cigarette card


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cigarette card

n
a small picture card, formerly given away with cigarettes, now collected as a hobby
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This was the heyday of cigarette card issues when virtually every packet contained a little picture and the major companies like Wills and Players had their own studios and artists devoted entirely to the production of cards.
Those were the days when urchins assembled outside the famous "Bear Shop" on the corner of Wood Street, customers accosted with the cry, "Caniavyer cigarette card please mister?
Jenkins shares a treasure trove of South African essays on topics including lessons from the honey-guide; cigarette card albums and patriotism; memories of social transition in Southern Africa; Cecil Shirley, author and illustrator of Little Veld Folk; refugee stories; and children's verse in the first half of the twentieth century.
The snaps are included in three volumes of cigarette card images and will be put up in the auction of military memorabilia by Dreweatts in London next Tuesday.
HITLER FAG CARDS SPARK BIDDING WAR CIGARETTE card snaps featuring Hitler's rise to power are going under the hammer.
David said that the Second World War was probably a turning point in cigarette card collecting, but afterwards two things happened to keep the hobby alive: first, bubblegum cards found their way across the Atlantic and were also produced by a number of UK confectionery firms.
He actually told me he'd always wanted to meet me because he'd got a cigarette card with my picture on from an old Park Drive packet.
The trade was given a further boast by the decision of the London Cigarette Card Company to establish a magazine for collectors, Cigarette Card News.
SHARING A SMOKE: Bill Kirby, right, pictured with his cousin Tom in 1940 and, inset, Bill, at the back, as a youngster with friends in his in his cigarette card collecting days
Such aides-memoire are okay as a refresher, to bring back the main elements but without proper prior training and practice, well, frankly they would be little more than a cigarette card," said Mr Cook.
The cigarette card hobby faded during the war as the cards were phased out.
They provided a display and gave talks, covering local areas, cigarette card silks and stamps.