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Gallaher Animals & Wildlife Wild Animals 1937 Wild Animals 1937 48 - This set was issued in 1937 and when it was reviewed in our magazine that year we described it as being nicely produced and said that “the compilers have shown commendable originality in the choice of subjects, many out of the way types such as the platypus, rare foxes, jerboa, tenrec, panda, pangolin and others being illustrated as well as many of the more familiar wild animals”. We would have to agree with this statement, but would add that these have first class colour artwork and the text includes some delightful touches such as the puma “purrs when pleased and like a kitten will jump to catch butterflies or play for hours by itself at hide-and-seek.” It also added that it is “friendly to man”, but alas man has not proved a good friend to the puma or many other species. We can’t praise this series highly enough. Cards size 63 x 37mm.
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Wild Animals 1937

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Cavanders Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards The Homeland Series black back matt front 1924 The Homeland Series black back matt front 1924 54 -
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Churchman Ships & Shipping The Story of Navigation 1936 The Story of Navigation 1936 50 - When Queen Mary launched the new Cunard liner which bore her name in September 1934 it was like a tonic for a nation emerging from the long years of the depression. The superb vessel marked the latest chapter in a struggle to conquer the sea, a story which had begun thousands of years earlier when primitive man first crossed a river by floating on a log. It was these two extremes which Churchmans chose for the first and last cards in this series. The set continues with a Welsh coracle, a Viking ship and an Elizabethan galleon as well as Nelson’s flagship “Victory” which is now preserved at Portsmouth for all to admire. Also included are the magnificent clipper “Cutty Sark” which is still a major tourist attraction at Greenwich, “S.S. Great Britain” which is permanently on display in Bristol as a lasting tribute to Isambard Kingdom Brunel her talented designer plus great liners of the 20th century such as “Mauretania” which for more than 20 years was the speed queen of the North Atlantic and of course, the “Queen Mary” which is now a tourist attraction at Long Beach, California. You can re-live these great moments in maritime history with this finely produced colour series with plenty of facts on the reverse. These cards are size 67 x 36mm. This set was also reprinted in 1999.
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The Story of Navigation 1936

Churchman - 50 in set

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Wix Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Jenkynisms 3rd Series (25 different cards from the set of 30) 1932 Jenkynisms 3rd Series (25 different cards from the set of 30) 1932 L25 out of 30 - These cards were issued with the company’s K4’s cigarettes and as the cards explain the cigarettes came in packs of 20 with an additional 4 cigarettes which could be shared with friends. The fronts picture a Jeeves type butler called Jenkyn set in a yellow background who gives advice such as “Your ‘twenty’ will last longer if you keep one of the separately wrapped ‘tens’ until tomorrow – and then, Sir, you still have the added 4!”. The backs are a mixture of adverts for the product, again with helpful hints from Jenkyn including how to open the packet properly! This is a part set of 25 cards our of 30. A novel concept with cards size 76 x 65mm.
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Murray Ships & Shipping The Story of Ships 1940 The Story of Ships 1940 50 - This set was issued briefly towards the end of 1940 but withdrawn in February 1941. The outstanding colour pictures have varnished fronts and illustrate vessels chronologically from boats of Ancient Egyptian times through to the 1930s. Along the way we see Columbus’s ship the Santa Maria, Drake’s Golden Hind, Nelson’s Victory, Brunel’s Great Eastern, the battlecruiser HMS Hood and the liner Queen Mary. There is plenty of text on the back to keep you informed of the developments and history of ships. An excellent set for any collection. Cards size 67 x 40mm
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The Story of Ships 1940

Murray - 50 in set

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Anonymous Tobacco (China) Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Chinese Series (Ref ZE9-31) c1930 Chinese Series (Ref ZE9-31) c1930 M10 -
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Chinese Series (Ref ZE9-31) c1930

Anonymous Tobacco (China) - M10 in set

£20.00

Carreras Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Gran Pop by Lawson Wood 1934 Gran Pop by Lawson Wood 1934 L50 - Produced by Carreras in 1934 it is a series of 50 cards featuring ‘Gran-Pop’, a cartoon ape, in humorous colour drawings by the English painter and illustrator Lawson Wood. As well as appearing on cards the ‘Gran-Pop’ character also appeared in a series of annuals that were sold round the world. Lawson Wood was very much concerned with animal welfare and as well as being a member of the Royal Zoological Society he also founded a sanctuary for old animals, but the apes and other animals in his drawings find themselves in very human situations with suitably humorous captions. The card backs contain sepia photos and text showing the manufacture of cigarettes including an illustration of the Arcadia Works of Carreras Ltd in Hampstead Road, London where we are told “happy, healthy workpeople make good cigarettes with care, pride and conscience under the most hygienic manufacturing conditions”. Size 80 x 63mm. This was also produced in a smaller format size 70 x 41mm.
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Gran Pop by Lawson Wood 1934

Carreras - L50 in set

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Ardath Film & Stage Stars Pre-1940 Film Stars Series GP2 1939 Film Stars Series GP2 1939 M44 - The cards show black and white pictures of glamorous ladies including big names such as Betty Grable, Ann Sheridan, Joan Blondell and Olivia De Havilland. ‘Film Stars’ is a misnomer as some, like Helena Garvin, are models, whilst others are showgirls from the Windmill Theatre. The rest are not well-known although some appeared in films such as singer Shirley Ross who was in ‘Some Like It Hot’. It says something about how obscure many are that Monica Bishop is listed as ‘able to stand-in for well-known star Victoria Hopper’? and Muriel Baron is a pantomime boy. Size 80 x 56mm.
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Film Stars Series GP2 1939

Ardath - M44 in set

£20.00

Amalgamated Tobacco Aviation & Space Aircraft of the World 1958 Aircraft of the World 1958 25 - This company issued a number of fine series after the war which were for export only and this set is one of them. It contains colour drawings of aircraft such as a Bristol Helicopter, Vulcan bomber, Gloster Javelin, Fairey F.D.2, Lockheed Super Constellation, Avro Canada C.F 100 Arctic defence fighter plane, Hawker Hunter two-seater fighter, Saunders Roe Skeeter light helicopter, American Grumman F11F-1 Tiger, MIG 19, English Electric P.1A and Canberra, D.H -110 Naval fighter, Bristol Britannia passenger liner, Soviet Tupolev-Myasishchey Bear and De Havilland Vampire. The numbered backs contain plenty of information about the aircraft as well as an advert in French advertising the firm’s “Mills Filtertips”.. These cards are size 68 x 37mm. This set was also produced by Halpin’s Willow Tea in 1958 as a standard and double picture medium size set
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Aircraft of the World 1958

Amalgamated Tobacco - 25 in set

£20.00

Wills Railways Railway Equipment 1939 Railway Equipment 1939 50 -
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Railway Equipment 1939

Wills - 50 in set

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Wills Military - General Series Waterloo (unissued) 1915 (reprint 1987) Waterloo (unissued) 1915 (reprint 1987) 50 -
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Anonymous Tobacco (China) Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Chinese Views and Scenes (Ref ZE9-49) c1930 Chinese Views and Scenes (Ref ZE9-49) c1930 10 - These cards contain charming black drawings depicting views and scenes in China such as bridges, gateways, junks on the river, the mountains, pagodas etc., with Chinese text on the backs. An attractive set for any collection but of special interest to anyone from China. The cards are size 59 x 36mm.
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Chinese Views and Scenes (Ref ZE9-49) c1930

Anonymous Tobacco (China) - 10 in set

£20.00

Players Animals & Wildlife Natural History 1924 Natural History 1924 50 -
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Natural History 1924

Players - 50 in set

£20.00

Carreras Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Views of the World 1927 Views of the World 1927 27 -
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Views of the World 1927

Carreras - 27 in set

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Churchman Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards In Town Tonight 1938 In Town Tonight 1938 50 - In the 1930,s the Saturday evening radio show was ‘In Town Tonight’ which began with the cry of a Piccadilly flower seller in the background as “we stop the roar of London’s traffic.” The recording was the voice of Mrs Emma Baker whose picture appears on card no. 2 in Churchman’s 1938 series of fifty, which takes its title from the programme. The basis of the show, and the cards, was to meet people from all walks of life who happened to be in London that night. So on these cards we meet the likes of Cyclone Danny Carter, the international stunt rider; John Tussaud, Madame Tussaud’s great grandson; Christina Foyle of booksellers fame; Dante, the master magician; Prince Monolulu, the racing tipster; Captain Slocum, British Airways pilot; and engine-driver William Hagland who apparently used the cigarette card of himself to prove his identity when appearing as a witness in court. Size 68 x 36mm
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In Town Tonight 1938

Churchman - 50 in set

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Churchman Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Treasure Trove 1937 Treasure Trove 1937 50 -
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Treasure Trove 1937

Churchman - 50 in set

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Sarony Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Saronicks 1929 Saronicks 1929 M50 - ‘Saronicks’ illustrating limericks quoted on the backs together with a statement that they are from the “Complete Limerick Book”. The same series of cards was also produced by Major Drapkin under the title ‘Limericks’. Sarony’s ‘Saronicks’ came in two sizes, standard and medium (This one being the medium size) enjoy the comic situations portrayed by the artist in black and red on a white background, not always politically correct for today’s climate, the Jews at the bus stop in Kew, the colonial bellowing at his Indian servant, etc, but they all raise a smile, and the style is definitely 1920s. Size 76 x 52mm
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Saronicks 1929

Sarony - M50 in set

£20.00

Wills Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Life in the Tree Tops 1925 Life in the Tree Tops 1925 50 -
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Life in the Tree Tops 1925

Wills - 50 in set

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Gallaher Sports Miscellaneous Sporting Personalities 1936 Sporting Personalities 1936 48 - Plenty of sporting fixtures take place in a year and this was no doubt true in 1936 when Gallahers issued, with their “De-Luxe” cigarettes, a series of 48 Sporting Personalities. Many of the names will still be remembered today, such was their brilliance – Alex James, Dixie Dean, Clifford Bastin, Len Harvey, Kid Berg, Gordon Richards, Steve Donoghue, Frank Wooley, Jack Hobbs and Patsy Hendren – just a few of the stars in this sporting hall of fame. Other colourful characters include Bertram Mills of circus fame who put up £10,000 for the capture of the Loch Ness monster, Malcolm Campbell, Tom Webster who was a famous cartoonist popular for his sports cartoons in the Daily Mail and Lord Clydesdale who was the first person to fly over Mount Everest. The excellent colour portraits are pictured against an appropriate background and there is plenty of information on the numbered backs. A must for any collection and size 63 x 37mm.
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Sporting Personalities 1936

Gallaher - 48 in set

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Churchman Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Wings Over the Empire 1939 Wings Over the Empire 1939 M48 - It was rather unfortunate timing for Churchman’s to issue a series called Wings Over the Empire in July 1939, when Britain was on the brink of war and the only wings which the empire would see over them for several years were those belonging to German and Japanese aircraft. That having been said this is an excellent series of colour pictures including many breathtakingly beautiful views. The first twenty cover the British Isles working out from London to the west of Ireland before flying past Gibraltar and Malta to India, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) and Burma, followed by Southern and Central Africa, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. The fascinating text include some nice little touches like New Zealand is “the pocket edition of the world” or the text for the picture of Sydney cricket ground which reads “cricket is essentially an English sport”! The set also refers to Bombay (now Mumbai) as the “Manchester of India” and says that Blackpool “possesses all the essentials of a health resort”? The inclusion of Mount Everest stretches things a little because the peak was not actually within the Empire, nor indeed was Eire (of which Dublin and Killarney are pictured). These aerial views take us on a tour of a world that was soon to change forever at a time when faraway places were still exotic and the sun never set on the Empire. These cards are size 68 x 53mm.
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Wings Over the Empire 1939

Churchman - M48 in set

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Dominion Tobacco Ships & Shipping Old Ships 2nd Series 1935 Old Ships 2nd Series 1935 25 - Dominion Tobacco was taken over by the Godfrey Phillips group in 1941, but during its short period of independence this London-based company produced four series all featuring old ships. This set is the 2nd Series which covers Naval ships from the late 17th to late 19th Centuries. The black and white drawings show the vessels in intricate detail, but it is the backs that supply the greatest interest because they reveal so many intriguing stories about those troubled times. For example, the French 74-gunner “Terrible” was captured by Hawke and added to the Royal Navy, the name later being given to a new cruiser built in 1895. The French 84-gunner “Franklin”, built in 1796, was captured in the Battle of the Nile and became H.M.S “Canopus”, but she was so fast that the British built ten ships to the same design between 1821 and 1832 and “Canopus” herself was still in service in 1850. Then there was H.M.S “Bellerophon” upon which Napoleon was brought to England after the battle of Waterloo, arriving at Torbay on July 24th 1815. The card tells us “She was surrounded by sight-seers who dared everything to catch a glimpse of Napoleon and if they succeeded the air was rent with cheers”. Fascinating stuff. The cards are size 68 x 36mm.
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Old Ships 2nd Series 1935

Dominion Tobacco - 25 in set

£20.00

Carreras Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Happy Family 1925 Happy Family 1925 L48 -
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Happy Family 1925

Carreras - L48 in set

£20.00

Sarony Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Saronicks 1929 Saronicks 1929 50 - ‘Saronicks’ illustrating limericks quoted on the backs together with a statement that they are from the “Complete Limerick Book”. The same series of cards was also produced by Major Drapkin under the title ‘Limericks’. Sarony’s ‘Saronicks’ came in two sizes, standard and medium (This one being the standard size) enjoy the comic situations portrayed by the artist in black and red on a white background, not always politically correct for today’s climate, the Jews at the bus stop in Kew, the colonial bellowing at his Indian servant, etc, but they all raise a smile, and the style is definitely 1920s. Size 64 x 35mm
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Saronicks 1929

Sarony - 50 in set

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Churchman Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards World Wonders Old and New Unissued c1955 World Wonders Old and New Unissued c1955 50 - This set features some remarkable subjects, some of which are not covered elsewhere on cards. These were never actually issued, but the text was prepared around 1953 as the latest date quoted in the texts was November 1952 for the explosion of the first hydrogen bomb. The colourful cards include natural marvels such as the Victoria and Niagara Falls, the Grand Canyon and Mount Everest, phenomena such as tidal waves, water spouts, geysers, Krakatoa and the Aurora Australis, man-made wonders like the Pyramids, Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Colosseum, Stonehenge and Great Wall of China as well as twentieth century engineering feats such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Empire State Building, Panama Canal and liner the Queen Elizabeth. Most interesting of all are ten modern developments which had particular significance in the decade leading up to 1952, especially the war years. Fascinating stuff. Card size 66 x 36mm.
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World Wonders Old and New Unissued c1955

Churchman - 50 in set

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Ogdens Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Coupon Lady carrying tobacco leaves on head dated January 30th 1903 Coupon Lady carrying tobacco leaves on head dated January 30th 1903 1 -
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Millhoff Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards The Homeland Series 1933 The Homeland Series 1933 54 -
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The Homeland Series 1933

Millhoff - 54 in set

£20.00

Churchman Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Modern Wonders 1938 Modern Wonders 1938 M48 -
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Modern Wonders 1938

Churchman - M48 in set

£20.00

International Tobacco Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Gentlemen! The King! (black back) 1937 Gentlemen! The King! (black back) 1937 100 - Although issued during coronation year 1937, this set was prepared in 1935 because “The King” referred to is George V and not his successor and indeed on the card backs we are told that “it can be inserted into a pictorial biography of H.M. King George V, particulars of which are enclosed in each packet”. It is unusual in being of two different sizes, with sixty standard size and forty large and it is on art paper rather than cardboard. The colour pictures take us from the King’s early childhood in 1866, through his public appearances and ends with his radio broadcast to the Empire broadcast in May 1935 as part of his Jubilee celebrations. Sadly he was to die just seven months later in January 1936. Rather prophetically the card featuring his second son the Duke of York, who at that time was not expected to be King, describes him as “the father of the young lady who may one day sit upon the throne of England” and of course she did. These cards were also issued with the text on the back in blue and provide a fascinating glimpse into the life of this hardworking monarch. The standard size cards are 67 x 39mm and the large cards are 76 x 58mm.
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Gentlemen! The King! (black back) 1937

International Tobacco - 100 in set

£20.00

British American Tobacco (without firms name) Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Channel Islands Past and Present 3rd Series Channel Islands Past and Present 3rd Series L48 - A delightful series of 48 views, aerial, landscape and historic issued by British American Tobacco as their Channel Islands Past & Present Third Series of 1939. The first half of the hand-coloured photographic set is devoted to Guernsey, the second half to Jersey. Views of Petit Bot, Moulin Huet and Fermain Bay in Guernsey, and Portelet and St. Ouen's in Jersey, but there are many other examples "historic Mont Orgueil and Elizabeth Castles, St Peter Port and St Helier" even the West Park Pavilion, "the Palais de Danse completed in 1931 and replete with attractive features for the entertainment and refreshment of visitors" enthuses the text on no. 33. And, of course, there's Corbiere Lighthouse, the welcoming beacon at the end of the voyage from Weymouth. Size 82 x 63mm
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Channel Islands Past and Present 3rd Series

British American Tobacco (without firms name) - L48 in set

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Carreras Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Malayan Industries 1929 Malayan Industries 1929 27 - Carreras had already produced a set in 1928 titled Malayan Scenes (see website for availability), but clearly their fascination with the Malaya was not at an end as in 1929 they issued another set, but this time looking at industries in the region. These interesting black and white photos, backed by plenty of facts, show such things as tapping a rubber tree, sterilising the fruit of oil palms, a banana plant, a coconut estate, pineapple cultivation, transporting pipes using elephants, creping machinery on a rubber estate, betel nut palms, kapok trees which were ideal as they were quick growing and provided fibre for stuffing mattresses etc. and oil for soap, drying rattans to make canes, the transportation of coconut by oxen and boat, milling sugar cane and irrigation for rice planting. In those days most of the processes were hands-on and it is fascinating to see the use of animals and natives at work. Card no. 10 pictures the unusual hats worn by Chinese women labourers in the oil palm industry and we are told that these fringed hats denote their married state. Even by 1929 many of these processes were being mechanised and nowhere is the contrast between the old and the new more obvious than on card no. 9 which shows a bucket dredge at a tin mine, a major advance in mining, but in the foreground a man is crossing a rickety walkway carrying a load on his head. A real snapshot in time and size 69 x 36mm.
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Malayan Industries 1929

Carreras - 27 in set

£20.00

Wills Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Round Europe 1937 Round Europe 1937 M48 -
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Round Europe 1937

Wills - M48 in set

£20.00

Wills Military & Armed Forces Life in the Royal Navy 1939 Life in the Royal Navy 1939 50 -
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Life in the Royal Navy 1939

Wills - 50 in set

£20.00

 
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