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Abdulla Flowers and the Garden Old Favourites (Flowers) 1936 Old Favourites (Flowers) 1936 25 - Titled Old Favourites the 25 cards contain lovely colour pictures of more traditional garden flowers and the numbered backs give information about the plants including uses and flowering times. Some of the beauties included are the Tulip, which flowers at this time of year, the Tritoma which is better known as the Red Hot Poker, the Sunflower whose oily seeds we are told are enjoyed by chickens, the Snapdragon, the scented Stock, Sweet William, Polyanthus which was formerly known as “bunch-primrose” we are told, the stunning Peony, spring-flowering Pansy and Daffodil, easy to grow Nasturtium, cottage garden favourites the Lupin and Hollyhock, purple Iris, the Foxglove which the card tells us is the source of the drug digitalis, the quickly spreading Forget-Me-Not, plus the stunning Dahlia and Chrysanthemum, the fragrant Cabbage Rose and the later flowering Aster which puts on a show in September and October. Incidentally the back of the Lupin card tells us it will grow in poor soil as it has the power of utilizing nitrogen from the air to enrich the ground in which it grows making it suitable for any garden. This series is also issued by G Phillips.
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Old Favourites (Flowers) 1936

Abdulla - 25 in set

£20.00

Gallaher Sports Miscellaneous Sporting Personalities 1936 Sporting Personalities 1936 48 - Plenty of sporting fixtures take place in a year and this was no doubt true in 1936 when Gallahers issued, with their “De-Luxe” cigarettes, a series of 48 Sporting Personalities. Many of the names will still be remembered today, such was their brilliance – Alex James, Dixie Dean, Clifford Bastin, Len Harvey, Kid Berg, Gordon Richards, Steve Donoghue, Frank Wooley, Jack Hobbs and Patsy Hendren – just a few of the stars in this sporting hall of fame. Other colourful characters include Bertram Mills of circus fame who put up £10,000 for the capture of the Loch Ness monster, Malcolm Campbell, Tom Webster who was a famous cartoonist popular for his sports cartoons in the Daily Mail and Lord Clydesdale who was the first person to fly over Mount Everest. The excellent colour portraits are pictured against an appropriate background and there is plenty of information on the numbered backs. A must for any collection and size 63 x 37mm.
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Sporting Personalities 1936

Gallaher - 48 in set

£20.00

Gallaher Dogs and Pets Dogs captions in block letters 1934 Dogs captions in block letters 1934 24 - For pedigree dogs Cruft’s is still the premier dog show. Judging is tough and it is difficult to tell how today’s champions compare with yesteryear’s, but you can bet that “Crackley Sure Thing”, the Fox Terrier (Wire) who won the Kennel Club’s “Best in Show” in 1933 would give a good account of himself. He is just one of 24 dogs pictured in this set again a yellow background and with smaller action picture in the righthand corner. Other bid show-circuit winners in the series include the amusingly-named English Setter “Whizbang Steadfast Lady”, a Cocker called “Whoopee of Ware” and “Wild Woolley” winner of the 1932 Greyhound Derby at White city in a record 29.72 seconds. A lovely doggie set with plenty of interesting facts on the reverse. These cards are size 68 x 38mm but this set is also available in a large 80 x 62mm size set. They were also issued with captions in script letters in small (68 x 38mm) and large (80 x 62mm) sizes
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Dogs captions in block letters 1934

Gallaher - 24 in set

£24.00

Drapkin Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Girls of Many Lands 1929 Girls of Many Lands 1929 M50 - Drapkin or Major Drapkin & Co. were founded in London in 1898 and issued cards from 1912 to 1934, but by 1929 when this set was issued they were a branch of the United Kingdom Tobacco Co. or so it says on the card backs. This distinctive set contains colourful, almost art-deco head and shoulders pictures of young women in national costume, set against a black background and casts the net wide with a higher proportion of non-European subjects than is often the case in such sets. The backs are numbered and arranged alphabetically from Afghanistan to Wales with descriptions of the national dress of each. Odd inclusions are the Australian card which pictures a lady of European heritage with a scarf who is described as making her own clothes and being a “splendid pal” and the Canadian card which says “the women have plenty of time for outside interests”! In case you were wondering the English girl wears a beret style hat and striped top and is described as “noted for her love of sport.. and a keen lover of animals”. An interesting set with cards size 77 x 53mm
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Girls of Many Lands 1929

Drapkin - M50 in set

£25.00

Bucktrout (Guernsey) Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Inventors Series 1924 Inventors Series 1924 20 - Visitors to Guernsey in the Channel Islands may be familiar with the firm of Bucktrout & Co whose premises in St. Peter Port is a mecca for wine buffs, but before the war they also made their own brands of cigarettes in association with the Guernsey Tobacco Company, an offshoot of British American Tobacco. This set is among several series issued in the 1920s and was basically the same as R & J Hill’s 1907 series of Inventors and Their Inventions, using the same colour pictures and descriptive text, but with “Bucktrout & Co. Ltd, manufacturers of all the famous Guernsey-made cigarettes” on the backs together with “Keep this card. The number on it may prove of advantage to you”. This was a reference to numerals over-printed on some cards in connection with a prize scheme. Among the worthies in this set are Pierre Curie (radium), Samuel Morse (electric telegraph), Santos Dumont (airship), Humphrey Davy (safety lamp), Thomas Edison (phonograph), Robert Stephenson (engineer), Hiram Maxim (maxim gun), George Stephenson (first locomotive) and Guglielmo Marconi (wireless telegraph), but no women! If such a series were compiled today we wonder how many of these pioneers would be included, but this is a fascinating set backed by plenty of information and well worth adding to any collection. Cards size 68 x 38mm.
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Inventors Series 1924

Bucktrout (Guernsey) - 20 in set

£25.00

Players Amazing Black Friday to Cyber Monday Deals Modern Naval Craft 1939 Modern Naval Craft 1939 50 - When this series was first issued and reviewed in our magazine Card Collectors News in March 1939 World War II was just a few months away and many of the vessels featured would soon be in action. In December “H.M.S. Exeter” (card no. 6) was one of the ships involved in the Battle of the River Plate against the German battleship “Admiral Graf Spee” (no. 24) and in May 1940 “H.M.S Warspite” (no. 2) created havoc at Narvik inflicting great damage to German defences. A year later the battle cruiser “H.M.S. Hood” (no. 4) was sunk by the “Bismarck” and only three of the crew of 1,400 survived. Three days later the “Bismarck” was herself destroyed after Swordfish torpedo bombers from “H.M.S Ark Royal” (no. 16) damaged her rudder enabling the pursing British forces to finish her off. The “Ark” met her demise in November 1941 when she was torpedoed by a U-boat off Gibraltar, then there was more bad news in December when “H.M.S. Prince of Wales” and “H.M.S. Repulse” (no. 5) were both sunk by Japanese aircraft off Malaya. Among those in the British section is a M.T.B, one of the small, fast 40-knot plus vessels which proved so versatile and effective, but the set also includes ships from the American, Japanese, French, Italian, U.S.S.R and German navies. The adhesive numbered backs contain plenty of information and the cards are size 68 x 36mm.
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Modern Naval Craft 1939

Players - 50 in set

£25.00

Ogdens Miscellaneous Cigarette Cards Sea Adventure 1939 Sea Adventure 1939 50 - informative backs. We see Columbus landing in America, but also Eric the Red who probably beat Columbus to it by 500 years. We encounter pirates, buccaneers, press-gangs, slavers, sea-serpents, sharks and whales. We experience mutinies, ship-wrecks, acts of individual heroism and mysterious happenings as well as joining great voyages of exploration with the likes of Anson, Slocum, Cook and Shackleton. We meet Robinson Crusoe, the Hermit of the Cocos Islands, Nelson, and the Bounty Mutineers. And we learn the story of legendary ships such as the "Mary Celeste" and the "Great Western". How's that for variety! " This set was also issued by Hignetts. Size 68 x 36mm
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Sea Adventure 1939

Ogdens - 50 in set

£25.00

Barratt Amazing Black Friday to Cyber Monday Deals Soldiers of the World 1966 Soldiers of the World 1966 50 - This set contains colour pictures of British, European and American soldiers in uniforms from the 18th century to the 1960s. Having said that over half of the set are British examples and most of these are from the 1960s. The numbered descriptive backs give regimental histories, battle honours and interesting facts. For instance we are told the French Foreign Legion wear a hat with sides known as a Kepi which offered protection against the hot North African sun. Interesting inclusions are a U.S. Military Policeman of the 1st Cavalry Division which was dismounted in 1942, a scruffy looking officer of Wurmser’s Free Corps., Austria 1793 who we are told has disregarded dress regulations, a French officer 1814 who’s uniform is described as the most elegant of all time, but not the most practical for action, a Prussian officer of Cuirassier Regiment No. 3 (1862) who’s helmet had a detachable silver eagle, a U.S. paratrooper from 1944, a private of the Gordon Highlanders, a WWII German infantry-man, a 1960s Trumpeter, King’s Troop of the Royal Horse Artillery, a Sergeant of the Glider Pilot Regiment formed in 1942 and a 1960s officer of the Royal Tank Regiment whose motto we are told is “Fear Naught”. An interesting set. Cards size 66 x 35mm. This set was also issued by Wiko with German text.
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Soldiers of the World 1966

Barratt - 50 in set

£25.00

Gallaher Horse Racing and the Turf Racing Scenes 1938 Racing Scenes 1938 48 - This lovely set covers all aspects of horse racing including horses for sale at Tattersall’s auctions, training, transporting and unloading horses at Epsom Station, coaching, point-to-point, grooming, the Grand National, Derby, Goodwood, Royal Ascot, a scene from the commentary box etc. Race day is as much about the people as it is the horses and on these cards we meet some of the characters – tipster Prince Monolulu, the Gypsies on the heath, the Pearly King and Queen, owners like Lord Derby and champion jockeys Gordon Richards and Freddie Fox. The colour pictures are backed by first-class texts. You can almost smell the horses! Cards size 63 x 37mm
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Racing Scenes 1938

Gallaher - 48 in set

£30.00

Ardath Military - General Series Life in the Services 1938 Life in the Services 1938 50 - This set was issued just before the start of the Second World War and paints a somewhat glowing picture of life in the British services which we are sure many of those who took part in that conflict would dispute. The R.A.F for instance “offers all the advantages of a healthy, open-air existence”, the Royal Navy “security of employment, good pay and a varied and interesting life” and the Army “offers exceptional advantages such as foreign travel and liberal holidays. Well for many the foreign travel part was true, but the liberal holidays still awaited! These cards are all based on black and white photographs supplied by the War Department and were designed to show what a happy, active and rewarding life awaited recruits to the armed forces. Good clear pictures with comprehensive texts on the adhesive backs make this an interesting and historical set. The cards are size 68 x 36mm.
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Life in the Services 1938

Ardath - 50 in set

£35.00

Wills Aviation & Space British Aviation 1994 British Aviation 1994 M30 - This card series begins with the Roe Triplane, which in 1909 made the first successful flight of an all-British aeroplane, and takes us via World War I and record breakers of the 1930s, to the iconic Hurricane, Spitfire, Lancaster and Mosquito of World War II, and on to the Vulcan, Harrier and Tornado. Eric Bottomley’s specially commissioned artwork is superb and the texts are extremely informative. Size 85 x 55mm
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British Aviation 1994

Wills - M30 in set

Catalogue Price £36.00 Special Offer £25.00

Wills Birds, Butterflies & Moths Butterflies and Moths 1938 Butterflies and Moths 1938 L40 - When these were reviewed in our magazine back in 1938 this set was described as “possibly the very finest ever issued on the subject” and it would be hard to disagree with this statement. These colourful butterflies and moths are captured in all their glory on these cards and perhaps it is just as well as many of these are now on the endangered list. Take the Swallowtail which is described as “formerly occurring in various parts of Southern England, but is now pretty much confined to the Norfolk Broads. Some of our favourites from this set include the Orange Tip, Brimstone, Comma, Small Tortoiseshell, Camberwell Beauty, Peacock and Red Admiral butterflies and the Death’s-Head Hawk-Moth, Broad-Bordered Bee Hawk-Moth, Puss, Garden Tiger, Magpie and Six-Spot Burnet moths. The backs are full of interesting information about the butterflies and moths. This set offers you the chance to get up-close and study these amazing creatures without them fluttering off. Cards size 80 x 62mm.
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Butterflies and Moths 1938

Wills - L40 in set

£36.00

Wills Motoring Donington Collection 1993 Donington Collection 1993 L30 - Donington Park in Derbyshire is home to the largest showcase of Grand Prix racing cars in the world and many of these fine examples can be found depicted on these cards. The superb colour drawings being with Austin Sevens of 1922 and continue chronologically ending with a 1992 Williams FW10. Along the way we see a 1933 Maserati 8CM, a 1935 Alfa Romeo Bimotore, 1939 Bugatti T73C, 1949 Ferrari 125, a Cooper Norton, British Racing Motor’s P15, the 1958 Lotus 16, 1961 Porsche 718, a Ferguson P99, 1966 Repco Brabham BT19, 1969 March 701, 1971 Tyrell 003, McLaren M23 and Brabham Alfa BT48. The backs are full of information about the cars and contain details of a free album which was also available to accompany the set. Cards size 85 x 55mm.
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Donington Collection 1993

Wills - L30 in set

Catalogue Price £36.00 Special Offer £25.00

Rospa Motoring Veteran Cars 1st Series 1955 Veteran Cars 1st Series 1955 24 - In 1956 motorists calling at Cleveland garages could collect a card with every gallon of petrol purchased, ironically just before the Suez crisis led to petrol rationing. The cards concerned, were from a series of 24 Veteran Cars produced by the Royal Society for The Prevention of Accidents, showing colour photographs of motors built between 1902 and 1916, from the early De Dion Bouton of which the text tells us 'more of this make of veteran car survive in this country than any other', through to a prototype Morris-Cowley whose 'engine was made by the Continental Motor Manufacturing Co. of Detroit, U.S.A.' Many unusual pieces of information can be gleaned from these backs, which also contain a section headed 'To drivers of motor vehicles' giving legal and Highway Code information. Size 67 x 36mm
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Veteran Cars 1st Series 1955

Rospa - 24 in set

£36.00

Sinclair Dogs and Pets Champion Dogs 1st Series 1938 Champion Dogs 1st Series 1938 54 - This lovely set contains black and white photos of Cruft’s prize-winning pooches with their name given on the front and the informative backs giving us details of their bloodline, wins, owners etc. It has to be said that some of their names are rather silly like the Dachshund called Fernwood Radio, the Scottish Terrier called Heather Realisation or the poor Poodle who has had the indignity of having his rear end shorn of hair and is then named Stillington Jeremie. He was four times time champion so perhaps we shouldn’t feel too bad for him. Joking aside this set is full of wonderful examples of different breeds including a superior looking small Aghan Hound called Shah Shuja of Guefron who appears on two cards in the set, a Golden Retriever owned by the hon. Mrs D. Carnegie called Heydown Guider, the adorably named Kerry Blue Terrier Hell-of-A-Fellow, a Bull Terrier called Brendon Bang, a vey hairy Old English Sheepdog called Bouncer of Pickhurst, the grandly named King Charles Spaniel Ashtonmore Barritone and a Springer Spaniel known as Roundwood Lass. A must for any dog lover with cards size 68 x 36mm. This set was also issued as a larger size series size 76 x 64mmwith some of the pictures slightly different.
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Champion Dogs 1st Series 1938

Sinclair - 54 in set

£40.00

United Kingdom Tobacco Amazing Black Friday to Cyber Monday Deals British Orders of Chivalry and Valour 1936 British Orders of Chivalry and Valour 1936 25 - Towards the end of 1936 United Kingdom Tobacco began issuing this series of 25 cards with their ‘Greys Cigarettes’ and our new issuers reviewer in early 1937 referred to them as “a most interesting and exceptionally well produced issue in full colour. A long time has elapsed since the last series on this subject and this set includes examples of the insignia and orders not included in older sets”. So we have here ancient orders such as the Most Noble Orders of the Garter, Thistle and Bath, Victorian orders such as the Star of India, Albert Medal, Royal Victorian Order and, of course, the Victoria Cross plus several more recent ones instituted by George V at the time of the Great War such as the O.B.E., Companions of Honour, Military Cross, Military Medal, D.F.C etc. The presentation is impeccable, the black background serving to emphasize the rich colours and the backs are packed with interesting information – for instance regarding the V.C. this was, we are told, “from 1920 also awarded to certain women and civilians”. We were surprised to read that the Order of Merit is “awarded to officers of both services” as surely in 1936 that should have been all three services? That said this is a splendid series peppered with anachronisms such as “now eligible to women” and “confined to 100 natives”, a reminder of the changes which have occurred in the many years since this set was issued. The backs are adhesive and the cards size 67 x 36mm.
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British Orders of Chivalry and Valour 1936

United Kingdom Tobacco - 25 in set

£45.00

A & B C Miscellaneous Trade Cards Winston Churchill 1965 Winston Churchill 1965 L55 - Millions watched on television the funeral procession of Britain’s great wartime leader Winston Churchill who died in January 1965 and almost immediately after A & BC produced this set of cards commemorating his life from his schooldays as ‘a troublesome boy’, via his Boer War exploits, chequered political career in and out of office, his family life with darling “Clemmie” and children, the war and the twilight years right up to his 86th birthday party. Using black and white photographs from the Mirror and Radio Times Hulton Picture Library and backed by texts describing the main events, this series uniquely captures almost a century of history in which one man played a leading role to earn a place among the nation’s heroes. It should be noted that some cards have variations in the width of the margins due to the way they were cut by the printers, but this in no way detracts from the content. The cards are size 82 x 55mm.
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Winston Churchill 1965

A & B C - L55 in set

£45.00

Primrose Amazing Black Friday to Cyber Monday Deals Laurel and Hardy (cartoon) (paper thin card) 1972 Laurel and Hardy (cartoon) (paper thin card) 1972 50 - These cards feature Larry Harmon’s cartoons of legendary comedy duo Laurel & Hardy and were originally issued in candy sticks packets. Stan and Ollie’s cinema career began in 1926 and they made a total of 104 short and feature length films, the last being “Atoll K” in 1951. Their innocent, childlike characters and slapstick humour appeals to audiences of even today and you can see why in these cartoons showing the silly situations into which they get themselves. The numbered backs contain an advert for an album which could be yours for “1/6 and one box top” and also a cartoon head of the due with appropriate quote. For instance the card showing Ollie sweeping up leaves having accidentally poked Stan in the eye and the quote on the back has Ollie saying “Come on Stanley get your back into it” and Stanley replying “Oh Ollie is my eye not enough?” This set was also produced on a thick card in 1968 and on a thin card in 1972. The cards are 63 x 34mm and make a nice tribute to these legendary funny men.
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A & B C Football Footballers Scottish 1st Series (purple back) 1971 Footballers Scottish 1st Series (purple back) 1971 L73 - As the title suggests these cards picture Scottish players, many from teams north of the border, but some playing for English sides. Among them are Willie Johnston of Rangers, Newcastle’s Bobby Moncur, Denis McQuade of Partick Thistle, Manchester United’s Francis Burns, Joe Baker of Hibs, Alex Ferguson who was then playing for Falkirk but went on to manage Manchester Utd, Aberdeen’s Martin Buchan, Billy Dickson of Kilmarnock, Asa Hartford of West Bromwich Albion, Celtic’s Tommy Gemmell, Frank McLintock of Arsenal, Billy Bremner Leeds United’s wing half, Bobby Graham of Liverpool etc. The colour pictures are backed by interesting text, a “Did you know?” fact about the player complete with tiny cartoon and are bordered in purple. An excellent set which also includes a checklist card and a 2nd Series of these was also produced. Card size 81 x 56mm.
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Sanders Dogs and Pets Dogs 1924 Dogs 1924 20 - A popular subject for card issuing companies (as is apparent from our ‘Dogs and Pets’ thematic list) and not surprising considering they are regarded by many as ‘man’s best friend’, dogs come in many shapes and sizes and have the added benefit that many breeds can be useful – Collies, Retrievers, Bloodhounds, St. Bernards, Terriers and so on, all having a role to play – and these are among the twenty types included in this set, coinciding with the Kennel Club’s Crufts Show. Issued in 1924, Sanders’ Dogs exhibit delightful colour artwork backed by texts which are detailed enough to make us into knowledgeable judges of show-winning characteristics, as well as advertising the firm’s leading products – their ‘custard de luxe’ and ‘transparent and full flavoured jelly crystals’. Size 69 x 37mm
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Dogs 1924

Sanders - 20 in set

£80.00

Cartledge Boxing Famous Prize Fighters 1938 Famous Prize Fighters 1938 50 - What could be a more appropriate subject than boxing for a card series by the makers of ‘Knock-Out’ razor blades? That is precisely what the well-known Sheffield firm of F.C. Cartledge Ltd. had in mind when they issued their series of fifty Famous Prize Fighters. In recent years this has become a classic among collectors and has become quite scarce. It covers the sport in considerable depth, from the bare-knuckle champs of the 18th century like John Broughton and Tom Cribb through to the great names of the 1930s such as Jack Dempsey, Tommy Farr and Joe Louis. The pictures are either black and white drawings or matt photographs with first class text on the backs. This set contains the scarce No. 23, but in addition was available as a part set of 49 out of 50 (minus No. 23)– please check our website for availability. In 1939 two cards were issued featuring Eric Boon and Arthur Danahar, but confusingly these were numbered 13 and 19 so perhaps were intended to replace those numbers in the set. These are a must for any boxing fan. Size 67 x 35mm
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Famous Prize Fighters 1938

Cartledge - 50 in set

£125.00

De Beukelaer Film & Stage Stars Pre-1940 Film Stars 4th Series (Nos 301-400) 1932 Film Stars 4th Series (Nos 301-400) 1932 K100 -
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Film Stars 4th Series (Nos 301-400) 1932

De Beukelaer - K100 in set

£130.00

Anglo Confectionery Amazing Black Friday to Cyber Monday Deals U F O (TV Series) 1970 U F O (TV Series) 1970 L64 - These cards are based on the 1970s British sci-fi classic UFO which was created by Gerry & Sylvia Anderson and Reg Hill and ran for a single season of 26 episodes. The cards are a mixture of cartoon drawings and real photos from the show. The basic premise of the story is that in 1980 Earth is visited by aliens from a dying planet who begin abducting humans to harvest for their organs which is maybe a precursor to an actual invasion. To combat this threat an organization known as SHADO is formed (which stood for Supreme Headquarters Alien Defence Organisation) with bases on the moon and on Earth. SHADO has its headquarters in a secret location below a film studio and its activities are kept secret from the general public to avoid panic. The backs make up into one large picture of the SHADOW staff and vehicles. Size 76 x 55mm
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U F O (TV Series) 1970

Anglo Confectionery - L64 in set

£190.00

 
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