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Faulkner Reprinted Series Nautical Terms 1st Series 1900 (reprint 1999) Nautical Terms 1st Series 1900 (reprint 1999) 12 -
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Faulkner Reprinted Series Nautical Terms 2nd Series 1900 (reprint 1999) Nautical Terms 2nd Series 1900 (reprint 1999) 12 -
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Sweetule Military & Armed Forces Naval Battles 1959 Naval Battles 1959 25 - This is an interesting idea for a set and one that must have provided a challenge to those in charge of illustration, but they have made a fine job of it and the colour pictures of ships in battle action are very well done. The set begins with a look at Romans against Carthaginians at time when ships required oarsmen to get them close enough to board each other. The romp through history continues with Drake’s fire-ships, the battle of Scheveningen in the war with the Dutch, the recapture of the ‘Hermione’, the capture of the ‘Serapis’ by John Paul Jones of the American navy, H.M. Brig Acorn chasing a slaver, Nelson’s flagship at Tragalgar, the ‘Shannon’ and Chesapeake in 1813, the Peruvian ‘Huascar’ which took on two Chilean ships, the battle of Santiago in the Spanish American War, the Battle of Jutland in the First World War and a number of cards featuring incidents in the Second World War including H.M.S ‘Warspite’ in action at Narvik, the torpedo of a Japanese cruiser off Singapore and the sinking of the German warship ‘The Bismarck’. There is plenty of information on the reverse about the naval action. This set was also issued by Amalgamated Tobacco c1958 and Glengettie Tea, Amaran Tea in 1971 and Hitchman Dairies in 1971. Colourful and educational so well worth adding to any collection. Cards size 67 x 36mm.
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Naval Battles 1959

Sweetule - 25 in set

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Swettenham Military & Armed Forces Evolution of The Royal Navy 1957 Evolution of The Royal Navy 1957 25 - These white bordered cards contain colour pictures of naval vessels from a ship of the time of Alfred the Great through to the aircraft carrier ‘HMS Eagle’ which had not long entered service. Along the way we see the ‘Sovereign of the Seas’ launched in 1637, examples of a Corvette, Frigate and Sloop, as well as ‘HMS Victory’, ‘Warrior’ which was Britain’s first ironclad ship, ‘HMS Hood’, ‘HMS Warspite’ and examples of a warship and submarine. There is plenty of information about the subject on the numbered card backs with an advert for their “Tea Tray Tea” at the bottom. This set was also issued by Amalgamated Tobacco with an advert for “Mills Filtertips” instead and with Cadet Sweets in 1960. A very good naval set with cards size 68 x 36mm.
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Evolution of The Royal Navy 1957

Swettenham - 25 in set

£4.00

Glengettie Tea Military & Armed Forces Naval Battles 1971 Naval Battles 1971 25 - This is an interesting idea for a set and one that must have provided a challenge to those in charge of illustration, but they have made a fine job of it and the colour pictures of ships in battle action are very well done. The set begins with a look at Romans against Carthaginians at time when ships required oarsmen to get them close enough to board each other. The romp through history continues with Drake’s fire-ships, the battle of Scheveningen in the war with the Dutch, the recapture of the ‘Hermione’, the capture of the ‘Serapis’ by John Paul Jones of the American navy, H.M. Brig Acorn chasing a slaver, Nelson’s flagship at Tragalgar, the ‘Shannon’ and Chesapeake in 1813, the Peruvian ‘Huascar’ which took on two Chilean ships, the battle of Santiago in the Spanish American War, the Battle of Jutland in the First World War and a number of cards featuring incidents in the Second World War including H.M.S ‘Warspite’ in action at Narvik, the torpedo of a Japanese cruiser off Singapore and the sinking of the German warship ‘The Bismarck’. There is plenty of information on the reverse about the naval action. This set was also issued by Amalgamated Tobacco c1958, Hitchman Dairies in 197, Amaran Tea in 91971 and Sweetule Products in 1959. Colourful and educational so well worth adding to any collection. Cards size 67 x 36mm.
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Naval Battles 1971

Glengettie Tea - 25 in set

£4.00

Hitchmans Dairies Military & Armed Forces Naval Battles 1971 Naval Battles 1971 25 - This is an interesting idea for a set and one that must have provided a challenge to those in charge of illustration, but they have made a fine job of it and the colour pictures of ships in battle action are very well done. The set begins with a look at Romans against Carthaginians at time when ships required oarsmen to get them close enough to board each other. The romp through history continues with Drake’s fire-ships, the battle of Scheveningen in the war with the Dutch, the recapture of the ‘Hermione’, the capture of the ‘Serapis’ by John Paul Jones of the American navy, H.M. Brig Acorn chasing a slaver, Nelson’s flagship at Tragalgar, the ‘Shannon’ and Chesapeake in 1813, the Peruvian ‘Huascar’ which took on two Chilean ships, the battle of Santiago in the Spanish American War, the Battle of Jutland in the First World War and a number of cards featuring incidents in the Second World War including H.M.S ‘Warspite’ in action at Narvik, the torpedo of a Japanese cruiser off Singapore and the sinking of the German warship ‘The Bismarck’. There is plenty of information on the reverse about the naval action. This set was also issued by Amalgamated Tobacco c1958, Glengettie Tea in 1971, Amaran Tea in 1971 and Sweetule Products in 1959. Colourful and educational so well worth adding to any collection. Cards size 67 x 36mm.
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Naval Battles 1971

Hitchmans Dairies - 25 in set

£6.00

Fry Reprinted Series Days of Nelson 1906 (reprint 2003) Days of Nelson 1906 (reprint 2003) 25 - This set of 25 colour cards details the life of Britain’s greatest naval hero Admiral Horatio Nelson, starting with pictures of his birthplace and school and following on with representations of his exploits, battles, ships, associates, memorials etc. The fronts bear the words “Fry’s Cocoa & Chocolate Makers to H.M. The King” whilst the backs contain a banner bearing his famous lines “England Expects Every Man Will Do His Duty” and a write up relating to the card front. A fitting tribute to a great man. Size 68 x 36mm.
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Carreras Errors and Varieties Our Navy (Thin Card) 1937 The error and corrected cards of number 35 Our Navy (Thin Card) 1937 The error and corrected cards of number 35 2 - The two varieties of card number 35 HMS Repulse but picture of Experss and Faulknor. The same card with slip pasted on back describing Express and Faulknor - front title still HMS Repulse
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Harbour Digital Military & Armed Forces The Sea Mens Dress 1997 The Sea Mens Dress 1997 M10 -
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The Sea Mens Dress 1997

Harbour Digital - M10 in set

£8.00

Lime Rock (USA) Military - General Series Heroes of The Persian Gulf 1991 Heroes of The Persian Gulf 1991 LT110 - As revealed on the very last card, this series is rather different from what the title would have us believe. In fact to quote from the cards “Heroes of the Persian Gulf cards are a celebration of American military technology.” What we have here are aircraft, ships, missiles and military hardware in general, with hardly a soldier in sight, and of course, no mention of the part played by Britain or the allies. Nevertheless this is a very good set. Size 89 x 64mm.
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Heroes of The Persian Gulf 1991

Lime Rock (USA) - LT110 in set

£9.50

Players Military & Armed Forces Britains Maritime History Special Album Britains Maritime History Special Album 1 -
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Wills Reprinted Series Life In The Royal Navy 1939 (CCS reprint 1999) Life In The Royal Navy 1939 (CCS reprint 1999) 50 - One of several series issued in the run-up to World War II presenting the services in a favourable light, this series shows happy sailors at work and play in Britain’s mighty modern fleet and the various skills for which the men are trained for gunnery practice through to making the daily bread. Originally issued in 1939, now available as a reprint. Size 68 x 36mm
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Players Military & Armed Forces Britains Maritime History 1989 Britains Maritime History 1989 M30 - These cards were originally issued with Tom Thumb cigars and are taken from paintings by Hardy, Gordon Frickers or E.D.Walker which are all first class and depict in chronological order many of the greatest vessels in our history. They begin with the ‘Henry Grace â Dieu’ from the sixteenth century then go on to include ‘Golden Hind’, ‘Mayflower’, Nelson’s ‘Victory’, ‘SS. Great Britain’ and ‘Cutty Sark’ before coming more up-to-date with Scott’s ‘Discovery’, liners ‘Mauretania’, ‘Elizabeth’ and the ‘QE2’, war ships ‘HMS Hood’, ‘HMS Belfast and ‘HMS Ark Royal’, ‘Gypsy Moth IV’ in which Sir Francis Chichester sailed round the world before ending with ‘HMS Invincible’ which was completed in 1980 and took part in the Falklands War. All the pictures are in horizontal format with a white border and the backs are printed in vertical format in a mixture of green and black on white card. There is plenty of fascinating information on these numbered card backs which also explain that a free album was available from the issuers to house these cards. A truly impressive set with cards size 74 x 57mm.
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Britains Maritime History 1989

Players - M30 in set

£12.00

Amalgamated Tobacco Military & Armed Forces Evolution of the Royal Navy 1957 Evolution of the Royal Navy 1957 25 - These white bordered cards contain colour pictures of naval vessels from a ship of the time of Alfred the Great through to the aircraft carrier ‘HMS Eagle’ which had not long entered service. Along the way we see the ‘Sovereign of the Seas’ launched in 1637, examples of a Corvette, Frigate and Sloop, as well as ‘HMS Victory’, ‘Warrior’ which was Britain’s first ironclad ship, ‘HMS Hood’, ‘HMS Warspite’ and examples of a warship and submarine. There is plenty of information about the subject on the numbered card backs with an advert for “Mills Filtertips” at the bottom. This set was also issued by Swettenham Tea, but with their advert instead and with Cadet Sweets in 1960. A very good naval set with cards size 68 x 36mm.
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Evolution of the Royal Navy 1957

Amalgamated Tobacco - 25 in set

£15.00

Amalgamated Tobacco Military & Armed Forces Naval Battles 1959 Naval Battles 1959 25 - This is an interesting idea for a set and one that must have provided a challenge to those in charge of illustration, but they have made a fine job of it and the colour pictures of ships in battle action are very well done. The set begins with a look at Romans against Carthaginians at time when ships required oarsmen to get them close enough to board each other. The romp through history continues with Drake’s fire-ships, the battle of Scheveningen in the war with the Dutch, the recapture of the ‘Hermione’, the capture of the ‘Serapis’ by John Paul Jones of the American navy, H.M. Brig Acorn chasing a slaver, Nelson’s flagship at Tragalgar, the ‘Shannon’ and Chesapeake in 1813, the Peruvian ‘Huascar’ which took on two Chilean ships, the battle of Santiago in the Spanish American War, the Battle of Jutland in the First World War and a number of cards featuring incidents in the Second World War including H.M.S ‘Warspite’ in action at Narvik, the torpedo of a Japanese cruiser off Singapore and the sinking of the German warship ‘The Bismarck’. There is plenty of information on the reverse about the naval action. This set was issued in Mauritius for the export market and issued in their ‘Mills’ cigarettes, but was also issued by Hitchman Dairies and Glengettie Tea in 1971 Amaran Tea in 1971and Sweetule Products in 1959. Colourful and educational so well worth adding to any collection. Cards size 67 x 36mm.
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Naval Battles 1959

Amalgamated Tobacco - 25 in set

£15.00

Tuff Stuff (USA) Military - General Series Remember Pearl Harbour 1991 Remember Pearl Harbour 1991 LT50 - December 7th, 1941, was a turning point in World War II when Japanese aircraft attacked Pearl Harbor, the Hawaiian island base of the American Pacific Fleet, sinking or crippling eight battleships and killing 3,600 men. Admiral Yamamoto had hoped the devastating strike would force a negotiated peace. Instead President Roosevelt addressed the American people with his “Day of Infamy” speech and declared that “a state of war now exists between the United States and the Japanese Empire”. This historic card series uses both black and white and colour photographs of the action, the men involved and the aftermath, with descriptive backs. Size 89 x 64mm.
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Remember Pearl Harbour 1991

Tuff Stuff (USA) - LT50 in set

£15.00

Vincent Graphics Military & Armed Forces Life and Times of Nelson 1991 Life and Times of Nelson 1991 M48 -
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Life and Times of Nelson 1991

Vincent Graphics - M48 in set

£20.00

Wills Military & Armed Forces Life in the Royal Navy 1939 Life in the Royal Navy 1939 50 -
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Life in the Royal Navy 1939

Wills - 50 in set

£20.00

Carreras Military & Armed Forces Our Navy (Thick Card selected numbers only issued) 1937 Our Navy (Thick Card selected numbers only issued) 1937 20 -
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Churchman Military & Armed Forces The Navy at Work 1937 The Navy at Work 1937 M48 - The composition of the set was ideal for the period, presenting the navy as a modern well-trained and well-organised force offering interesting and varied careers, starting with boy entry at 15 through various trades up to warrant officer rank. Each black and white picture shows the man concerned carrying out a typical specialist task, whilst a small insert depicts his badge of rank. The text on the backs gives a full description of the various jobs to make you realise what a fantastic collection of skills are needed by a team manning a modern warship. Within two years, many of the men shown here going about their day-to-day lives on board would be at war, inspired perhaps by Nelson's famous signal 'England expects that every man will do his duty'. Size 68 x 53mm
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The Navy at Work 1937

Churchman - M48 in set

£24.00

Wills Military & Armed Forces Life in the Royal Navy (Channel Islands issue without ITC clause) 1939 Life in the Royal Navy (Channel Islands issue without ITC clause) 1939 50 -
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Gallaher Military & Armed Forces The Navy 1937 Park Drive back The Navy 1937 Park Drive back 48 - When this set was reviewed in “Cigarette Card News in 1937 it was described as “a most interesting issue covering practically every phase of the Navy’s activities, both as regards personnel and material. Examples of battleships, cruisers, aircraft carriers, destroyers, submarines and various small craft are given as well as numerous scenes depicting the routine of a seaman’s life” and indeed it is the behind the scenes look at the sailors’ lives which make this set so appealing. It was issued at a time when Britain was gearing up for the war that was to come and just three years later H.M.S. Warspite, pictured mooring on card no. 25 and in heavy seas on card no. 48, was in action at Narvik inflicting great damage on shore installations and sinking German ships. Then in May 1941 came the tragic demise of the battle cruiser Hood which was sunk by the Bismarck. There were only three survivors from the crew of 1,400. The Navy had its revenge when aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm (card 44) disabled the Bismarck’s rudder and the crippled ship was sunk by torpedoes from H.M.S. Dorsetshire. There is plenty of information on the card backs which have Park Drive Cigarettes at the bottom, but the set was also produced without this and just the company name. Cards size 63 x 37mm.
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The Navy 1937 Park Drive back

Gallaher - 48 in set

£30.00

Pattreiouex (Senior Service) Military & Armed Forces The Navy 1937 Large captions The Navy 1937 Large captions M48 -
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The Navy 1937 Large captions

Pattreiouex (Senior Service) - M48 in set

£35.00

Pattreiouex (Senior Service) Military & Armed Forces The Navy 1937 Small captions The Navy 1937 Small captions M48 -
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The Navy 1937 Small captions

Pattreiouex (Senior Service) - M48 in set

£40.00

Carreras Military & Armed Forces Famous Naval Men 1929 Famous Naval Men 1929 L24 - These black and white portraits are a mixture of reproductions of paintings and actual photographs and have glossy fronts. The famous sailors include Sir Francis Drake, Lord Nelson and Lord Collingwood who succeeded him, Sir John Franklin who was leader of the ill-fated expedition to find the North-West Passage, Earl Jellicoe who was First Sea Lord in the First World War, Earl Beatty who received the surrender of the German Fleet in 1918 and Sir George Cockburn who conveyed Napoleon to St. Helena. The backs contain interesting information about the men and their careers. For instance, we learn that Lord Fisher during his career held practically every position of importance in the Navy both ashore and afloat, that Sir Charles Madden a gunnery specialist was brother-in-law to Earl Jellicoe or that Vice-Admiral H.D.R. Watson joined the Navy in 1885 and was commanding the Reserve Fleet in 1926. An interesting set with cards size 76 x 63mm.
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Famous Naval Men 1929

Carreras - L24 in set

£50.00

Carreras Military & Armed Forces Our Navy (Thin Card) 1937 Our Navy (Thin Card) 1937 50 - These cards picture almost every type of ship in service in 1937 and when reviewed in our magazine at the time the reviewer described them as “the first series exclusively devoted to the Navy in a very long time and most welcome”. These were packed with the firm’s “Gib” brand cigarettes and contain excellent colour pictures with plenty of text about the vessel on the numbered backs. Amongst the craft covered are the submarines H.M.S. Narwhal, Porpoise and Pandora, Naval flying boats, the turrets of H.M.S Hood, H.M.S. Victory the most famous ship in the world, a Mining Tender, H.M.S Royal Sovereign, aircraft carriers H.M.S Courageous and Glorious, H.M.S Rodney, H.M.S. Iron Duke a survivor of WWI, survey ship H.M.S. Flinders, repair ship H.M.S Resource, destroyer H.M.S Comet and hospital ship H.M.S. Maine. Some of the more well-known vessels appear on more than one card in the set with different pictures and adjusted text. Sadly with war already on the horizon when this was issued it would not be long before the Navy would be put to the test and many of these fine vessels would be destroyed. Selected numbers from this set were also produced as a set of 20 on thicker card. An excellent set with cards size 68 x 36mm
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Our Navy (Thin Card) 1937

Carreras - 50 in set

£60.00

Gallaher Military & Armed Forces The Navy 1937 Issued by Gallaher back The Navy 1937 Issued by Gallaher back 48 - When this set was reviewed in “Cigarette Card News in 1937 it was described as “a most interesting issue covering practically every phase of the Navy’s activities, both as regards personnel and material. Examples of battleships, cruisers, aircraft carriers, destroyers, submarines and various small craft are given as well as numerous scenes depicting the routine of a seaman’s life” and indeed it is the behind the scenes look at the sailors’ lives which make this set so appealing. It was issued at a time when Britain was gearing up for the war that was to come and just three years later H.M.S. Warspite, pictured mooring on card no. 25 and in heavy seas on card no. 48, was in action at Narvik inflicting great damage on shore installations and sinking German ships. Then in May 1941 came the tragic demise of the battle cruiser Hood which was sunk by the Bismarck. There were only three survivors from the crew of 1,400. The Navy had its revenge when aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm (card 44) disabled the Bismarck’s rudder and the crippled ship was sunk by torpedoes from H.M.S. Dorsetshire. There is plenty of information on the card backs which have the company name at the bottom, but the set was also produced with ‘Park Drive Cigarettes’ at the bottom. Cards size 63 x 37mm.
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The Navy 1937 Issued by Gallaher back

Gallaher - 48 in set

£60.00

 
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