17 October 2017
When you mention cigarette cards, most people think of cricketers, footballers and film stars from the 1930s.
When you mention cigarette cards, most people think of cricketers, footballers and film stars from the 1930s. This was the heyday of cigarette cards when virtually every packet contained a little picture and the major companies like Wills and Players had their own studios and artists, devoted entirely to the production of cigarette cards. It was big business, and massive print-runs often ran into hundreds of millions for each series. That’s why there are still lots of them around today – sets can still be bought for around £15 upwards, which is a major reason for their popularity for those of us wishing to indulge in nostalgia for Hollywood legends, sporting heroes, military hardware, famous trains and graceful ocean liners from a golden age. To help fuel our interest London Cigarette Card Co have just announced the 2018 edition its Cigarette Cards and Trade Cards Price Guide. Published on 25 October this book is an invaluable tool for the collector and for those just wanting to find out if they are sitting on a small fortune. More details can be found at www.londoncigcard.co.uk.