Warwick and Warwick Cigarette Card Auction Report 20th March 2019

27th March 2019

The cigarette card section of the sale opened with the collections and mixed lots with strong bidding from the start. Lot 1 contained a range of better part sets and type cards by Cope, E.R.B., Hill, Hudden, Ray and others and sold for £630 against an estimate of £450. Lot 2 contained complete sets by Carreras, Faulkner, L & B, Mitchell and others was estimated £350 and realised £550, a lot containing complete and part sets by Allman, Cope, Gallaher, Lea and others estimated £350 made £630, a collection of complete sets by Churchman, E.R.B., Faulkner, Lloyd, Moustafa and others estimated £350 realised over £800  and a range of complete sets in plastic sleeves by L & B, Player, Sinclair, Wills and others achieved over £500 against an estimate of £330.

A fine selection of individual sets began with a Churchman Silhouettes of Warships set estimated £120 realising £180. A Davies Flags & Funnels of Leading Steamship Lines set estimated £100 made £156, a Drapkin Sporting Celebrities set including the Seagrave card realised over £260, a Hignett Music Hall Artistes set in good condition estimated £200 realised nearly £350 despite one being creased and a Pattreiouex Maritime Flags set estimated £100 realised £144. 

A selection of 310 Phillips Footballers large cards estimated £600 realised an excellent £1380, a Singleton & Cole Atlantic Liners set realised nearly £170 despite 2 being creased, a Smith 1912 Cricketers set in good condition estimated £120 made nearly £200 despite most having some wear, a Taddy Klondyke Series set in good condition estimated £250 realised nearly £400 and a Wills 1896 Cricketers part set of 20 cards achieved over £500 despite some faults.

A small section of foreign sets had some notable highlights, including an Allen & Ginter small range of part sets realising £660, a Dudgeon & Arnell Australian Test Team set estimated £50 made £60 and a Duke Yacht Colours of the World set achieved £360 against an estimate of £250.

The mixed trade lots again proved popular with many collections selling far in excess of their estimates. A large mixed accumulation featuring sets by A. & B.C., Barratt, Chix, Thomson others realised £480, a range of complete and part sets by Amalg. Press, Barratt, Boys Magazine, Jibco and others estimated at £130 made nearly £230 and a range of complete and part sets by A. & B.C., The Rocket, Thomson and others estimated £120 realised over £200.

Individual trade sets also did well. An A. & B.C. The Rolling Stones set estimated £80 realised £216 despite several with writing in ink to the backs, a Mickey Durling Footballers of Today set estimated £60 realised £108, a range of Liebig Menu cards in mixed condition made £720 and a Whitbread Inn Signs Marlow set sold for £78.

Our next auction is on Wednesday 15th May 2019. 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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