Warwick and Warwick Cigarette Card Auction Report 16th November 2016

17th November 2016

The cigarette card sale offered a good range of collections and accumulations. A large selection of these achieved figures well in excess of their estimates. The opening lot, containing a range of more valuable type cards by Martins, Morris, Pattreiouex, Pritchard & Burton, Robinson and others, was estimated at £500 and realised £826. Another collection of type cards by Churchman, Cohen Weenen, Clarke, Franklyn Davey and many others, estimated at £450, realised nearly £800, a collection of complete sets by Cope, Hill, Lea and others, estimated at £250, realised almost £450 and a collection with type cards by Salmon & Gluckstein, Singleton & Cole and others, including two excellent Singleton & Cole Famous Boxers, estimated £200, realised over £1000.

Collections by individual manufacturers achieved strong results, the highlights being a Lambert & Butler collection estimated £280 realising just shy of £380, an Ogden Guinea Gold collection estimated £230 realising an outstanding £974, a Phillips collection with an estimate of £300 realising £495, a Smith collection estimated £380 realising £460 and a Wills collection estimated £350 making over £560.

Individual British sets were well represented with many achieving excellent prices. Some of the most notable results included a Cohen Weenen Cricketers set estimated at £180 which realised £260, a Smith 1909 Footballers (blue back, no series title) part set of 74 cards estimated £300 which made nearly £380, despite 3 having creases, a Wills Beauties, Playing Cards Inset set with 3 additional subjects, estimated at £400, which made over £550 and a Wix Kensitas Flowers Second Series L set estimated £150 which made £188.

The sale contained a small section of overseas issues and as ever these proved popular. An American Tobacco Co. Beauties Flower Girls set estimated at £120 realised nearly £250, a Kimball Fancy Bathers set estimated £350 made £944 despite 4 cards being replaced with American Tobacco Co. versions and a Moore & Calvi Beauties Playing Card Inset Set 2 estimated at £300 realised £678 even with one card damaged and 5 with creases.

There was a varied selection of trade card lots in the sale with mixed lots achieving superb results. A large collection featuring sets by A & BC, Chix, Topical Times and other,s estimated £250, realised over £480 and a collection of part sets by A & BC, Barratt, Brooke Bond and others, estimated £200, made £390. Several individual sets also performed well with a Barratt Soccer Stars set, estimated at £60, realising £100, and George W. Horner Wireless Cards set, estimated £100, making £106. A range of Whitbread Inn Signs sets all sold over estimate, the highlight being aLondon set of 15 estimated at £50 which realised nearly £90.

Our next auction is on Wednesday 18th January 2017. We will be offering a selection of accumulations and individual cigarette card sets. There will also be a good trade card section with several collections on offer as well as some individual sets.

Warwick and Warwick value cigarette card collections free of charge.

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