Warwick and Warwick Cigarette Card Auction Report 15th March 2017
17th March 2017
The cigarette card sale offered an excellent selection of mixed collections and accumulations. The majority of these achieved figures well in excess of their estimates. A mixed lot containing a good range of Golf and Football sets by Churchman, Wills, A. & B.C., Dandy and other was estimated at £280 and realised £542. A collection of part sets and type cards by Anstie, Cope, Faulkner, S & G and many others estimated at £220 realised nearly £440, a collection of complete sets in cigarette packets by Churchman, Players, Wills and others estimated at £180 realised £365 and a collection of part sets featuring cards by Gallaher, Ogden, Wills and others estimated £160 realised nearly £520.
There were some high quality sets among the individual British sets and many achieved excellent results. Some of the most notable include a Baker Beauties of All Nations (A. Baker) set estimated at £100 realising over £210 despite having album corner marks, a Churchman Fish & Bait set in good condition estimated £80 made over £150, a Cope Dickens Gallery (Back-Listed) set estimated £160 realised £224, a Player Famous Authors & Poets (Narrow) set estimated at £100 made £177 despite some corner wear and a Wills Soldiers of the World (No Ld. on back) set estimated at £300 realised £390.
The sale contained a selection of American sets from various manufacturers. The highlights being a Duke Fancy Dress Ball Costumes set estimated at £150 realised over £200 despite 7 having creases and the odd card with damage to the reverse, a Duke Scenes of Perilous Occupations set estimated £350 made nearly £550 even with 3 having light creases, a Kimball Ballet Queens set in fair condition and with 11 having creases made £112 and a Kinney Famous Gems of the World set estimated £150 realised £177.
There was an excellent trade card selection of lots in the sale. The mixed lots again did well with the first one containing part sets by A. & B.C., Chix, Somportex and others estimated £360 realising £530. Another lot containing complete and part sets by A. & B.C., Chix and others with a good range of football sets estimated £280 made nearly £680, a selection of A. & B.C., Anglo Confectionery and Topps football sets estimated £240 realised £650 and an excellent collection of sets by Fry estimated at £350 realised nearly £740. There was also an excellent range of individual Fry sets with a Days Of Nelson set in good to very good condition realising £200, a Scout Series set estimated £100 made £224 despite 2 having corner creases and the odd card with toning and a With Captain Scott at the South Pole set in good to very good condition realised £177.
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