Warwick and Warwick Cigarette Card Auction Report 19th September 2018

1st October 2018

The sale got under way with the collections and mixed lots. As usual these lots proved popular with some achieving outstanding prices. A lot containing complete sets from Bocnal, Carreras, Churchman, E.R.B. and others was estimated at £450 and realised £780, a range of sets with good sport content by Carreras, Churchman, Hill, Ogdens and others estimated £380 made £750, a lot including a mixed range of mainly Film & T.V. sets by Abdulla, Lloyd, Sandorides, Teofani, Wills Scissors, A. & B.C. and others realised £1,080 against an estimate of £350,a collection of parts sets by Ogdens, Wills, Wix and others estimated £140 achieved £324 and another lot with strength in sports sets by Carreras, Churchman, Wills, A. & B.C., Kiddy’s Favourites and others estimated £100 realised nearly £400. 


Ranges by individual manufacturers also did well with a collection of Gallaher part sets in mixed condition making an outstanding £1,860, an Ogdens Tabs collection with a small range of sporting cards estimated £400 realising nearly £580, a lot of Taddy part sets in mixed condition estimated at £150 realising £250, and a Wills collection of complete and part sets in mixed condition estimated at £200 realised £1,200.


The individual sets started with a Churchman Footballers – Action & Picture set which made over £370 despite 5 having creases, a Churchman Famous Golfers set estimated £150 realised £370, a range of over 300 Cope Noted Footballers – ‘Clips’ in poor to fair condition sold for over £800, a Cope Noted Footballers – ‘Solace’ range of 73 cards in poor to good condition realised over £1,100 and a Player Famous Irish Greyhounds set estimated £90 realised over £150.


The excellent offering of football cards continued with a Smith Footballers (Cup Tie) part set of 65 cards in fair condition realising £168 against a £100 estimate, a Smith Football Club Records range of 98 cards in good condition made nearly £500, a Taddy Thames Series set estimated £300 realised £480, 4 lots containing Taddy Prominent Footballers all achieved well over double their estimates, a Taddy Territorial Regiments set estimated at £180 made £360, a Wills 1901 Cricketers Series set estimated £250 realised £420 despite some toning and a Woods Types of Volunteers and Yeomanry set estimated £250 made £370.


The trade card section of the sale was relatively small but still offered some excellent results. A collection of complete and part football and other sports sets by A. & B.C., News Chronicle, Thomson, Topical Times and other realised £1,920. A Barratt collection of football part sets made over £1,100, a rare Central Picture Theatre, Belfast War portraits part set of 44 cards proved remarkably popular realising £900 and a Reddish Maid Famous International Aircraft set estimated £50 made £84.


Our next auction is on Wednesday 21st November 2018. We will again be offering a large selection of collections and mixed lots alongside an array of British and foreign cigarette card sets as well as a selection of trade cards.


Warwick and Warwick value cigarette card collections free of charge.

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