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Amaran Tea Miscellaneous Trade Cards Old England 1969 Old England 1969 25 - These take us back to what are often called “Ye Olden Days” allowing us a look at activities of the past such as a lancing tournament, “real” tennis (the origin of the modern game), billiards as played in 1710, archery, bearbaiting, the tradition of the Yule log and Plough Monday, water quintain, the game of hurling, a Coventry mystery play, mummers, the 1769 Stratford Jubilee and a raree show which was essentially a peepshow in a box. All are explained on the numbered backs This set is similar to that issued by Ringtons Tea in 1964. The cards are size 68 x 36mm
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Old England 1969

Amaran Tea - 25 in set

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Priory Tea Dogs and Pets Dogs 1957 Dogs 1957 24 - This set of 24 dogs comprises of well-known dogs such as the poodle, Cocker Spaniel, Great Dane Bulldog and Boxer, so many more. All are set in a pale green or pale blue background. Some seem to be standing on grass some not. No framelines but white borders. On the reverse has the issuer and set title at the top then has I-Spyed at (where you could input the details of when you saw those trades at work) followed by the date. Near the bottom you can see scores for each trade from 15 to 30 points. Size 69 x 37mm
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Dogs 1957

Priory Tea - 24 in set

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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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Fables 1988 (1995 redesign presentation box)

Fax Pax - L36 in set

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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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Nursery Rhymes 1988 (1995 redesign presentation box)

Fax Pax - L36 in set

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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

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Tommy Gun A Special Offer of £2, £3 and £5 Sets Medals 1971 Medals 1971 50 -
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Medals 1971

Tommy Gun - 50 in set

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Molassine Dogs and Pets Dogs at Work 1971 Dogs at Work 1971 25 -
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Dogs at Work 1971

Molassine - 25 in set

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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

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Neilsons Animals & Wildlife Interesting Animals 1954 Interesting Animals 1954 50 -
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Interesting Animals 1954

Neilsons - 50 in set

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Birds and Their Young 2nd Series (unissued) 1955

Players - 25 in set

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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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Murco Aviation & Space Airlines of the World 1978 Airlines of the World 1978 50 -
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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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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ABC and Numbers (Early Learning Cards) 1988 (1993 design presentation box)

Fax Pax - L36 in set

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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

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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

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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

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Brooke Bond Brooke Bond Tea Card Issues Flags and Emblems of the World blue back 1967 Flags and Emblems of the World blue back 1967 50 - These colourful cards illustrate the flags and symbols of many nations and include the flag of the United Nations. The text on the back tells us about the country and their emblem, so for instance, we learn that the chrysanthemum of sixteen petals was the symbol of the Imperial House of Japan, but has come to be regarded as a national emblem as well. The text on these cards is in blue, but these were also re-issued with black text in 1973 and albums were available for both printings. The really interesting thing, of course, is seeing how many countries within the set have changed their name or flag since this was produced. This is an educational and colourful set with cards size 68 x 36mm.
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Flags and Emblems of the World blue back 1967

Brooke Bond - 50 in set

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Brooke Bond Aviation & Space History of Aviation 1972 History of Aviation 1972 50 - This is a comprehensive set which takes us through the developments in aviation from a Montgofier Balloon and Pilcher Hang-glider through to the Northrop HL-10 which is described as an experimental aircraft built for NASA’s space programme. The fronts contain delightful colour pictures whilst the numbered backs are full of information. Amongst other aircraft featured are the Wright brothers’ Flyer which was the first man-carrying flight, the Cornu helicopter which although unstable was the first to lift off the ground, the monoplane in which Louis Bleriot crossed the Channel, a German Fokker D.VII, a Cierva Autogiro which was a cross between and plane and helicopter, a de Havilland Moth like the one used by Amy Johnson to fly to Australia, a Hindenburg Airship, Short Empire Flying Boat, the iconic Supermarine Spitfire, the legendary Avro Lancaster, Messerschmitt 262, Russian MiG-15 jet fighter, Avro Vulcan, the Short SC.1 the first true vertical take-off and landing plane, a McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom, the very odd looking Canadair CL-84 a convertiplane with the best properties of a plane and helicopter, the iconic supersonic aircraft Concorde, a Hawker Siddeley Harrier a stunning vertical take-off aeroplane, and a Lockheed TriStar airliner. An album was also originally available to house this set. An excellent set with cards size 68 x 36mm
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History of Aviation 1972

Brooke Bond - 50 in set

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Miranda Motoring 100 Years of Motoring 1955 100 Years of Motoring 1955 50 - Originally issued with ‘Captain Kid Sweet Cigarettes’ these cards feature colourful drawings of cars through the ages beginning with a Maceroni & Squire steam-coach of 1834 and ending with a 1954 Dodge ‘Storm Z.250’. There are some fascinating facts on the back, for instance the Knight steam-carriage was a private carriage owned by Mr Knight of Surrey which required a mechanic on the back to stoke the boiler who was called ‘chauffeur’ from the French for stoker. There are lovely examples from around the world including an American Oldsmobile of 1903, Velox Tourer, a Napier Tourer of 1905, a Daimler racing car of 1907, the odd looking A.C. Tricar of 1909, luxurious Rolls Royce Silver Ghost, Ford’s Model T, a Baby Peugeot of 1913, Fiat racing card of 1919, 1922 Austin Seven, 1949 Morris Minor and a Jaguar XK 120-C racing car of 1953. A wonderful set for anyone interested in motors and their history with cards size 68 x 37mm.
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100 Years of Motoring 1955

Miranda - 50 in set

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Barbers Tea Dogs and Pets Dogs 1960 Dogs 1960 24 - This series of 24 cards featuring colour images of various "Dogs" some situated in scenic backgrounds and some in plain backgrounds. The fronts have white borders with a black frameline on front. On the reverse you will find full descriptive text and information about the Dog in green. Some of the dogs listed are Bull Terrier, Dachshund, Bulldog (British) & Labrador. Size 68 x 35mm
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Dogs 1960

Barbers Tea - 24 in set

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Miranda Railways 150 Years of Locomotives (Black lettering on white background) 1956 150 Years of Locomotives (Black lettering on white background) 1956 50 - Issued by London confectioners Robert R Miranda Limited these contain colour drawings of railway locomotives from the early days right through to the 1950s and overseas examples are also included. The set begins with Murdock’s Steam Vehicle of 1784 and continues with Trevithick’s ‘Newcastle’ Steam Engine of 1797, Stephenson’s ‘Locomotion’ and ‘Rocket’ and an American Williams’ ‘Pioneer’ of 1845 gradually moving forward in time until we get to the 1956 Canadian National Railway diesel locomotive and the streamlined futuristic looking observation car of the Canadian Pacific Railway. British examples include the L.N.E.R’s ‘Mallard’, L.M.S ‘Royal Scot’, G.W.R’s ‘City of Truro’ and an early electric locomotive of the London Underground. The backs contain plenty of information and the name at the bottom is in black text in a white box, but this set was also produced with the name in white in a black box. This is a must for any train enthusiast with cards size 66 x 35mm.
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150 Years of Locomotives (Black lettering on white background) 1956

Miranda - 50 in set

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Horniman Tea Dogs and Pets Dogs 1961 Dogs 1961 48 - This is an admirable series, issued in packets of Horniman’s tea, was edited by canine expert Stanley Dangerfield who was well-known as a dog show judge and for his TV appearances. The colour photographs are selected from pictures of champions taken by another famous ‘doggie’ personality C.M. Cooke. The grey printed backs contain interesting facts about the breed and an album was originally available to house these cards. Among the breeds featured are the Yorkshire Terrier, Pug, Pekingese, King Charles Spaniel, Chihuahua, St. Bernard, Great Dane, French Bulldog, Dobermann, Rough Collie, Bulldog, Boxer, Alsatian, Cocker Spaniel, Labrador Retriever, Golden Retriever, Irish Setter, Whippet and Beagle. Lovely canine pictures and worth adding to any collection. Cards size 68 x 37mm.
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Dogs 1961

Horniman Tea - 48 in set

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Lamberts Tea Football Football Clubs and Badges 1958 Football Clubs and Badges 1958 25 - These cards were issued with Lamberts tea and look at the shirts and club badges of football league teams in 1958. The colour pictures on the front show the badge 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 by Francis c1965 and as an anonymous issue c1960. Ideal for anyone with an interest in football the cards are size 68 x 36mm.
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Football Clubs and Badges 1958

Lamberts Tea - 25 in set

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Horniman Tea Dogs and Pets Pets 1960 Pets 1960 48 - These interesting cards were originally issued in packets of Horniman’s tea in 1960. The colour pictures by W. Suschitzky start with a few different dog and cat breeds, a rabbit and guinea pig, all perfectly standard, but then the creatures get more unusual and we would argue that many would be unlikely pets for the average household. These include a badger, fox cubs, red squirrel, bush baby, jay, slow worm, dormouse and natterjack toad. Most of these are protected species today and indeed for some their very existence is threatened so we can but hope they are not kept as pets these days. The text on the reverse of the cards was edited by naturalist Maxwell Knight and gives plenty of information on how to keep the pet safe and well including what to feed them and how they should be housed. The backs also tell us that an album to hold these cards could be obtained from grocers or direct from the company for 6d. With excellent pictures and informative text this is a well-rounded set and a must for anyone interested in wildlife. Cards size 68 x 38mm.
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Pets 1960

Horniman Tea - 48 in set

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Barratt Miscellaneous Trade Cards Wisecracks 1st Series 1969 Wisecracks 1st Series 1969 50 - This set pictures humorous colour cartoons with a mixture of jokes, tricks and puzzles and limericks on the reverse. For instance the card picturing a doctor visiting a patient says on the back “Doctor: You’re coughing more easily this morning.. Patient: So I should be I’ve been practising all night” or “What does the big flower say to the little flower? Hiya, Bud”. Tricks include turning a glass upside down without spilling water, making a stamp disappear and telling a card by magic, whilst puzzles include how to turn a Z into a rectangle or cross and converting symbols into words etc. This would be an ideal set to help you entertain children or grandchildren over the holidays. Cards size 66 x 35mm.
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Wisecracks 1st Series 1969

Barratt - 50 in set

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