Framed Cigarette Cards - War Decorations and Medals Circa 1927

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Framed Cigarette Cards, issued by John Player & Sons

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Dimensions:

W-24 H-19 (cm)

Item Reference:

58845-864-2Tip! This item's Ref-Code breaks down thus...
Item Ref Code: 58845-864-2
Item No. 58845 - Dealer No. 864 - Building No. 2

Description

Framed Cigarette Cards, issued by John Player & Sons (circa 1927), from series titled “War Decorations & Medals”.

The cards have been mounted in appropriate frames (with six cards in each frame). It is considered that this is a particularly suitable way of displaying and being able to appreciate such interesting items.

In March 1820, William Wright had set up a small tobacco factory in Scotland at Craigshill, Livingston, West Lothian. The business expanded and, before being sold to John Player in 1877, had earned Wright a comfortable fortune. John Player had the Castle Tobacco Factories built in Radford, Nottingham, just west of the city centre. Although he had three large factory blocks built, initially only one was used to process and pack tobacco. The other two blocks were loaned out to lace manufacturers in the city until his business had expanded enough to use the additional space.

Later, the business was run by John Player's sons, John Dane Player and William Goodacre Player.

Player's were one of the first UK tobacco companies to include sets of cards in their packs of cigarettes. These cards featured subjects that would have been of particular interest to the general public at the time. John Player & Sons issued more than 200 different sets of cards. The cards were generally produced in sets of 50 and have since become highly collectable.

This series of ninety cigarette cards featuring “War Decorations & Medals” was issued in 1927 by John Player & Sons.

1667/C A framed set of six cigarette cards from the series, “War Decorations & Medals” (c1927). Cards included are:
48: Croix de Guerre (1914-18) France
74: The Order of George I Greece
43: The Civic Cross, Belgium
76: The Medal of Military Merit Greece
61: The Della Saluta Medal, Italy
77: The Victory Medal, Greece
Dimensions of frame: 24 cm x 19 cm

1667/D A framed set of six cigarette cards from the series, “War Decorations & Medals” (c1927). Cards included are:
63: The Order of St Michael the Brave, Roumania
90: Order of El Nahda, Hedjaz
79: Order of Polonia Restituta, Poland
65: The Order of the Crown of Roumania
80: The Order of the Istigal, Hedjaz
78: The Order of Military Merit (or Military Virtue), Poland
Dimensions of frame: 24 cm x 19 cm

1667/E A framed set of six cigarette cards from the series, “War Decorations & Medals” (c1927). Cards included are:
59: The Commemorative Medal(1915-18), Italy
44: The Commemorative Medal, Belgium
49: The Commemorative Medal, France
55: The Military Order of Savoy, Italy
45: The Victory Medal, Belgium
51: The Medal of Honour, with swords, France
Dimensions of frame: 24 cm x 19 cm


NOTE:
The items are priced at £30.00 for each of the three sets of six cigarette cards in frame.

Specifications

Item Reference
58845-864-2
Dimensions
Height: 19 cm
Width: 24 cm
Era
Vintage & Industrial
Period
1920s, C20th
Country of Origin
England
Condition
Good

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