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old cigarette cards

anyone remember these? im going to mount and frame them



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I've got some from my grandad. Sadly the cigarettes finished him off.

3 Aug, 2008

 

are they of flowers popeymike?

3 Aug, 2008

 

These are Great Irish :) Lucky u :)

3 Aug, 2008

 

Can't remember Irish- I'll dig them out next time I'm in the loft. I've not seen them for years.

3 Aug, 2008

 

aye popeymike, they cud look good framed

3 Aug, 2008

 

jacque i bought these ages an ages ago on e.bay for a euro lol

3 Aug, 2008

 

A bargain i'd say

3 Aug, 2008

 

i think so, ill post a photo of when they are framed, 18 cards altogether

3 Aug, 2008

 

Great collection. A step above and beyond the old illustrated gardeners guides. Good score.

3 Aug, 2008

 

thanks greenthumb

3 Aug, 2008

 

Their all very pretty Eileen :)

3 Aug, 2008

 

thanks jacque

3 Aug, 2008

 

So I did some searching and found that Will's has issued a LOT of different cards. They started back in the 1890's with actresses, and continued to issue until the 50's. From what I can read your's may be English or Irish wildflowers issued in the 1930's. and can sell anywhere from pence for a single to 40 pounds for whole sets.
I think they are beautiful and you got a real good deal!

3 Aug, 2008

 

It would be a good idea to frame them Irish. It seems a pitty for them to be in some cupboard where nobody can ever see them.

4 Aug, 2008

 

wow Wohlibuli, thanks for that info

4 Aug, 2008

 

yeah Blodyn, plus they would be safer in a frame than just left in a cupboard

4 Aug, 2008



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