Card World Vol. 43 No. 5 Sept/Oct 20193rd October 2019 by Sam Whiting
Although his views on the British Empire may be looked upon as somewhat old-fashioned these days, Rudyard Kipling is still considered to be one of Britain’s finest writers and poets.
The winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907, he is pictured on a card from the 1937 Wix (Kensitas) set Builders of the Empire (Card 1) issued soon after his death. His works have over the years captured the imagination of both adults and children and several of them have resulted in successful film adaptations.
In addition. there is a connection (albeit tenuous) between the great man of letters and the other Mr Kipling of “exceedingly good cakes” fame (seriously!).
A dilemma. Imagine you are, or know a card collector who lives outside the UK, who would be really interested to join us, were it not for the high cost of the overseas subscription? If only there was a way to reduce this cost. And now there is!
Anyone want to buy a large cricket collection. Only joking! That is what I wrote on the Saturday afternoon of the 3rd Ashes Test. As you will know, England managed a magnificent 67 all out in their 1st innings, with only Root and Bairstow out to goo
The Handbook is divided into two parts and provides comprehensive listings and illustrations of known ‘Felt’ and ‘Leather’ Designs issued by Tobacco and Trading Companies in North America, Canada & Great Britain between 1910 and 1915.
Oh to be in England now that summer’s there! Writing this in mid-June, it is not very warm and the rain is affecting the cricket World Cup with 3 games abandoned so far. I shouldn’t grumble, it has given me the chance to get the auction listing