Cigarette Cards

Payment by way of installments welcome for purchases over $100. May also be happy to exchange cards if you have something new, rare or unusual.

1939 R & J Hill Ltd (UK)
1939 R & J Hill Ltd (UK)

Celebrities of Sports Single card $2.50 (No.30) Set of 50. Size38 x 76mm. This set was issued with two different backs. One states “Issued by R & J Hill…” at the base of the card whereas the other has “Issued with ‘Gold Flake Honeydew’….” at the base. The latter set is the more rare. The rugby cards in this set are number 5 R W Shaw, 8 R H Guest, 30 W Wooller and 44 H B Toft.

1937-38 Peter Jackson
1937-38 Peter Jackson

The Pageant of Kingship Single card $1.00 Set of 150. Size 39 x 66mm. This set was issued with the inscription “Peter Jackson Ltd” but also with “Peter Jackson (Overseas) Ltd”. The latter set was issued on cardboard stock, and also on paper stick. Card number 77 is entitled ‘The King at Twickenham’ and shows King George VI shaking hands with the players before an England vs Scotland rugby match at Twickenham.

1935 W. A. & A. C. Churchman
1935 W. A. & A. C. Churchman

Rugby Internationals Set $85.00 - Singles $1.75 Set of 50. Size 36 x 68mm. Number 41 also exists as an error card. The front of each card is the same however the backs differ. One card is headed ‘A Bailey (Lansdowne and Ireland)’ and contains the text “....we illustrate the Lansdowne colours” whilst the second is headed ‘A Bailey (National University, Lansdowne and Ireland)’ and contains the text “..we illustrate the National University colours”.

1935 Carreras Ltd
1935 Carreras Ltd

Popular Personalities Single card $1.00 (52 B Gadney) Set of 72. Size 70 x 30mm. These oval shaped cards were issued in both England and Ireland, with cards numbered 1-10 being replaced with different personalities in the Irish issue. The front of each card shows a full bleed black and white (with sepia tones) photo of the player with a facsimile autograph. The two cards depicting rugby players are numbers 51 H Lind and 52 B Gadney.

1934 R & J Hill Ltd
1934 R & J Hill Ltd

Sports Single card $5.00 (No. 38 VG) Set of 50. Size 66 x 41mm. There are three different printings of this set, ‘A’ Titled ‘Sports’, numbered front and back, ‘B’ Titled ‘Sports Series’, numbered front only, and ‘C’ Untitled, numbered front only. The latter two sets are the harder to get. This black & white contains two cards that depict rugby action. They are number 24 Clergy v Rugby Referees and number 38 Trial Match New South Wales v Plymouth Albion

1933 Godfrey Phillips Ltd
1933 Godfrey Phillips Ltd

Who’s Who in Australian Sport (Overseas issue) Singles available: D. L. Cowper, Vic (back – Austin Robertson) $2.00 Dr A. W. Ross, N.S.W. Rugby Union (back - Sir C Kingsford-Smith) $2.50 Dr A. W. Ross, N.S.W. Rugby Union (back - Carbine) $1.50 Dr A. W. Ross, N.S.W. Rugby Union (back - G Rogers) $2.00 Unnumbered set of 100. Size 67 x 37mm. These cards, which were issued with BDV cigarettes, are double sided i.e. have pictures of sportsmen on both sides of the card.

1931 J A Pattreiouex
1931 J A Pattreiouex

Sports Trophies Single card $2.00 (see pic for condition) Set of 50. Size 36 x 68mm. The front of the cards shows an artist drawn picture of the trophy. The back of the card contains the set title, card number and a brief description of the trophy. Card number 3 depicts the Rugby Challenge Cup and number 47 depicts the Calcutta Cup.

1930 W.D. & H.O. Wills
1930 W.D. & H.O. Wills

British Rugby Players Singles $0.30 - $1.00 depending on condition (No's 1, 2, 3, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 24, 25, 30, 31, 34, 36, 37, 38, 40, 42, 43) Set of 45. Size 36 x 65mm.

1929 W.D. & H.O. Wills
1929 W.D. & H.O. Wills

Rugby Internationals Singles $0.50-$1.50 depending on condition Set of 50. Size 68 x 36mm. These cards depict players from England (No’s 1-15), Scotland (No’s 16-28), Wales (No’s 29- 39) and Ireland (No’s 40-50).

1928 W. A. & A. C. Churchman
1928 W. A. & A. C. Churchman

Men of the Moment in Sport Singles $1.00 (No's 45 & 48) Set of 50. Size 67 x 36mm. The players featured on these cards were drawn by the artist J B Melhuish aka ‘MEL’. The set was reprinted in 1998. Six of the cards depict rugby players and these are listed below. Card number 42 depicts P D B Spence as a tennis player however the reverse of the card also states “…Spence also plays Rugby Football for Guy’s Hospital”.

1928 W.D. & H.O. Wills
1928 W.D. & H.O. Wills

Irish Rugby Internationals Singles $17.50 (VG condition No's 1, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25) $10.00 (Good condition No.24) $14.00 (Good condition No.7) $12.00 (Good condition No.3) Set of 25. Size 36 x 67mm. These cards were drawn by R. Shakespear.

1928 John Player & Sons
1928 John Player & Sons

Footballers 1928 Set $65.00 - Singles $1.50 Set of 50. Size 36 x 68mm. This set shows 39 soccer players, nine rugby union players and two rugby league players. The set also contains an error card. Card number 24 can be found with the player wearing black shorts or white shorts. The rugby players are cards 5, 9, 16, 22, 23, 24, 28, 40, 43

1927 W.D. & H.O. Wills
1927 W.D. & H.O. Wills

New Zealand Footballers Set $75.00 - Singles $1.50 Set of 50. Size 37 x 67mm. Real photographs.

1926 John Player & Sons
1926 John Player & Sons

Footballers Caricatures by “RIP” Singles $1.50 Set of 50. Size 36 x 68mm. Cards numbered 1-25 depict soccer players and 26-50 show rugby players.

1926 John Player & Sons
1926 John Player & Sons

Football Caricatures by “MAC” 1927 Singles $1.50 Set of 50. Size 36 x 68mm. Cards numbered 1-37 depict soccer players and numbers 38-50 show rugby union and rugby league players.

1926 Ogden’s Ltd
1926 Ogden’s Ltd

Famous Rugby Players Singles $2.00 Set of 50. Size 36 x 68mm. Uncoloured monochrome. Cards numbered 1-23 depict rugby union players and numbers 24-50 depict Rugby League players.

1924 R & J Hill Ltd
1924 R & J Hill Ltd

The All Blacks Singles available: Poor - Fair condition $1.50: No's 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 26, 27 Fair condition $2.00: No's 5, 7, 8, 21, 24, 28, 29 Fair - Good condition $3.00: No's 1, 3, 6, 17, 20, 23, 25 Good condition $4.00: No's 8, 9, 18, 30 Good - VG $5.50: No's 8, VG condition $6.00: No's 26 Year of issue 1924. Set of 30. Size 39 x 70mm.

1924 Hignett Bros & Co
1924 Hignett Bros & Co

The Prince of Wales Empire Tour Single card $2.00 Set of 25. Card number 18 is entitled ‘Senior Service at Play’ and shows “…the Prince chatting to players who took part in a memorable rugby match in which a strong team from Renown was defeated by sixteen to two by a team of the Australian Naval College at Jervis Bay, N.S.W.”

1924 Hignett Bros & Co (UK)
1924 Hignett Bros & Co (UK)

International Caps & Badges Singles available: 8 (GVG) $3, 11 (G) $2.50, 24 (VG) $3 Set of 25. Size 68 x 36mm. The rugby cards are: 8. The Rugby Football Centenary 12. English Schools Rugby Union 24. Welsh Football Union 11. Rugby Football Union 17. Irish Rugby Football Union

1924 F & J Smith
1924 F & J Smith

Prominent Rugby Players Full set $375.00 very good condition - Singles $11.00 (No's 2, 6, 9, 11, 15, 16, 19, 21) Set of 25. Size 67 x 36mm. The fronts of these cards were drawn by the artist H F Crowther-Smith. This set was reprinted in 1992.

1912 Gallaher Ltd
1912 Gallaher Ltd

Sports Series Single card $8.00 (No. 29 condition see scan) Set of 100. Size 65 x 38mm. Cards numbered 21 - 30 relate to Rugby. The pictures on the front of each card show the various aspects of rugby play, whilst the back provides a description of that play.

1909 W. A. & A. C. Churchman
1909 W. A. & A. C. Churchman

Football Club Colours Singles $3.00 Set of 50. Size 68 x 36mm. This set, which was printed by Mardon, Son & Hall, includes soccer and rugby clubs and is almost identical to the one issued by Ogdens in 1906. The main difference is that the backs of the Ogdens cards are in blue, rather than brown, and the Ogdens set contains an extra card, number 51. In 1909 the firm of Franklyn, Davey & Co also issued a set of these cards.

1907 Taddy & Co
1907 Taddy & Co

Prominent Footballers - Richmond Single card $20.00 (C. Middleton - Condition see scan)

1907 Taddy & Co
1907 Taddy & Co

Prominent Footballers - Richmond Single card $15.00 (T.E.T. Taegue - Condition see scan)

1906 Taddy & Co
1906 Taddy & Co

Footballers Singles available in varying conditions (Bush F-G creases $30.00, Hind G $40.00, Llewellyn G $40.00)