By: Doggett, Frank.

Price: $20.00 USD

Quantity: 1 available

96 pp, 4to (11 5/16" H), soft cover. Profusely illustrated with color and b&w examples. "Cigarette cards, introduced in the 1870s and immensely popular until the Second World War, provide a richly illustrated history of the period. With real artistic merit they showed heroes of sport and war; stars of stage, screen and radio; classic cars; and many other images. During their golden age, card, albums and novelties were collected avidly, and these fascinating brand advertisements are still items of great interest to many thousands of collectors throughout the world. Many of us will remember the joy of searching in packets for the card to complete the set. This book brings back all the splendours of that time." Interior - clean and tight. Exterior - book slightly cocked and twisted, heavy bump to spine/front hinge causing tear which migrates through the majority of pages in gutter area, several small scuffs on front cover in general area of spine tear, soft creases at rear cover corners. Good reference copy.


Author Name: Doggett, Frank.

Categories: Antiques & Collectibles,

Publisher: Michael Joseph, (London, 1981).:

Seller ID: 13288

Keywords: Cigarette cards, Collectibles, Novelties, Ships, Cars, Aircraft, Military, Sports, Movie stars, Advertising, Radio, Clowns, Dogs, Trains, Birds, Butterflies, Die-cuts, Silk, Medals, Cricket, Badges, Football, Jockeys, Boxing, Bicycles, Racehorses.,