Warwick & Warwick cigarette card auction report 18th march 2015

20th March 2015

Guinea Gold’s go well in March Sale

The first part of the cigarette card section contained several larger collections and mixed lots with many realising figures above estimate.  A lot containing sets and part sets from Churchman, Faulkner and Smith estimated at £500 realised £560. Another lot featuring Motor Vehicle cards including sets from Lambert & Butler, Austin Motor Co. and others estimated at £200 realised £300, and a lot featuring several Golf cards from Drapkin, Player and Wills estimated £200 fetched £377.


Some of the best results of the day were achieved by part sets of Ogden Guinea Gold and Tabs cards, including a lot of 16 Guinea Gold Golf cards estimated at £200 realising £365, a range of 33 Tabs Golf cards making £200 and 11 cards from the Guinea Gold Base I set realising £248.


Other individual sets in the sale also achieved good results with many exceeding their estimates. Some notable examples include a set of Carreras Turf Slides Famous Cricketers uncut double slides with an estimate of £120 fetching £188, a set of Churchman Footballers estimated £200 achieved £271, and a Gallaher Regimental Colours & Standards set estimated at £100 made £165. A Player Military Series set (less 1) estimated at £200 made £318, a Smith Battlefields of Great Britain set with an estimate of £200 realised £248, a part set of 20 Taddy Dogs with an estimate of £150 fetched £283 and a Wills Scissors Football Club Colours set with an estimate of £120 made £283.


The sale also contained a small American section, with all lots selling above estimate. The highlight was an Allen & Ginter range of part sets which made £224. There was also an American Tobacco Co. Fish From American Waters set with an estimate of £60 which realised £88 and a Kinney Famous Running Horses (English) part set of 18 cards which achieved £82.


There was a strong trade card section with one mixed lot estimated at £150 achieving £1,121. An A. & B.C. Civil War News set estimated £70 realised £94 and a range of Brooke Bond Canada sets came in above estimate at £130. The Fry sets all went well with a Days of Nelson set estimated £100 making £153, and a Days of Wellington set estimated £100 realising £130. A small Liebig collection estimated at £150 realised £248 and sets from Morrows ad Somportex also sold above estimate.

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