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Cotswolds Card Rally 24 June

Cotswolds Card Rally 24 June

Do not miss our 2018 Summer Cigarette and Trade Card Rally plus Auction. 

Its being held at The Cotswold Area Civil Service Sports and Social Club, Tewkesbury Road, Uckington, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL51 9SL and will run from 10 am to 4 pm. 

Come and meet a range of Local and National dealers.  Refreshments are available, and there is ample free parking,  And read more about the Cotswolds Branch by clicking this link

By the way, our images show a recent trade card discovery – these were issued by local Cotswolds retailer “Dunns Boots”, which was situated at the corner of Parsons Street, Cornhill, in Banbury.

We now know of five cards, all of which appear below. These are now recorded as DUN-285 in the Trade Index reference book and under HD-64 in the Trade Handbook, and entitled “Cricket Scenes (A)”. The (A) means there is no title on the card but we presume they are all cricketing scenes. However five is an odd number, so we have to wonder if more cards were issued, perhaps even ones showing different sports which would lead to a new set title. And we are intrigued by the wording “Branches in Chief Towns”, which could mean there are cards with different town names on the backs. That`s what makes collecting cards such fun! And if you have cards with those different sports or different addresses in YOUR collection please get in touch…. 

And many thanks to Mr. P. Marks for allowing us to feature these wonderful cards

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