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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

£5.00

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

£5.00

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

£5.00

Mister Softee & Cadbury Military - General Series Action Soldiers 1976 Action Soldiers 1976 12 - Distributed as a joint promotion between Mister Softee and Cadbury these cards picture soldiers from different countries and the bottoms are designed to be folded and pushed out so the soldier will stand upright. The soldiers are all armed and ready, but sadly there is no information about them or their regiment. The backs tell us that you could “go into battle with these stand-up models of the world’s toughest fighting troops!”. Also on the backs is a mini picture of ice-cream with flakes and “99 Brigade” underneath which refers to the name of the ice-cream product rather than a regiment. This set was also issued by Midland Counties and Cadbury and Tonibell and Cadbury. An interesting set with cards size 70 x 29mm.
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Action Soldiers 1976

Mister Softee & Cadbury - 12 in set

£5.00

Stokes And Dalton Miscellaneous Trade Cards Dominoes without the dot 1939 Dominoes without the dot 1939 28 - These are dominoes, but not as we know them and were issued Stokes & Dalton Ltd of Leeds who produced a number of stuffing-related products. These were produced under licence from the America company Kulobons and instead of dots these coloured cards have numbers on the front so for instance to start you will need the card with two sections numbered 6/6 rather than a tile with two lots of six dots. These can be used to play the game of dominoes in the normal way and the backs contain colourful adverts for ‘Sagion’ stuffing which apparently “Makes every dish more delicious, more savoury”. These cards come in a nice cardboard box for easy storage and are size 60 x 35mm with rounded corners.
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Dominoes without the dot 1939

Stokes And Dalton - 28 in set

£5.00

Brooke Bond Brooke Bond Tea Card Issues Transport Through the Ages blue back 1966 Transport Through the Ages blue back 1966 50 - Issued in 1966 this set includes the latest developments such as the Atlas space rocket, hovercraft and British Rail’s new diesel pullman as well as covering earlier achievements such as the Wright Brothers aeroplane, the Model T Ford, Brunel’s ship the Great Eastern, a horse tram, the Bicycle, a Montgolfier balloon, Stephenson’s Rocket, a stagecoach and so on. An attractive and informative set with cards size 68 x 36mm. This series was also produced Musgrave Brooke Bond in Eira with red text on the back
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Transport Through the Ages blue back 1966

Brooke Bond - 50 in set

£5.00

Wilcocks And Wilcocks Flowers and the Garden Garden Flowers 1964 Garden Flowers 1964 25 -
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Garden Flowers 1964

Wilcocks And Wilcocks - 25 in set

£5.00

Blue Band Miscellaneous Trade Cards See Britain by Coach (Black back) 1954 See Britain by Coach (Black back) 1954 16 - Blue Band were a philatelic firm and these cards were issued in packs of their stamps. The colour cards picture a well-known view with a service coach from that area in the foreground. For instance Durham Cathedral is shown with a Northern General Transport bus, whilst a Sheffield United Tours bus is pictured at Chatsworth House in Derbyshire. The pictures are labelled on the front on the right-hand side and other views include Princess Street in Edinburgh with a Scottish Omnibuses coach, a Midland Red bus at West Gate Warwick, a Ribble Motor Services coach at Derwentwater, Victoria Coach Station with a Samuelson New Transport bus, a Black and White Motorways coach at Cheltenham Spa, an East Kent red bus at Chilham Square, a Premier Travel Limited bus at Kings College Chapel in Cambridge etc. The backs have black text and tell you more about the bus company and their routes. They also tell us that these were issued courtesy of “Coaching Journal & Bus Review”. This lovely series was also produced by Gee’s Food Products in 1955. Cards size 67 x 35mm
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See Britain by Coach (Black back) 1954

Blue Band - 16 in set

£5.00

Ching Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Jersey Past and Present 3rd Series 1961 Jersey Past and Present 3rd Series 1961 L24 - Issued with Ching & Co cigarettes this 3rd Series, like the 1st and 2nd Series, contains a mixture of reproductions of artwork of the island from around 100 years ago and photos taken in the early 1960s. The pictures are all in colour and places include St. Brelade’s Bay, Corbiere Lighthouse, Portelet Bay, Rozel Harbour, Bouley Bay etc. What is different about this set is that it contains a number of ships which either plied their trade between the island and England or came to grief on the treacherous rocks off the coast. The backs are full of interesting information, for instance we learn that the S.S. Stella sank of Casquets Reef with the loss of 100 lives including stewardess Mary Roberts who gave away her own life-belt in the last minutes or that Janvrin’s Tomb on a small island off of Portelet is named after the captain of a plague ship who died there and as buried there in sight of his home. An album was also issued to accompany this series. This is a lovely pictorial record of a beautiful island with cards size 76 x 64mm.
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Wrights Biscuits A Special Offer of £2, £3 and £5 Sets Mischief Goes to Mars Join The Mischief Club on base 1954 Mischief Goes to Mars Join The Mischief Club on base 1954 24 - Wright’s were well-known biscuit manufacturers in the North East but their biscuits became popular all over the country when they had the brilliant idea of getting famous illustrator Mabel Lucie Attwell to create a character which become their trademark. Mabel drew a small boy called Mischief and children in the 1950s could join his club and get a free badge. In 1954 the company produced a set of cards titled Mischief Goes to Mars in which the fictional boy and his sister Marie accompany their uncle Jet Wright, a rocket ship pilot, on a trip to Mars, but not before stocking up with several cartons of Wright’s biscuits! The Mars they land on is full of helicopter like aircraft and friendly martians who are used to contact with Earth. After exploring this planet they return home with Mischief vowing to become a rocket pilot like his uncle. The story is explained on the numbered backs and at the bottom is an advert to “Join the Mischief Club. Send 2½d stamp and 6 pictures of Little Mischief” Two similar series were also produced, the only different being that one has “Issued by Wright’s Biscuits Ltd’ at the base and the other has the name at the side but not at the base. see website for availability A charming little set with Thunderbird style rockets. The cards are size 68 x 36mm.
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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

£5.00

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

£5.00

Teofani Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards London Views c1936 London Views c1936 12 - These black and white snaps provide a fascinating glimpse at a largely traffic-free London before World War II. Among the tourist attractions included are Westminster Abbey, Tower Bridge, St. Paul’s, the Tower of London, Trafalgar Square, London Bridge, the Dutch sunk garden at Kensington Palace, guards parading at St. James’ Palace, the Pool of London and several shots of the Houses of Parliament. There is no text on the backs, but the pictures speak for themselves making this a nice set for any collection. Cards size 57 x 32mm.
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London Views c1936

Teofani - 12 in set

£6.00

Brindley A Special Offer of £2, £3 and £5 Sets Military 1987 Military 1987 20 - These vertical colour pictures of British military uniforms appear to be taken from a variety of sources including paintings by Harry Payne, the well-known military artist. The horizontal numbered backs contain just the title and details of the issuer. Amongst the regiments featured are the Grenadier Guards, Life Guards, Royal Engineers, Royal Field Artillery, East Yorks, 5th Irish Lancers, Black Watch, Gordon Highlanders, Sherwood Foresters and Northumberland Fusiliers. Size 70 x 38mm
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Military 1987

Brindley - 20 in set

£6.00

Cadbury-Schweppes Dinosaurs The Age of the Dinosaur 1971 The Age of the Dinosaur 1971 12 - These well produced colour cards depict twelve specimens of the huge creatures which roamed the earth millions of years ago. Among them are the Stegosaurus, Triceratops, Pteranodon, Tyrannosaurus, Iguadodon and Diplodocus. The backs are crammed with information, for instance we are told the Acanthopholis was protected by armoured plates and if attacked would lie flat on its stomach with its legs pulled in rather like a giant hedgehog or that the Doedicurus is a relative of the modern armadillo. All fascinating stuff and with excellent pictures – just a shame there aren’t more cards in the set!. An album was originally available to house these cards. Cards size 68 x 37mm.
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The Age of the Dinosaur 1971

Cadbury-Schweppes - 12 in set

£6.00

Morning Foods A Special Offer of £2, £3 and £5 Sets British Uniforms 1954 British Uniforms 1954 25 - Issued with the company’s Mornflake Oats these cards feature colour pictures of military dress from different periods of history such as a Royal Navy Lieutenant of 1777, a Royal Flying Corps airman of the First World War, World War II airborne infantry battle-dress, a Yeoman of the Guard from the Tower of London, a Sergeant of the Honourable Artillery Company of 1723, the Life Guards and Gordon Highlanders. The text on the back lists some of their achievements and duties. This interesting set was also produced by Ewbanks Ltd in 1957 and Propert Shoe Polish in 1955 and the cards are size 67 x 36mm
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British Uniforms 1954

Morning Foods - 25 in set

£6.00

Roy Rogers Gum A Special Offer of £2, £3 and £5 Sets Roy Rogers In Old Amarillo (plain back) 1955 Roy Rogers In Old Amarillo (plain back) 1955 M24 - Cowboy films were still all the rage in the early 1950s and these cards reproduce in black and white some of the action from the popular film Roy Rogers in Old Amarillo, without text on the backs. Known as the “King of the Cowboys” American actor and singer Roy Rogers was actually born in the city as Leonard Franklin Slye, but changed his name to Roy Rogers when he got his first cowboy role. His character had a TV show of the same name between 1951 and 1957 and he appeared in many western films. Such was his popularity that the Roy Rogers name was used for all sorts of endorsements including these “Roy Rogers Gum” cards and even a restaurant chain. Roy was always the good guy who with his trusty horse Trigger, dog Bullet and a number of different sidekicks, sometimes including real-life wife Dale Evans, always defeated the baddies usually ending the show with a song. In this film the baddies are a greedy landowner and a ruthless gunman who are trying to cheat locals out of their property, but needless to say Roy puts everything right. This series was also produced under the name Times Confectionery but telling the story on the back. Pure nostalgia from a time when good guys always wore white hats. Size 64 x 44mm
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Roy Rogers In Old Amarillo (plain back) 1955

Roy Rogers Gum - M24 in set

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Roy Rogers Gum A Special Offer of £2, £3 and £5 Sets Roy Rogers South of Caliente (plain back) 1955 Roy Rogers South of Caliente (plain back) 1955 M24 - Cowboy films were still all the rage in the early 1950s and these cards reproduce in black and white some of the action from the popular film Roy Rogers South of Caliente, but without any text on the back. Known as the “King of the Cowboys” American actor and singer Roy Rogers was actually born in the city as Leonard Franklin Slye, but changed his name to Roy Rogers when he got his first cowboy role. His character had a TV show of the same name between 1951 and 1957 and he appeared in many western films. Such was his popularity that the Roy Rogers name was used for all sorts of endorsements including these “Roy Rogers Gum” cards and even a restaurant chain. Roy was always the good guy who with his trusty horse Trigger, dog Bullet and a number of different sidekicks, defeated the baddies usually ending the show with a song. In this film he played a horse transporter hired by Doris (played by his real-life wife Dale Evans) to transport her prize racehorse. When the horse is stolen she suspects Roy, but in fact the baddie is one of her employees who is after her ranch. Needless to say Roy puts everything right after plenty of fights and action shots. This series was also produced under the name Times Confectionery but with text on the backs. Pure nostalgia from a time when good guys always wore white hats. Size 64 x 44mm
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Roy Rogers South of Caliente (plain back) 1955

Roy Rogers Gum - M24 in set

£6.00

Harbour Digital Miscellaneous Trade Cards The Romance of India 2000 The Romance of India 2000 L18 - These colour pictures, subtitled “A Story in Pictures” illustrates episodes in India’s history from Alexander the Great conquering the Punjab in 325BC, via Vasco da Gama’s voyage, the East Indian Company, Clive of India, the battle of Plassey, the Indian mutiny and so on through to the end of the 19th century, set within an ornamental archway design on a pink background. The numbered backs tell us of invasion, strife and heroics as various powers strove to gain control of the sub-continent. Size 88 x 62mm.
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The Romance of India 2000

Harbour Digital - L18 in set

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Beaverbrook Motoring Car Cards 1971 Car Cards 1971 L59 - These colourful unnumbered cards contain excellent pictures of new cars seen at the Motor Show in 1971. They have a title in the left hand border, but the backs are blank. These were printed on art paper rather than card and were available in packs of 12 in exchange for coupons in the Daily Express during the period of the Motor Show. They could also be used in connection with a competition in which the first person to send in a complete set could win a Mini car. Among the cars featured are a Renault 17 TS, Reliant Scimitar GT/E, Sunbeam Rapier H120, Opel Commodore, Volvo 1800 ES, Ford Capri 1600XL, Porsche 911S, Triumph TR6, Jensen Interceptor, Mini 1275 GT, MG Midget, Lotus Elan +2 S130, Triumph Stag, Mercedes Benz 350 SLC, Vauxhall Firenza, Jaguar E Type V-12, Mazda R 100, Lancia 2000 Coupe, Alfa Romeo Montreal, Aston Martin DBS V8, BMS 3.OCS, Datsun 240 Z, Ferrari 365 GTC/4, Pontiac Grand Prix, Triumph Spitfire, Lamborghini Uraco, Maserati Bora etc. Ideal for any car enthusiasts. Cards size 116 x 62mm
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Car Cards 1971

Beaverbrook - L59 in set

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Kellogg Flowers and the Garden Gardens to Visit 1987 Gardens to Visit 1987 M20 - This is a fine set on a subject not much covered. Originally issued with Kellogg’s ‘Nutrigrain’, three to a packet, these delightful colour cards contain photos of famous British gardens which are open to the public. Many of the photographs are credit as being by Heather Angel whose work also appeared on some of the later Player’s series. The backs provide an interesting write-up about the garden and include details such as opening times, directions, owners etc. Amongst those featured are our local favourite Hestercombe, Mount Stewart in Northern Ireland, Wisley in Surrey, Plas-Yn-Rhiw in Wales, Bowood in Wiltshire, Warwick Castle, Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal in Yorkshire, Powerscourt in Eire, Crathes Castle in Scotland, Alton Towers which is better known for its theme park although its gardens are equally impressive and Hever Castle in Kent. A special folder to house these cards was also available from Kelloggs in exchange for four tokens. Visually stunning and with detailed text this set is well worth adding to any collection. Cards size 74 x 57mm.
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Gardens to Visit 1987

Kellogg - M20 in set

£6.00

Ewbanks Motoring Miniature Cars and Scooters 1959 Miniature Cars and Scooters 1959 25 - These cards take us back to the 1950s, the days of Lambretta scooters and bubble cars. Some, like the Messerschmitt and Bond models were produced in large enough quantities to be remembers, but what of the Polish ‘Smyk’, the Gordon ‘Frisky’ and ‘Cornet’ or the Tourette which has a top speed of about 45mph. The colour pictures show some of the unusual designs and are backed by informative text making this an attractive little set with cards size 68 x 36mm.
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Miniature Cars and Scooters 1959

Ewbanks - 25 in set

£6.00

Milk Marketing Board Dinosaurs Prehistoric Animals 1964 Prehistoric Animals 1964 25 - The Milk Market Board was a national organisation established in 1933 to control milk production and prices and encourage the drinking of milk. The encouragement usually took the form of TV adverts, but they also produced this set of cards. These are well produced and colourful giving us an insight into the amazing creatures which inhabited the earth millions of years ago. You certainly wouldn’t want to meet some of these like the Sabre-Tooth Tiger, Tyrannosaurus or Megalosaurus, but the descriptions on the numbered backs are full of fascinating information. For instance we learn that Icthyosaur means “fish lizard”, that the plant-eating Trachodon had a bill like a duck and the Stegosaurus was 30 feet long (9.144 metres). Attractive and informative with cards size 66 x 36mm.
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Prehistoric Animals 1964

Milk Marketing Board - 25 in set

£6.00

Sherman Film & Stage Stars Pre-1940 Famous Film Stars 1940 Famous Film Stars 1940 EL8 - This Welsh company ran a successful football pools business and issued these cards in 1940. These picture in full colour film stars of the era such as Joan Crawford, Erroly Flynn, Spencer Tracey, Myrna Loy, Mickey Roney etc. The backs are full of detail abut the star including weight, height and latest films. The card for Priscilla Lane, for instance, tells us she is “the athletic type rather than the frilly feminine, is a good tennis player and expert equestrian and is fond of wild flowers”. Apparently Margaret Sullivan’s hobbies were swimming and riding and we are told Errol Flynn is a direct descendant of Fletcher Christian who led the famous mutiny on the ‘Bounty’. Interesting and colourful these cards are size 134 x 94mm.
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Famous Film Stars 1940

Sherman - EL8 in set

£6.00

Brindley Cricket Hampshire Cricket Sunday League Era 1987 Hampshire Cricket Sunday League Era 1987 24 - This is a series of colour photographic action shots by Patrick Eagar which were taken during Hampshire Sunday League matches between the late 1960s and the early 1980s. Two are horizontal and the rest are vertical and the cricketers include C.G. Greenidge, T.E. Jesty, M.D. Marshall, B.A. Richards, M.N.S. Taylor, T.M. Tremlett and D.W. White. The numbered backs have blue text giving the series title, the cricketer’s name, career details, averages for batting and bowling etc. These cards come in their own white box and are size 71 x 39mm.
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Hampshire Cricket Sunday League Era 1987

Brindley - 24 in set

£6.00

Brooke Bond Aviation & Space Race Into Space blue back 1971 Race Into Space blue back 1971 50 - The race between America and the Soviets really got going in 1957 when Sputnik 1 began beeping in orbit, so this is number 1 in the series which goes on to guide us via manned space flights, Mariner 4, Apollo, Saturn V, etc. before finishing with speculation about projects of the future such as manned flights to Mars and the Space Shuttle. The excellent pictures are accompanied by comprehensive text. Exciting stuff! An album was originally issued to accompany this blue back set and a black back re-issue set and re-issue album was also produced in 1974. Cards size 68 x 37mm.
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Race Into Space blue back 1971

Brooke Bond - 50 in set

£6.00

Colgate-palmolive Sports Miscellaneous Famous Sporting Trophies 1979 Famous Sporting Trophies 1979 M24 - This lovely set pictures famous trophies set against a coloured background and within a white border. These are unnumbered but are titled and described in black text on the back. These were originally issued with the company’s products and the trophies include the Amateur Athletic Association 100 Metres Challenge Cup, yachting’s America’s Cup, the Ashes, British Formula 1 Grand Prix, Golf’s British Open, Rugby Union’s Calcutta Cup, the Davis Cup, F.A. Cup, Grand National Steeplechase trophy, King George V Gold Cup, air racing’s King’s Cup, Lonsdale Belt, Olympic Gold Medal, Prince of Wales Cup (show jumping), Ryder Cup (Golf), Rugby League Challenge Cup, Stanley Cup (Ice Hockey), America’s Super Bowl, Swaythling Cup (Table Tennis), Wimbledon Ladies Plate & Men’s Singles, Speedway’s World Championship Trophy, the World Cup and Golf’s World Match-Play Championship trophy. There was also originally an album to accompany this set which was available from the issuers. An unusual and very well-done set with cards size 77 x 52mm.
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Famous Sporting Trophies 1979

Colgate-palmolive - M24 in set

£6.00

Glengettie Tea Birds, Butterflies & Moths Rare British Birds 1967 Rare British Birds 1967 25 - Issued with Glengettie Tea these cards feature birds you would be very lucky to see in the wild in Britain – like the American Robin caught on Lundy in 1952 and sighted occasionally since or the Myrtle Warbler (another American species perhaps blown here accidentally) plus many other non-native species which through a freak of nature finish up in the British Isles to the delight of ornithologists. The fronts feature delightful colour drawings of the birds and the backs contain information such as the bird’s origin and how many times it has been seen here. An interesting set with cards size 68 x 36mm
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Rare British Birds 1967

Glengettie Tea - 25 in set

£6.00

Frame Set And Match Football Wembley Magpies 1995 Wembley Magpies 1995 25 - The club had enjoyed mixed fortunes in more modern times, but these cards look back at the star players from the Magpies’ history who helped them reach the FA Cup finals so often in the 1950s, including their victories in 1951 and 1955. These include Stan Seymour known as “Mr Newcastle” who joined the board on his retirement and led the team out at Wembley in both the 1951 and 1952 finals, Len White who scored 153 goals for the club, Bob Stokoe who took part in the 1955 final, Chilean born Ted and George Robledo, Bobby Mitchell who scored their second goal in the 1955 final, the legendary Jackie Milburn who joined the club in 1943, Vic Keeble who was especially good in the air, Welsh born Billy Foulkes, Jack Fairbrother, Ivor Broadis and Frank Brennan. The fronts picture black and white cariactures with coloured grass and sky and the numbered backs are full of interesting information about the players and their time with the club. A must for any supporter of the club. Cards size 71 x 38mm.
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Wembley Magpies 1995

Frame Set And Match - 25 in set

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Wills Reprinted Series Naval Dress and Badges 1909 (Nos. 1 to 25 Naval Dress only) inscribed commissioned by Sydney Cigarette Card Company, Australia (reprint 1993) Naval Dress and Badges 1909 (Nos. 1 to 25 Naval Dress only) inscribed commissioned by Sydney Cigarette Card Company, Australia (reprint 1993) 25 - This reprint set is the first 25 cards of the classic Wills’ series of 50 issued in 1909, Featuring naval dress but not the Naval Badges, which was “commissioned by Sydney Cigarette Card Company Australia” which is worded at the side of each card. Cards range from Gunners Mate to Admiral of the Fleet. Size 68 x 36mm
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Players Motoring Golden Age of Motoring 1975 Golden Age of Motoring 1975 L24 - This set contains colour photos of British-built cars from 1920 to 1939. The superb pictures and texts bring to life the achievements of these historic vehicles which include a 1920 Vauxhall E-Type, a 1922 Rover Eight, a two-seat Bentley tourer, the 1923 Austin Seven which is described as the 1920’s equivalent of the Mini, a 1924 Sunbeam, the unconventional Trojan PB of 1924, the Morris Cowley named after William Morris who was described as the Henry Ford of the British motor industry, a 1925 Rolls-Royce Phantom 1 formerly owned by the second Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, a 1930 M.G. Midget, the 1933 Aston Martin 1 ½ litre used at Le Mans, a Morgan Super Sports three-wheeler, the quiet running Talbot 105, a 1935 Austin Ten Lichfield, the 1937 Wolseley 25hp given by the workers to Lord Nuffield and the sleek Lagonda V-12 from 1939. Interestingly the bottom of the card gives details of the price, top speed and fuel consumption of the cars. Size 90 x 50mm..This set was also issued by Sharman Newspapers .
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Golden Age of Motoring 1975

Players - L24 in set

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Players Railways Golden Age of Steam 1976 Golden Age of Steam 1976 L24 - The series includes many of the most famous names in British railway history such as “City Truro” (100mph in 1904), “King George V” (in 1927 Britain’s most powerful loco, shipped to America for railway centenary celebrations), “Flying Scotsman” (the best known of all Gresley Pacifics), “Sir Nigel Gresley” (one of the 35 high-speed A4 streamlined Pacifics of which “Mallard” attained the world record steam speed of 126mph in 1938), and “Evening Star” (in 1960 the last steam locomotive built by British Rail at Swindon). The descriptive backs are highly informative. This is a true classic, impeccably produced, a ‘must’ for anyone with even a passing interest in railways. This set was also issued by Sharman Newspapers. Size 90 x 52mm
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Golden Age of Steam 1976

Players - L24 in set

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Sheldon Miscellaneous Trade Cards Out of the Blue into the Red (Labour Politicians) 1997 Out of the Blue into the Red (Labour Politicians) 1997 L18 - This was a very topical set when it was issued in 1997 to celebrate the Labour Party’s victory in the general election in 1997. It features colour head and shoulders drawings of members of the Labour government such as Tony Blair, John Prescott, Gordon Brown, Robin Cook, Mo Mowlam, Peter Mandelson, Harriet Harman etc. The excellent artwork by Denise Dean really captures the personality of the subjects and are shown (appropriately) on a red background. The numbered and titled backs give career and personal details. Highly commended these are size 91 x 60mm.
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