Set of the Month - October 2015

Morris Set of 25 Wax Art Series 1931

Our set of the month for October is an unusual set by B. Morris & Sons Ltd produced in 1931 and titled Wax Art Series. The 25 cards show pictures of items that have been embellished with artwork produced using melted sealing wax, a hobby that would appear to have died out. The first card in the set features an ink pen holder and, in what we are told is a simple way of making it more decorative, it is smeared with heated yellow wax, then when this has dried flat a stick of red wax is melted and the pen held so the hot wax is melted into the places marked for flowers. After this has cooled you model it into the flowers and then repeat the process for the green leaves, whilst the crossed over ribbons are created by rolling and attaching strips of warm wax. This was definitely not a craft for children as there must have been a real potential for hot wax related injuries! If you could master the pen holder then a whole new world opened up as there does not seem to be much you could not add wax art to. The set shows examples of pendants, boxes, brooches, vases, tumblers, a paper knife and even a matchbox decorated with flowers and edging. The backs contain all the information you need to give it a go so if you are looking for a new hobby to fill a long winter evening then you need look no further!

This set of Morris 50 Wax Art Series 1931 in very good condition is catalogued at £15.00

Morris Set of 25 Wax Art Series 1931: £15.00

Previous sets of the month

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Month Previous months 'set of the month' see below:
December 2018 Godfrey Phillips Set of M36 Famous Love Scenes 1939
November 2018 Churchman Set of 25 Life in a Liner 1930
October 2018 Typhoo Tea Set of M12 The Amazing World of Doctor Who 1976
September 2018 Brooke Bond Set of 20 Frances Pitt British Birds 1954
August 2018 Caramac Set of M42 Railway Locomotives 1976
July 2018 Typhoo Tea Set of L25 Characters From Shakespeare 1937
June 2018 G. Phillips Set of 36 Soldiers of the King thin card 1939
May 2018 Planters Nut & Chocolate Company USA Set of M25 Hunted Animals 1933
April 2018 Churchman Set of M48 The R.A.F. At Work 1938
March 2018 Carreras Set of 24 Old Staffordshire Figures 1926
February 2018 Duo Set of LT90 Gone With the Wind – The Film 1996
January 2018 R.J. Lea Set of M48 Wonders of the World 1938
December 2017 John Sinclair Ltd Set of 50 English & Scottish Football Stars 1935
November 2017 Players Set of L25 British Naval Craft 1939
October 2017 Herald Alarms Set of EL10 Feudal Lords 1986
September 2017 British Automatic Co Ltd Set of 24 Warships of the World 1952
August 2017 Carreras Set of 50 Palmistry 1933
July 2017 Pattreiouex Set of M48 Sights of Britain 2nd Series large captions 1936
June 2017 Cope Set of M25 The Game of Poker 1936
May 2017 Teofani Set of 48 Modern Movie Stars & Cinema Celebrities 1934
April 2017 Abdulla Set of 25 Old Favourites 1936
March 2017 Godfrey Phillips Set of 48 Stars of the Screen (frame not embossed issue) 1936
February 2017 British American Tobbacco (BAT) Set of 36 Modern Beauties 2nd Series small size 1939
January 2017 Pattreiouex Set of 28 Beautiful Scotland small size 1939
December 2016 Rothmans Set of 50 Punch Jokes c1935
November 2016 Ardath Set of M44 Real Photographs Series 2 'G.P2' Film Stars 1939
October 2016 R J Lea Set of 12 Butterflies and Moths (paper backed silks) 1925
September 2016 Ardath Set of EL25 Champion Dogs 1934
August 2016 Godfrey Phillips Set of 50 Sportsmen Spot the Winner inverted back 1937
July 2016 Cavanders Set of 36 Animal Studies 1936
June 2016 Wills Set of 50 Household Hints 1936
May 2016 Foh Chong (China) Set of M10 Chinese Series c1930
April 2016 Cope Set of L25 Toy Models (The Country Fair) c1930
March 2016 Stephen Mitchell & Son Set of 25 Famous Crosses 1923
February 2016 Ardath Set of M22 Photocards Views of the World Group 3 1938
January 2016 Scottish CWS Set of 25 Burns 1924
December 2015 Paterson Set of M48 Balloons 1964
November 2015 Adcock 11 out of 12 Ancient Norwich 1928
October 2015 Morris Set of 25 Wax Art Series 1931
September 2015 Gallaher Set of 48 Butterflies and Moths 1938
August 2015 Ogdens Set of 50 How to Swim 1935
July 2015 Morris Set of 35 At the London Zoo Aquarium 1928
June 2015 Carreras Set of 50 Gran Pop by Lawson Wood 1934
May 2015 Churchman Set of L12 Eastern Proverbs 4th Series 1934
April 2015 Gallaher Set of 48 Shots From Famous Films 1935
March 2015 Players Set of 25 Hidden Beauties 1929
February 2015 Priory Tea Set of 50 Cars 1964
January 2015 Carreras Set of M50 Notable MPs 1929
December 2014 Carreras Set of L48 Alice in Wonderland 1940
November 2014 J Wix Set of 50 Coronation (linen finish) 1937
October 2014 Godfrey Phillips Set of 50 Film Favourites 1934
September 2014 Stephen Mitchell & Son Set of 25 Clan Tartans 2nd Series 1927
August 2014 Drapkin Set of 36 Celebrities of the Great War (printed back) 1916
July 2014 Ardath Set of 50 Who is This? 1936
June 2014 Churchman Set of 50 Association Footballers 1st Series 1938
May 2014 Churchman Set of 50 Kings of Speed 1939
April 2014 Millhoff Set of L25 England Historic and Picturesque 2nd Series 1938
March 2014 Lambert & Butler Set of 25 Third Rhodesian Series 1930
February 2014 Ogdens Set of 50 Actors Natural and Character Studies 1938
January 2014 Morris Set of 12 Horoscopes 1936
December 2013 Stephen Mitchell & Son Set of 25 Old Sporting Prints 1930
November 2013 Gallaher Set of 48 The Navy (Park Drive Cigarettes) 1937
October 2013 Stephen Mitchell & Son Set of 50 Our Empire 1937
September 2013 R & J Hill Set of 48 Views of Interest 2nd Series 1938
August 2013 Godfrey Phillips Set of EL36 Beauties of Today unmarked BDV issue 1939
July 2013 Carreras Set of EL20 School Emblems 1929
June 2013 Godfrey Phillips Set of M36 Coronation of Their Majestes 1937
May 2013 Players Set of L24 The Golden Age of Steam 1976
April 2013 Godfrey Phillips Set of M36 Characters Come to Life 1938
March 2013 Players Set of L30 Britain's Wild Flowers Grandee Issue 1986
February 2013 Players Set of M30 History of Motor Racing 1986 “Imperial Tobacco Ltd” printing
January 2013 Carreras Set of 27 Views of London 1929
December 2012 Bassett Set of 50 Football 1983/84
November 2012 Gallaher Set of L48 Scenes From The Empire 1939
October 2012 Murray Set of 25 Types of Aeroplanes 1929
September 2012 Carreras set of 50 History of Naval Uniforms 1937
August 2012 Comet set of 50 Olympic Achievements 1959
July 2012 Primrose Confectionery Set of 50 Laurel & Hardy (paper thin card) 1972
June 2012 Prescott-Pickup Set of EL60 Queen & People 1977
May 2012 Cadet Sweets Set of 50 Dogs 1st and 2nd series 1958
April 2012 Morris Set of 25 How Films Are Made 1934
March 2012 International Tobacco Co. (Overseas) Set of 100 Gentlemen! The King (back in black)1937
February 2012 R & J Hill Set of L50 Historic Places From Dickens Classics 1926
January 2012 R & J Hill Set of 50 Famous Ships (glossy front) 1940
December 2011 Pattreiouex Set of M48 Winter Scenes 1937
November 2011 Ardath Set of EL25 Film, Stage & Radio Stars 1935
October 2011 Churchman Set of L16 Howlers 1936
September 2011 Rothmans Set of L25 Cinema Stars c1925
August 2011 Players Set of 50 Cycling 1939
July 2011 Ardath Set of 50 Sports Champions 1935
June 2011 Devlin Set of 48 Irish Fishing 1962
May 2011 British American Tobacco Set of 48 Transport Then and Now 1940
April 2011 Wills Set of L40 The King's Art Treasures 1938
March 2011 Sanders Set of 20 Dogs 1924
February 2011 Dominon Tobacco Company Set of 25 Old Ships 3rd Series 1936
January 2011 Gallaher Set of 48 Garden Flowers 1938
December 2010 Ogdens Set of 50 Sea Adventure 1939
November 2010 Gallaher Set of 25 Aesop's Fables 1931
October 2010 Facchino Set of 100 Cinema Stars 1936
September 2010 Carreras Set of 54 Film and Stage Beauties 1939
August 2010 Carreras Set of 25 Regalia Series 1925
July 2010 Carreras Set of 50 Celebrities of British History 1935
June 2010 Anstie Set of 40 Places of Interest (varnished front) 1939
May 2010 Churchman Set of 50 Association Footballers 1st Series 1938
April 2010 Major Drapkin Set of 40 Australian and English Test Cricketers 1928
March 2010 Dickson Orde & Co. Set of 50 Footballers 1960
February 2010 C.W.S. Set of 24 Western Stars 1957
January 2010 Ardath Set of 50 Your Birthday Tells Your Fortune 1937
December 2009 Lyons Maid Set of 40 Famous Aircraft 1965
November 2009 Teofani Set of 24 Past & Present Weapons of War 1938
October 2009 Whitbread Set of M25 Maritime Inn Signs 1974
September 2009 Mister Softee Set of 20 Mister Softee’s Top 20 (Pop Stars) 1963
August 2009 Brooke Bond Set of 50 History of the Motor Car 1968
July 2009 John Player & Sons Set of L25 British Naval Craft 1939
June 2009 Godfrey Phillips Set of M36 Ships That Have Made History 1938
May 2009 Barratt & Co. Set of 50 Famous Footballers A15 1967
April 2009 Rothman Set of 24 Prominent Screen Favourites 1934
March 2009 Godfrey Phillips Set of M30 Our Dogs 1939
February 2009 Churchman Set of 25 Eastern Proverbs 1st Series 1931
January 2009 Sarony Set of 50 Ships of All Ages 1929
December 2008 Cope Set of L25 Dickens Characters 1939
November 2008 Ardath Set of 50 Cricket, Tennis and Golf Celebrities 1935
October 2008 Gallaher Set of 48 Dogs 1st Series 1936
September 2008 Lingford Set of 36 British War Leaders 1950
August 2008 Mitchell Set of 25 Empire Exhibition Scotland 1938
July 2008 Ching & Co Set of 50 Veteran and Vintage Cars 1960
June 2008 Ardath Set of 50 Silver Jubilee
May 2008 Hitchman Set of 25 Aircraft of World War II
April 2008 C W S Set of M50 Beauty Spots Of Britain 1936
March 2008 Morris Set of 50 Victory Signs 1928
February 2008 Carreras Set of 50 Do You Know? 1939
January 2008 Stephen Mitchell & Son Set of 25 Famous Crosses 1923
December 2007 Millhoff “De Reszke Cigarettes” Set of 50 Things To Make 1935
November 2007 Carreras Set of L25 Famous Escapes 1926
October 2007 Lewis & Co. Set of 52 Horoscopes 1938
September 2007 Churchman Set of 50 In Town Tonight 1938
August 2007 Pattreiouex Set of M48 Coastwise 1939
July 2007 C.W.S. Set of 24 African Types 1936
June 2007 Morning Foods Set of P25 British Planes (unnumbered) 1953
May 2007 Wills Set of L30 British Aviation 1994
April 2007 Carreras Set of 50 Flowers 1936
March 2007 Gallaher Set of L24 Dogs (Caption in block letters) 1934
February 2007 Carreras Set of M50 Notable MPs 1929
January 2007 Franklyn Davey Set of 50 Children of All Nations 1934
December 2006 Anglo Confectionery Set of LT66 Space 1967
November 2006 Sweetule Set of 25 Famous Sports Records (blue Back) 1956
October 2006 Typhoo Set of L25 Important Industries of The British Empire 1938
September 2006 RoSPA Set of 24 Veteran Cars 1st Series 1956
August 2006 Brooke Bond Set of 50 Out Into Space 1958
July 2006 G Phillips Set of 50 Annuals 1939 and Set of M30 Flower Studies 1937
June 2006 Facchino Set of K50 How or Why? 1937
May 2006 R & J Hill Set of 50 Puzzle Series 1937
April 2006 Major Drapkin L23/25 Soldiers and Their Uniforms 1914
March 2006 Carreras Set of 27 Views of London 1929
February 2006 Gallaher Set of 48 Portraits of Famous Stars 1935
January 2006 C W S Set of 48 Famous Buildings 1935
December 2005 British American Tobacco 38/40 Characters From The Works of Charles Dickens 1919
November 2005 International Tobacco Set of 50 International Code of Signals 1934
October 2005 Godfrey Phillips Set of 50 Famous Minors 1936
September 2005 British American Tobacco Set of L48 Channel Islands Past and Present 3rd Series 1939
August 2005 Barratt Set of 50 Tom & Jerry 1971
July 2005 Churchman Set of M48 The Navy At Work 1937
June 2005 Pattreiouex Set of M48 Sights of Britain 2nd Series1936
May 2005 Beano Set of 50 Ships Of The Royal Navy 1955
April 2005 Churchman Set of L12 Treasure Trove 1935
March 2005 Players Set of 50 Dandies 1932
February 2005 Churchman Set of 50 Kings of Speed 1939
January 2005 Charter Tea Set of 50 Transport Through The Ages c1965
December 2004 Cavanders Set of 30 Cinema Stars 1934