Tuesday, 29 March 2011

collected . . .

this set of cigarette cards (you would have got one in each packet of Woodbines) was collected by my Grandad, the set dates from 1937.  This is the album cover.
Edit:  there were 50 cards in this set, the idea being you collect them all and buy the album to stick them in.  I think that each set ran for a certain amount of time, (though I don't know how long that was), and the sets would have been issued one after the other.  Different brands of cigarettes issued different cards/sets. 

1 comment:

  1. So the cards were in with the cigarettes, but it cost a penny to get the cover? Even with inflation that sounds like a fair deal.

    Were the cards all of the same theme or were they varied, requiring more covers to be bought?

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