Hants & Surrey July Cigarette Card Auction21st June 2015 by Sam Whiting
The time has come once again for another Hants and Surrey Cigarette Card auction and after such great selection of lots for the last auction (including the £7,000 Marsuma Golfers!) Vernon has managed to pull together yet another great auction with something for everyone.
This month we have lots from Taddy, Dukes, Allen and Ginter, Kinney, Mayo, Clarkes, Edwards, Ringer and Bigg and many many more – the list really needs to be looked through to be appreciated!
For the Golf collectors there are some Guinea Golds including a Hall of Fame duo – Vardon vs. Braid and the Leslie Balfour card pictured above. Cricket collectors will be pleased to see cards by Smith’s, Ogdens and Pattrieouex among others with a particularly nice card featuring Lord Hawke (see Lot 221). For the boxing collectors there is a lovely set of Ogden’s ‘Pugilists and Wrestlers (2nd Series) and a set of Copes ‘Boxers 101 – 125’!
Other great lots include Taddy ‘V.C. Heroes – Boer War 41-60’, Anglo Confectionery ‘The New James Bond 007’ with a Cat. value of £756!!! There are also several type cards available and with 350 lots there is sure to be something of interest so have a look and contact Vernon with your bid before July 11th.
Illustrated are lots 21 (Cohen Weenan ‘Home and Colonial Regiments’), 25 (Dobie ‘Weapons of All Ages’) and 219 (Ogden’s Guinea Gold Base ‘I’ Leslie Balfour – playing).
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