Warwick & Warwick cigarette card auction report 20th May 2015

22nd May 2015

The first part of the cigarette card section contained several larger collections and accumulations, with many realising figures above estimate.  A lot containing sets and part sets by Franklyn Davey, Hignett, Hill, L&B etc, estimated at £350, realised £566. A large accumulation with Ogden, Wills and other sets which required further sorting estimated at £350, sold well over estimate, realising £1000! Another lot featuring part sets from several premium brands such as Cope, Salmon & Gluckstein, Singleton & Cole, Taddy and others estimated at £230, fetched £540.


Several collections by individual manufacturers also achieved good results. A Carreras collection estimated £280 made £377; a Gallaher range estimated at £200 realised £340; and two Ogden collections, estimated £250 and £180, achieved £420 and £260 respectively.


Many of the individual sets also exceeded their estimates. Some of the most notable results include a set of Dobie 'Weapons of All Ages', with an estimate of £70 fetching £106; and a set of Murray 'Dancers', estimated £50, achieving £77. A Player 'Gallery of Beauty Series', part set of 40 cards in 'fair to good' condition, estimated at £90 made £140. A Smith 'Famous Explorers' set in 'very good' condition, except some cards with small faults, realised £212; and finally a Wills 'Scissors Drum Horses' (Horizontal Back) set, with an estimate of £50 made £60. Unusually the Taddy sets underperformed, but condition may have been a factor.


The sale also contained a small number of trade card collections, including a range with sets from Barbers, Cadbury, Typhoo and others making £260, and a collection including sets by Kane, Primrose Confectionery, Barratt etc, with an estimate of £150 realising £200.

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