Small Wonders black back re-issue 1988
Brooke Bond Brooke Bond Tea Card Issues Small Wonders black back re-issue 1988 Small Wonders black back re-issue 1988 40 -
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Small Wonders black back re-issue 1988

Issuer: Brooke Bond Condition: Mint * These are original and NOT reprints Number of cards in set: 40

Price for complete set: Only £4.00

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