centre of back) 1909 Prominent Politicians B Series (Without in two strengths in centre of back) 1909 50 -
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Prominent Politicians B Series (Without in two strengths in centre of back) 1909

Issuer: Murray Condition: Very Good * These are original and NOT reprints Number of cards in set: 50

Price for complete set: Only £150.00

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