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Oldest Cigarette Card
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Million Dollar Card
The start of the millennium was very memorable for the cigarette card world. A Honus Wagner cigarette card, the "holy grail" of baseball cards, fetched a record...read more.

Horse Cigarette Cards
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Soccer Cigarette Cards
The rules of modern association football were established in the 1860s in the public schools of England. Prominent soccer players and teams were vividly portrayed on...read more.

Fishing Cigarette Cards
The human race's fascination for fish can be traced back to thousands of years. Angling is still as popular as ever perhaps even more so. This might stem from man's desire to...read more.

Motor Car Cigarette Cards
Cigarette cards provide a beautifully illustrated record of perhaps the most significant period in the history of mankind, 1870s-1930s. The automobile was...read more.

1930's Movie Cigarette Cards
Not everyone looked forward to the "talkies" (or sound film). Many actors and actresses who rose to stardom during the silent movie era were unable to make the transition to the "talkies", and tumbled into obscurity. John Gilbert's romantic appeal waned when...read more.

Silent Movie Cigarette Cards
Cigarette cards provide a beautifully illustrated record of perhaps the most significant period in the history of mankind, 1870s-1930s. The cinema was one of the many revolutionary innovations to...read more.

Dog Cigarette Cards
Dogs have been man's best friend for many years, perhaps 17000 or more and this enduring relationship was reflected on...read more.

Fishing Cigarette Cards
The human race's fascination for fish can be traced back to thousands of years. Angling is still as popular as ever perhaps even more so. This might stem from man's desire to...read more.

Motor Car Cards
Cigarette cards provide a beautifully illustrated record of perhaps the most significant period in the history of mankind, 1870s-1930s. The automobile was...read more.

1930s' Cigarette Cards
Not everyone looked forward to the "talkies" (or sound film). Many actors and actresses who rose to stardom during the silent movie era were unable to make the transition to the "talkies", and tumbled into obscurity. John Gilbert's romantic appeal waned when...read more.

Silent Movie Cards
Cigarette cards provide a beautifully illustrated record of perhaps the most significant period in the history of mankind, 1870s-1930s. The cinema was one of the many revolutionary innovations to...read more.

Dog Cigarette Cards Cards
Dogs have been man's best friend for many years, perhaps 17000 or more and this enduring relationship was reflected on...read more.

Oldest Cigarette Card
The earliest cigarette card to be positively dated depicts a...read more.

Million Dollar Card
The start of the millennium was very memorable for the cigarette card world. A Honus Wagner cigarette card, the "holy grail" of baseball cards, fetched a record...read more.

Horse Cigarette Cards
Horses have played a prominent role in man's conquest of the planet. For thousands of years horses had served us as an efficient means of...read more.

Soccer Cigarette Cards
The rules of modern association football were established in the 1860s in the public schools of England. Prominent soccer players and teams were vividly portrayed on...read more.

Fishing Cigarette Cards
The human race's fascination for fish can be traced back to thousands of years. Angling is still as popular as ever perhaps even more so. This might stem from man's desire to...read more.

Motor Car Cigarette Cards
Cigarette cards provide a beautifully illustrated record of perhaps the most significant period in the history of mankind, 1870s-1930s. The automobile was...read more.

1930's Movie Cigarette Cards
Not everyone looked forward to the "talkies" (or sound film). Many actors and actresses who rose to stardom during the silent movie era were unable to make the transition to the "talkies", and tumbled into obscurity. John Gilbert's romantic appeal waned when...read more.

Silent Movie Cigarette Cards
Cigarette cards provide a beautifully illustrated record of perhaps the most significant period in the history of mankind, 1870s-1930s. The cinema was one of the many revolutionary innovations to...read more.

Dog Cigarette Cards
Dogs have been man's best friend for many years, perhaps 17000 or more and this enduring relationship was reflected on...read more.

Fishing Cigarette Cards
The human race's fascination for fish can be traced back to thousands of years. Angling is still as popular as ever perhaps even more so. This might stem from man's desire to...read more.

Motor Car Cards
Cigarette cards provide a beautifully illustrated record of perhaps the most significant period in the history of mankind, 1870s-1930s. The automobile was...read more.

1930s' Cigarette Cards
Not everyone looked forward to the "talkies" (or sound film). Many actors and actresses who rose to stardom during the silent movie era were unable to make the transition to the "talkies", and tumbled into obscurity. John Gilbert's romantic appeal waned when...read more.

Silent Movie Cards
Cigarette cards provide a beautifully illustrated record of perhaps the most significant period in the history of mankind, 1870s-1930s. The cinema was one of the many revolutionary innovations to...read more.

Dog Cigarette Cards Cards
Dogs have been man's best friend for many years, perhaps 17000 or more and this enduring relationship was reflected on...read more.

Silent Movie Cards
Cigarette cards provide a beautifully illustrated record of perhaps the most significant period in the history of mankind, 1870s-1930s. The cinema was one of the many revolutionary innovations to...read more.

Dog Cigarette Cards Cards
Dogs have been man's best friend for many years, perhaps 17000 or more and this enduring relationship was reflected on...read more.

British Architecture On Cigarette Cards

Tobacco manufacturers issued sets of cigarette cards on a vast array of topics from the 1870s-1930s. A number of sets captured the beauty of old British architecture in full colour: cathedrals, ancient castles, public houses, manors and the progress of modern architecture. Many British buildings were immortalised on these beautiful, encyclopaedic gems prior to the ruthless WW2 bombing.

I've listed small selection of architecture related cigarette card sets below. I've provided scans of a sample card from each set and tried to include all card titles.

 


Name Of Set: Interesting Buildings
Manufacturer: Hignett
Issue Year: 1905
Card Number: 50
Card Titles: -

 


Name Of Set: Old English Inns
Manufacturer: Richard Lloyd and Sons
Issue Year: 1923
Card Number: 25
Card Titles: The King's Arms at Malmesbury, Ye Old Chequers Inn at Tonbridge in Kent, Bull and Victoria Hotel at Dartford in Kent, The Royal Anchor at Liphook in Hants, The Star Inn at Alfriston in Sussex, Ye Old Ostrich Inne at Colnbrook in Buckinghamshire, The King's Head at Chigwell, Angel Hotel at Grantham, The Anchor Hotel at Ripley, Feathers Hotel at Ledbury, Ye Old George Inn at Southwark, The Old Boar's Head at Bishop's Stortford, The George or Pilgrim's Inn at Glastonbury, The Spaniards at Hampstead Heath, Feathers' Hotel at Ludlow, Golden Cross Hotel at Oxford, The Leather Bottle Pubs at Cobham in Kent, The Lygon Arms Pub at Broadway in Worcestershire, Spread Eagle Hotel in Midhurst, The Bell Hotel at Tewkesbury, The Old George Hotel at Salisbury, Ye Old Hotel at Hurley in Berks, The George Inn Near Bath, Ye Old King's Head Hotel at Aylesbury, and Crown Inn at Amersham.

 


Name Of Set: Architectural Beauties
Manufacturer: John Player and Sons
Issue Year: 1927
Card Number: 25
Card Titles: Roman Baths in Bristol, Great Hall at Brisol University, Crypt at Canterbury Cathedral, The Weavers Cottage at Canterbury, Cormac's Chapel at Cashel, Market Cross at Chichester, Doorway of Clonfert Cathedral, Cathedral and Castle in Durham, West Front in Exeter Cathedral, Guildhall in Exeter, Hereford Cathedral, South Door at Kilpeck Church, Lincoln Cathedral, Lamb Building in London, Bridge and Welsh Gate at Monmouth, Merton College at Oxford, Oriel College at Oxford, Mermaid Inn at Rye, Saxon Tower at Sompting Church, South Aisle at Tintern Abbey, Waltham Abbey, Waterstone House in Dorset, An Old Corner in Wells, Cloisters at Westminster Abbey, and Westminster Hall.

 


Name Of Set: Beautiful Homes
Manufacturer: WD and HO Wills
Issue Year: 1930
Card Number: 25
Card Titles: Audley End - Essex, Blenheim Palace - Oxfordshire, Bolsover Castle - Derbyshire, Callendar House - Stirlingshire, Castle Howard - Yorkshire, Chatsworth House - Derbyshire, Chequers - Buckinghamshire, Cliveden - Bucks, Clumber Park - Nottinghamshire, Compton Wynyates - Warwickshire, Haddon Hall - Derbyshire, Harewood House - Yorkshire, Hatfield House - Hertfordshire, Ingestre - Staffordshire, Kedleston - Derbyshire, Knebworth Manor House - Hertfordshire, Knole - Kent, Knowsley - Lancashire, Longleat - Wiltshire, Newstead Abbey - Nottinghamshire, Oxburgh Hall - Norfolk, Penhurst Place - Kent, Powis Castle - Montgomery, Wilton House - Salisbury, and Stoneleigh Abbey - Warwickshire.

 


Name Of Set: Modern Architecture
Manufacturer: WD and HO Wills
Issue Year: 1931
Card Number: 25
Card Titles: The Admiralty Arch in Charing Cross, Australia House in the Strand, Britannic House in Moorgate, Broadcasting House in Portland Place, The Kingsway Entrance at Bush House in Aldwych, Imperial Chemical House at Millbank, Liberty's East India House in Regent Street, Lloyd's in Leadenhall Street, The County Hall in London, The St. Mary Axe Entrance to the P&O Building in London, The Port of London Authority Building, The Entrance Loggia at Selfridge's in Oxford Street, Head Offices of the Underground in Westminster, The New Parliament Building at Stormont in Belfast, The University of Birmingham, The University Tower in Bristol, City Hall at Cathay's Park in Cardiff, University College in Dublin, The Scottish National War Memorial in Edinburgh, The Municipal Buildings Extension in Glasgow, The Union Bank of Scotland in Glasgow, The Choir at Liverpool Cathedral, The Manchester Royal Exchange, Carliol House Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, and The Council House at Nottingham.

 

 


Name Of Set: British Castles
Manufacturer: WD and HO Wills
Issue Year: 1925
Card Number: 25
Card Titles: Alnwick Castle in Northumberland, Arundel Castle in Sussex, Corfe Castle in Dorsetshire, Dover Castle in Kent, Dunvegan Castle on the Isle of Skye, Edinburgh Castle, Glamis Castle in Forfarshire, Harlech Caslte in Merionethshire, Hawarden Castle in Flintshire, Hurstmonceaux Castle in Sussex, Kenilworth Castle in Warwickshire, Leeds Castle in Kent, Pembroke Caslte in Pembrokeshire, Pevensey Castle in Sussex, Raby Castle in Durham, Raglan Castle in Monmouthshire, Stirling Castle in Stirlingshire, Warwick Castle in Warwickshire, and Windsor Castle in Berkshire.

 


Name Of Set: Cathedrals & Churches (XL)
Manufacturer: WA & AC Churchman
Issue Year: 1924
Card Number: 12
Card Titles: Canterbury Cathedral, Ely Cathedral, Exeter Cathedral, Lincoln Cathedral, Norwich Cathedral, Peterborough Cathedral, St Paul's Cathedral, Salisbury Cathedral, Wells Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Winchester Cathedral, and York Minster.

 


Name Of Set: Cathedrals
Manufacturer: WD and HO Wills
Issue Year: 1933
Card Number: 25
Card Titles: Belfast Cathedral, Canterbury Cathedral, Chichester Cathedral, Christ Church Cathedral - Dublin, The Pro - Cathedral - Dublin, Durham Cathedral, Ely Cathedral, Exeter Cathedral, Gloucester Cathedral, Hereford Cathedral, Lichfield Cathedral, Lincoln Cathedral, Llandaff Cathedral, Norwich Cathedral, Peterborough Cathedral, St. Albans Cathedral, St. Mary's Cathedral - Edinburgh, St. Mungo's Cathedral - Glasgow, St. Paul's Cathedral, Salisbury Cathedral, Wells Cathedral, Westminster Cathedral, Winchester Cathedral, Worcester Cathedral, and York Minster.

 


Name Of Set: Old Inns, A Series
Manufacturer: WD and HO Wills
Issue Year: 1936
Card Number: 40
Card Titles: The Angel  at Henley-on-Thames in Oxfordshire, The Angel and Royal at Grantham in Lincolnshire, The Bear and Billet in Chester, The Black Swan at Peaseholme Green at York, The Bull at Rochester in Kent, The Crown at Chiddingfold in Surrey, The Falstaff at Canterbury in Kent, The Feathers in Ludlow in Shropshire, The Fighting Cocks at St. Albans in Herfordshire, The Flying Horse in Nottingham, The Garrick at Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire, The George at Axminster in Devonshire, The George at Creawley in Sussex, The George at Glastonbury in Somerset, The George at Huntingdon, The George at Norton St. Phillip in Somerset, The Old George and Salisbury in Wiltshire, The George at Southwark in London, The Grapes at Limehouse in London, The Greyhound at Corfe Castle in Dorset, The Hop Pole at Tewkesbury in Gloucestershire, Hunter's Hotel at Rathnew at Co. Wicklow, The Keigwin Arms at Mousehole in Cornwall, The King's Head  at Chigwell in Essex, The Lion at Shrewsbury in Shropshire, The Lygon Arms at Broadway in Worcestershire, The Maids Head at Norwich in Norfolk, The Mermaid at Rye in Sussex, The Mitre at Oxford, The New Inn in Gloucester, The Old Inn at Crawfordsburn nr Bangor, The Pheasant at Bassenthwaite Lake in Cumberland, The Red Lion at High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, The Red Lion at Woebley in Hertfordshire, The Royal Anchor at Liphook in Hampshire, The Royal Oak at Bettws-y-coed in Carnarbonshire, The Talbot at Oundle in Northamptonshire, The Tam O' Shanter at Ayr in Scotland, and Ye Olde Bell at Barnby Moor.
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