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Weston (Australia) Motoring Veteran and Vintage Cars 2nd Series 1962 Veteran and Vintage Cars 2nd Series 1962 L24 - This set contains wonderful colour photos of old vehicles ranging from the 1899 Cannstatt-Daimler through to a 1950 Jaguar XK-120 many of which are housed in the Montagu Motor Museum in England. Included are the Panhard 7hp from 1902 which was robust enough to cope with being driven from Venice to Athens, the 1904 Brushmobile 6hp which regularly takes part in the London to Brighton run, a Sunbeam 12hp which was driven by Sir Malcolm Campbell, the 1909 Rolls-Royce ‘Silver Ghost’ reputed to be the best car in the world, a 1912 Hispano-Suiza, 1913 Fiat Tipo 51, 1914 Vauxhall ‘Prince Henry’ capable of over 85mph, 1914 Singer 10hp used by allied armies in World War I, the 1920 Sunbeam 350hp built to attack the world speed record, 1925 Bugatti Type 30, 1924 Morris-Cowley which was known for being reliable, a 1926 M.G 14/28hp which was the ancestor of the famous ‘Midget’ series, 1927 Morgan ‘Aero which only had three wheels, the ‘Golden Arrow’ in which Sir Henry Seagrave took the land speed record in 1929 in Daytona and a racing Austin 750cc from1936. There is plenty of information about the cars on the reverse making this an ideal set for any motor enthusiast. A 1st Series of these was also produced and a collector’s album was originally available from the company for 2/- to house these. Cards size 75 x 50mm.
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Veteran and Vintage Cars 2nd Series 1962

Weston (Australia) - L24 in set

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Automatic Machine Aviation & Space Modern Aircraft 1958 Modern Aircraft 1958 25 - This series was originally issued in an automatic machine which dispensed sweets and one card on the insertion of a coin. The cards contain fine colour pictures of planes in the sky with informative text on the reverse. We learn, for instance, that the Douglas X-3 is the most fantastic of all U.S. research aircraft and is designed to fly at three times the speed of sound. Also included in the set are an R.A.F. Meteor, Lockheed F.940 Starfire, Avro Canada, Bell H-13D helicopter as used in Korea, the French Vautour, De Havilland Vampire and Venom, Saab Lansen, an Alitalia Convairliner 340 passenger aircraft, a Westland-Sikorsky Whirlwind and Bristol 173 Rotocoach helicopters, Short Sew Mew etc. Cards size 68 x 36mm. This set was also issued by an Anonymous Company
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Modern Aircraft 1958

Automatic Machine - 25 in set

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Sketchley Miscellaneous Trade Cards Communications 1960 Communications 1960 25 -
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Communications 1960

Sketchley - 25 in set

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Players Flowers and the Garden Britains Wild Flowers Grandee Issue 1986 Britains Wild Flowers Grandee Issue 1986 L30 - There are some lovely colour pictures of wild flowers in this set which are every bit as beautiful as their cultivated cousins and there is plenty of information about them on the numbered card backs. Included are the Wood Anemone which carpets the ground in Spring, the Greater Stitchwort which takes its name from the belief is could cure the pain you get on over exercising, the Cowslip which is now recovering after being on the endangered list, the Germander Speedwell with its blue/purple flowers, the scentless Red Campion, the Bird’s-Foot Trefoil which takes its name from the shape of its seedpods, Yellow Flag a member of the Iris family, Field Scabious which blooms from June to October, the Field or Corn Poppy with its bright red flowers, the Common Mallow which also have medicinal uses and the Harebell with its delicate purple flowers. An album to house this set was originally available from Players and they also issued this set with Player’s Doncella. A lovely set with cards size 90 x 50mm
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Britains Wild Flowers Grandee Issue 1986

Players - L30 in set

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Bridgewater Royalty Coronation Series 1937 Coronation Series 1937 K48 -
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Coronation Series 1937

Bridgewater - K48 in set

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Lyons Aviation & Space Wings of Speed (advertisement back) 1960 Wings of Speed (advertisement back) 1960 24 -
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Wings of Speed (advertisement back) 1960

Lyons - 24 in set

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Lyons Miscellaneous Trade Cards Australia 1959 Australia 1959 48 - The cards in this set were originally given away free with Lyons Tea and it must have been delightful on a cold, wet, winter morning to open a new packet and discover and exotic creature or sunny landscape from a place most people could only dream of going to. The colour pictures include the capital Canberra and national flag as well as city buildings, but then it branches out (excuse the pun!) into the amazing flora and fauna of the region. Some of the world’s most recognised wildlife makes its home in Australia such as the Platypus, Kookaburra, Emu, Kangaroo, Wombat and Koala and they can all be found in this set. The set then shows how Australians live with a look at farming, mining and pearl fishing as well as aspects of Aboriginal life including their art and hunting skills, but the last card shows the country is looking firmly into the future as it pictures the Woomera Rocket Range, which is in the desert 250 miles north-west of Adelaide. There is plenty of information on the numbered backs including many facts which are likely to make you go “well I never knew that!”, for instance did you know that Poinsettias, popular here at Christmas, are practically the city flower of Brisbane, but although they flourish in the region they actually came from Mexico? A lovely look at a fascinating country. Size 68 x 36mm.
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Australia 1959

Lyons - 48 in set

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Bassett Football Football 1983-84 Football 1983-84 50 - This set contains excellent colour pictures of players from the 1983/84 season including Watford’s John Barnes, Coventry’s Paul Dyson, Q.R.P’s Clive Allen, Terry Butcher who had bounced back from near death in 1982 to become a permanent fixture at Ipswich, Arsenal’s Vladimir Petrovoic, Gordon McQueen or Man. United, West Ham’s Frank Lampard, Celtic’s Charlie Nicholas, Saint’s defender Mark Wright, Liverpool’s Mark Lawrenson of Liverpool who is better known these days as a TV pundit, Stoke’s Mark Chamberlain, Mick Harford of Birmingham, Belfast born Norman Whiteside and the Gunners’ Tony Woodcock. Good pictures and informative text, what more could you want! Size 65 x 35mm.
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Football 1983-84

Bassett - 50 in set

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Polydor Pop Stars & Singers Polydor Guitar 1975 Polydor Guitar 1975 16 - British record label Polydor Ltd were established in London in 1954 and over the years have signed some big names such as The Who, Take That, Snow Patrol etc., so presumably when they decided to issue this card set they had plenty of artists to choose from. The set concentrates on guitarists who are portrayed in colour caricatures alongside musical notes and the backs give plenty of information about the artist. Included are Roy Buchanan, Eric Clapton, Mick Taylor, blues legend B.B. King, Duane Allman, John McLaughlin, Jan Akkerman, Link Wray, Albert King, Harvey Mandel, Les Harvey Pete Townsend who played with The Who, Shuggie Otis, American Freddy King, Irish born Rory Gallagher and guitar legend Jimi Hendrix. An interesting set backed by plenty of information. Cards size 60 x 32mm
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Polydor Guitar 1975

Polydor - 16 in set

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Wills Dogs and Pets Pond and Aquarium 1st Series 1950 Pond and Aquarium 1st Series 1950 25 -
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Pond and Aquarium 1st Series 1950

Wills - 25 in set

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Brindley Railways Locos 1987 Locos 1987 20 -
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Locos 1987

Brindley - 20 in set

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General Foods (S Africa) Animals & Wildlife Animals and Birds 1973 Animals and Birds 1973 L50 - This set contains excellent colour photos of creatures which range from standard farm animals like pigs, cows, goats, sheep and horses to the more exotic like kangaroos, rock jumping penguins, sea lions, emus, Jaguar cub, dromedary camels, ringtailed lemurs, flamingos, polar bears etc. There are also some lovely dog and cat pictures. The text on the back is in English and Afrikaans and the cards are size 90 x 60mm. An album was also produced to house this series which could be obtained by writing with 20 cents to General Foods in Johannesburg.
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Animals and Birds 1973

General Foods (S Africa) - L50 in set

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Bassett Football World Cup Stars/World Cup 74 World Cup Stars/World Cup 74 50 -
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World Cup Stars/World Cup 74

Bassett - 50 in set

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Amaran Tea Miscellaneous Trade Cards The Circus 1968 The Circus 1968 25 - This fascinating little set covers some of the history of the circus including Philip Astley’s amphitheatre where amazing riding feats were performed, ancient costumes and famous characters from the past well as covering everyday circus life in the late 1960s. What will surprise modern audiences is the range of different animal acts that were acceptable then, including chimps, lions, sealions, elephants, tigers, horses and even what looks like polar bears. There are glimpses behind the scenes showing circus children helping to move a vehicle and horses at rest as well as circus acts such as knife-throwing, trapeze acrobats, bareback riders, clowns, wire walkers, balancing acts and trick cyclists. With informative text on the back and nice colour pictures on the front this would make an excellent addition to any collection. Cards size 68 x 36mm
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The Circus 1968

Amaran Tea - 25 in set

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