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1910s-1930s Non-Sport and Multi-Sport "Special Interest" Complete Sets Lot (5 Different) - Featuring Cycling, Wrestling and Movie Stars

Item Number 39734

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1925 John Player & Sons "Wrestling & Ju-Jitsu" Complete Set (25)

The complete set of 25 cards is presented. A variety of self-defense techniques are shown individually on these colorful and vividly illustrated collectibles. Text descriptions are provided on the cards' reverse sides. A fascinating and informative gallery, in overall EX to EX/MT condition (a couple lesser).


1910 John Player & Sons "Army Life" Complete Set (25)

The complete set of 25 cards is presented. A variety of military activities in the years prior to World War I are portrayed and described by these colorfully illustrated tobacco cards. Scenes picturing war kite drills, preparations for balloon warfare, training in bayonet fighting and flag signaling are just a few of the subjects included. EX to EX/MT overall (a couple lesser).


1939 Abdulla & Co., Ltd. "Screen Stars" Complete Set (40)

The complete set of 40 cards is presented. This seldom-seen issue features many of the time's most attractive and acclaimed female stars. Highlights include #'s 2 Myrna Loy, 4 Olivia De Havilland, 18 Joan Crawford, 29 Bette Davis and 36 Vivien Leigh. Overall condition is NM to NM/MT condition.


1924 Gallaher "British Champions of 1923" Complete Set (75)

The complete set of 75 cards is presented. These striking, yellow-bordered cards illustrate Champions in an extraordinary variety of athletic endeavors, with Golf, Boxing, Wrestling, Track & Field, Cricket, Cycling, Bowling, Racing and Billiards among the sports represented. (Those are among the more "conventional" activities included, however, as such pursuits as Chess, Croquet, Badminton and even Bagpiping are also acknowledged.) A fascinating array, in overall EX to EX/MT condition (a few nicer, a few lesser).


1939 John Player & Sons "Cycling" Complete Set (50)

The complete set of 50 cards is presented. The evolution of Bicycle Riding – one of humankind's most widely practiced and universally appreciated activities – is chronicled in thoroughly informative and entertaining fashion in these highly detailed tobacco cards. Precisely rendered, colorful illustrations are featured on the cards' fronts, and descriptive text appears on the back of each one. Overall EX to NM condition (a few lesser).

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