CIGARETTE CARDS SET OF 28 PEOPLE OF THE WORLD
Printed on the back in teal printing "Time and Money in different countries".
Numbered at the top. Information on the country and advertising below that.
On the front is a colour picture of a person from that country.
A clock indicates the time difference with Greenwich. Silver coin depicts the value and size of currency.
These cigarette cards were issued in 1938 by W.D.& H.O Wills Bristol & London Imperial Tobacco Co. Ltd.
The complete set comprises 50 cigarette cards, the backs of the cards providing information relating to the picture on the front.
The countries represented in the set include Italy, Brittany, Bosnia, Russia, Japan, Algeria, Greenland, Spain, Africa, Holland, Red Indian Territory, Denmark, Switzerland, Mexico, Hungary, Greece, Lapland, Arabia, Persia, Turkey, France, Morocco, Burma, Afghanistan, China, India, New Zealand, Australia, Norway, Cape Colony, Natal, Jamaica, Egypt, Palestine, Bohemia, Ceylon, Bulgaria, Belgium, Sweden, Manchuria, Cuba, Siam, Germany, Austria, Tibet, Portugal, Brazil, Canada & USA.
"Vice Regal Mixture" Pipe tobacco on back
Cigarette cards were trading cards issued by tobacco manufacturers to stiffen cigarette packaging and advertise cigarette brands.
Production of cigarette cards generally ceased in the 1950s because of rising costs of production and distribution.
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