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DIVING SUITTHIS MECHANIZED AGE No. 1 of a First Series of 50 published by Godfrey Phillips Ltd., 1936

DIVING SUIT
THIS MECHANIZED AGE No. 1 of a First Series of 50 published by Godfrey Phillips Ltd., 1936

Tagged #cigarette cards  #diving suit  #1936  #vintage  #card collection  

Posted on 11 January, 2012

Wonderful Flower-DustHidden Beauties No. 12 in a series of 25 published by John Player & Sons, 1929

Wonderful Flower-Dust

Hidden Beauties No. 12 in a series of 25 published by John Player & Sons, 1929

Tagged #cigarette cards  #scientific  #illustration  #card collection  

Posted on 8 January, 2012

"Silent Bells"Hidden Beauties No. 18, in a series of 25 published by John Player & Sons, 1929

"Silent Bells"

Hidden Beauties No. 18, in a series of 25 published by John Player & Sons, 1929

Tagged #cigarette cards  #scientific  #illustration  #botany  #card collection  

Posted on 8 January, 2012

see at a glance … .  Wills for Quality

see at a glance … .  Wills for Quality

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Posted on 12 December, 2011

NO. 8 Riley 1.5This car is very similar to the Wolseley 1500 but the engine is tuned for higher output.CARS OF THE WORLD #8 of 60 published by Shell Oil New Zealand Ltd., 1970
my Dad had a Wolseley

NO. 8 Riley 1.5
This car is very similar to the Wolseley 1500 but the engine is tuned for higher output.

CARS OF THE WORLD #8 of 60 published by Shell Oil New Zealand Ltd., 1970

my Dad had a Wolseley

Tagged #cards  #nz  #cars  #card collection  

Posted on 3 December, 2011

Breaching
WHALING#16  of 25 published by John Player & Sons, 1930

Breaching

WHALING
#16  of 25 published by John Player & Sons, 1930

Tagged #1930  #cigarette cards  #whales  #whaling  #vintage  #card collection  

Posted on 1 December, 2011

WHALING
No.s 10 & 12  of 25 published by John Player & Sons, 1930

Tagged #whales  #squid  #cephalopod  #cigarette cards  #1930  #cetacea  #vintage  #card collection  

Posted on 1 December, 2011

WHALING#21  of 25 published by John Player & Sons, 1930
The whaler ‘Diana’, a screw steamship, sailed on the 1st February 1866 for Greenland and the Davis Straits under the Command of Captain Gravill.In Melville Bay the ‘Diana’, became trapped in pack ice and after three days of trying to break out Capt. Gravill decided to drift with the ice. The “Diana” was trapped for six months, from 21st September 1866 until March 17th, 1867, finally escaping as the pack broke up. Her scurvy-ridden crew then forced her across the Atlantic, reaching Ronas Voe in the Shetlands on April 2nd. The reporter from The Scotsman was appalled:"Coleridge’s Ancient Mariner might have sailed in such a ghastly ship, battered and ice-crushed, sails and cordage blown away, boats and spars cut up for fuel in the awful Arctic winter, the main deck a charnel house not to be described. The miserable scurvy-stricken, dysentery-worn men who looked over her bulwarks were a spectacle, once seen, never to be forgotten… Most pitiable of all were the ship’s boys, their young faces wearing a strange aged look not easily to be described. "
Thirteen crew, including the captain died during the voyage.
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WHALING
#21  of 25 published by John Player & Sons, 1930

The whaler ‘Diana’, a screw steamship, sailed on the 1st February 1866 for Greenland and the Davis Straits under the Command of Captain Gravill.
In Melville Bay the ‘Diana’, became trapped in pack ice and after three days of trying to break out Capt. Gravill decided to drift with the ice.
The “Diana” was trapped for six months, from 21st September 1866 until March 17th, 1867, finally escaping as the pack broke up. Her scurvy-ridden crew then forced her across the Atlantic, reaching Ronas Voe in the Shetlands on April 2nd. The reporter from The Scotsman was appalled:
"Coleridge’s Ancient Mariner might have sailed in such a ghastly ship, battered and ice-crushed, sails and cordage blown away, boats and spars cut up for fuel in the awful Arctic winter, the main deck a charnel house not to be described. The miserable scurvy-stricken, dysentery-worn men who looked over her bulwarks were a spectacle, once seen, never to be forgotten… Most pitiable of all were the ship’s boys, their young faces wearing a strange aged look not easily to be described. "

Thirteen crew, including the captain died during the voyage.

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Tagged #1930  #cigarette cards  #whales  #whaling  #history  #vintage  #card collection  

Posted on 1 December, 2011

Ken Russell dies

Ken Russell dies

Tagged #card collection  

Posted on 28 November, 2011

280 m.p.h at 13,120 ft.
SAVOIA-MARCHETTI S-79 BOMBER SPEED #14 in a series of 50, published by W.D. & H.O. Wills, 1938

280 m.p.h at 13,120 ft.

SAVOIA-MARCHETTI S-79 BOMBER
SPEED #14 in a series of 50, published by W.D. & H.O. Wills, 1938

Tagged #cigarette cards  #1938  #aircraft  #speed  #vintage  #card collection  

Posted on 24 November, 2011

The ‘Normandie’
SPEED #38 in a series of 50, published by W. D. & H. O. Wills, 1938
the third funnel’s a fake

The ‘Normandie’

SPEED
#38 in a series of 50, published by W. D. & H. O. Wills, 1938

the third funnel’s a fake

Tagged #normandie  #1938  #cigarette cards  #vintage  #card collection  

Posted on 23 November, 2011

CYCLINGTRACK TANDEM POSITION#45 of 50, published by John Player & Sons, 1939

CYCLING
TRACK TANDEM POSITION
#45 of 50, published by John Player & Sons, 1939

Tagged #cycling  #cigarette cards  #1939  #vintage  #card collection  

Posted on 19 November, 2011

Supermarine “Walrus” Amphibian
AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE#34 of 50, published by John Playeer & Sons, 1938

Supermarine “Walrus” Amphibian

AIRCRAFT OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE
#34 of 50, published by John Playeer & Sons, 1938

Tagged #aircraft  #cigarette cards  #1938  #vintage  #card collection  

Posted on 18 November, 2011

MODERN ARMOURED CARS
MODERN ARMAMENTS No. 32 (in a series of 50 subjects from actual photographs published by Louis Gerard Ltd., 1938)

MODERN ARMOURED CARS

MODERN ARMAMENTS No. 32 (in a series of 50 subjects from actual photographs published by Louis Gerard Ltd., 1938)

Tagged #CIGARETTE CARDS  #1938  #military  #history  #vintage  #card collection  

Posted on 10 November, 2011

CATERPILLAR TRACTOR HAULING GUN
MODERN ARMAMENTS No. 30 (in a series of 50 subjects from actual photographs published by Louis Gerard Ltd., 1938)

CATERPILLAR TRACTOR HAULING GUN

MODERN ARMAMENTS No. 30 (in a series of 50 subjects from actual photographs published by Louis Gerard Ltd., 1938)

Tagged #1938  #cigarette cards  #military  #history  #vintage  #card collection  

Posted on 10 November, 2011



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