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Halpin Aviation & Space Aircraft of the World 1958 Aircraft of the World 1958 25 - This set 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 and it was also produced in a medium size with two pictures per card and as a standard size overseas issue of 25 by Amalgamated Tobacco Co. with an advert for “Mills Filtertips” on the back. These cards are size 68 x 37mm.
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Aircraft of the World 1958

Halpin - 25 in set

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Murco Aviation & Space Airlines of the World 1978 Airlines of the World 1978 50 - These cards were originally given away, one with each two gallons of petrol purchased, and they have plain peel-off backs as they were originally designed to be stuck onto a wall chart which was available from the company. These feature colour pictures of the company logos or emblems, which appeared on the tail fins of plane companies from around the world. The airlines include British Airways, Aer Lingus, Alitalia, Cathay Pacific, Dan Air, KLM, Lufthansa, Pan Am, Quantas, Singapore Airlines and Swissair. These are caption on the front and the cards are size 50 x 48mm.
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Airlines of the World 1978

Murco - 50 in set

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Carreras Birds, Butterflies & Moths British Birds 1976 British Birds 1976 50 - In 1976 Carreras re-launched their Black Cat cigarette brand with cigarette cards, much to the delight of collectors and this set is one of those issues. This contains a selection of 50 birds which breed regularly in Britain as captured on camera by Norfolk naturalist Tony Tilford. These excellent colour photos capture the birds in their natural habitants and there is informative text on the back written by Dennis Avon. Among the birds featured are woodpeckers, the brightly coloured kingfisher, common garden birds such as the blue tit, blackbird, chaffinch and sparrow, the reed warbler, house martin, swallow, waxwing, spotted flycatcher, oyster catcher, kestrel, golden eagle, barn owl, pied wagtail etc. An album was also produced to house these. Cards size 70 x 35mm.
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British Birds 1976

Carreras - 50 in set

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Dryfood Animals & Wildlife Animals of the World 1956 Animals of the World 1956 50 - Originally issued with Dryfood’s confectionery products this set contains colourful animal drawings set within a white border and there is plenty of accompanying text on the reverse. Some of our favourite animal illustrations include the wolf at night, the mouse, the charging warthog, the lion, jaguar, tiger, elephant, the polar bear, the kudu in flight, walrus, tortoise and buffalo. This set was also produced by an anonymous issuer in 1954 and by Harden Bros. & Lindsay Ltd in 1959. A charming set with cards size 69 x 37mm.
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Animals of the World 1956

Dryfood - 50 in set

£4.00

Brooke Bond Brooke Bond Tea Card Issues Famous People blue back 1969 Famous People blue back 1969 50 - Famous People, all of who turn out to be British. Arranged in chronological order by the date of their birth, from Lord Shaftesbury (1801) to Roger Banister (1929), the great and the good include W.G. Grace, Baden Powell, Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin, Stanley Matthews and Monty. Size 68 x 36mm. There is also a reprint series with black backs.
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Famous People blue back 1969

Brooke Bond - 50 in set

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Amalgamated Tobacco Military - General Series Propelled Weapons 1953 Propelled Weapons 1953 25 - The subjects take us from a prehistoric man with sling through to the detonation of the atom bomb at Bikini Atoll and the latest bazooka which “in Korea has taken a heavy toll on Communist tanks”. Size 68 x 36mm
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Propelled Weapons 1953

Amalgamated Tobacco - 25 in set

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Kane Cricket Cricket Clubs and Badges 1957 Cricket Clubs and Badges 1957 25 - Originally issued with the company’s ‘Red and White’ sweet cigarettes these contain colour pictures of caps, badges and in some cases a bat and wickets. Set against a green background and with red and white border these feature seventeen county clubs including Yorkshire, Somerset and Middlesex plus the M.C.C. and cards for England, Australia, South Africa, West Indies, New Zealand, India and Pakistan. The backs are full of information about the team including when it was formed, details of victories etc. An excellent addition to any cricket collection with cards size 67 x 35mm.
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Cricket Clubs and Badges 1957

Kane - 25 in set

£4.00

Harden Dogs and Pets National Pets 1961 National Pets 1961 50 - This series includes obvious examples such as dogs, cats and hamsters, but not many people are likely to keep a llama, koala, guillemot, panda or chimpanzee, but all these are in this set. Size 68 x 36mm
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National Pets 1961

Harden - 50 in set

£4.00

Carreras Fish, Fishing & the Ocean Sport Fish 1978 Sport Fish 1978 50 - This is set an angler’s dream as it not only contains rather good colour pictures of fish that can be caught in an around the British Isles, but the text on the back gives you helpful hints on when and where to find them, what sort of bait to use, the average weight, markings and habits. For instance we are told that the Porbeagle Shark averages 100lb and is an ideal quarry for big fish hunters. It can be found between June and October off the Isle of Wight, West Country and coast of Ireland, but you will need a heavy shark rod and 120lb line to go after this beauty. There are plenty of more common examples from our rivers and seas including Dace, Roach, Chub, Common Carp, Tench, Catfish, Perch, Eel, Pike, Trout (both Rainbow, Sea and Brown), Salmon, Dab, Flounder, Turbot, Mackerel, Common Skate, Pollack, Ling, Bass etc. Catching all of these would be quite a challenge and respect to any who have achieved this, but this set is not just for anglers as the detailed pictures are also worth adding to any collection, especially if you are a nature lover. Size 70 x 35mm. A special album to contain this set was also issued – see website for availability
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Sport Fish 1978

Carreras - 50 in set

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Golden Wonder Sports Miscellaneous Sporting All Stars 1979 Sporting All Stars 1979 24 - This set contains fine colour pictures of sporting personalities from the 1970s such as Sharron Davies, Kevin Keegan, David Gower, Nick Faldo, Ian Botham, Donna Hartley, John Curry and Niki Lauda. The cards have rounded corners and the numbered backs give plenty of information about the subject featured. At the bottom is an advert “Collect the complete set of 24 Sporting All Stars…” however on a few of the cards there is an error and they refer to “Collect the complete set of 24 Soccer All Stars” instead. An excellent set which takes you right back -nostalgia at its best with cards size 68 x 37mm
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Sporting All Stars 1979

Golden Wonder - 24 in set

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Kane Animals & Wildlife Wild Animals 1954 Wild Animals 1954 K50 - These cards may be tiny, but they still pack a punch with excellent black and white photos of creatures accompanied by informative text on the reverse. The featured wild animals include a Tiger, Brown Bear, Cheetah, Polar Bear, Zebra, Nile Crocodile, Lion, European Badger, African Python, American Bison Ring-tailed Lemur, Elephant and Giraffe as well as the more unusual Chital, Drill, Kongoni, Sambar and Tree Hyrax. This last creature is most unusual as although it is only slightly larger than a Rabbit it is actually related to the Elephant. An interesting set for any wildlife enthusiast with cards size 35 x 33mm.
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Wild Animals 1954

Kane - K50 in set

£4.00

Bassett A Special Offer of £2, £3 and £5 Sets Bananaman 1985 Bananaman 1985 48 - These cards feature popular character Bananaman who first appeared in a D.C. Thomson comic before appearing as a cartoon on British TV. The brightly coloured drawings follow the adventures of Eric Wimp, the ordinary schoolboy, who magically transforms into superhero Bananaman (a parody of superheroes such as Batman and Superman) on eating a banana. Our hero fights off a custard spraying tank and alien Aunties to rescue Police Chief O’Reilly from the planet Nerk and capture the evil General Blight. The backs tell the story with plenty of schoolboy humour. An album was originally available to house these cards. Cards size 65 x 35mm.
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Bananaman 1985

Bassett - 48 in set

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Hitchmans Dairies Military & Armed Forces Regimental Uniforms of the Past 1973 Regimental Uniforms of the Past 1973 25 - This colourful series looks at military uniforms of well-known British regiments down the years with the earliest being a Royal Scots Pikeman of 1626 and the latest a Royal Fusilier in 1914. The blue printed backs contain interesting information about the uniform and regiment. This set, which was also issued by Badshah in 1971 and Ringtons in 1966, also features a Musqueteer of the Coldstream Guards from 1650, an officer of the Sherwood Foresters (45th Foot) from 1811, a Royal Horse Guards Trooper of 1805, a 1837 Sergeant of the Royal Marines, a Private of the Black Watch from 1815 and a Sapper of the Royal Engineers in 1869. These cards are ideal for anyone interested in military history and are size 67 x 37mm.
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Regimental Uniforms of the Past 1973

Hitchmans Dairies - 25 in set

£4.00

Brooke Bond Animals & Wildlife Wild Life In Danger blue back 1963 Wild Life In Danger blue back 1963 50 - This set was issued with this company’s tea blends and also with their Crown Cup coffee and is a very fine series indeed. When this was reviewed in our magazine in 1963 it was described as “A provocative title and a provocative set which should do immense good in the battle for the preservation of wild life” and it is sad to think that many of these species continue to feature on the endangered list. For some, like the Sumatran Rhino, Aye-aye, Kakapo and Ivory-billed Woodpecker the situation has unfortunately got worse and all of these are now on the critical list in danger of completely dying out in the wild. The situation is not without hope however as some, such as the Arabian Oryx and Hawaiian Goose have been pulled back from the brink and both are now listed as vulnerable rather than endangered. The numbers of Blue Whale have also improved. As for the Californian Condo this went completely extinct in the wild in 1987 which is no surprise as the card tells us there were only 60-65 left in 1963. Happily this magnificent bird was reintroduced in some US states and whilst still endangered the population is now increasing. Let us hope for a brighter future for all these wonderful species. The comprehensive and interesting text on the reverse is in blue, but a black back re-issue set was also produced in 1973 and albums were originally available to house these. With excellent colour pictures of creatures, which frankly you are unlikely to see in the wild this is a set not to be missed. Cards size 68 x 36mm
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Wild Life In Danger blue back 1963

Brooke Bond - 50 in set

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Fax Pax Miscellaneous Trade Cards ABC and Numbers (Early Learning Cards) 1988 (1993 design presentation box) ABC and Numbers (Early Learning Cards) 1988 (1993 design presentation box) L36 - These cards have rounded corners and feature vivid colour pictures by Gesine Mahoney on the front with the first 26 illustrating the alphabet ie. an Apple for A, a Bear for B and the letter concerned on the back with the name of the object or creature, whilst the remaining cards feature fruit on the front, with one to ten of each illustrated and the relevant number on the back. These cards are obviously aimed at young children and are an ideal teaching aid. Size 102 x 64mm
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Fax Pax Miscellaneous Trade Cards Fables 1988 (1995 redesign presentation box) Fables 1988 (1995 redesign presentation box) L36 - This set of 36 cards with rounded corners feature modern translations of well-known fables, mainly Aesop’s classics, charmingly illustrated by Gesine Mahoney. The pastel pictures are beautifully drawn and the backs tell the fable and give the moral at the bottom. For instance The Dog and his Bone shows the dog and his reflection in the water and the back tells the tale with the moral at the end explained i.e. If you are too greedy you may end up with nothing. I must admit I had not heard of some of these like the Pedler and the Donkey or the Dog in the Manger, but it’s a fascinating set beautifully drawn. Size 102 x 64mm
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Fax Pax Miscellaneous Trade Cards Nursery Rhymes 1988 (1995 redesign presentation box) Nursery Rhymes 1988 (1995 redesign presentation box) L36 - These lovely round cornered cards feature illustrations by Gesine Mahoney. The lovely pastel pictures illustrate popular classics such a Three Blind Mice, Little Miss Muffet and Hey Diddle Diddle whilst the backs give the first verse of the rhyme in large print and with further black and white illustrations. A useful set if you have children or grandchildren, but worth adding to any collection. Size 102 x 64mm.
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Marcantonio Animals & Wildlife Interesting Animals 1953 Interesting Animals 1953 50 - In the 1950s, when this set was issued, ‘Teddy Bear Lollies’ were a treat for children living in South London – not only for their delicious taste, but also because they included one of fifty Interesting Animal cards. These are unusual in that they are black ink drawings of animals rather than photos. We don’t know who was responsible for the pictures, but they are really good and show the creatures in their natural habitat. Included are exotic animals such as a moose, leopard, seal, polar bear, kangaroo, hippopotamus, lynx, lion, giraffe, tiger and camel, as well as the more familiar like cows, dogs, cats, rabbits, goat, pig and horse. The numbered backs give information about the creatures featured and details of a special album which could be obtained in exchange for 12 wrappers and ninepence in stamps. A lovely set for anyone interested in the natural world with cards size 68 x 36mm.
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Interesting Animals 1953

Marcantonio - 50 in set

£4.00

Tommy Gun A Special Offer of £2, £3 and £5 Sets Medals 1971 Medals 1971 50 - Issued in 1971 these colour cards depict fifty medals and decorations together with ribbons, mostly military awards for service and gallantry in the British Forces from the Great War through World War 2 to Korea, but they also include major civilian honours and the final section covers overseas issues. Included are the Victoria Cross, the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Burma Star, an Australian Service Medal, the George Cross, a Purple Heart, Iron Cross and a Soviet Red Banner. The cards are titled and have a brief explanation of how and why these are awarded on the front, and the backs are plain. None of them bear the maker’s name but they were issued with Tommy Gun (Ideal Toys Ltd). An interesting set with cards size 68 x 37mm.
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Medals 1971

Tommy Gun - 50 in set

£4.00

Molassine Dogs and Pets Dogs at Work 1971 Dogs at Work 1971 25 - This animal foods company were best known for their ‘Vims’ dog biscuits so it is no surprise that when they came to issue cards they picked dog related subjects. These colourful pictures show various types of working dogs such as a Belgian Sheep Dog which was used to pull sledges and carts, the Pyranean Mountain Dog used as a guard dog and guide in the mountains, the Whippet which was originally used for coursing, but now for running, the Cocker Spaniel which is used by hunters to flush and retrieve game, Poodles which apparently can be used for truffle hunting, Bloodhounds who can be used for tracking criminals by the police, the Rhodesian Ridgeback used by farmers which is able to work all day without water, the sheep herding Border Collie, the Schipperke which is bred to guard canal barges and who’s name means ‘Little Captain’, the Labrador which is today much used as a guide dog for the blind and the St. Bernard which was well-known as a rescue dog in the Alps. The backs are full of fascinating facts about the breeds including the fact the African hunting dog the Basenji has no bark so huntsmen tie a gourd filled with rattling pebbles around his neck in order to keep track of it in the long grass. A captivating canine set with cards size 67 x 35mm.
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Dogs at Work 1971

Molassine - 25 in set

£4.00

Anonymous Football Football Clubs and Badges c1960 Football Clubs and Badges c1960 25 - The colour pictures on the front show badges on or alongside a football with the team shirt in the background and the name of the club and team colours written top and bottom respectively. Included are West Bromwich Albion which was founded in 1879, Aston Villa, Manchester United, Burnley, Arsenal, Leeds United, Tottenham Hotspur, Sheffield Wednesday, Newcastle United, Preston North End, Manchester City, Wolves, Portsmouth, Chelsea, Sunderland and Everton. There is interesting information about the teams on the reverse. For instance the Manchester United card mentions the club had recently lost players in the Munich air crash and the card for Manchester City informs us they were originally known as Ardwick. This set was also issued with Lamberts Tea in 1958 and by Francis c1965. Ideal for anyone with an interest in football the cards are size 68 x 36mm.
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Football Clubs and Badges c1960

Anonymous - 25 in set

£4.00

Neilsons Animals & Wildlife Interesting Animals 1954 Interesting Animals 1954 50 - These colourful cards were originally issued with Neilson’s products and show drawings of animals such as a lion, bear, lynx, seal, cheetah, tiger, alpaca and even more common (in the UK at least) badger and fox. The backs contain facts about the creatures together with details of how to obtain an album to house them (you would need 12 wrappers and a postal order for 9d) plus a little teddy drawing in the bottom left corner. A lovely nature set with cards size 68 x 36mm.
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Interesting Animals 1954

Neilsons - 50 in set

£4.00

Brooke Bond Brooke Bond Tea Card Issues Saga of Ships blue back 1970 Saga of Ships blue back 1970 50 - This set contains charming colour drawings of ships from an Egyptian vessel of 400BC through to the liner “Queen Elizabeth 2” by way of Viking longboats, an Arab Dhow, Francis Drake’s “Golden Hind”, the “Mayflower” which carried the Pilgrim Fathers to the new world, Nelson’s flag ship “Victory”, Brunel’s “Great Eastern” and “Great Britain”, the “Cutty Sark” now on display at Greenwich, the Navy’s 1935 built “Ark Royal” which was torpedoed off Gibraltar, Blue Riband winning liner “Mauretania” and “Gypsy Moth IV” which was used by Francis Chichester to sail round the world. The cards were illustrated by David Cobb who was President of the Royal Society of Marine Artists and the backs are full of interesting facts and figures relating to the vessels making this a stylish record of British maritime history. An album was also produced to accompany this set and a black back re-issue set was produced in 1973 which came with its own re-issue album. Cards size 68 x 36mm.
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Saga of Ships blue back 1970

Brooke Bond - 50 in set

£4.00

Brooke Bond Brooke Bond Tea Card Issues The Sea Our Other World 1974 The Sea Our Other World 1974 50 - These colour pictures with interesting facts on the reverse deal with far more than just the creatures of the deep. We learn, for instance, about submarines, spearguns, divers, oil rigs, fishing, wrecks and even the sinking of Henry VIII’s flag ship Mary Rose. This is a fascinating set full of things you didn’t known about the oceans like the fact that the small sea snail, the murex, was used for years to make a purple dye. Apparently large quantities of these snails were needed to produce the colour leaving walls of solid murex shells outside Tyre and Siddon. An album was originally available to house this set. A fascinating look at all things relating to the sea. Cards size 68 x 36mm
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The Sea Our Other World 1974

Brooke Bond - 50 in set

£4.00

Brooke Bond Animals & Wildlife Wonders of Wildlife 1976 Wonders of Wildlife 1976 50 - This delightful set is like ‘Record Breakers’ for creatures and covers the great and small from insects to the blue whale. The illustrations are by well-known wildlife artist Maurice Wilson and include the fastest land animal the cheetah, airspeed record breaker the swift, aphids who are the most prolific creatures, the sea wasp which is the most venomous, red howler monkeys which are the loudest, great horned owls which have the most sensitive sight, the deep-sea squid with its lights, the amazing water spider which breaths under water, the archer fish which can shoot water to bring down prey, cuttlefish which are champion colour changers, the amazing duckbilled platypus, the nile crocodile which grows replacement teeth, the spotted skunk which emits a record breaking pongy liquid if threatened, highest jumpers the flea, bees which have an special dance language, wolves who use amazing hunting techniques and teamwork and the extraordinary nests of the weaver bird. The last card pictures a man on the moon and explains how he is far cleverer and better at adapting than any other animal. An album was also originally available for this fascinating set which has plenty of interesting text on the reverse. Cards size 68 x 36mm.
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Wonders of Wildlife 1976

Brooke Bond - 50 in set

£4.00

Brooke Bond Brooke Bond Tea Card Issues Adventurers and Explorers 1973 Adventurers and Explorers 1973 50 - This is a fascinating set containing colour drawings by John Beswick of intrepid explorers including well-known examples from the past like David Livingstone and Marco Polo, modern examples like spacemen Yuri Gagarin & Neil Armstrong and some that deserve to be better known like Arab Ibn Batuta who travelled almost 75,000 miles in his lifetime, Henry Bates who discovered 8,000 previously unknown species of insects in the jungles of Brazil and John Davis a skilled mariner who explored the Arctic and Mungo Park who explored the River Niger. The black text by British explorer and writer Tim Severin on the numbered backs lists their achievements and tells you more of their life. An album was also originally available to house this set. A fine well-produced set with cards size 68 x 36mm
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Adventurers and Explorers 1973

Brooke Bond - 50 in set

£4.00

Players Birds, Butterflies & Moths Birds and Their Young 2nd Series (unissued) 1955 Birds and Their Young 2nd Series (unissued) 1955 25 - In 1955 Players prepared two sets of 25 cards for issue. The pictures and text for both these sets was taken from the 1937 set of the same name, but split into two sets of 25 and unlike the original issue these did not have adhesive backs or the album advert. We love the pictures in this second set showing a Mute Swan and cygnets, the Starling feeding its chick from a bowl, the adorably fluffy chicks of the Redshank, a Greenfinch who looks like he has had enough of his greedy chicks and the Bullfinches using teamwork to keep their chicks fed. A delightful set with cards size 66 x 36mm.
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Granose Miscellaneous Trade Cards Adventures of Billy the Buck 1952 Adventures of Billy the Buck 1952 M48 - These cards were originally issued by Granose Foods in packets of ‘Sunnybisk’ breakfast cereal in 1952. The cards take us on a journey from Billy as a tiny fawn hidden by his mother in the woods to full blown stag with a family of his own. Whilst the Granose address on the back is given as Waford the colour illustrations are clearly based on an American story as among the dangers Billy faces are wolves and bears. The numbered backs give details of an album that was originally available. A lovely nature set with cards size 63 x 63mm.
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Adventures of Billy the Buck 1952

Granose - M48 in set

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Greater Manchester Police Stamps, Coins & Banknotes British Stamps 1986 British Stamps 1986 EL15 - Depicting British commemorative stamps in colour within a black border and with the title of the stamp at the bottom these were issued by Greater Manchester Police as one of a series of “cop-a-card” schemes designed to keep children safe and away from trouble. The backs bear the force logo and contain a crime prevention hint such as “Only mugs mess with drugs” or “It’s vital to postcard your cycle” as well as spaces to include details of your own postcode and that of the nearest police station. There is an acknowledgement to the Post Office at the bottom who sponsored the cards. These cards were only available direct from police officers and it was hoped would promote better relations between police and young people. Among the stamps portrayed is a 22p showing the Giotto spacecraft entering the tail of a comet, two stamps from the set commemorating British youth organisations picturing Guides, Brownies and Scouts, stamps commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Metropolitan Police, four cards featuring book illustrations celebrating the International Year of the Child and cards commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Great Western Railway. Likely to appeal to both collectors of stamps and cartophilists these cards are size 102 x 62mm.
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British Stamps 1986

Greater Manchester Police - EL15 in set

£4.50

Freshmaid (Jubbly) Miscellaneous Trade Cards Adventurous Lives 1966 Adventurous Lives 1966 50 - These cards were issued in shops, one with every purchase of the firm’s Jubbly orange drink. When originally issued in 1966 our magazine reviewer described them as “a really original subject” which is just as true now. The colour pictures show men (it was the sixties so they are all male!) in many hazardous trades and activities including firefighters, test pilots, lifeboat men, deep sea divers, mine disposal officers, bullfighters, water skier, log raft crewmen, a tower crane erector, boxer, scaffolder, film stuntman, trawlerman, policeman, trapeze artist, bridge builders, snake catchers, coal miner, mountain rescue, rodeo rough rider, steeplejack, potholer, atomic worker and astronauts. The numbered backs give interesting information on the occupation and the risks faced. A fine tribute to those who daily risk their lives with cards size 66 x 35mm.
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Adventurous Lives 1966

Freshmaid (Jubbly) - 50 in set

£4.50

Amalgamated Tobacco Ships & Shipping Famous British Ships, 1st Series 1952 Famous British Ships, 1st Series 1952 M25 - Issued by Amalgamated Tobacco of South African these are colourful pictures of famous ships with text on the back in English and Afrikaans. There are two series available, but these cards are from the 1st Series which features ships such as the Mayflower, Drake’s Golden Hind, Royal Sovereign, the Endeavour which was used by Captain Cook to survey the Pacific, the Bounty on which a mutiny took place, Nelson’s flagship H.M.S. Victory, Brunel’s Great Eastern, Cunard’s Britannia and Mauretania and Olympic which was a sister ship to Titanic. With good pictures and informative text what more could you want. Cards size 75 x 49mm.
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Famous British Ships, 1st Series 1952

Amalgamated Tobacco - M25 in set

£4.50

Rowntree Dinosaurs Prehistoric Animals 1978 Prehistoric Animals 1978 M18 - These contain central peel off stickers of popular dinosaurs, including Triceratops, Stegosaurus, Pteranodon, Iguanodon, Brontosaurus, Dimetrodon and Tyrannosaurus, set against appropriate backgrounds. They could be collected as cards or be stuck onto a wallchart which was obtainable from Rowntree Mackintosh free of charge with 1 ‘Texan Chew Bar’ wrapper and a 7p or 9p stamp. The wallchart offer ended 31st December 1978. Nicely done and a good introduction to the subject for young children. These are size 61 x 57mm
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Prehistoric Animals 1978

Rowntree - M18 in set

£5.00

Walls Miscellaneous Trade Cards Skateboard Surfer 1978 Skateboard Surfer 1978 20 - These were original issued with Walls ice cream and picture skateboard riders demonstrating different techniques. Skateboarding had been developed in the 1940s, but it really took off in the 1970s when this set was produced and continues to be hugely popular today, although participants are no longer called ‘surfers’. These were promoted as “the skills and thrills of skateboard surfing without the spills” and the text is very comprehensive and helpful to the complete novice. For instance the first card covers the equipment needed and general maintenance then the set talks us through the different styles of decks, trucks and wheels before moving on to techniques. As well as kick-turns, power slides, spins and jumps the cards also offer practical advice on falling and general safety tips. We reckon if you master all these moves you will be world champion in no time. Cards size 68 x 36mm.
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Skateboard Surfer 1978

Walls - 20 in set

£5.00

Beaulah Aviation & Space Modern British Aircraft 1953 Modern British Aircraft 1953 24 - This excellent set of Modern British Aircraft was produced by fruit and vegetable canners Beaulah in 1953 and features superb colour pictures of planes such as a D.H. Comet I, Meteor N.F.II, D.H Chipmunk, Supermarine Swift, Fairey Gannet, Vickers Valiant, Canbera B.2, Hawker Hunter F.1, Avro Vulcan, Balliol T.2, Short S.A.4, Bristol 173 & Westland Sikorski S.51 helicopters and a Viscount 701, which are backed by informative text. The cards are size 68 x 36mm.
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Modern British Aircraft 1953

Beaulah - 24 in set

£5.00

Collectable Pictures Miscellaneous Trade Cards Views of Bath 2005 Views of Bath 2005 L7 - One of the jewels in England’s crown and a World Heritage City, Bath has prospered since the Romans exploited the natural hot water springs. The Roman Baths have been remarkably preserved, as we see on one of the colour photos in this card series, another of which shows the new 21st century spa complex. Further views include Pultenay Bridge, the Royal Crescent etc., all with informative text backs. Size 80 x 62mm.
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Views of Bath 2005

Collectable Pictures - L7 in set

£5.00

Fax Pax Royalty Kings and Queens 1985 Kings and Queens 1985 L40 - This excellent set looking at English royalty comes in its own box and is part of the Fax Pax range of ‘Knowledge in a Nutshell’ sets which are packed full of information. The colour images begin with Queen Elizabeth II and go right back to 1066 when William I (better known as William the Conqueror) seized power. The picture of William is taken from the Bayeux Tapestry, but other images are from monuments, stained glass and coins as well as the usual paintings. This is a fine history set with plenty of facts about the king or queen on the reverse. For instance we learn that George II (1727-1760) hated both his father and his own son and held a dislike for everything English preferring to spend much of his time in Germany or that William II (1087-1100) was killed while hunting in the New Forest. A fine historical set with cards size 102 x 64mm.
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Kings and Queens 1985

Fax Pax - L40 in set

£5.00

Carreras Motoring Vintage Cars 1976 (without word Filter) Vintage Cars 1976 (without word Filter) 50 - This set contains excellent colour pictures of vintage cars beginning with a 1919 Ballot racing car from France and ending with a stylish 1931 Alfa Romeo. In between there are plenty of weird and wonderful sports cars including the 1920 Briggs & Stratton, USA, ‘Flyer’ which was the only five-wheeler car to see production and had virtually no bodywork, a 1921 Heine Velox which was America’ most costly car, the British 1922 Stoneleigh in which the drive sat centrally, a 1923 Chevrolet of which only two are known to survive, the cheap British baby car the Austin Seven of 1924, the 1¾ ton 1924 Hispano-Suiza, a 1924 Renault, a 1925 M.G., a 1926 Bugatti, a 509 Fiat from 1926, classic 1927 Bentley, 1928 Packard, boat-tailed 1929 Auburn, 1940 Cadillac and the classy 1930 Rolls-Royce Phantom II. The backs contain plenty of information about the different models and have the words ‘Craven Black Cat’ with the black cat logo in a while oval at the top. This set was also produced with the word ‘Filter’ in the white oval at the top. Card size 70 x 35mm.
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Vintage Cars 1976 (without word Filter)

Carreras - 50 in set

£5.00

Brooke Bond Brooke Bond Tea Card Issues British Costume blue back 1967 British Costume blue back 1967 50 - These illustrate male and female dress from 1050 to the swinging Sixties and include formal court wear, day wear and even a Scottish kilt and Welsh country dress. This is a fine historical set with plenty of information on the reverse. For instance we learn that dresses for ladies in the 1920s flattered the flat chested and men had a new soft felt hat. These colourful cards also demonstrate perfectly the excessive lengths to which being fashionable can take you – this is especially apparent in the 1880s when in addition to the incredibly tight corset an extreme bustle was attached on the back which we are told had to support the weight of the heavily-trimmed overdress. Such a dress must have severely restricted movement and it is no wonder that the Rational Dress Society was founded in that same period to promote more comfortable clothing. This blue text back set was issued in 1967 and an album was originally available to house these cards, but the set was also re-issued by Brooke Bond in 1973 with black text with a re-issue album. These provide a real guide to clothing over the centuries and the cards are size 68 x 36mm.
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British Costume blue back 1967

Brooke Bond - 50 in set

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Royal National Lifeboat Institution Ships & Shipping Lifeboats 1979 Lifeboats 1979 M16 - This lovely little series of black and white photos depicts various classes of boats on duty around our coast. These and the album that was originally issued to house them were a fund-raising enterprise to support the vital work of the R.N.L.I. The numbered backs give details of the boat and where it operates from. Included is the 1963 Cromer ‘D’ class inshore lifeboat, the Humber ‘City of Bradford IV’ Arun class boat, Southwold Atlantic 21 inshore lifeboat, the Aldeburgh 42 Beach class which can be launched from a beach, the Yarmouth, Isle of Wight lifeboat which took part in the 1977 Fleet Review, the Clovelly Clyde class boat, the St. Mary’s lifeboat who’s coxswain was the only serving lifeboatman at the time to have been awarded 3 silver medals for gallantry and reserve lifeboat “Beryl Tollemarche”. A worthy set with cards size 79 x 48mm
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Lifeboats 1979

Royal National Lifeboat Institution - M16 in set

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Fax Pax Miscellaneous Trade Cards London 1992 London 1992 L40 - Originally issued in 1985 and reissued in 1992 these cards picture tourist landmarks in all their glory with detailed information on the reverse. Included are Big Ben (now known as the Queen Elizabeth Tower), H.M.S. Belfast a WWII warship birthed near Tower Bridge, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Hampton Court, Albert Hall Trafalgar Square, the Tower of London, the modern building used by Lloyds of London, the Bank of England, Old Bailey, Royal Courts of Justice, Mansion House, The Old Curiosity Shop which was made famous by Dickens, the Barbican, St Katharine Dock, Greenwich, Covent Garden and a lovely shot of Fleet Street full of old cars and buses. Also included is the Royal Hospital, Chelsea which every May is the site of the Chelsea Flower Show. Each set comes in its own box making this set ideal for both tourists although the pictures are good enough to appeal to Londoners as well. Size 102 x 64mm.
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London 1992

Fax Pax - L40 in set

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