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Cards Odds & Ends Part 1

If you have any cards from the following sets, please scan and email them to me John if you want to add to the collections shown. When we get a full set or nearly a full set via the Odds and Ends page the set will be moved to it's own page.


Godfrey Phillips Sports


[Second Series 1949]

Looking for other cards in this series.  If you have any, please scan and email them to me so I can add to this set. John


Australian Sporting Celebrities


[Godfrey Phillips (Australia)]

Card 18 Australian Lionel Davey
aka Len Purcival
Card 19 Australian
Vic Huxley
Looking for other cards in this series.  If you have any, please scan and email them to me so I can add to this set. John

United Services Manufacturing
Co Ltd London

[A Series of 100 Interesting Personalities]

Card 29 British
Jack Ormston


Senior Service Sporting Events & Stars

[A Series of 96 Cards]
Card 15
1935 Belle Vue Team
Card 16
1935 England Team
Card 17
1935 Australian Team


Gallaher Ltd

Virginia House
London & Belfast
Sporting Personalities
[A series of 48 Cards]
Card 38 Australian
R G "Dickie" Case
Card 31British
Tom Farndon
Tom was born in 1910 and was involved in a fatal crash at New Cross in 1935.  So he lost his life aged 25

State Express 333
[A Series of 50 Sports Champions]
Card 12 Australian
Vic Huxley
Card 22 British
Tom Farndon


R & J Hill Ltd London

Celebrities of Sport
[A set of 50 Cards]
Card 22 British
Malcolm Craven
Card 38 Australian
"Bluey" Wilkinson


Ogden's Imperial Tobacco Co
Of GB & Ireland


Champions of 1936

[A Series of 50 Cards]
Card 37 Australian
Lionel van Praag


John Player & Sons
Imperial Tobacco
Co Of GB & Ireland

[A Series of 50 Cards]
Card 40 Australian
Jack Sharp

J A Pattreiouex Ltd Manchester

Dirt Track Riders

[A Series Of 50 Cards]
Card 8 Australian
Sig Schlam
Great artwork showing the Douglas in all its glory


Popular Personalities

[A set of 72 Cards]
Card 59 Australian
Frank Arthur
One of my favourite card sets.  Arcadia Works can be proud of their design work and photo quality. 

WA & AC Churchman
Imperial Tobacco Co of GB & Ireland

Kings of Speed

[A Series of 50 Cards]
Card 30 Australian
"Bluey" Wilkinson

Park Drive
Gallaher Ltd
London & Belfast
[A Series of 48 Cards]
Card 16 British
Tiger Stevenson
Card 41 British
Frank Varey

State Express
Ardath Tobacco
Co Ltd
[Photocards Ardath Tobacco]
Card 154 England Speedway Team1936

Card 155 Australian Speedway Team 1936

Kings Cigarettes

[Photocards Ardath Tobacco]


Trawler Critic Club Member Cigarettes
Eva Askwith

Eric Spencer

Dinkum Sports
John says happy to have the Australian card.  The Aussies say "Fair Dinkum" when they think something is Just, Apt,
Good etc.  So Dinkum Sports are "Good Sports" mate!

Adventure (Comic) For Boys
Charles Mckay sent me the following cards.  It is interesting that the speedway card is attached to a cricket card.  I believe many general sports card sets were provided for collectors who cut the speedway cards away from the other sports but with the following scans we can see what the makers had in mind
The Buster Frogley card is already in my complete set of "Adventure" cards.  Joining cards for different sports must have been a common practice see the scans below

Charles Mckay has sent the following "joined together" card scans.  This time not two cards joined together but four!
Of The World
Cards 1-4
Includes "Tiger " HM Stevenson
The value of cigarette cards on resale now is not something I know anything about, but I imagine cards intact, as they  were provided by the issuing company would possibly be more valuable as most of our grandparents would have taken a pair of scissors to the card strips making cards like the above, rarer and possibly more collectible.
The Vic Huxley card is courtesy of David Pipes
Cards Odds and Ends Part 2

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