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Royal National Lifeboat Institution Ships & Shipping Lifeboats 1979 Lifeboats 1979 M16 -
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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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Horniman Tea Animals & Wildlife Wild Animals 1958 Wild Animals 1958 48 - This is another delightful animal set originally issued with Horniman’s tea featuring wonderful wildlife pictures by W. Suschitszky with text on the back edited by well-known zoologist Dr. Desmond Morris perhaps best known for his book The Naked Ape and his subsequent TV series. With such a pedigree this set should be good and it does not disappoint. Creatures featured include the well-known such as a Zebra, Wombat, Koala, Wallaby, Orang-Utang, Chimpanzee, Armadillo, Beaver, Porcupine, Wolf, Polar Bear, Raccoon, Giant Panda, Hyaena, Leopard, Lion, Tiger, Sea Lion, elephant etc., but have you heard of the Agouti, Potto or Flying Phalanger? If not why not buy this set to find out more about them! The blue text on the back is full of interesting facts about the creatures featured and an advert for an album that was originally available to house these cards. An ideal set for any budding naturalist with cards size 68 x 38mm.
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Wild Animals 1958

Horniman Tea - 48 in set

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Fax Pax Miscellaneous Trade Cards Historic Houses 1988 Historic Houses 1988 L40 - This is a fine set containing colour pictures of some of Britain’s most famous stately homes with plenty of historical and architectural information on the reverse. The cards come in their own special box and are part of the Fax Pax range of ‘Knowledge in a Nutshell’ sets. Among the gems featured are Woburn Abbey the first house to be developed as a tourist attraction, Traquair House in the Scottish borders, the iconic St. Michael’s Mount in Cornwall, George the IV’s extravagantly over-the-top Royal Pavilion in Brighton, Powis Castle in Wales, Osborne House on the Isle of Wight designed by Prince Albert, Longleat in Wiltshire better known these days for its safari park, Knowle in Kent which is one of the largest, Hatfield House in Hertfordshire where Elizabeth I was living when she became queen, Chatsworth in Derbyshire which has the highest fountain in the world, Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire where Winston Churchill was born, Blickling Hall in Norfolk once owned by the family of Anne Boleyn and Castle Howard in Yorkshire where ‘Brideshead Revisited’ was filmed. The facts on the back not only tell you about the building, but also about the family associated with them, for instance we learn that the 6th Duke of Somerset acquired Petworth House on his marriage to Elizabeth Percy, but was so proud he made his own children stand in his presence. A fascinating set with cards size 102 x 64mm.
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Historic Houses 1988

Fax Pax - L40 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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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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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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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

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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

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Stokes And Dalton Miscellaneous Trade Cards Dominoes without the dot 1939 Dominoes without the dot 1939 28 -
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Dominoes without the dot 1939

Stokes And Dalton - 28 in set

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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Lyons Aviation & Space Wings of Speed (descriptive back) 1960 Wings of Speed (descriptive back) 1960 24 - This colourful set illustrates planes from Bleriot’s 1910 model through to the Convair Delta Dart record breaking fighter plane and includes a Messerschmitt 209, Meteor, Hunter etc. The backs contain detailed information about the planes. The company also produced a set of these without title or information on the backs, but instead these had an advert for the set. These are attractive cards size 68 x 34mm.
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Wings of Speed (descriptive back) 1960

Lyons - 24 in set

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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

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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

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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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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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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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Out of the Blue into the Red (Labour Politicians) 1997

Sheldon - L18 in set

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