British Regimental Cap Badges & Medals Cigarette Cards

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British Regimental Cap Badges & Army Medals On Cigarette Cards (Collectables)

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Cigarette cards were issued during an important time in the history of mankind, 1870s-1930s. They documented two of the most destructive wars, WWI and WWII. Many cigarette card sets were issued on the regimental cap badges and military medals that exceptionally brave servicemen received.

I've listed a small selection of regimental cap badges and military medals cigarette cards below and have included scans of a sample card from each set and as many card titles as possible.


  • Name Of Set: Badges and Flags of British Regiments (Green Back)
  • Manufacturer: John Player and Sons
  • Issue Year: 1903
  • Card Number: 50
  • Card Titles: 1st Life Guards, Royal Horse Guards, 2nd Dragoon Guards, 4th Dragoon Guards, 5th Lancers, 6th Dragoons, 10th Royal Hussars, 12th Lancers, 14th Hussars, 16th Lancers, 17th Lancers, 21st Lancers, Royal Artillery, Grenadier Guards, Coldstream Guards, Scotts Guards, Irish Guards, East Kent Regiment - The Buffs, Northumberland Fusiliers, Royal Fusiliers, Norfolk Regiment, Lincolnshire Regiment, Devonshire Regiment, Royal Irish Regiment, Lancashire Fusiliers, Royal Scots Fusiliers, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, South Wales Borderers, Royal  Inniskilling Fusiliers, East Surrey Regiment, Hampshire Regiment, Welsh Regiment, Royal Highlanders, Essex Regiment, Notts and Derbyshire Regiment, Nothamptonshire Regiment, Royal Berkshire Regiment, Shropshire Regiment, Middlesex Regiment, Manchester Regiment, Highland Light Infantry, Seaforth Highlanders, Gordon Highlanders, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, Royal Irish Fusiliers, Connaught Rangers, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, Leinster Regiment, Royal Munster Fusiliers, and Royal Dublin Fusiliers.

  • Name Of Set: Badges and Flags of British Regiments (Brown Back, Numbered)
  • Manufacturer: John Player and Sons
  • Issue Year: 1904
  • Card Number: 50
  • Card Titles: Middlesex Regiment, Welsh Regiment, Manchester Regiment, 12th Lancers, Royal Horse Guards, Royal Munster Fusiliers, Scots Guards, Highland Light Infantry, Leinster Regiment Royal Canadians, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, Royal Fusiliers The Elegant Extracts, 14th Hussars, Hampshire Regiment, East Surrey Regiment, East Kent Regiment, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, 6th Dragoons, Royal Highlanders, South Wales Borderers, 10th Royal Hussars, 4th Dragoon Guards, 5th Lancers, Lincolnshire Regiment, Lancashire Fusiliers, Royal Scots Fusiliers, Coldstream Guards, 21st Lancers, Essex Regiment, Royal Irish Regiment, Northumberland Fusiliers, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, Shropshire Light Infantry, Royal Irish Fusiliers, Notts and Derbyshire Regiment, Royal Berkshire Regiment, Connaught Rangers, 17th Lancers, 16th Lancers, Norfolk Regiment, Seaforth Highlanders, Royal Artillery, Devonshire Regiment, Grenadier Guards, 1st Life Guards, Irish Guards, Gordon Highlanders, Royal Dublin Fusiliers, 2nd Dragoon Guards,  and Northamptonshire Regiment.

  • Name Of Set: Medals
  • Manufacturer: WD and HO Wills
  • Issue Year: 1906
  • Card Number: 50
  • Card Titles: Sinde 1843, Order of Merit India, Carnatic 1780-84, Transvaal War - Queen Victoria, Gibraltar 1793-83, Nepal 1814-1816, India 1799-1826, Sutlej Campaign 1845-1846, Seringapatam 1799, Egypt 1801, Trafalgar 1805, Maida 1806, Mauritius 1809-10, Java 1811, Albuhera 1811,  Maharajpoor 1843, Vittoria 1813, Penisular 1793-1814, Distinguished Conduct 1814, Waterloo 1815, First Burmese War 1824-6, Navy 1793-1840, Jellalabad 1842, Cabul 1842 Afghanistan , Punjab 1848-9, Kaffir 1850-3, Baltic 1854-5, Crimea 1854-6, Victoria Cross, Indian Mutiny 1857-8, China 1857-60, Distinguished Conduct in the Field 1862, Abyssinia 1867-8, West of India and Guzerat 1778-84, Ashantee 1874, Zulu War 1877-9, Zulu Wars, Afghanistan 1878-79-80, Kabul - Kandahar Star 1880, Khedive's Star 1882, Royal Red Cross, Egypt 1894, NW Canada 1885, Distinguished Service Order, Matabeleland 1893, Chitral Expedition India 1895, Ashanti 1895-6, Soudan 1896, Rhodesia 1896 and Mashonaland 1897, Khartoum 1898-9, and Transvaal War - King Edwar VII.

  • Name Of Set: Orders of Chivalry
  • Manufacturer: Ogdens
  • Issue Year: 1907
  • Card Number: 50
  • Card Titles: -

  • Name Of Set: British Medals and Decorations, Series 2 (Steel Blue Back)
  • Manufacturer: Taddy & Co.
  • Issue Year: 1912
  • Card Number: 50
  • Card Titles: Gibraltar 1779-82, Carnatic 1780-84, Mysore 1790-92, Admirals Gold Medal 1794, Captains Gold Medal 1794, Ceylon 1795-96, Nile 1798, Egypt 1801, Trafalgar 1805, Maida 1806, Maida 1806 Reserve, Army Gold Cross 1808-14, Army Gold Medal 1808-14, Army Gold Medal Small 1808, Rodriques 1809, Java 1811, Waterloo 1815 Reverse, Nepaul 1816, Burma 1824-26, Coorg 1837, Kelat-I-Ghilze 1842, Burma 1852, Arctic 1818-55, Arctic 1876, India 1895, Navy General Service, Conspicuous Gallantry Navy, Navy Long Service, Best Shot Indian Army, Best Shot Volunteers India, Magdale Medal, National Rifle Association, Meritorius Service India, Empress of India 1877, Empress of India 1877, Order of Merit India 1st Class, Order of Garter, Order of Bath, Order of Thistle, Order of St. Patrick, Order of the Star of India, Order of St. Michael and St George, Order of the Indian Empire, The Royal Victoria Order, The Imperial Service Medal, The Royal Red Cross, The Order of St. John of Jerusalem, The Order of Ment 1st Class, Albert Medal Land 1st Class, and Albert Medal Water 1st Class.

  • Name Of Set: Army Badges of Rank
  • Manufacturer: WA & AC Churchman
  • Issue Year: 1916
  • Card Number: 25
  • Card Titles: Assist Instruction Signalling, Battery Serjeant, Captain, Captain Highland Regiment, Colonel, Colonel Highland Regiment, Infantry Pioneer, Lieutenant, Lieutenant Highland Regiment, Lieutenant-Colonel, Lieut-Col Highland Regt, Major, Major Highland Regiment, Master Gunner 1st Class, Master Gunner 2nd Class, Master Gunner 3rd Class, Roy-Flying Corps Qual Pilot, Second Lieutenant,  Serj-Major Gymnastics Staff, Serj-Maj School of Musketry, Warrant Officers First Class, Warrant Officers Class 1, Warrant Officers Class II, and 2nd Lieut Highland Regt.

  • Name Of Set: Army Ribbons & Buttons
  • Manufacturer: Stephen Mitchell
  • Issue Year: 1916
  • Card Number: 25
  • Card Titles: Royal Flying Corps, 1st Life Guards, 1st King's Dragoon Guards, 2nd Dragoons Royal Scots Greys, 12th Prince of Wales's Royal Lancers, Royal Regiment of Artillery, Corps of Royal Engineers, Coldstream Guards, Irish Guards, The Royal Scots Lothian Regiment, The Queen's Royal West Surrey Regiment, The King's Own Royal West Surrey Regiment, The King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, The Royal Warwickshire Regiment, The Royal Fusiliers City of London Regiment, The Lancashire Fusiliers, The South Wales Borderers, The King's Own Scottish Borderers, The Gloucestershire Regiment, The Welsh Regiment, The Black Watch Royal Highlanders, The Highland Light Infantry, The Gordon Highlanders, The Connaught Rangers, The Royal Munster Fusiliers, and The Army Service Corps.

  • Name Of Set: War Decorations and Medals
  • Manufacturer: John Player and Sons
  • Issue Year: 1927
  • Card Number: 90
  • Card Titles: The Victoria Cross, Order of Bath, Order of St Michael and St George, Order of Indian Empire, Order of British Empire, Distinguished Service Order, Royal Red Cross First Class, Distinguished Service Cross, Military Cross, Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Force Cross , Royal Red Cross Second Class, Medal For Distinguised Conduct In The Field, Distinguished Service Medal, Military Medal, Distinguished Flying Medal, Air Force Medal, 1914 Star and Bar, First World War Star, General Service Medal, Mercantile Marine War Medal, Victory Medal, Territorial Force War Medal, General Service Medal, Special Constabulary, British Red Cross Society Medal, Succour To British Prisoners of War, Medal of Honour US Army, Medal of Honour US Navy, Distinguished Service Medal US Army, Distinguished Service Medal US Navy, Distinguished Service Cross US Army, US Navy Cross, Brevet Medal USA, Victory Medal USA, Order of Leopold First Belgium, Order of the Crown of Belgium, King Albert Medal of Belgium, Medal of Queen Elisabeth With Red Cross of Belgium, War Cross Belgium, Civic Cross Belgium, Commorative Medal Belgium, Victory Medal Belgium, Yser Medal Belgium, Order of the Legion of Honour France, Croix De Guerre France, Commemorative Medal France, Victory Medal France, Medal of Honour France, Reconnaissance Medal France, Medal of the Societe de Secours Aux Blesses France, Medal of Association of Ladies of France, Military Order of Savoy Italy, Order of St Maurice and St Lazarus Italy, Order of the Crown of Italy, War Cross Italy, Commemorative Medal Italy, and Victory Medal.

  • Name Of Set: Regimental Standards and Cap Badges
  • Manufacturer: John Player and Sons
  • Issue Year: 1930
  • Card Number: 50
  • Card Titles: Typical Pair of Colours, Royal Horse Guards, 1st Royal Dragoons, Honourable Artillery Company, 1st Batallion Grenadier Guards, 2nd Bn Grenadier Guards, 3rd Bn Grenadier Guards, 1st Bn Coldstream Guards, 2nd Bn Coldstream Guards, 3rd Bn Coldstream Guards, 1st Bn Scots Guards, 2nd Bn Scots Guards, 1st Bn Irish Guards, 1st Bn Welsh Guards, 1st Bn The Queen's Royal Regiment West Surrey, 1st Bn The King's Own Royal Regt Lancaster, 1st Bn Royal Warwickshire Regiment, 2nd Bn The Royal Fusiliers, 1st Bn The King's Regiment Liverpool, 2nd Bn Norfolk Regiment, 1st Bn Lincolnshire Regiment, 1st Bn Devonshire Regiment, 1st Bn Suffolk Regiment, 2nd Bn The Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment, 2nd Bn Leicestershire Regiment, 1st Bn The Lancashire Fusiliers, 1st Bn South Wales Borderers, The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, 1st Bn Gloucestershire Regiment, 2nd Bn East Lancashire Regiment, 5th Bn East Surrey Regiment, 1st Bn The Royal Sussex Regiment, 2nd Bn The South Staffordshire Regiment, 2nd Bn Dorsetshire Regiment, 1st Bn The Wiltshire Regiment, 1st Bn The Essex Regiment, 1st Bn Northamptonshire Regiment, 2nd Bn The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regt, 4th Bn The Queen's Own Royal West Kent Regt, 1st Bn The King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, 1st Bn Middlesex Regiment, 1st Bn York and Lancaster, 1st Bn Durham Light Infantry, 1st Bn Highland Light Infantry, 1st Bn Seaforth Highlanders, 2nd Bn Gordon Highlanders, 1st Bn City of London Regt TA, 10th Bn Regiment TA, The London Scottish TA, and 20th BN London Regiment TA.
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