The available evidence shows that in most cases, albums with cigarette card
beauties (as also in the case of postcard collecting) were kept by Indian men as a private, voyeuristic means to invoke personal erotic fantasies.
One worried customer, Amanda Davies, is hoping to get back her late dad's cigarette card
collection, thought to be valued at PS4,500.
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
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.
HITLER FAG CARDS SPARK BIDDING WAR CIGARETTE card
snaps featuring Hitler's rise to power are going under the hammer.
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.
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.
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.
They provided a display and gave talks, covering local areas, cigarette card
silks and stamps.
The trade was given a further boast by the decision of the London Cigarette Card
Company to establish a magazine for collectors, Cigarette Card
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