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Cricket Cigarette Cards (Collectables) 1900s-1930s

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Cricket Cigarette Cards (Collectables)

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Cricket is a quintessential British sport, which is popular in the present and former British Commonwealth countries. Tobacco manufacturers were quick to take advantage of its popularity and issued many sets of cigarette cards on British and Australian cricketers from the late 19th century through to the 1930s. Don Bradman, regarded by many as the greatest batsman of all time, is a particular favourite amongst cigarette card collectors.

I've listed below a small selection of the more rare and unusual cricket cigarette card sets that I've come across in my six years of trading on eBay. I've provided scans of a sample card from each set and I've tried to list as many card titles as possible.

 

  • Name Of Set: Cricketers (small "s")
  • Manufacturer: WD and HO Wills
  • Issue Year: 1908
  • Card Number: 50
  • Card Titles: -
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  • Name Of Set: Famous Cricketers
  • Manufacturer: R and J Hill
  • Issue Year: 1923
  • Card Number: 40
  • Card Titles: E Hendren - Middlesex, AER Gilligan - Sussex, E Tyldesley - Lancashire, WW Hill-Wood - Cambridge University, GTS Stevens, W Rhodes - Yorkshire, G Gunn - Nottinghamshire, APF Chapman - Cambridge University, Hon DF Brand - Old Etonian, A Kennedy - Hampshire, CH Gibson, Lieut AC Wilkinson, FE Wooley - Kent, AC Russell - Essex, CH Parkin,G Street - Sussex, PF Warner - Middlesex, Hon FSG Calthorpe - Warwickshire, P Holmes, FT Mann, CP Mead - Hampshire, DJ Knight - Surrey, AW Carr, JB Hobbs, AC Maclaren, Hon LH Tennyson, JW Hearne, C Brown,H Strudwick, and Col JWHT Douglas.
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  • Name Of Set: Australian Cricketers, Action Series
  • Manufacturer: Barratt
  • Issue Year: 1926
  • Card Number: 16
  • Card Titles: J.S. Ryder - Victoria, WH Ponsford - Victoria, CG Macartney - New South Wales, W. Bardsley - New South Wales, HL Collins - New South Wales, AJ Richardson - South Australia, AA Mailey - New South Wales, JM Gregory - New South Wales, HL Hendry - Victoria, WA Oldfield - New South Wales, T.J.E. Andrews, JM Taylor, S Everett - Petersham, CV Grimmett - South Australia, J Ellis - Victoria, and WM Woodfull.
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  • Name Of Set: Famous Test Cricketers
  • Manufacturer: J Millhoff
  • Issue Year: 1928
  • Card Number: 27
  • Card Titles: JM Gregory, M. Leyland, APF Chapman, S Staples, Jack Hobbs, W Hammond, E Tyldesley, E Henderson, A.P. Freeman, A Kippax, D.R. Jardine, CP Mead, G Geary, H Sutcliffe, EL Hendry, H Larwood, T.J. Andrews, G Duckworth, L Ames, A.A. Mailey, WH Ponsford, A.W. Tate, WM Woodfull, C.V. Grimmett, W.A. Oldfield, JC White, and CG Macartney.
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  • Name Of Set: Famous Cricketers
  • Manufacturer: Gallaher
  • Issue Year: 1926
  • Card Number: 100
  • Card Titles: Percy Holmes, WA Oldfield, W. Bardsley, Wilfred Rhodes, TF Shepherd, GW Stephens, WE Astill, AA Mailey, WG Quaife, A Waddington, Cecil H Parkins, NB Sherwell, GM Lee, F Watson, VWC Jupp, HJ Enthoven, TL Richmond, JCW McBryan, CG Macrtney, Claude Ashton, AW Carr, RH Bettington, Herbert Sutcliffe, George Gunn, HL Hendry, EA MacDonald, WG Quife, JW Hearne, EH Bowley, Richard Tyldesley, CG Macartney, HJ Enthoven, JC White, AER Gilligan, KS Duleepsinhji, JM Taylor, EJ Smith, Roy Kilner, H Howell, WE Astill, CF Root, APF Chapman, G Dennett, AB Hipkin, AS Kennedy, Frank E Woolley, AE Dipper, JL Bryan, Hon. LH Tennyson, EH Hendren, Percy GH Fender, THE Andrews, FT Mann, Charles Hallows, CWL Parker, C Phillip Mead, HH The Jam Sahib of Nawangar (Ranji), JS Ryder, GTS Stevens, AER Gilligan, Pelham F Warner, DR Jardine, AC Russell, WW Armstrong, John Daniell, John Gunn, BJT Bosanquet, George H Hirst, Ernest Tyldesley, WH Ashdown, FJ Durston, WG Grace, JWHT Douglas, Nigel Haig, John B Hobbs, G Geary, Maurice W Tate, WH Ponsford, Maurice W Tate,  HSB Love, FSG Calthorpe, Charles B Fry, Percy A Perrin, CV Grimmett, John B Hobbs, Colin Blythe, HL Collins, WM Woodfull, GG Macaulay, S Everett, Honourable FS Jackson, Clem Hill, AJ Richardson, C Kelleway, WM Woodfull, WW Whysall, JM Gregory, V Richardson, JM Gregory, and Sidney F Barnes.
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  • Name Of Set: Cricketers
  • Manufacturer: Carreras
  • Issue Year: 1934
  • Card Number: 30
  • Card Titles: WM Woodfull - Australia and Victoria, D.G. Bradman - Australia and NS Wales, BJ Barnett - Australia and Victoria, Nawab of Pataudi - England and Worces, M Leyland - England and Yorkshire, A.F. Kippax - Australia and NS Wales, CV Grimmett - Australia and South Australia, HI Ebeling - Australia and Victoria, GOB Allen - England and Middlesex, TB Mitchell - England and Derbyshire, SJ McCabe - Australia and NS Wales, WA Oldfield - Australia and NS Wales, Fleetwood-Smith - Australia and Victoria, LEG Ames - England and Kent, E Paynter - England and Lancashire, WH Ponsford - Australia and Victoria, TW Wall - Australia and S Australia, WJ O'Reilly - Australia and NS Wales, WE Bowes - England and Yorkshire, H Sutcliffe - England and Yorkshire, WA Brown - Australia and NS Wales, L Darling - Australia and Victoria, DR Jardine - England and Surrey, WR Hammond - England and Gloucester, H Verity - England and Yorkshire, EH Bromley - Australia and Victoria, EA Chipperfield - Australia and NS Wales, RES Wyatt - Warwickshire, H Larwood - England and Notts, and W Voce - England and Notts.
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  • Name Of Set: Cricket 1926
  • Manufacturer: Ogdens
  • Issue Year: 1926
  • Card Number: 50
  • Card Titles: Mr. T.J.E. Andrews -  New South Wales, W.E. Astill - Leicestershire, Mr. Warren Bardsley - New South Wales, Hon. F.S.G. Calthorpe - Warwickshire, Mr. A.W. Carr -  Nottingham, Mr. J.C. Clay - Glamorgan, Mr. H.L. Collins - New South Wales, Captain W.S. Cornwallis - Kent, Mr. J. Daniell - Somerset, Mr. J.W.H.T. Douglas - Essex, Mr. JL Ellis - Victoria, Mr. HJ Enthoven - Cambridge University, Mr. S Everett - New South Wales, Mr PGH Fender - Surrey, Mr JM Fitzroy - Nothamptonshire, Major GHS Fowke - Leicestershire, Mr. AER Gilligan - Sussex, Major L. Green - Lancashire, Mr. JM Gregory - New South Wales, Mr CV Grimmett - South Australia, JW Hearne - Middlesex, E Hendren - Middlesex, Mr HL Hendry - Victoria, JB Hobbs - Surrey, Percy Holmes -Yorkshire, Mr GR Jackson - Derbyshire, Mr MFS Jewell - Worcestershire, Roy Kilner - Yorkshire, Mr GB Legge - Oxford University, Major AW Lupton - Yorkshire, Mr. CG Macartney - New South Wales, GG Macaulay - Yorkshire, Mr AA Mailey - New South Wales, Mr FT Mann - Middlesex, Mr WA Oldfield - New South Wales, Cecil H Parkin - Lancashire, Mr. WH Ponsford - Victoria, Wilfred Rhodes - Yorkshire, Mr. AJ Richardson - South Astralia, Lt-Col DC Robinson, Mr JS Ryder - Victoria, A Sandham - Surrey, H Strudwick - Surrey, H. Sutcliffe - Yorkshire, Maurice W. Tate - Sussex , Mr JM Taylor - New South Wales, Hon. Lionel H. Tennyson - Hampshire, E Tyldesley - Lancashire, Mr. WM Woodful - Victoria, and FE Woolley - Kent.
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  • Name Of Set: Cricketers
  • Manufacturer: WA & AC Churchman
  • Issue Year: 1936
  • Card Number: 50
  • Card Titles: Leslie Ames, J Arnold, WH Ashdown, AH Bakewell, WE Bowes, EW Brooks, EW Clark, JC Clay, W Copson, AH Dyson, LB Fishlock, G Geary, HH Gibbons, H Gimblett, TW Goddard, WR Hammond, J Hardstaff Junior, GFH Heane, E Hollies, ERT Holmes, JL Hopwood, R Howorth, James Langridge, M Leyland, N McCorkell, A Mitchell, NS Mitchell-Innes, MS Nichols, J O'Connor, JH Parks, RT Perks, HD Read, RWV Robins, AB Sellers, JM Sims, RA Sinfield, C Smart, CIJ Smith, Denis Smith, HA Smith, H Sutcliffe, LJ Todd, LF Townsend, MJ Turnbull, BH Velentine, H Verity, C Washbrook, AW Wellard, A Wood, and RES Wyatt.
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  • Name Of Set: Prominent Cricketers of 1938
  • Manufacturer: Ogdens
  • Issue Year: 1938
  • Card Number: 50
  • Card Titles: GO Allen - Cambride and Middlesex, LEG Ames - Kent, CJ Barnett - Gloucestershire, DCS Compton - Middlesex, WH Compson - Derbyshire, G Duckworth - Lancashire, WJ Edrich - Middlesex, K Farnes - Cambridge and Essex, LB Fishlock - Surrey, H Gimblett - Somerset, TW Goddard - Gloucestershire, AR Gover - Surrey, WR Hammond - Gloucestershire, Josph Hardstaff - Nottighamshire, L Hutton - Yorkshire, James Langridge - Sussex, M Leyland - Yorkshire, JH Parks - Sussex, E Paynter - Lancashire, RTD Perks - Worcestershire, GH Pope - Derbyshire, RWV Robins - Cambridge and Middlesex, AB Sellers - Yorkshire, JM Sims - Middlesex, D Smith - Derbyshire, TPB Smith - Essex, Captain JWA Stephenson - Essex, H Sutcliffe - Yorkshire, JE Timms - Northamptonshire, H Verity - Yorkshire, W Voce - Nottinghamshire, C Washbrook - Lancashire, TS Worthington - Derbyshire, RES Wyatt - Warwickshire, CL Badcock - South Australia, S Barnes - New South Wales, BA Barnett - Victoria, Donald Bradman New South Wales and South Australia, WA Brown - New South Wales and Queensland, AG Shipperfield - North South Wales, JHW Fingleton - New South Wales, L O'B Fleetwood-Smith - Victoria, AL Hassett - Victoria, SJ McCabe - New South Wales, EL McCormick - Victoria, WJ O'Reilly - New South Wales, MG Waite - South Australia, CW Walker - South Australia, FA Ward - South Australia, and ES White - New South Wales.
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