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John Player "Clocks - Old & New" - card number 19

John Player “Clocks – Old & New” – no. 19

  TIME TO VISIT 
 LONDON BRANCH?

Secretary: Oliver Sanders
Tel: 01372 273319

 We are a Branch with a very long history! Indeed some of you may remember when we used to meet in the splendour of Caxton Hall, or the cosiness of the Victory Services Club, complete with its own military history? 

Well these days we have found ourselves settled into a very comfortable, Victorian-themed snug, complete with Chesterfield sofas. It’s called “The Carpenters Arms“; and you can find it situated at No.12, Seymour Place, Marble Arch, Central London W1E 7NE, which is just a short 5 minute walk from the Marble Arch Underground Station (and that’s on the Central Line, and falls in Travelcard Zone 1).

This hostelry was established in 1776, rebuilt in 1872, and is now coincidentally the HQ of another “London Branch”, that of CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale. In fact, we must let you know that they feature six guest ales every month! 

Our own branch meetings take place once a month; this year they are either on Mondays or Thursdays but both start at 5 pm. There is usually at least one dealer in attendance with a goodly stock of cards, and an excellent auction starting at 6.15 which generally has approximately 100 lots, at prices to attract all purses. As our Branch Secretary says “…you`ll struggle to find better priced cards anywhere, let alone in The Capital City…

So if you work in London, are visiting the city on a day trip, or have come over here on your holidays, why not come in and have a look around.  A friendly welcome is in store for all collectors, whether they are a Society Member or not.

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 And here are the remaining 2019 dates: just 
Monday 18 November
Thursday 19 December – our famous Christmas Party. 

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londonYou might like to know that we are one of the Branches which share the honour of actually having issued our own cards. Our two sets were both standard sized, entitled “London Branch Personalities”, being a 1st and 2nd series. These were black and white images, as shown here, of branch officials and prominent collectors who attended our meetings, with brief biographies and a hint of their collecting specialties on the backs. The 1st series was issued in 1980, and card 1 commemorated Fred Piper, who had died that year; the 2nd series was issued in 1995 to mark the 60th anniversary of the Cartophilic Society.

If you wish to reminisce, we thoroughly recommend these links which give you a list of all the subjects in number order

  http://www.nslists.com/80lond.htm 

 http://www.nslists.com/95lond.htm

The sets do appear quite regularly on internet auctions, so look out for them. And if any of our readers have any inside information about their production, or any anecdotes (suitable for printing), please do get in touch.

And those other card issuing Branches were:
Midland Branch
(“Branch Personalities” and “Silhouettes of Veteran and Vintage Cars”)

and the now closed Timperley Club
( “Timperley Types”)

LOT

DESCRIPTION

CONDITION

RES

1

LIEBIG. SET. S.274. LANGUAGE OF FLOWERS 11(1890). Cat. £55 (1890)

G – G+

23

2

DO SET. S.278. MERCHANTS OF THE WORLD. (1890). Cat.£42.50

VG

18

3

DO 4 SETS. S.840; 835; 837; 839. Cat.£72 (1905)

VG – VG+

28

4

SPORTING MIRROR. LETTER CARD, DROP DOWN SET OF 12 FAMOUS SOCCER STARS. Includes Stan Matthews/Tom Finney/ Ian Paisley. Cover G

CARDS VG

8

5

OGDEN. TABS. GENERAL WET. SINGLE CARD ISSUE, with background, a ) plain, b) detailed

VG+

5

6

MACDONALD. 112 cards, Cat.£145. In two sections, 1) Aeroplanes 48 diff. fronts & backs, + 12 duplicates; 2) Warships, 28 diff. fronts & backs, + 22 dups.

3P, 6F, 16G, REST VG

22

7

CARTLEDGE. 2 SETS. EPIGRAMS. 1. 48(L). NO ‘Brass Tacks’ on fronts.2. 12(L). With ‘Brass Tacks’ on fronts. All have plain backs

EX

5

8

SPORTING MIRROR. LETTER CARD NO.11. SET OF 12 DROP DOWN FAM. SOCCER STARS

VG – EX

10

9

LIBBYS. SET CREAMED RICE HAPPY FAMILIES. SET.32. Includes original Envelope.

ENV. F, CARDS VG

13

10

PATTREIOUEX. SET.100. FOOTBALLER SER, as 1-50, blue caption,+ type brown; 51-100 brown

38 VG, REST EX

390

11

PLAYER. SET. GAME BIRDS & WILD FOWL. Cat.£75

8 VG, REST EX

14

12

DO SET. POLAR EXPLORATION, ‘A’ SERIES. Cat.£55

EX

16

13

DO SET. DO 2nd SERIES. Cat.£50

1 VG, REST EX

14

14

DO SET. RACEHORSES. Cat.£137

5 VG, REST EX

56

15

DO SET. VICTORIA CROSS.

5 VG, REST EX

20

16

PLAYER OVERSEAS. SET. WHALING. Cat.£75

3 VG, REST EX

30

17

J. SINCLAIR. SET. BRITISH SEA DOGS. Cat.£325

5G, REST VG – EX

130

18

TADDY. SET. FAMOUS JOCKEYS (NO FRAME). Cat.£875

3G, 8 EX, REST VG

390

19

DO SET. RUSSO JAPANESE WAR (1 – 25). Cat.£650

2G, REST VG

240

20

U. KINGDOM TOB. CO. SET 50. AIRCRAFT. Cat.£85

EX

33

21

WILLS. CRICKETERS (SET 50, Small ‘s’). Incls. 2 vars. at Nos. 2 and 5 (diff. images). Cat.£312

2G, REST VG – EX

135

22

DO SET. CRICKETERS, 1928.

EX

18

23

DO SET. DO 2nd SERIES

7 VG, REST EX

18

24

DO SET. OLD SILVER

1 VG, REST EX

17

25

WILLS SCISSORS. SET. DERBY DAY SERIES (TITLED). Cat.£250

7 VG, REST EX

98

26

ALLAN RAMSAY, MAURITIUS. SET.48 FLOWERS. COMPLETE UNCUT SLIDES OF ‘SOIREE’ ISSUE

1G, REST EX

84

27

ANGLO CONF. SET (L)78. WALT DISNEY CHARACTERS, Cat.£470

2 VG, REST EX

160

28

BARRATT. SET. T.V’s YOGI BEAR. Cat.£210

EX

85

29

BOYS’S CINEMA. SET.P.10, CINEMA STARS. Cards anon. outside special wallet. Have COMPLETE

WALLET F,CARDS EX

32

30

DINKIE. SET. (L) 24. M.G.M. STARS, SEVENTH SERIES. Cat.£108. ALL COMPLETE, UNCUT

4 VG, REST EX

40

31

FLEETWAY. SET.12 BUSTERS 12 MEN OF DANGER. Issued in sheets, in 3-fold folder. Anon.

VG

12

32

DO SET(P)12. LOVELY YOUNG DANCERS OF 1960. WITH SPECIAL ENVELOPE

VG – EX

20

33

HUNT. & PALMERS. SET P.12 CHILDREN OF NATIONS 11. White border, 6 diff. backs. 15 cards

3G, REST VG

42

34

MASTER VENDING. SET. 36(X) TOMMY STEELE. (All cards autographed). Cat.£162

2 VG, REST EX

62

35

MY WEEKLY. SET.M14. SOLDIERS OF THE KING (SILKS). Cat.£140

1G, 13 VG

48

36

N.ZEALAND MEAT PRODUCERS. SET.M25. SCENES OF NEW ZEALAND LAMB

ENDS G, REST VG-EX

45

37

NEWS CHRONICLE. SET.L13. RUGBY FOOTBALLERS, SALFORD R.F.C.

VG – EX

15

38

PRIMROSE. SET. BUGS BUNNY. Cat.£100

EX

32

39

DO SET. QUICK DRAW McGRAW.

EX

33

40

RED HEART. SET.P4. DOGS, 2nd SERIES

EX

15

41

RED LETTER. MIDGET MESSAGE CARDS. Green gravures. Nd. on front. Fancy green border.

VG

12

42

DO DO RED-160.6. Green gravures, white plain border

VG

12

43

ROLLS ROYCE. SET.25 ROLLS ROYCE CARS, SECOND EDITION.

EX

18

44

SANDERS. SET. RECIPES. Cat.£137

1G, REST VG – EX

38

45

SOMPORTEX. SET. L60. FAM. T.V. WRESTLERS (Incl. Jackie Pallo & Mick McManus). Cat.£240

EX

95

46

STOLL. THE MYSTERY OF DR. FU-MANCHU. Fronts unicoloured in green). Cat.£375

ENDS G,8VG, RESTEX

120

47

SUNDAY STORIES (SILKS). SET. THE KING AND HIS SOLDIERS

VG

38

48

SWEETULE. SET.18 RAILWAY ENGINES. 68 x 54. COMPLETE UNCUT PAPER PACKETS. Cat. £180

2 VG, REST EX

72

49

TEACHERS. SET.SCOTTISH CLANS & CASTLES (back advert rectangular)

EX

15

50

THOMSON. SET.8(K) CRICKETERS

3 VG, REST EX

12

51

DO SET.24. FAMOUS FOOTBALLERS ( DIFFERENT) 1956

1 VG, REST EX

22

52

DO SET.K40.FOOTBALLERS. issued in pairs. See THO-310, listing at HT-37

4 VG, REST EX

26

53

DO SET.HIDDEN TREASURE CLUE CARDS. Cat.£120

4F, 2G, 2 VG

26

54

DO SET 20. MOTOR CYCLES

2G, REST VG – EX

62

55

DO SET.20. THE WIRELESS TELEPHONE

EX

21

56

DO SET 32. THE WORLD’S BEST CRICKETERS (DARK GREEN)

VG

37

57

DO SET 24. THIS YEARS TOP-FORM FOOTBALLERS (1924)

6 VG, REST EX

32

58

DO SET. WONDERS OF THE WORLD

3 VG, REST EX

22

59

DO SET. WORLD CUP FOOTBALLERS.

18 VG, REST EX

62

60

TITBITS. SET.54K PIN-UPS – P/ CARD INSET (as ‘P.3’ girls). Have as issued, in 2 uncut sheets

VG

8

61

TOBY. SET. SIGHTS OF LONDON

VG

30

62

DO SET. SHIP SERIES

VG

44

63

TOPICAL TIMES. SET. L24. FOOTBALLERS (76 x 60). Ref. HT.98.1. No borders – English. Some light c/album marks, o/w

VG – EX

32

64

TUDOROSE. SET 25(P). TUDOR BRITAIN. Ref.HT.106.4

5G, REST VG – EX

22

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